Can I use dryer sheets, or anti-static spray on polyurethane foam to reduce static between the foam and the polypropylene container the foam is in? I need to ship some ESD sensitive electronics overseas by air freight. The most sensitive electronics are in ESD bags, then placed in custom-cut holes in the foam. But it isn't feasible to enclose all the electronics in ESD bags. I wanted to further reduce static by using anti-static foam, but that isn't available in my area and I would have to wait weeks to have it delivered. So do you a reasonable substitute could be lining the inside of the container with anti-static dryer sheets (then putting in the foam), or spraying the polyurethane foam with anti-static spray (e.g. Downy Wrinkle Releaser)?

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    \$\begingroup\$ What is the most conductive, most flexible material you can think of? You probably have a roll of it in your kitchen. \$\endgroup\$ – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jul 27 '16 at 19:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ignacio are you saying I should cover the inside of the polypropylene container with aluminum foil? Should I cover the top (the bottom of the container lid) too, or is that unnecessary? \$\endgroup\$ – mrblister Jul 27 '16 at 20:38

Think of it another way - how impressed will your customers be when they see some packaging that clearly doesn't look right even though you meticulously ensured that the "method" you used was perfect.

So they phone you up and say - hey this wasn't packaged up in anti-static stuff, how can you explain that. So, you spend ten minutes on the phone telling them what you did. Hey guess what, they think you are full of BS!!

The whole idea seems wrong to me. Use the correct stuff or expect disillusioned customers.

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