Antistatic / ESD Epoxy Flooring
The discharge of static electric charge is a spark that occurs as a result of contact of a charged surface with a surface of a conductive body. This super-fast transfer, which was previously a static load, may result in fire and explosion or produce heat, light, and sound. Active electronic equipment such as microchips, integrated circuits, and machines are also sensitive to the phenomenon of electrical discharge. Even when the environment and people are equipped with anti-static protective equipment and clothing, there is a possibility of unwanted contact and the occurrence of dangerous incidents when working with static electricity-sensitive devices. Therefore, for more safety, the formation of this spark should be prevented.
Concrete surfaces are generally sufficiently electrically conductive due to their moisture content and are considered a kind of static anti-electric flooring. However, most hospital and pharmaceutical resin floors (such as epoxy flooring, polyurethane flooring, and MMA flooring) applied to the concrete surface are electrically insulated.
Anti-static resin floorings, such as antistatic and conductive floorings can prevent the discharge of electrostatic charge or spark. Antistatic flooring transfers the static electric charge to the earth through conduction (conduction of electric charge) or prevents danger by dissipating it (semiconductor flooring).
The main fields of application of Antistatic/ESD epoxy flooring are:
- Server Room Flooring / Electrical Room Flooring (Conductive Flooring)
- Operating Theater Flooring (Hospital anti-static flooring)
- Explosive Storage Floor (Anti-static flooring)
- Intensive Care Suites (Hospital anti-static flooring)