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ESD & Cleanroom Flooring

ESD & Cleanroom Flooring

Protecting your technology. Forbo Colorex ESD & cleanroom flooring is an advanced technical flooring system specifically designed to control static discharge in sensitive areas such a cleanrooms, operating theaters and the electronics industry. We offer various Colorex ranges, each with its own specific performance. Read more about the subranges below. Colorex flooring is not only functional, it is also aesthetically pleasing in bright, fresh colors.

ESD & Cleanroom Flooring
  •  Colorex EC
    Colorex EC

    Colorex EC

    Colorex EC is an Ideal floor covering for laboratories, IT-rooms and cleanrooms. Colorex EC satisfies the strictest requirements for particle release behaviour, helping to reduce any threat of contamination. Reducing the generation of electrostatic charges is the main purpose of control measures in ESD protected areas (EPA). In such areas like electronics assembly, mechatronics and datacenters the right floor covering plays a crucial role. It does not only drain electrostatic charges from personnel and equipment, but it also reduces the generation of charges there where they occur, at the interface between the shoe soles and the floor.

  • Colorex Basis plus
    Colorex Basic Plus

    Colorex Basic Plus

    Colorex Basic Plus is a loose lay floor system with Colorex on top without conductive properties. This ensures all the benefits of Colorex like high density, easy repair and stain resistance. But also combines the benefits of a heavy duty loose lay tile.

  • Colorex SD/EC
    Colorex SD

    Colorex SD

    Our Colorex SD tiles enable safe electrostatic discharge through the entire surface and mass of the tile. The conductive carbon black forms a dense network of tiny black veins. Colorex SD is permanently static dissipative.

  • Colorex R11
    R11 Plus

    R11 Plus

    R11 Plus floors have enhanced slip resistance, categorised as R11, because of the strong surface embossed structure.

About Colorex

About Colorex

Colorex flooring is specially designed for ESD flooring, Cleanrooms and Pharma, Operating theaters, Industry and Data centers. Colorex offers:

1. A floor covering that exceeds all ESD and cleanroom standards
2. A technology that assures a permanently conductive floor covering guaranteeing optimal performance throughout its life
3. The highest hygienic properties, high density and pore free
4. High dimensional stability
5. The advantages of low plasticiser content, resulting in an extreme low emission
6. Full repairability and stain removal
7. Resistance to heavy load

THE COLOREX SYSTEM
Choose here the level of conductivity that fits best in your application. Colorex flooring can be used everywhere. It can be installed by directly glueing it on concrete, on top of a raised floor panel or as a loose lay tile system. All versions come in 2 levels of conductivity: EC High Performance and SD Performance. The loose lay version additionally has an anti static (Basic plus) and slip resistant (R11 plus) version to complete the high tech solutions offer.

High performance
With Colorex EC and Colorex EC Plus static charges flow easily through the dense network of tiny conductive veins in the whole thickness of the tile. These are collected by the conductive adhesive and securely discharged to earth via the copper strip. It’s a completely natural system that needs no volatile, chemical anti-static additives to aid conductivity. The conductivity is completely independent from moisture in the air.

Performance
Colorex SD flooring enables safe electrostatic discharge through the whole thickness of the tile. The conductive coating forms a dense network of tiny black veins.

Standard
Colorex Basic plus is a loose lay floor system with Colorex on top with limited conductive properties. This ranges provides all the benefits of Colorex like high density, easy repair and stain resistance with the benefit of a heavy duty loose lay tile.

Colorex overview

High performance

High performance

COLOREX EC
Static charges flow easily through the dense network of tiny conductive veins in the whole thickness of the tile. These are collected by the conductive adhesive and securely discharged to earth via the copperstrip. It’s a completely natural system that needs no volatile, chemical anti-static additives to aid conductivity. The conductivity is completely independent from moisture in the air.

Functionality:
Permanently conductive

Description:
Permanently conductive floor, connection between tiles through conductive adhesive and connected to earth through copper strip. Compliant to person-shoefloor-system requirement.

Application areas:
ESD facilities, cleanrooms, pharmaceutical laboratories, production sites and operating theatres.

COLOREX EC PLUS
Renovating an industrial floor can be a very costly and labour intensive endeavour. The downtime needed to move or disassemble heavy production equipment and the cost of a complex subfloor renovation can begin to add up before work on installing the new floor has even started. Colorex EC plus is a high performance floor covering system that consists of loose lay tiles. Suitable for applications where expensive preparatory measures and downtimes are not acceptable, it can be installed without interruptions and is immediately accessible. There’s no need for special subfloor treatments or preparations. The tiles connect to each other using a unique dovetailing system that remains hidden. But because they have a genuine Colorex surface you can still take advantage of its proven features and benefit.

Functionality:
Permanently conductive

Description:
Permanently conductive floor, connection between tiles through dovetails and connected to earth with copper strip. Compliant to person-shoefloor-system requirement.   

Application areas:
Renovation of ESD facilities, cleanrooms, pharmaceutical laboratories and production sites. Suitable when down time or raising moisture are critical.

High performance

Performance

Performance

Colorex SD
Enables safe electrostatic discharge through the whole thickness of the tile. The conductive coating forms a dense network of tiny black veins.

Functionality:
Permanently static dissipative

Description:
Permanently static dissipative floor, connection between tiles through conductive adhesive and connected to earth through copper strip

Application areas:
New built laboraties clean rooms, pharmaceutical laboratories, production sites and operating theatres.

Colorex SD Plus is available on request.

Colorex SD

Standard

Standard

Colorex Basic plus
A loose lay floor system with Colorex on top with limited conductive properties. This ranges provides all the benefits of Colorex like high density, easy repair and stain resistance with the benefit of a heavy duty loose lay tile.

Functionality:
Resistant / repairable

Description:
Excellent chemical resistant, floor can be repaired in case of heavy damages

Application areas:
Shops, stores, warehouses. Areas with high traffic needing daily intensive cleaning.

Colorex Basic is available on request

R11 Plus
Included with enhanced slip resistance, categorised as R11, because of the strong surface embossed structure.

Functionality:
Slip resistant

Description:
Dirt hiding, slip resistant floor

Application areas:
Industrial areas, garages, warehouses. Suitable when down time or raising moisture are critical

Standard

Product construction

We start where others stop

We make tiles in order to ensure consistent and unique properties and to overcome problems that can be fatal like emission, shrinkage and diminishing of conductive properties. Tiles can be installed more quickly and easily than sheets and with less waste, especially in small and medium areas or rooms with irregular shapes.

Colorex provides all the features normally associated with ESD sheet product but with the additional benefits mentioned above that the tile format offers. ESD sheet products require a high plastisicer content which can result in out-gassing. In contrast, Colorex tiles have a small percentage of placticer content and as a result, very low outgassing.

Construction Colorex
1. copper band
2. conductive glue
3. subfloor
4. conductive veins

Colorex construction

Brochure

Read more about Colorex

Would you like to read more about Colorex, please download our brochure.
Colorex brochure download

Colorex brochure

Norms & Certifications

Norms & Certifications

In order to provide our customers with highest safety, we measure and report the conductivity of each production batch. As a result of this quality control procedure, we establish a measurement report showing the distribution of conductivity values within a single batch. These reports are available to the customer upon request.

The homogeneous structure of Colorex SD/EC with its dense network of conductive veins is a guarantee for lifetime conductivity. Performance is permanent, independent from air humidity or temperature conditions

In conjunction with appropriate ESD footwear, Colorex EC is fully compliant with the personnel grounding requirements specified in the IEC 61340-5-1 and ANSI/ESD S20.20 standards for ESD Protected Areas (EPA):
- System resistance Person / Footwear / Flooring System < 35 MOhm
- Body Voltage < 100V

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