Techspray's ESD-safe products can help maintain work areas within the ANSI/ESDS20.20 standards set by the ESD Association (www.esda.com). In a static-free environment, the work area, tools and personnel form a circuit (see diagram to right). Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) occurs when the charges of two surfaces with a large electronic potential (difference) equalize instantaneously. The resulting discharge or spark can cause catastrophic or latent damage to electronic components. ESD programs maintain an equal potential by maintaining continuous contact with ground, avoiding ESD damage. Cleaners, lotions, and coatings are an integral part of an ESD control program.