In meander packaging, ESD films are glued into ESD cardboard boxes in the form of loops, which serve as slots for electrical components. Meander packaging is particularly suitable for elongated and narrow components, as the smooth surface of the ESD film ensures that the components slide quickly into the individual loops of the film. Nevertheless, the components are safely protected from "slipping out" by the meander shape, as the loop shape counteracts this again.
The advantage of meander packaging is that components of different lengths can be stowed in one packaging if the entire packaging has been equipped with film. When developing product-specific packaging, it is possible to dispense with a complete lining of the packaging with ESD film for reasons of resource conservation and to use it only partially.