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ESD and cleanroom flooring

ESD and cleanroom flooring

Keep the environment Under Control. Forbo Flooring Systems is an international market leader with a wealth of experience in ESD and cleanroom flooring. We offer several flooring solutions that meet the requirements of the most demanding and critical controlled environments, like a highly sensitive cleanroom area, a demanding production site or a hygienic healthcare facility. We have grouped our ESD and cleanroom solutions in the "Under control" portfolio. We offer various ranges in tiles (Colorex) and sheet (Sphera SD | EC, Marmoleum Ohmex), each with its own specific performance.

  • ESD and cleanroom flooring
  • ESD and cleanroom flooring
  • ESD and cleanroom flooring
  • ESD and cleanroom flooring
  • Colorex SD 150201 everest
    Colorex SD

    Colorex SD

    Colorex SD is a static dissipative homogeneous floor covering in tile format with permanent ESD properties. Because of the dense network of dissipative veins, static charges flow easily through the floor to earth. Colorex SD tiles can withstand the most demanding conditions and offer a perfect solution for highly sensitive areas such as cleanrooms, and for demanding production sites in the electronics, life sciences and manufacturing industry.

  • Colorex SD 150204 semicon
    Colorex EC

    Colorex EC

    Colorex EC is an electrostatic conductive floor covering in tile format with permanent ESD properties. Because of the dense network of conductive veins, static charges flow easily through the floor to earth. Colorex EC tiles can withstand the most demanding conditions and offer a suitable solution for highly sensitive areas such as cleanrooms and for demanding production sites in the electronics, life sciences and manufacturing industry.

  • Colorex SD 150207 quartz
    Colorex Plus

    Colorex Plus

    Colorex Plus is a high performance floor covering system consisting of adhesive free tiles for all applications areas where expensive sub floor preparation or downtime is an issue. Colorex Plus can be installed without disruption of activities and it can be used immediately after installation, even by fork lift trucks. Colorex Plus is available as electrostatic conductive (EC) option, a basic option and a slip resistant option (R10).

  • Sphera SD 550000 white | SD 550036 water
    Sphera SD

    Sphera SD

    Sphera SD is Forbo's homogeneous vinyl flooring collection with conductive properties in sheet format. The collection is specifically designed to control static discharges and particles in the most sensitive environments, such as pharmaceutical, MedTech and healthcare facilities. Sphera SD ensures the highest hygienic properties and provides permanent ESD control.

  • Sphera EC 450007 grey sky
    Sphera EC

    Sphera EC

    Sphera EC is Forbo's homogeneous vinyl flooring collection with conductive properties in sheet format. The collection is specifically designed to control static discharges and particles in the most sensitive environments, such as pharmaceutical, MedTech and healthcare facilities. Sphera EC ensures the highest hygienic properties and provides permanent ESD control.

  • Marmoleum Ohmex VU Amsterdam University
    Marmoleum Ohmex

    Marmoleum Ohmex

    Marmoleum Ohmex is a conductive floor covering that meets higher requirements for electrical conductivity. Electrical resistance is improved to < 1-108 Ω (EN1081), ensuring personal safety and protecting equipment that is sensitive to static electricity. Ideal for computer rooms, server rooms and areas with sensitive equipment. Marmoleum Ohmex is 2.5 mm thick and available in 6 colors.

About Under control

Keep the environment Under Control

Forbo Flooring Systems offers a range of ESD and cleanroom flooring solutions which can serve the highest demands and requirements of controlled environments.

For example in critical industrial environments where ESD can cause large scale damage, a flooring solution with permanent ESD properties can help to avoid costs from product failure, processing issues, equipment malfunction or hygienic problems.

The floor can contribute to the prevention of unwanted electrostatic build-up and discharges. A floor can also help to keep a controlled environment clean by limiting the particle and TVOC emission from the floor covering.

ESD & cleanroom flooring solutions can also be part of ensuring a safe environment in sensitive healthcare facilities and areas. Static discharges can be unpleasant for patients and employees and sensitive medical devices can be negatively influenced by static charges.

A solution that effectively protects the people and equipment against static events is required. Health and hygiene are crucial. A durable, stain resistant, highly stable and indentation resistant flooring solution is needed.

All the collections from Forbo that offer a solution for most demanding controlled environments, are bundled in one portfolio, Forbo's "Under Control"portfolio, which refers to what is important to the customer: making sure that everything in the environment is controlled. Collections included are:

• Colorex SD | EC | Plus (tiles)
• Sphera SD | EC (sheet)
• Marmoleum Ohmex (sheet)

Colorex SD150201 & SD150265

About Colorex

About Colorex tiles

Colorex is an advanced technical flooring system in tile format specifically designed for controlled environments, such as the semi-conductor, life sciences and manufacturing industries, cleanrooms and sensitive areas in healthcare environments. ESD control, particle control, moisture control or a combination, our Colorex tile ranges offer heavy duty solutions to meet the highest demands.

Colorex tiles are available with different levels of conductivity and in different constructions. We offer Colorex EC permanently conductive tiles, Colorex SD permanently dissipative tiles and Colorex Plus loose lay tiles.

Colorex is not only an advanced technical solution, it is also aesthetically pleasing, enhancing any commercial interior from industry to healthcare establishments.

The benefits of Colorex:

• The technology ensures a permanently conductive floor covering guaranteeing optimal performance throughout it's life, regardless of the humidity level of the area. Colorex fully complies with all ESD standards.

• The surface of Colorex can be fully restored and repaired extending it's useful life.

• The low plasticizer content in Colorex tiles creates excellent dimensional stability and prevents shrinkage.

• The low plasticizer content also ensures extremely low emissions and outgassing making Colorex the right choice for cleanrooms. Colorex fully complies with all cleanroom standards, confirmed by the Fraunhofer institute.

• The dense construction of Colorex and the Colorex plus loose lay system provides excellent resistance to heavy loads making it an ideal solution for commercial and industrial environments.

• Colorex is available in tile format, a prerequisite for raised access floors found in many commercial environments such as data centers and server rooms.

• There is an option to add safety signs and guiding with Colorex signal and Colorex signal glow.

• Being one of the most trusted brands on the market, you can have peace in mind that Colorex complies to every standard and norm that is required today.

Colorex tiles

About Sphera SD | EC

About Sphera SD | EC

The Forbo Sphera SD | EC sheet collection consists of 2 sub collections: Sphera SD (Static Dissipative) and Sphera EC (Electrostatic Conductive). Both floor coverings offer a trustworthy flooring solution for the most demanding of controlled environments.

Sphera is produced in Forbo’s new purpose-built European manufacturing plant, which means that all the latest insights and technology have been used to create ‘smart’ and innovative solutions resulting in a premium floor covering.

The benefits of Sphera SD | EC:

• Innovative product development and carefully controlled production processes ensure a flooring solution with permanent conductive properties, which complies with all ESD flooring standards.

• Optimal performance of the floor covering will remain throughout it's lifetime, regardless of the conditions of the environment, such as humidity levels.

• Low emissions and phthalate free manufacturing ensures that Sphera SD | EC can contribute to a healthy indoor environment

• The unique SMART control top layer makes Sphera SD | EC resistant to stains and scratches, for a durable and hygienic solution.

• Thanks to the conductive backing, there is no need for conductive adhesive underneath the full sheet, only to affix the copper strip. This reduces installation costs and risks of installation errors.

• Sphera SD | EC is produced in a zero waste environment, ensuring efficient and sustainable manufacturing.

Sphera ESD product construction

About Marmoleum Ohmex

About Marmoleum Ohmex

Marmoleum Ohmex is a conductive linoleum floor covering that combines excellent sustainability with enhanced electrical resistance (< 1-108 Ω (in accordance with EN1081).

This ensures personal safety and protects equipment that is sensitive to static electricity, like computers and other electronic devices.

Marmoleum Ohmex is made of natural raw materials which makes it a very sustainable conductive flooring choice.

Marmoleum Ohmex conductive linoleum flooring

What to use where?

Choose the right ESD flooring solution

ESD flooring solutions are designed for use in sectors such as electronics, pharmaceuticals, health, data centres and server rooms.

Download here the schedule where you can find what the right Forbo ESD flooring solution for your application is:
Forbo ESd flooring: choose the right solution

Or read more below about the application areas:

Colorex EC & Sphera EC - Application areas:
ESD facilities, ISO standard cleanrooms, pharmaceutical laboratories, production sites and operating theatres.

Colorex SD & Sphera SD - Application areas:
New build laboratories, ISO standard cleanrooms, pharmaceutical laboratories, production sites, server rooms, data centres and operating theatres.

Colorex Plus EC - Application areas:
Renovation of ESD facilities, ISO standard cleanrooms, pharmaceutical laboratories and production sites. Suitable when down time, damp floors or poor sub-floors are an issue.

Colorex Plus R10 - Application Areas:
The textured surface gives enhanced slip restistance (R10) and is ideal for use in areas where there is a risk of contamination of the floor for example through powder and water spillage on production sites (electronics, manufacturing, life sciences)

Colorex Plus Basic - Application areas:
Shops, stores, warehouses. Areas with high traffic needing daily intensive cleaning. Suitable when down time, damp floors, or poor sub floors are an issue.

Marmoleum Ohmex - Application areas:
Suitable for use in areas with sensitive equipment like computer and server rooms.

Sphera EC flooring

Environment

Environment

We constantly strive to produce sustainable flooring systems that create better environments everywhere. At the same time we help take care of the natural environment through our commitment to sustainable development, responsible raw material procurement and manufacturing processes. For example our Colorex and Sphera collections are manufactured using 100% green electricity and are REACH compliant.

How it's made
• Of all the electricity we buy, 100% comes from renewable sources. This means all our vinyl production sites, including our Colorex & Sphera plants, are part of an effective environmental management system and achieve ISO14001 certification
• Sphera SD | EC is phthalate free and produced in a zero waste environment

How it performs
• The low plasticiser content ensures low emissions and outgassing.

• The surface of Colorex can be fully repaired extending the useful life of the product. Deep scratches, holes, burns or other surface damage can be easily and effectively repaired, without leaving any trace or affecting the original characteristics of the floor. This genuine, 100% repairable surface is unique to Colorex and something that no other flooring system can promise.

Sphera SD-550000 white | SD 550049 yellow green