Static Dissipative Brushes Meet ROHS Requirements for Printers, Fax and Kiosk Applications

MECHANIC FALLS, ME - January 31, 2006: Electro Static Technology - ITW, manufacturer of the patented FLX-P(TM) Static Dissipative Brushes is pleased to announce that 100% of our brushes are RoHS compliant. For additional technical information visit

The Restriction of Hazardous Substance in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) directive has been passed into law by the European Union (EC). The directive affects manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment containing lead, cadmium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), hexavalent chromium, and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE). The Directive places strict limits on the uses of these materials in products sold in the EC after July 1st, 2006. All of Electro Static Technology-ITW brushes
meet this strict standard; from our patented FLX-PTM peel-and-stick static dissipative brushes to our Rigid Aluminum Brushes.

"Ensuring that we meet RoHS is a critical requirement for our OEM customers" said Linda Heaward, Quality Manager at Electro Static Technology, "Every brush we manufacture is in strict compliance with this important directive."

Electro Static Technology-ITW is a global manufacturer and designer of Static Control Devices for original equipment manufacturers (OEM's) with over 24 years engineering static dissipative solutions for large multi-national designers and manufacturers of inkjet printers, laser Printers, thermal printers fax machines, kiosk applications, paper handling devices, and multifunction machines.

Electro Static Technology is the global leader in the elimination and/or mitigation of induced electrical charges on rotating and moving surfaces. Products include patented FLP-P(TM) static dissipative brushes for the print industry and AEGIS SGR(TM) shaft grounding solutions. Electro Static Technology is a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a $10 billion multinational conglomerate operating in 44 countries.

For more information, contact: Adam Willwerth, Sales and Marketing Manager, Electro Static Technology, 31 Winterbrook Road, Mechanic Falls, ME 04256, Toll-Free: 1-866-738-1857, TEL: (207) 998-3493, FAX: (207) 998-5143,,

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