Question: What are common causes of ESD?
Answer: Just about any contact and separation of two materials will generate static.
Opening a common plastic bag. Removing adhesive tape from a roll or container. Walking across a floor and grabbing the door knob. Sliding circuit boards on a work bench. You get the idea.
Every Thursday, Transforming Technologies will answer questions concerning all things ESD: static causes, threats, ESD prevention, best practices and all things static in a feature we call ESD Q&A. If you have ESD questions that you would like to be answered, email firstname.lastname@example.org with Q&A in the subject line.