Glossary: Conductive Fibers

Conductive fibers are fibers capable of conducting electricity to ground.

Most conductive fibers contain carbon, graphite or stainless steel. Static-dissipative and conductive carpets used in static-sensitive commercial environments are carbon-coated on the exterior of the fiber. External conductivity allows static charges to make contact with the conductive element in the fibers, then safely discharge through the carpet layers to a ground source, such as electrical conduit.

Because conductive elements are incorporated into the material in the manufacturing process, conductivity is a permanent property.

Illustration shows how conductive carbon fibers sweep static from shoe soles and transport charges to the underlying ground plane (conductive adhesive or underlayment).
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