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WG 2.0 – Garments


Working Group 2.0 – Garments will convene at the January 2018 virtual meeting series to kick off the five year review of ANSI/ESD STM2.1, ESD Association Standard Test Method for the Protection of Electrostatic Discharge Susceptible Items - Garments - Resistive Characterization. The working group is seeking all interested parties, including but not limited to users and manufacturers of ESD garments, to participate in the review and revision process for this document. If you are interested in more information or to join please contact standards@esda.org.

Summer 2018 Virtual Meeting

Agenda items for the meeting on June 27, 12:15 – 1:45 PM EDT are:


April 2018 Face-to-Face

Summary of meeting activities:
The committee discussed the five-year review of ANSI/ESD STM2.1 and decided there were no technical changes required. The document was submitted to the consensus body for reaffirmation. The group discussed potential topics for future work including buried conductor garments, cleanroom bunny suits (head cover and feet cover), and wearable technologies.

Winter 2018 Virtual Meeting
The committee discussed the five-year review of ANSI/ESD STM2.1.  No major changes were suggested at this time but the committee will continue to review the document at the April meeting series. There was a discussion on adding buried conductor testing after the five-year review is complete.  Sample materials and smocks for testing are being sought.

April 2016 Face-to-Face Meeting
Summary of meeting activities
Series A presentation was given on the activities of IEC Sub-Group (SG) 10 for Smart Wearable Devices. The group discussed a possible focus on garments manufactured from buried core conductor fabric; it was decided at this time there is not enough interest from the industry for the committee to pursue the activity. The working group (WG) will go dormant for the remainder of 2016 and will reconvene in 2017 to being the five-year review of ANSI/ESD STM2.1.

Sunday, April 17, 8-9 am meeting agenda items:

a. Report - IEC SG10 Meeting – Wearable Smart Items
b. New business for WG2

Winter 2016 Virtual Meeting
Summary of meeting activities
The committee reviewed the status of ESD testing methods for buried conductor/conductive core fabrics for ESD protective garments on a global basis. There is concern regarding instances of companies and utilities that refer to ANSI/ESD STD2.1 in relationship to testing for their garments manufactured with buried conductor fibers which it is not meant to be applied to testing of these types of garments. The committee will begin exploring the development of a technical report on the scope of garments types that ANSI/ESD STD2.1 is applicable. The committee will continue discussions at the April meeting series.