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Staticworx Launches First Anti-Static Carpet to Meet Safety Standards for Use Around Electricity

Date: 2011-09-01
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Organizations with computer and telecommunication equipment may be exposing workers to risk if they don’t have correctly specified, anti-static carpet that meets recent industry safety standards, according to Staticworx, the country’s largest manufacturer of electrostatic discharge (ESD) flooring.

In response to revised national grounding standards, which aim to protect personnel who work near electrical equipment, Staticworx has introduced ShadowFX, the industry’s first static-control carpet tile that addresses safety concerns while still eliminating static discharge problems.  ShadowFX complies with the latest requirements of electrical grounding standards organizations like ANSI, FAA, Motorola, ATIS, and NFPA.

Touted as a “breakthrough product,” ShadowFX is also a response to architects and specifiers who have been calling for anti-static carpet with more visual appeal.  The product comes in two lines—Patterns and Solids—each of which has the same electrical properties.

According to Staticworx President David Long, the company’s new product addresses the increasing safety risks associated with flooring that may be dangerous because it is too conductive, and provides permanent protection against ESD damage.  “Carpet with the wrong conductivity exposes people to unnecessarily dangerous electrical hazards, including potentially lethal shocks,” says Long.

Shadow FX is designed to protect networked offices as well as schools, labs, call centers, data centers, emergency 9-1-1 dispatch centers, flight towers, control rooms, and electronics manufacturing ESD Protected Areas (EPAs).  Long reports:  “Our new product utilizes technology that makes the carpet tile ideal for computer or mission-critical environments.  Previously, the industry had only two options, overly engineered carpet that was too conductive or Low kV computer-grade carpet that didn’t adequately address the problem of static discharge.”

Industry analysts concur.  Independent laboratory tests document the need for flooring products that effectively deal with electrical safety.  “Many users of ESD flooring are not aware of electrical safety issues regarding flooring that is too conductive.  Why take a chance when it comes to safety?” says Stephen Fowler, President of Fowler Associates, a leading ESD consulting firm, and Publisher of the ESD Journal.

For more information, visit http://www.staticworx.com/.

- Product Profiles /9-1-1magazine.com (via Staticworx, 8/24/11)

 

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