Due to the risks of working in environments where electrical charges exist, Promain would like to offer expertise when supplying a safe, static dissipative option for floor coatings. Electro Conductive Floor Coatings are suitable as a wearing course in industries, such as automotive, electronics and pharmaceutical manufacturing, storage facilities and warehouses. These systems are particularly suitable for areas with sensitive electronic equipment e.g. CNC machinery, computer rooms, aircraft maintenance sheds, battery-charging rooms and areas subjected to high explosion risk.
Find out more about Sika ESD and Conductive Flooring Solutions by downloading their brochure here.
A two part, water dispersed, epoxy resin with a high electrostatic conductivity. A component found in many different Sika systems.
A 2-part, tough elastic, self smoothing, coloured electro static conductive epoxy resin coating.
A two part, electrostatic conductive self-smoothing, coloured epoxy resin with very high chemical resistance.
A two part, textured, highbuild coloured epoxy resin coating.
A two part, self-smoothing, coloured epoxy resin coating. It should be combined with Sikafloor Filler 1 or Sika Quartz Sand.
A system component of Remmers ESD and Electro Static Floor Systems to provide earthing points within the flooring layers.
A self adhesive tape suitable for application within Remmers anti static and electro conductive floor systems.
An electro conductive, chemically resistant, crack bridging coating for use within electro static conductive systems by Remmers.
A self levelling coating for electro static dissipative floor areas. Suitable for use within Remmers ESD systems.
A water based transverse conducting layer for Remmers Electro Static dissipative flooring systems.
A system component of Sika ESD and Electro Static Floor Systems to provide earthing points within the flooring layers.
Anti-static floor paint is a business-critical, hard-wearing, industrial grade floor paint system, now available at Promain. Thanks to excellent electrical-conductivity ‘leak resistant’ products from Sikafloor, electro-static discharge (commonly known as ESD) which can pose a threat to sensitive electronic component production machinery, or chemical substances and volatile gasses which are handled in the workplace, can now safely be dissipated. Occurring from natural build up within a standard vinyl (VCT), linoleum, ESD tile, or epoxy floor which receives light to medium pedestrian traffic, this static charge will act as an ignition source when the ‘connection’ is made between a person and a conductive surface. Anti-static floor paints act to ‘ground’ personnel and prevent static transference between contact and separation with sensitive materials via an earthing point.
For specialist work areas handling combustible and potentially explosive materials, or electronic components – such as in television production plants – where a static charge can overload a system, electrostatic protected areas (more commonly known as EPA) can be installed using an epoxy floor coating system. Effectively, this flooring system will safely and quickly dissipate the electro-static charge into the ground before it can accumulate or build up prior to surface, component, or contact with operational equipment.
Thanks to Sika's Sikafloor anti-static systems, there are cost-effective and low-maintenance solutions available that guarantee effective dissipation of static build-up, anti-static and conductive flooring systems can be used at the following locations:
Anti-static product acronyms include, AS (anti-static) systems, ECF (electrically conductive flooring) systems, and ESD (electro-static discharge) systems.
Anti-static epoxy flooring is preferred over other flooring methods when it is required to provide a floor having joint-free finishes along with high chemical resistance and decorative properties. Anti-static epoxy flooring is mostly used in electronic and telecommunication industries, automotive industries, pharmaceutical factories, aerospace industries, operation theatres, computer rooms etc.
In order to prepare a high performing coat, good substrate preparation is pivotal. The surface of the concrete over which the coat has to be laid must be hard, sound and free of dust and other barrier materials such as paint, lime, coatings, plaster, curing agents, laitance and other adhesive residues.
The basic premise for electro conductive anti static floor paints is providing a coating that is grounded. These coatings are important to protect sensitive electronic components, ammunitions and avionics. Typically these coatings consist of a series of pre determined primers, base coats and topcoats as a highly tested system. This process is ideal for medical and clean rooms, sensitive device storage, battery manufacturing, hazardous powder facilities and telecommunications.
Sika provide the following ESD and Electro Conductive floor solutions:
SikaFloor® MultiDur ES-24 ESD - Smooth, Unicolour Conductive Epoxy Floor Covering With Electrostatically Dissapative ESD Floor SEAL Coat
SikaFloor® MultiDur ES-25 ESD - Smooth, Unicolour High Performance ESD Epoxy Floor Covering
SikaFloor® MultiDur ES-40 ESD - Smooth, Unicolour Epoxy Floor Covering With Electrostatically Dissapative ESD Floor SEAL Coat
SikaFloor® MultiDur ES-44 ESD - Smooth, Unicolour Epoxy Floor Covering With Polyurethane ESD Roller Coating
SikaFloor® MultiDur ET-25 ESD - Textured, Unicolour High Performance ESD Epoxy Floor Covering
SikaFloor® MultiDur EB-31 ECF - 2 Part, Smooth, Chemically Highly Resistant And Electrostatic Conductive Epoxy Floor Covering
SikaFloor® MultiDur EB-39 ECF - Broadcast, Tough-Elastic, Unicolour Conductive Epoxy Floor Covering With High Chemical Resistance
SikaFloor® MultiDur ES-24 ECF - Smooth, Unicolour Conductive Epoxy Floor Covering
SikaFloor® MultiDur ES-31 ECF - 2 Part, Smooth, Chemically Highly Resistant And Electrostatic Conductive Epoxy Floor Covering
SikaFloor® MultiDur ES-39 ECF - Smooth, Tough-Elastic, Unicolour Conductive Epoxy Floor Covering With High Chemical Resistance
SikaFloor® MultiDur ET-14 ECF - Textured, Unicolour Conductive Epoxy Roller Coat
SikaFloor® MultiDur ET-31 V - Textured, Unicolour, Highly Chemical And Mechanical Resistant Epoxy Covering For Vertical Surfaces
SikaFloor® MultiDur ET-31 ECF/V - Textured, Electrostatically Conductive, Chemically Resistant Epoxy Coating For Vertical Surfaces
SikaFloor® MultiDur ET-39 V - Textured, Unicolour, Tough-Elastic, Chemically Resistant, Epoxy Covering For Vertical Surfaces
SikaFloor® MultiDur ET-39 ECF/V - Textured, Electrostatically Conductive, Chemically Resistant, Tough-Elastic, Epoxy Coating For Vertical Surfaces
At Promain, we are home to a large selection of anti static floor paints, this includes anti static, pharmaceutical premises, manufacturing plants and many more. We aim to make sure that we have a range of anti static paint that is suitable for all of our customers and their needs as well as being suitable for use in a range of different environments including warehouses, workshops and many more.
We supply a range of anti static floor paint to customers across the UK and all of our anti static floor paint products are all sourced to the highest standards. What's more, is we only provide industry-leading products, so you can trust that you’ve come to the right place for anti static floor systems when you choose Promain. As specialists in paint, our anti static products can help to renovate your building or property, so what are you waiting for, use our range of products, to help transform your premises.
Our anti static floor systems are second to none when it comes to quality, leaving you with an outstanding finish that will stand the test of time. Our range of anti static floor paints are wear and tear resistant, and are available in a range of glosses to help you achieve your desired style. Our range of sealants are;
Please contact one of our technical paint professionals today at Promain as we strive to direct you to the perfect anti static systems for your flooring.
If you have any queries, questions or would like any advice please contact our team. We have a number of experts on hand to answer any of your questions. We have years of experience in the application and maintenance of anti static floor paint so are more than adept to help. We can recommend types of paint, application tips and advice on maintaining or refurbishing your floor. Call us on; 01462 421 333.
What is anti static flooring?
Anti-static industrial floors inhibit the generation of electrostatic discharge or ESD, which is the pulse of static electricity that happens when a charged person or surface comes into contact with another object. The discharge may be visible as a spark or tiny blue bolt of electricity, although the majority of static electricity is not usually apparent.
We commonly refer to ESD as ‘getting a shock’ off an object or person, and in most instances, the static discharge is harmless, even if it hurts slightly when it occurs. In certain environments, however, an electrostatic discharge can be highly dangerous and potentially even catastrophic. In those cases, installing anti-static flooring is an essential step in creating a safe environment for workers and visitors.
What is the difference between anti static and ESD systems?
Similar to antistatic, ESD also aims to dissipate charges as quickly as possible to prevent static discharge. The difference here is that the protection of a product or a production process is foremost, rather than the protection of a person. In principle, an ESD product should not be considered to be PPE.
How does anti-static flooring help?
Anti-static floors help by taking the static electricity that builds up naturally in any environment and moving it through the floor to ground. By grounding the charge, anti-static flooring prevents the ESD from building up and discharging into the environment, where it could be destructive to goods or dangerous to people.
Almost any movement within an environment will contribute to the static electricity present, whether it’s the familiar walking across a carpet in an office, the everyday movement of vehicles or heavy equipment over a warehouse floor or the repetitive movement of parts of an automated machine in a factory. That majority of electrostatic discharges are below 3,500 volts and totally undetectable to people, so we’re not even aware of most of the potentially dangerous ESD happening all around us. Anti-static flooring, however, is capable of capturing all those charges and grounding them before they cause reactions.
Where can conductive and anti static flooring be found? Laboratories Computer suites Electronic assembly Automotive Aeronautical Pharmaceutical Medical Manufacturing Oil and Chemical Processing What are the best anti static systems?
Like most shopping products, there is an endless amount of manufacturers and suppliers developing their own products, looking to sell in the anti slip paint market. Here at Promain we have a number of anti slip paints available. It is difficult to pick a specific type and brand of paint because everyone’s needs are different. More often than not you will need different types of paints for different scenarios.
For more information and advice on what the best anti slip paint product is, be sure to get in touch with our team today.