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Queen’s 70th Jubilee Celebrations

As a recipient of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise; International Trade 2020, we would like to send our congratulations to Her Majesty The Queen as she celebrates the 70th anniversary of her reign. The Queen’s Award carries immense national and international prestige and is one in which everyone who works at Ant Group takes great personal and corporate pride. We are overjoyed to have received this award and we are indebted to The Queen for all the support she personally gives [...]

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Introducing Principle from Integrity Cleanroom

Antistat’s sister company, Integrity Cleanroom, has launched its own  range of  premium, innovative cleanroom consumables designed and manufactured to meet the stringent demands of the critical environment sector. Integrity Cleanroom offers a large range of cleanroom consumables developed to meet the most stringent ISO Cleanroom requirements for the medical, electronics, aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical and defence industries. Principle will launch with a range of ISO 5/class100 gloves with coveralls and disinfectants being added in the next few months. The decision to launch [...]

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Queens Award for Enterprise 2020

Ant Group presented with highest accolade for business

Ant Group Limited, trading as Antistat and Integrity Cleanroom, received their Queen’s Award from Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant during a presentation ceremony at their UK headquarters in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday 13th October. The announcement in April 2020 that the company had been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade came as the county was in lockdown at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. The subsequent restrictions delayed the company’s plans for the presentation ceremony until now so [...]

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John Hensley, Nicki Broad

Ant Group confirm three year sponsorship deal with Nicki Broad, Age Group Team GB Triathlete.

Ant Group Limited, trading as Antistat and Integrity Cleanroom, is delighted to announce that it will be sponsoring local triathlete Nicki Broad in a three year deal starting with her competing in the Super Sprint Triathlon World Championships later this year. A new challenge Nicki came into Triathlon in her mid-thirties after looking for a new challenge. She quickly became passionate about the sport and entered her first triathlon in London in 2014. Learning more about the sport and discovering that [...]

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Continuous monitors

Continuous Monitoring in ESD Control

It is well known that wrist straps are considered the first line of ESD control. However they need to be visually inspected and checked periodically, while being worn, before handling any ESD sensitive items to warn the operator of any fault which would lead to no longer being grounded. Periodic testing versus continuous monitoring The downside of periodic testing is that there is no way of knowing when any fault occurred between testing. For example, a wrist strap can pass a [...]

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The role of ESD lab coats in ESD Protected Areas (EPA)

There is a common misconception that if a person is wearing a wrist strap, an ESD lab coat (also known as a smock) is not necessary. Many operators believe that any charge on the person or their clothes would find its way to ground via a wrist strap or via ESD footwear. Purpose of ESD lab coats Despite ESD Standards not requiring ESD lab coats or jackets, they are a very practical solution for minimising ESD events from a person’s clothing. [...]

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Antistat launch new ESD Anti-fatigue Matting range

Manufactured in the EU, Antistat’s new range of matting blends exceptional quality with durability offering a life span of up to 5 years. This new range of matting is constructed from a blend of PU, nitrile and high-quality EPDM rubber, with durability and safety central to their design and construction. Antistat’s ESD Anti-fatigue matting range is engineered to meet IEC61340-5-1 standards with Resistance to path 105 – 107 Ohms and Resistance to ground 105 – 107 Ohms. This tough, durable, long-lasting production area flooring, has [...]

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Dry Packaging of SMD’s

Why SMD’s have to be dry packaged Before we learn how to dry pack, it’s important to understand why it is required… This is a plastic packaged integrated circuit. It is also called an “IC”, or “Chip” or a “Device” Electronic devices are made up of a circuit (or die) packaged inside a plastic body. The leads connect the circuit to the board. The plastic body can absorb moisture (humidity) from the air. Here is a different view of the device. We [...]

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Ant Group Limited win prestigious Queen’s Awards 2020

Suffolk based Antistat™ and Integrity™ Cleanroom are honoured with the highest accolade for business – the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Ant Group trading as Antistat and Integrity Cleanroom, has been recognised with an esteemed Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade for outstanding short-term growth in overseas sales over the last three years. Founded over thirty years ago with a £2000 loan from the Prince’s Youth Business Trust by Suffolk businessman John Hensley, Ant Group Limited is now an award-winning £20million+ [...]

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Freedom Antistat Deal

Antistat Inc. agrees new distribution deal with Freedom Sales

Freedom Sales has been appointed as an authorised global distributor for both Antistat Inc. and Integrity Cleanroom product range. Established in 1999, Freedom Sales quickly became an industry leader in Electronic Component Distribution before progressing to a Full Service Global Supply Chain Partner with a global reach that spans the Americas, Europe and Asia with a reputation for exceptional customer service. Antistat have been experts in electrostatic discharge consumables and high-end technology packaging solutions since 1987. Integrity Cleanroom, Antistat’s sister [...]

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