The International Electrotechnical Commission has released a new edition of IEC 61340-4-8. IEC 61340-4-8 ed. 2.0 applies to “Electrostatics – Part 4-8: Standard test methods for specific applications – Electrostatic discharge shielding – Bags. The new edition is available for purchase on the IEC’s website.
“IEC 61340-4-8:2014 provides a test method for evaluating the performance of electrostatic discharge shielding bags tested according to the requirements of IEC 61340-5-3. The design voltage for the test apparatus is 1 000 V d.c. The test method presented in this standard can also be applied to packaging other than shielding bags. The purpose of this standard is to ensure that testing laboratories who use this test method to evaluate a given packaging material will obtain similar results.”
*Description from IEC website