New Standards Create
Need for Safer, Anti-Static Carpet
Recieved July 20, 2011
"Covers It All"
Companies need to install floors that provide
permanent protection from ESD (electrostatic discharge), but they
also need to ensure that their anti-static flooring isn't too
conductive. In "mission-critical environments" such
as networked offices, call and dispatch centers, flight towers,
imaging suites, and control rooms, carpet with the wrong conductivity
may expose workers to electrical risks, including potentially
Previously, the only options included
mission-critical, ESD-grade carpet made with excessively conductive
yarns and backings, or low kV computer-grade carpet that didn't
adequately address the problem of static discharge. In response
to this void and safety concerns, the standards organizations
recently revised electrical grounding parameters for organizations
in end-user facilities and electronics manufacturing ESD-Protected
Producing a carpet for the best of
two worlds, Staticworx has introduced ShadowFX , the first anti-static
carpet that permanently reduces the risk of ESD damage, protects
your liability, and meets the latest safety standards set by ANSI,
FAA, Motorola, ATIS, and NFPA. * See example below.
Other benefits include:
Strong Visual Appeal
ShadowFX is based on the concept of biomimicry and the random
beauty of nature.
The Patterns line features gradations that create depth and shadows,
while the Solids line comes in a variety of solid colors.
Non-directional patterns eliminate the hassle of matching patterns
and dye batches, and hide wear and tear, the primary cause of
carpet tile replacement.
ShadowFX is installed with releasable adhesives, allowing for
the easy removal of individual tiles, as opposed to the commonplace
removal of entire rolls of broadloom carpet. This significantly
reduces installation waste.
Reliable, Sustainable, Durable
Eliminates guesswork for specifiers.
Contains almost 50% recycled content and has low-emitting material.
May qualify for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
100% of yarn bundles are wrapped with Helix 44 denier static-control
Withstands over 100,000 cycles of Phillips roller caster chair
Lifetime warranty on static control.
Made in America.
In terms of safety and aesthetics, we believe ShadowFX "Covers
* Motorola R56, ATI-0600321, FAA
019e: ESD-grade carpet no longer approved for use around energized
equipment and appliances.
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To view ShadowFX's product specifications,
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