In 2014, the Electrostatic Discharge Association announced changes to standards for ANSI/ESD S 20.20 standard for measuring electrical conductivity and static charge generation in a workplace or factory. SelecTech Inc., a manufacturer of flooring products from recycled materials, announced that all its ESD products meet and exceed the new ESD standards.
“The reliance on electronics in the workplace since 2007 has grown substantially. Hence the greater importance of ESD flooring meeting the tighter scrutiny of these new standards,” said Tom Ricciardelli, president of SelecTech, Inc. “We applaud ESDA for coming up with tougher standards and are pleased that SelecTech still meets and exceeds those new standards.”
Overall, 10 changes and additions were made to the 2014 ANSI/ESD S 20.20 standards from the previous 2007. Some of those additions/changes include: Product Qualification Plan; Process Required Insulators; requirements for Isolated Conductors; new requirements to the qualification of flooring/footwear systems.
SelecTech offers anti-static flooring products, specifically its FreeStyle ESD products. This type of flooring is typically used by industries such as electronics manufacturing, communications, aerospace, biotech and healthcare where electronics and sensitive data must be protected.
In addition, all SelecTech flooring products are made using recycled material and are 100 percent recyclable. Utilizing a breakthrough interlocking technology, SelecTech products completely bypass the need for adhesives and floor prep to install or replace flooring. This dramatically reduces installation times because old flooring can be left in place and machinery and furniture does not have to be completely moved or removed for installation.