Simpad flexible packaging is great for packing circuit boards due to its anti-static properties. The Simpad’s flexibility makes it a great packaging system for conforming to anything that is oddly shaped or sized, or when the shipper wants to avoid using several feet of bubble wrap and kraft paper. However, it’s anti-static properties are an added benefit when shipping anything that can be damaged by static shock, such as circuit boards or hard drives.

The Simpad packaging’s anti-static properties already make it more useful than foam products or regular plastic bags. However, there are a few steps that should be taken before placing that circuit board in the box.

Use Anti-Static Bags
Even when you’re using a Simpad, you need to use an electrostatic discharge (ESD) anti-static bag. That will protect the circuit board or hard drive from any stray static, including the customer’s own environment. While Simpak does not supply ESD bags, you can get them from any packaging distributor or an electronics manufacturer supplies partner.

Take Basic Steps to Ensure Proper Packing
Once the circuit board is in the ESD bag, the packing steps are basically the same as any standard Simpad packing method. Place the Simpad packaging inside the shipping box, put the product inside the Simpad and fold it over so it’s a tight fit. Close the box, and seal it tightly. Or if you send a lot of circuit boards, consider using the Simpad pre-lined box. Open it, place it, close it, seal it.

Do Shippers Need to Wear Anti-Static Bands?
Depending on your shipping process, this should not be necessary. Ideally, once a circuit board or hard drive reaches the shipping department, it should already be inside the ESD bag.

Simpads Do the Job
Simpads and Simpad pre-lined boxes are ideal for shipping all kinds of products. From very small circuit boards to large porcelain fixtures, from fragile scientific instruments to automotive parts, Simpad packaging can protect all items during the shipping process.