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Reel, ESD and more packaging options to meet your needs

We offer certain products in a variety of packaging to meet your needs. You can find most items in reel, as well as ESD packaging.

Peel Packaging
This unique packaging provides complete protection for thousands of ICs purchased through Farnell.

Unique to the industry, the fully recyclable plastic casing offers many benefits at no additional charge, including:

  • Clear product identification with batch number and Farnell part number
  • All round protection in transit and storage
  • Reduced moisture ingress
  • Anti static protection
  • Reduction in damages
  • Easy quantity count
  • No minimum order sizes

Developed in conjunction with Antistat, experts in providing supply chain and packaging solutions to the electronics market, peel packaging provides a unique solution to common problems experienced by engineers globally.

Available as standard on thousands of ICs from the industry’s leading manufacturers,
keep your products protected with Farnell.

Biodegradable ESD packaging
Farnell has developed a unique, fully biodegradable, antistatic packaging solution for electronic components.

Manufacturer Waffle Trays
The only European distributor to offer half waffle quantities with a FREE anti static pick-up tool!

Full Quantity Tubes
A selected range of ICs are also available within full quantity tubes. Select the type that meets your needs from an extensive range of quantities and package sizes. This easy-to-use packaging offers a convenient storage solution for products used regularly and significantly reduces component handling, at no additional cost.

Re-reeling Service
offering no more wasted components or unused stock!
Bring an end to wasted components and unused stock with thousands of surface mount components re-reeled to customer specific quantities.
Re-reeled to EIA standards, this service is available for thousands of top brand components. Quantity of parts required for 350mm cut tape length varies according to product case size. Re-reeling is available on a wide range of capacitors, resistors, inductors, diodes, transistors, optos and IC's from market-leading manufacturers. You can find out more about re-reeled products here.
To find out whether there is a reeled package version of a product you’re looking for, simple append the letters “rl” to the order code when searching. Look for the   while browsing or click on the link below to view a list of re-reeled products.
Browse available reeled products

Full Reels
An extensive range of resistors, capacitors and inductors are now available on full reels. Buy in high quantities for lower prices and get your full requirement of components on a single reel, complete with manufacturers' leader and trailer tape.

Continuous Strip
All components available on tape and reel are delivered on one continuous strip – reducing waste and improving production efficiency.

Moisture Sensitive Packaging
Save time and effort with our "ready to use" packaging for moisture sensitive components. Available on thousands of components from the industry's leading manufacturers, compliant to Jedec industry standards.

Product Information

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Q: What is an alternative item?
  • An exact alternative is functionally identical (same form, fit and function) but has a different unit of measure from the same manufacturer.
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  • A suggested alternative is a product that is functionally similar with similar form and fit.
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