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How to Speak Vebro: Part 2, Epoxy & Electrostatic Dissipative

At Vebro HQ, we’ve taken every care to simplify our product and system naming structure, but just in case, we’ve put together a short glossary of our abbreviations and acronyms and popped it all into a handy one-page download.

In this How to Speak Vebro series, we’re delving into each of these acronyms and what they mean.

EP: Epoxy

Applied in layers (often between one and three), epoxy flooring is a hard floor finish that is created by mixing an epoxy resin and chemical hardener, which is then applied to a prepared substrate and allowed to cure between each layer application. The chemical reaction results in a solid floor finish with varying performance benefits depending on formulation, complementary products and application method as well as a number of other factors.

ESD: Electrostatic Discharge

According to the ESD Association, electrostatic discharge (ESD) is defined as the “rapid, spontaneous transfer of electrostatic charge induced by a high electrostatic field”. There are various causes of electrostatic build up — most commonly the contact and separation of two materials; think walking across a floor then touching a door handle… aaaand ZAP! In industrial or electronics processing facilities, this contact and separation could be between an electronic device and its packaging as it’s placed in, and the resulting shock could damage the component rendering the item faulty.

ESD flooring — in short — is a floor system that dissipates the electrostatic build up, reducing the risk of shock to people or products above floor level.

Want to know more?

Our technical experts are on hand to help with your questions on technical@vebropolymers.com or check out the rest of the How to Speak Vebro series.

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