ESD Urethane & Epoxy Coatings

“While the floor ultimately looked attractive as well, its success came from intense focus on performance. The customer wouldn’t do it just to make it pretty. They do it for a specific, highly critical part of their application. They’re looking for performance properties, as opposed to decorative or a glossy finish. That’s really the key. That’s why they’re buying it.”

Ron Puszynski, President

Concare

Simplicity Meets Style

StaticWorx ESD urethane and epoxy coatings protect electronic equipment from damage caused by electrostatic discharge – at the same time sealing your floor so you don’t have to worry about contaminants, germs or bacteria accumulating in cracks, seams or other invisible places.

Coatings are typically applied over a concrete subfloor in electronics manufacturing facilities. We also apply our ESD coatings over existing LVT and VCT flooring – bringing regular, non-ESD floors into ESD compliance and greatly reducing the ongoing cost of maintenance.

Unlike most epoxies, our coatings won’t crack under heavy loads such as forklifts, movable test equipment or hospital beds. Our epoxy and urethane coatings can be installed quickly and easily and are scientifically certified for hospital management.

Like all StaticWorx floors, our ESD coatings meet ANSI/ESD S20.20, NFPA 99 and other applicable industry standards for electronics manufacturing and healthcare applications.

Generation 3 Epoxy Coatings: Eliminate Variables

New additive technologies enable us to produce fully conductive colorized epoxy top coats (colored and clear). This translates into a floor that requires a standard concrete primer, one layer of top coat and no conductive primer layer. This means, the coating is not thickness dependent – thus more reliable than older coatings with a buried ground plane.

Less Vulnerable to Blistering and Vapor

A thinner top coat provides the added benefit of being less vulnerable to blistering and vapor problems from high RH concrete. In most cases Generation 3 floors can be installed at ASTM 2170 RH numbers as high as 95%. This enables installations over relatively new concrete.

Easy Repair

In the event a Generation 3 floor requires a repair in an area that was heavily abused by frequent dragging of wooden pallets with protruding nails, a new top coat can be applied directly over the existing floor. The new surface will become the new path to ground.

Superior Static Control

GroundWorx Ultra meets all aspects of ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014. It can be formulated in either the conductive (< 1.0 x 10E6 ) or the static dissipative (10E6 to 10E9) range.

With the conductivity at the surface, we can provide a coating with extremely low tribocharging properties – used with any ESD footwear at any humidity level.

ESD COATINGCarbon Black
Generation 1
Multi-layer Epoxy with
Conductive Groundplane

Generation 2
ESD Urethane
Generation 3
Epoxy Acrylate
Generation 3
Electrical Specification/
ANSI S20.20
Always meets ANSI/ESD S20.20YesNo1YesYes
Available in dissipative
(> 1.0 x 10E6)
NoYesYesYes
Available in conductive
(< 1.0 x 10E6)
YesNoYesYes
Measures below 100V
with heel straps per STM 97.2
YesNoYesYes
Measures below 100v
with ESD shoes
YesYesYesYes
Material
Requires carbon black ground planeNoYesNoNo
Available in light coloursNoYesYesNo
Scratch resistantNoNoYesNo
Installation
Can be installed over sub- or
old floors in one coat
YesNoYesYes
Can be repaired in a single coatYesNoYesYes
Gloss finish without use of
sealer or wax
NoYesYesNo

1In qualification testing, multi-layer epoxies that rely on a groundplane fail 97.2 walking body tests with heel straps.

Learn more about about Generation 1, 2 and 3 Epoxy.

Learn more about StaticWorx/Dr. Schutz coating.

Key Benefits of Generation 3 Epoxy Floors

Seamless

StaticWorx coatings prevent contaminants from burrowing into seams and crevices

Superior Static-Control

All StaticWorx epoxy and coatings meet resistance and charge generation parameters of ESD S20.20

Rugged

StaticWorx epoxy and coatings can handle heavy loads such as forklifts and hospital beds

Slip-resistant

Our coatings provide a safe walking surface for personnel

Easy to Install and Maintain

Our coatings do not require a carbon middle layer, making them clean and easy to install. Cleaning is quick and easy, requiring only water and disinfectant

Attractive

Our epoxy and coatings come in matte finish or high gloss, and resist stains and abrasion, maintaining the appearance of hospital-like cleanliness

“The results were even better than expected,”
Ron Puszynski, President Concare

Applications

(Depending upon selected product)

StaticWorx Epoxy and Urethane Coatings

GroundWorx Basics

GroundWorx Basics is a low-cost ESD epoxy coating that’s stronger and more durable than ESD paint. So strong that it resists damage from forklifts and heavy machinery—making it ideal for warehouses, shipping/receiving areas, and manufacturing spaces. If the surface does get scratched, GX Basics is quick, easy and inexpensive to repair. 

GroundWorx Basics is a low-cost ESD epoxy coating that’s stronger and more durable than ESD paint. So strong that it resists damage from forklifts and heavy machinery—making it ideal for warehouses, shipping/receiving areas, and manufacturing spaces. If the surface does get scratched, GX Basics is quick, easy and inexpensive to repair. 

Platinum
Pewter
Beige
Teal
Emerald
Black

Learn about GroundWorx Basics.
Download the GroundWorx Basics brochure.

GroundWorx Ultra

Our premium GroundWorx ESD coating, GroundWorx Ultra gives you a beautiful, high- performing static-free surface – for an excellent value at a favorable cost point. With a tensile strength exceeding 6,000 pounds, GroundWorx Ultra is extra durable and can handle forklifts and other heavy loads. GroundWorx Ultra is easy to install and is quick and cost effective to maintain. Learn more about GroundWorx Ultra.

Our premium GroundWorx ESD coating, GroundWorx Ultra gives you a beautiful, high- performing static-free surface – for an excellent value at a favorable cost point. With a tensile strength exceeding 6,000 pounds, GroundWorx Ultra is extra durable and can handle forklifts and other heavy loads. GroundWorx Ultra is easy to install and is quick and cost effective to maintain. Learn more about GroundWorx Ultra.

OFF-WHITE
Light Gray
Medium Gray
Dark Gray
Umber
Light Blue
Beige
OFF-WHITE
Light Gray
Medium Gray
Dark Gray
Umber
Light Blue
Beige

Learn about GroundWorx Ultra.
Download the GroundWorx Ultra brochure.

StaticWorx/Dr. Schutz Remake

StaticWorx/Dr. Schutz Floor Remake provides you with an attractive, inexpensive way to refurbish or seal your lab, hospital, nursing home, school, university, and other floors. Remake prevents contamination by inhibiting the formation of bacteria. Resistant to chemicals and disinfectants, our PU sealant is easy to clean and maintain – and gives you a clean, hospital shine at a fraction of the cost of a new floor.

Find out about StaticWorx flooring essentials

Learn about the flooring essentials that StaticWorx can supply,
plus our GroundSafe Equipment Loaner Program.

Learn more

Find out about StaticWorx flooring essentials

Learn about the flooring essentials that StaticWorx can supply, plus our GroundSafe Equipment Loaner Program.

Learn more

Further Reading

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Epoxy coatings were introduced in the 1950s to meet the needs of the munitions industry.

Gen 1 coatings were essentially black or dark gray paint, with a conductive surface. They were cheap, easy to repair, and ugly.

Gen 2 epoxies were created in the 60s and 70s for electronics manufacturers, who wanted light, shiny surfaces. Gen 2 was more attractive, but subject to damage over time. With three layers – consisting of a primer, conductive ground plane, and top layer – Gen 2 epoxies can be difficult to install correctly and difficult and costly to repair. ESD performance can also be unreliable.

Current Gen 3, all-in-one coatings, consist of a single layer, with decorative and conductive properties in all-in-one. Gen 3 ESD coatings work extremely well. They’re easy to install and repair and offer superior ESD performance.

WATCH

Eliminate bacteria and contaminants on floor with StaticWorx/Dr. Schutz Remake.

StaticWorx/Dr. Schutz Remake PU Sealant prevents contamination on lab, hospital, nursing home, school floors by inhibiting the formation of bacteria. Resistant to chemical and disinfectants, Remake is easy to clean and maintain – and gives you a clean, hospital shine at a fraction of the cost of a new floor.

Comparing the scratch resistance of shiny no-wax HB 97.2 (GroundWorx Ultra) with an entry-level Water-Based 2-Part Epoxy-Acrylate Finish.

StaticWorx high-performance static-control floors protect electronic components, explosives, and high-speed computers from damage caused by static electricity. ESD flooring is part of a system. Choices should always be based on objective, researched evidence. When you partner with us, we look at all possible items that may need to integrate with the floor, and, focusing on your goals and objectives, help you find the right floor for your application.

StaticWorx high-performance static-control floors protect electronic components, explosives, and high-speed computers from damage caused by static electricity. ESD flooring is part of a system. Choices should always be based on objective, researched evidence. When you partner with us, we look at all possible items that may need to integrate with the floor, and, focusing on your goals and objectives, help you find the right floor for your application.

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