ShadowFX - First Carpet Tile to Cover It All:
One solution to meet all your anti-static flooring needs
ShadowFX is the first anti-static carpet tile to provide permanent protection against ESD damage while meeting the latest safety requirements set by ANSI, FAA, Motorola, ATIS, and NFPA. It eliminates the need to choose between static dissipative and static conductive flooring options, instead it offers the best of both technologies. ShadowFX carpet tile is the preferred solution for ESD-Protected Areas (EPAs) by the electronics manufacturing industry and is optimal for mission-critical end-user environments, which need to create a safe work environment and avoid exposure to risk and liabilities associated with conductive carpeting.
For ESD protected areas (EPAs) in electronics manufacturing
The ShadowFX carpet tiles are ideal for spaces requiring compliance with ANSI/ESD S20.20-2007. The Helix Fiber yarn system we’ve engineered into our modular carpet tile ensures a consistent static dissipative resistance range. Typically, ESD grade carpet tile measures below 100,000 ohms to ground per ANSI/ESD S7.1 test methodology. Staticworx ShadoxFX carpet tile measures above 1,000,000 ohms and less than 100,000,000 ohms.
Carpet tile is an ergonomically friendly option for many electronics manufacturers. It is well suited for areas like SMT manufacturing, system repair, box build and engineering labs. Carpet tile provides better sound absorption and anti fatigue properties than any hard surface alternatives. Carpet tile is easily cleaned; it requires the same maintenance methods as those used for conventional carpet.
For years carpet tiles have been the de-facto flooring standard in noisy high traffic areas in large office campuses, airport gateways, museums, casinos and banks. Staticworx® carpet is used by Fortune 500 manufacturing companies like Teradyne in California, GE in Virginia and Research In Motion in Canada. Our carpet tile technology has been in use for over 20 years without ever losing dissipative properties or connection to ground. Static Dissipative, 24-inch square carpet squares can be easily moved and they can be reinstalled over and over again. Carpet tiles are often the best static control floor for raised access flooring due to their ease of movements and reinstallation. ShadowFX® carpet tile even meets the requirements of class zero ESD environments and they are backed by a lifetime static control performance warranty.
Ideal for Mission Critical Spaces
ShadowFX was specifically designed to provide extreme static protection for environments where personnel must work close to operating electrical equipment like telecommunication consoles, headsets and servers. ShadowFX should be used in server rooms, data centers, FAA flight towers, 911 emergency dispatch communication rooms and mission critical command centers. ShadowFX meets the ohms rating of grounding requirements in Motorola R 56, FAA 019e and ATIS-0600321. All of these documents require an ohms rating above 1.0 X 10E6 due to the use of grounded flooring in the vicinity of energized equipment*. Please watch this video for a general overview of choosing floors for these critical environments:
Modular Dissipative Carpet Tile Features:
- Lifetime Static Control
- Can be installed over raised floors (like a floating floor) without adhesive
- Patented Conductive Releasable ESD Adhesive
- Modular: Ideal for Access Flooring Installations
- Custom Colors Available on All Products
- Meets ANSI/ESD S20.20 and Motorola R56
- Ergonomic: Absorbs sound and provides anti-fatigue
- Certified Installers or Turnkey Application
*Energized equipment is any electrical appliance that is connected to electrical power. Examples of energized equipment are telecommunication consoles, operational servers or electrically hot equipment like batteries, power supplies and exposed circuits. Essentially any environment where equipment is plugged into a power source and accessible to personnel should require special precautions when grounded floors are installed. Refer to Motorola R56, ATIS-0600321 and FAA 019e for guidance.
You can install ShadowFX carpet tiles over existing bare concrete, VCT or epoxy floors for an attractive, uniform look. The modular tiles, applied using a GroundTrack Releasable Adhesive, are simple to install, requiring just 1 hour downtime from start to finish. Carpet tile is easy to remove, so repairing a damaged section or tile is both inexpensive and easy. And if floor plans change, simply switch the tiles around.
To learn more about the advantages of static dissipative carpet over conductive PVC-free carbon loaded carpet tile and for a comparison of static control performance, read this white paper.
Roller Caster Electrical Test Proven
ShadowFX tiles work where you need them the most: Under rolling chairs and in high traffic lanes.
The roller caster test was designed to simulate real-world conditions. This test will tell you whether a carpet tile will retain its electrical properties after it has been exposed to a year or two of chairs rolling over the floor. Rolling casters can destroy or fracture the carbon fibers in some anti-static carpet resulting in failed electrical performance and can turn a previously passable product into a static generator.
The ShadowFX Series carpet has been tested for resistance to chair caster abuse. After 100,000 chair caster cycles there was no depreciable change in static dissipative or electrical performance.
Staticworx® ESD Carpet Tile has been awarded the Carpet and Rug Institutes’ Green Label Plus certification for Indoor Air Quality. Green Label Plus is a voluntary industry testing program for carpet products that establishes the highest standard for indoor air quality (IAQ) ever set by the carpet industry. Green Label Plus identifies carpets that are tested by an independent, certified laboratory and meet stringent criteria for low chemical emissions.