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GroundWorx™ Static Conductive Poured ESD Epoxy Floor Coating | ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014

GroundWorx SF is a budget friendly, static conductive 2 component abrasion resistant water based durable system designed for superior anti-static protection of interior concrete floors, wood, VCT tile in electronics manufacturing, assembly and ESD protected areas. Surface resistivity measures 2.5 x 104 – 3.5 x 107 ohms per square average.  System Resistance (w/ ESD Footware) < 3.5 x 107 (fully compliant) ANSI/ESD STM 97.1.

Conforms to ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 when tested according to ANSI/ESD STM7.1 GroundWorx EC combines permanent conductivity, durability and value for applications requiring an inexpensive, easily installed ESD floor coating. Despite the low cost, GroundWorx SF meets or exceeds all the recommended guidelines for static control flooring ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014. Comes in a two part, 2 gallon kit that installs in a minimum of two coats in a matte finish.

This ESD floor coating was specifically engineered for situations where a substantial investment in high-end flooring might not be justified because the floor space may be temporary or redeployed for other usage in the future. Despite its low cost, GroundWorx ESD Epoxy meets the static control flooring requirements of ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 (S97.1 and S97.2), DOD 4145.26M, HDBK263A.

GroundWorx is a two part polymeric ESD epoxy coating that can be applied by both novices and professionals. Many of our clients actually apply their GroundWorx ESD floor themselves. GroundWorx is extremely easy to repair; it’s ideal for challenging applications like warehouses and fork lift applications. GroundWorx can even be installed in occupied spaces with adequate ventilation.

GroundWorx SF provides a seamless matte finish to almost any sub-floor surface and comes in a 4 gallon kit.  Available in 6 colors.  Pewter Gray available for immediate shipment.  All other colors 2-3 week lead time before shipping.

For floor projects requiring static dissipative performance, please see our Groundworx Static Dissipative ESD Epoxy in the range of 10e6 to 10e9 ohms.

We offer the option to include a 2″ wide copper grounding strip for grounding to earth grounds. Copper is 1.4 mil thickness (2.6 mil thickness with the conductive adhesive backing).  Recommend at least 1 grounding strip every 1,000 sq’ of project surface area.  See the guide:  HOW TO GROUND ESD COATINGS

For cleaning and maintenance of your GroudWorx SF epxoy floor, recommend the StaticWorx TriboClean to clean and renew the anti-static properties.  To extend the life of the GroundWorx Expoxy Floor Coating, recommend application of the GroundWorx CoatZF coating.

For floor surfaces subject to heavy wheeled traffic use including forklift and pallet jack traffic, we offer our HB-97.2 Coating System which includes a high performance 2 part 100% solids epoxy basecoat and high solids urethane topcoat for excellent ESD anti-static control in a physically demanding environment. For more information on anti-static floor systems, see our video library.

Where is GroundWorx SF typically used?

  • Electronic Assembly
  • Test, Repair and Handling
  • Data and Telephony Closets
  • BGA rework
  • Shipping, Receiving, Warehouses
  • Leased spaces
  • Pallet drop zones
  • Box build
  • SMT
  • Any space requiring permanent low cost ESD flooring.

Why GroundWorx SF ESD Anti-Static Paint?

  • Water – based epoxy, matte finish
  • Conductive range 2.5 x 104 – 3.5 x 107 ohms
  • System Resistance (w/ ESD Footware) < 3.5 x 107 (fully compliant) ANSI/ESD STM 97.1
  • Great low cost solution for concrete, wood, VCT Tile floors
  • Extended working time – POT life 6 hours
  • Quick turnaround – Light traffic 12 hours after application
  • Simple, easy to apply formula for novices and professionals
  • Easy to maintain
  • See sample ESD Control Program Template for company
  • Lifetime Conductive Properties per ANSI/ESD S7.1-2005
  • Meets ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 (S97.1 and S97.2), DOD 4145.26M, HDBK263A
  • Provides guaranteed system resistance below S20.20 upper limit of 35 Meg-ohms
  • Good chemical & abrasion resistance
Coverage Rate – 2 Coats recommended Square Feet/Gallon Per Coat
Coat 1 400 – 500
Coat 2 500 – 600
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Color 3 colors to select from
Sheen/Gloss Level  Matte finish
Dry Time 5-7  hours to touch
#Coats Recommended 2 coats
Material Type Epoxy 2 component
Application method Airless sprayer, roller, brush
Solids  37% +/-1%
Back in-service Time 12 hours for light traffic
POT Life Must use all product within 6 hours
pH level 6.0 – 7.0
Hardness 30 (Sward)
Slip Resistance > 0.5 SCOF
New Concrete Cure Wait 30 days before application
Warranty Available  Yes, see Documents Tab Above
Full Chemical Cure  5-7 days
Packaging  Each 4 gallon kit comes with (4) 1 gallon pails of Part A and (4) 11 oz bottles Part B catalyst to be mixed together

GroundWorx – SF Application and Maintenance

New concrete floors should be allowed to cure a minimum of thirty days. Application to floors colder than 60 F is not recommended. Floor surfaces must be free of any release agents, curing compounds, salts or efflorescence before coating. Sweep and then wash floors with an appropriate cleaning product to remove oil, grease, and soil. Follow by etching surface with an etching solution, and then thoroughly rinse with clean water. Catalyzed GroundWorx™ should be used within six hours of mixing. Therefore, prepare only the quantity necessary for immediate use. Add pre-measured catalyst to epoxy base. Stir gently until the catalyst has been thoroughly mixed in. Allow catalyzed GroundWorx to stand for 5 minutes. Apply catalyzed GroundWorx with a short-nap roller in thin, uniform coats. The initial coat will cover approximately 400-500 sq’/gallon.  Allow the initial coat to dry for 5-7 hours then apply a second coat. Second coat coverage is approximately 500-600 sq’/gallon. A 3rd coat can be applied for increased physical durability of the GroundWorx coating applied at 500 sq’/gallon.  Under normal curing conditions, the finished floor may be opened to light traffic after 12 hours. Complete curing with maximum durability and chemical resistance will take 5-7 days

Electrical Grounding   The GroundWorx SF coating must be grounded to an earth ground once every 1,000 square feet for proper static dissipation. The EOS/ESD Association provides instruction for proper grounding of ESD equipment and floors. We offer the option to include with the GroundWorx Epoxy, a Two-inch-wide copper grounding strip for grounding to earth grounds. Copper is 1.4 mil thickness (2.6 mil thickness with the conductive adhesive backing.  See the following guide on how to properly ground the GroundWorx SF Epoxy for your floor coating system:  HOW TO GROUND ESD COATINGS

SCHEMATIC FOR GROUNDING AN ESD FLOOR COATING

How to Ground an ESD Floor Coating

If floor has been previously coated, a small area should be cleaned, roughed up by screen disking with an 80 Grit screen. A single application of GroundWorx – SF should be applied over the old coating and allowed to dry. The trial area should be tested for adhesion, lifting, etc. Any areas of the existing coating which display poor adhesion should be stripped. Wash the stripped areas, acid etch, and rinse thoroughly. Allow the floor to dry. Catalyzed GroundWorx – SF should be used within six hours of mixing, therefore, prepare only the quantity necessary for immediate use. Add premeasured catalyst to epoxy base. Stir gently until the catalyst has been thoroughly mixed in. Allow catalyzed GroundWorx – SF to stand for 5 minutes. Apply catalyzed GroundWorx – SF with a short nap roller in thin, uniform coats. The initial coat will cover approximately 400-500 ft2 per gallon. Allow the initial coat to dry for 5-7 hours, and then apply a second coat. Second coat coverage is approximately 500-600 ft2 per gallon.

NOTE: This product is not recommended for applications that experience reoccurring standing water. Finished floors may be opened to light traffic, under normal curing conditions, after 12 hours. Complete curing with maximum durability and chemical resistance will take 5-7 days.

Maintenance Using Staticworx maintenance products, GroundWorx epoxy is easy to clean and maintain. Simply apply Staticworx Eco Scrub degreaser, followed by ScrubWorx cleaner, and CoatZF Sealer.

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