Liquid antistatic agents
proionic´s standard ionic liquids were successfully applied in various types of polymers to reduce the ohmic resistance and therefore improve the antistatic properties of materials. Accumulation of (surface) charges can lead to unwanted effects like attraction of dust or impurities (hygienic concern), ignition of flammable liquids (arcing), or electric shocks. Due to generated know-how and years of experience, individual solutions for specific tasks can be worked out. Depending on the matrix ionic liquids are selected and produced meeting the most important criteria including solubility of the ionic liquid in the matrix and ability to increase the electrical discharge.
The most important characteristics of ionic liquids for being used as antistatic agents in many polymers are