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Understanding Electrostatic Dissipative Flooring and ESD

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Dec 22, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is a major profit killer in the electronics industry. Businesses that store, handle, manufacture, or otherwise interact with electronic products on a regular basis run the risk of damaging them when an ESD event occurs. Just the tiniest of ESD shocks — so small that the human nervous system cannot detect it — can be enough to cause harm or completely destroy exposed or under-insulated circuit boards when they are handled by employees.

To combat this danger and plug up a major source of leaking revenue, electronics companies and companies that interact with microchip-enabled consumer products must find ways to prevent ESD events from happening. One of the most comprehensive methods for reducing or eliminating ESDs is by using electrostatic dissipative flooring.

In order to better understand ESD and electrostatic dissipative flooring we've answered several of our most frequently-asked questions:

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Topics: Industrial Floor Coatings, Electrostatic Dissipative Flooring