Electronic manufacturing and testing facilities must adhere to strict safety regulations by OSHA and other entities to protect workers, as well as ensure products, delicate product components, and manufacturing equipment mitigate damage and function correctly. These safety protocols are increased when it comes to facilities that manufacture electronics and semiconductors. Spaces like these require special, low-friction flooring systems that can handle and mitigate electro-static discharge. Conductive and electrostatic dissipative resinous flooring systems provide a safer work and manufacturing environment in settings such as these. These floors play double-duty in many ways – they provide slip, chemical, and impact resistance, while their seamlessness allows for easy cleanability and low maintenance.
Spaces requiring unique flooring solutions include: Clean Rooms, Data Centers, Loading Docks, Production and Assembly Facilities, Restrooms and Locker Rooms.
BENEFITS OF ESD FLOORING
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ESD floors are made with conductive elements within the flooring system, such as pigments or carbon-filled primers, which lower the floor’s resistance. Electricity takes whichever path provides least resistance, so ESD floors take on static charges through the floor, which would otherwise have built up. The floor provides a pathway from the surface to a grounding layer of materials, releasing the current away from employees, sensitive machinery, and electronic items onsite.