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Velostat is a packaging material made of a polymeric foil (polyolefines) impregnated with carbon black to make it electrically conductive. It is used for the protection of items or devices that are prone to damage from electrostatic discharge.[1] It was developed by Custom Materials, now part of 3M.[2]

Due to its properties of changing its resistance with either flexing or pressure it is becoming popular with hobbyists for making inexpensive sensors for microcontroller experiments.

See also


  1. ^ Drake, N. (1996). Polymeric Materials for Electrostatic Applications. Rapra Technology. p. 131.  
  2. ^ Mims, Forrest M. (2000). Mims Circuit Scrapbook. Newnes. p. 69.  

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