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Abstract

Poly(3, 4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDT) is a new polymeric organic conductor which, when combined with polystyrene sulphonic acid, produces a system that can be processed as an aqueous solution and yields effective antistatic coatings for films. The antistatic effect is achieved with coating weights of just a few mg PEDT/m2, resulting in films with a surface resistivity of 106 ω/□.