The 3M air ionizers blanket with ionized air to help prevent static from damaging sensitive electronics
The use of ionized air in electronics work environments eliminates the build-up of potentially damaging static charges. Air ionizers are primarily used to control static charge on nonconductive materials. Grounding is normally used to control charge on conductive objects and personnel; however, nonconductors cannot be grounded to drain electrostatic charge. Ionization is the only method of neutralizing a static charge on a nonconductor. Ionized air can neutralize static charges on circuit board substrates, insulating tapes, and plastic objects found in the work area. 3M offers several models to choose from.