Resdel epoxy tubing is well known for its exceptional electrical insulation properties. Typical volume resistivities at 23°C approach the 1016 ohm-centimeter level, while dielectric strengths exceed 300 volts/mil. It is this insulating quality, common to most plastics, that in some situations can create problems with electrostatic discharge, or static electricity. Simple contact between materials of differing electric potential can result in the transfer of the surface electrons. The unanticipated arcing of this triboelectric charge can damage sensitive electronic circuitry in computers, radios, televisions, and other household appliances, as well as in industrial and scientific instrumentation.