Static Control Materials For Use In ATEX/BASEEFA Environments
Static control specialist, TBA Electro Conductive Products (ECP), offers a wide range of static control materials that are suitable for use in hazardous or explosive environments such as those specified by BASEEFA and the latest ATEX directive (1999/92/EC).
The company’s static control materials encompass a wide range of static dissipative plastics that can be moulded in bright colours (a frequent requirement for products in safety applications), conductive and static dissipative (SD) paints, SD floor mats and transparent anti-static coatings.
Ideal for use in applications where flammable gases, volatile solvents or other explosive environments prevail (such as petrochemical, chemical, powder handling and similar industries), TBA ECP’s static dissipative plastics can be used to produce a variety of mouldings and enclosures. The ECP 2000 series of SD polymers offers the ability to mould enclosures and components in a range of colours. Specially designed for applications such as static control in hazardous environments, ECP 2200 is a SD colourable polypropylene (PP) injection moulding compound utilising a special non-migratory additive system to deliver a permanently SD finished material. Complementing ECP 2200 is ECP 2368, a SD colourable ABS injection moulded compound.
TBA ECP also offers a range of thermoplastics with stainless steel fibres added to create an electrically conductive composite for use in static control and EMI shielding applications.
The company’s static control materials also include various paints and coatings such as ECP 535, SD coloured acrylic that provides effective static control on plastic housings used in the electronic and computer industries (e.g. telephone handsets), ECP 525, a high quality water borne two-pack epoxy coating ideal for producing floor coatings and ECP 531, a single component air drying conductive carbon acrylic paint.
Also suitable for use in hazardous environment applications is TBA ECP’s transparent anti-static coating that can be deposited onto polycarbonate or glass surfaces providing protective covers for displays, dust repellent windows and windows in electrical and measurement equipment.
TBA ECP’s wide range of static control materials enables the company to provide comprehensive solutions for problems of static control in hazardous and explosive environments. The company is a specialist manufacturer of high quality electro static protection (ESP) and electro magnetic interference (EMI) shielding products.
TBA Electro Conductive Products Ltd.
Transpennine Trading Estate
Lancashire OL12 7EY, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1706 647718
Fax: +44 (0)1706 646170
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