Performance Properties

ESD CONTROL VINYL TILE PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES

ESD CONTROL SYSTEM

Conductile and Statmate are ideal for installation in any facility where uncontrolled electrostatic discharge is a concern, such as electronics manufacturing, assembly factories, clean rooms, computer installations, telecommunication installations, and healthcare facilities.

 

VPI ESD control vinyl tile and conductive epoxy adhesive are components of a precision-engineered system of static control tile. Conductile (static-conductive) vinyl tile and Statmate (static-dissipative) vinyl tile contain encapsulated conductive elements of the carbon family that are distributed throughout the tile to provide through-tile conductivity. The #150 conductive epoxy adhesive with which the tile is installed provides lateral tile-to-tile conductive continuity.

 

You can feel at ease with Conductile and Statmate because your total safety is our most crucial concern. With conductive elements distributed throughout their entire 1/8" thickness, Conductile and Statmate retain their conductivity indefinitely. Saving you valuable time and unnecessary costs, no special treatment of wax is required to restore or maintain conductivity. The performance of these solid vinyl tile products is not dependent on wear layers, subsurface layers, internal antistats, or humidity due to their homogeneous nature.

 

PROPERTY CONDUCTILE STATMATE
ELECTRICAL / ELECTROSTATIC PROPERTIES
Resistive Characterization of Materials - Floor Materials (ESD S7.1)
Conforms
Electrical Resistance (ASTM F 150)
Point to Point: 2.5 x 104 ohms to 106 ohms
Point to Ground: >2.5 x 104 ohms
Point to Ground: 106 to 108 ohms
Electrostatic Propensity (AATCC-134)
< 12 Volts
< 30 Volts
Static Decay (Federal Test Method 101C, Method 4046 at 15% Relative Humidity)
5,000 to 0 Volts in < 0.01 seconds
5,000 to 0 Volts in < 0.2 seconds
OTHER PROPERTIES
ASTM F 1700
Passes
Underwriters Laboratories
Meets UL Standard
NFPA Life Safety Code 101
Class I Interior Floor Finish
Critical Radiant Flux (ASTM E 648)
> 1.08 W / cm2
> 1.03 W / cm2
Smoke Density (ASTM E 662)
< 450
Flame Spread (ASTM E 84)
< 75
Static Load Limit (Modified ASTM F 970-93)
1,500 psi
CONSTRUCTION
Composition
Homogeneous solid vinyl tile that has encapsulated conductive elements of the carbon family randomly, but precisely, distributed throughout the tile
Gauge
1/8"
Nominal Sizes
12" x 12"
Micro-squared tiles; plus or minus 0.002" square
24" x 24" or 36" x 36"
Pre-grooved or square-edge
Custom Sizes Available
INSTALLATION
Adhesive & Spread Rate
#150 Conductive Epoxy Adhesive; Covers 150 square feet / gallon
Trowel Size*
Type one: 1/16" x 1/16" Square Notch with 1/16" Flats
Type two: 1/16" x 1/16" Half Circular Notch with 1/32" Flats
Grounding
One 2" x 24" copper strip installed every 2,000 - 2,500 feet
WARRANTY
Electrical**
Five Years
Free from defects in workmanship and materials**
One Year
*Trowel size selection is dependent upon tile size, subsurface type and condition. Please refer to VPI's installation instructions for proper trowel size selection.
**VPI's Exclusive Warranty is valid only when tile is installed with VPI #150 conductive adhesive.