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It’s National Static Electricity Day!

Electronics Manufacturing Flooring

StaticStop couldn’t be leaders in the ESD floor product industry without recognizing the national day that celebrates what makes our flooring so great. January 9 is National Static Electricity Day, and with the dry season in full swing, we couldn’t think of a better reason to celebrate! Out interlocking tile system helps prevent the chance of static electricity from occurring in ESD-sensitive environments, and with all of our research, we have learned some great static electricity facts along the way that we would love to share with you!

  • Static electricity travels at the speed of light
  • Printers and copiers use static to attract the ink or toner to the paper
  • One spark of static can measure thousands of volts
  • Humidity can decrease the chance of electrostatic discharge
  • ESD-sensitive materials can be damaged with as little as 100 volts of ESD
  • Lighting is a form of static electricity
  • The reason it is called “static” is that there is no current or flow of electrons
  • There are dozens of industries impacted by ESD in the workplace
  • Static build happens on our bodies nearly every time we move, not just when we rub our feet on the carpet
  • Static can occur on more flooring than just carpet
  • Given the right circumstances, static electricity has been known to start fires, cause explosions, and cause serious harm to those in the vicinity when it occurred.

If your business is in the market for industrial ESD floors, contact the experts at StaticStop. Our tiles have been designed for a variety of industries and settings, are easy to install, and decrease downtime in the workplace as they can be used immediately after the last tile is placed. No matter if you simply need a few mat kits or need flooring for an entire warehouse, we have the solutions for you.

With more questions about our products, please call us today at (508) 583-3200.