Applications / Are Anti-Static Qualities Important for Flame Retardant Surface Protection?

June 29, 2020

When choosing a surface protector, it’s important to consider what specific safety aspects are important and necessary on your jobsite. These qualities can be significant, not only for the preservation of your surfaces, but more importantly, for the safety of yourself, crew and others. Some qualities you may want to consider are:

  • Anti-Static
  • Flame Retardant
  • Slip Resistant
  • Leak Resistant
  • Dust Free
  • Impact Resistant
  • Forklift Strong

Why is static dangerous on the jobsite?

ESD (electrostatic discharge) or simply known as static seems harmless, but when the amount of static builds up, it can release dangerous sparks, causing explosions in flammable environments, such as spray booths.

Are anti-static qualities important?

Anti-static properties are critical on a jobsite where static is present. Static is easily formed from materials that have difficulty absorbing and conducting electricity such as plastics like polyurethane, glass, wood and rubber.

When using flame retardant plastic, be aware these surface protectors can contribute to the build up of static electricity in a work space. Therefore, the presence of anti-static features are important in flame retardant plastic, to avoid harmful explosions in potentially flammable areas.

anti static surface protector

Trimaco’s Anti-Static Spray Booth Surface Protector

Trimaco’s Anti Static Spray Booth Surface Protector is an ideal choice for jobs that require flame retardant properties, and for areas where static charges can build up and cause accidents. These areas could include spray booths, healthcare facilities, hospitals,data centers and more.

This 10mil thick heavy duty surface protector is leak proof and slip resistant, reducing the risk of potential accidents such as sliding and falling. In addition, the Polyolefin roll is dust free, reusable, and has been tested and certified to NFPA-701 Test Method 2.

Trimaco’s Aqua Shield Surface Protectors are designed and made with Cast Waffle, Deck Plate Embossed Polyolefin Film. What makes this version anti-static? We’ve included an additive that is mixed with the resin.

Total Jobsite Protection™

Trimaco offers a wide range of heavy duty surface protectors and plastic sheeting that will fit the needs of any jobsite. From impact resistant or forklift strong options, to flame retardant and slip-resistant options, Trimaco provides total jobsite protection™.

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