Every year numerous fires or explosions involving combustible or explosive dust and air mixtures claim numerous lives and cause millions of dollars of damage to plants in the US and around the world.

Movement of a dust stream past a fabric filter produces a static charge. Unless conducted away, the charge can produce a high voltage spark that can ignite a combustible powder in the air. Sugar, coffee, starches and wood dusts can cause devastating explosions.

Shaffer offers the broadest range of static conductive fabrics that safely conduct the static charge to a "ground". The offering includes: