transparent and electrostatic dissipative. EUROPLEX® ESD glazings protect against electrostatic discharge events (ESD) and prevent particle contamination. Especially in the high-tech-industry the requirements on hygiene, production processes, quality demands and safety are rising. Some of the most ambitious industries are the semi-conductor and electronic industry as well as the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industry. There is a trend to minimize technical components. An example is the decrease of channel widths from electronic components in the semi-conductor industry. This makes it necessary to prevent the sensitive elements of electronic discharge events. The use static dissipative materials assures the controlled dissipation of charges. Production processes in cleanrooms need to be protected against particle contamination. Materials with a dissipative surface provide protection against the adhesion of particles.