This company has reportedly launched the industry’s first static control water-based epoxy floor coating system. The general polymers static control water-based epoxy coating (3425E) and conductive water-based epoxy primer (3424), developed by the company’s Protective and Marine Coatings business, reportedly offer better performance and environmental attributes compared to conductive solvent-based epoxy coating systems.

The coating is a high-solids, two-component epoxy designed as a coating or topcoat over standard flooring systems to provide a static dissipative flooring system in the range of 106 to 109 ohms resistance. It is reportedly ideal in computer rooms, circuit board assembly areas, hangars and where highly sensitive electronic equipment is used regularly. It can provide exceptional resistance to wear, abrasion, and chemical attack from most common alkalis and acids.

The new coating can also be used as a conductive coating in the range of 25,000 to 106 ohms resistance when applied over the 3424 conductive water-based epoxy primer. Conductive flooring is required in flammable material handling areas, black powder storage areas and other areas where highly explosive materials are present.

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