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Antistatic agent - Antistatic agents are additives that eliminate the charge potential in a polymer. Almost all polymers are good electric insulators, thus major sources of static electricity. Static electricity is caused by the contact and then separation of two non-conductive surfaces. As these surfaces separate, electrons go to one surface leaving the other positively charged. This stored charge is only relieved by coming in contact with a conductive surface; i.e., metal, human skin, dust, etc.