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Static controlled. Cobham Integrated Electronic Solutions goes FreeStyle with installation of ESD flooring


SelecTech, Inc., a leader in the manufacture of innovative flooring products with long-term value and immediate benefits, recently announced the completion of the installation of its FreeStyle ESD flooring at Cobham Integrated Electronic Solutions facility at 305 Richardson Road in Lansdale. The project was initiated and installed by SelecTech distributor Spartan Surfaces.

“The trend in electronics manufacturing is toward smaller devices, which generating greater static electricity. That puts a greater emphasis on having the proper footwear and ESD flooring to protect your product,” said Thomas Ricciardelli, president of SelecTech, Inc., the makers of FreeStyle tiles. “Our FreeStyle ESD tiles have tested extremely well in mitigating static electricity in a manufacturing setting.”

Cobham designs, develops, and manufacturers micro-electronics, antenna sub systems, and motion control solutions for defense and security worldwide. Cobham also offers solutions for communication on land, at sea, and in the air and space, serving defense, wireless/mobile, and fixed broadband, X-ray imaging, medical, industrial, and point of sale markets.  The installation of more than 5,000 square feet of FreeStyle ESD took place in January.

“Mitigating static electricity effects is a large benefit of our tiles. The other is our interlocking technology, which can eliminate or dramatically reduce downtime during installation,” said Ricciardelli.

FreeStyle ESD tiles employ a patented glueless “zipper” interlocking system that enables the flooring to be installed over existing flooring with minimal subfloor preparation. There’s no need for messy, toxic adhesive and down-time is significantly reduced—often times without need to close off an area.

In addition to the installation benefits, there are also numerous maintenance benefits. FreeStyle ESD utilizes a water-proof seam sealer that makes tiles 100 percent liquid-tight but still removable and replaceable. This modular benefit prevents liquids from penetrating the seams and getting below the floor. With its urethane, no-wax finish, the commercial grade FreeStyle ESD is extremely easy to maintain.

Made with 70 percent recycled materials and 100 percent recyclable, FreeStyle ESD meets CA 1350 Indoor Air Quality and is MAS Certified Green.

FreeStyle ESD is available in Steel Blue, Off White, Gray and Tan.

To request a sample of FreeStyle ESD, please call 508-583-3200 or visit www.selectechinc.com.

About SelecTech, Inc.

FreeStyle is a division of SelecTech, Inc., which was founded in 1993 with the mission of creating valuable products from scrap plastics. The company has become a leader in the manufacture of flooring products from recycled materials and uses one million pounds of recycled materials annually. Their products are made with up to 100 percent recycled content, are 100 percent recyclable and installed without adhesives making them some of the “greenest” and most cost-effective flooring products available. The unique interlock system on SelecTech’s flooring products enable them to be installed at a much lower cost, without a lot of costly downtime, which provides significant value to customers.

Using state-of-the-art technology and innovative product design, SelecTech has also created the top performing Place N’ Go residential flooring products, which are available at Home Depot. They are also the creators and manufacturers of StaticStop ESD flooring products. SelecTech is a vendor partner of Health Care Institute (HCI), an International Facility Management Association (IFMA) alliance partner and Starnet, an international flooring contractor cooperative. The company is headquartered at 33 Wales Avenue, Suite F in Avon, MA. For more information about SelecTech, visit http://www.selectechinc.com.