antistatic agent

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antistatic agent

[¦an·tē¦stad·ik ′ā·jənt]
(materials)
A material used with textiles, plastics, paper products, or wax polishes to reduce static-electrical charges by allowing the charge to leak off. Also known as antistat.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

antistatic agent

An agent which minimizes static electricity in plastics; may consist of chemical additives or metallic devices connected to an electrical ground.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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