The strict hygiene requirements of the ingredients weighing area at its plant required a seamless, chemical resistant, dust-free and easy-to-clean floor finish. Also vitally important was the need for the floor to be electro-static dissipating; able to eliminate the static charge caused by the potentially explosive fine powder ingredients. The flooring system recommended was John Lord’s own Epigard SL AntiStatic; incorporating copper tape.

As with many projects in operational manufacturing plants, the installation programme needed meticulous planning to ensure adherence to a tight schedule, to minimise dust, disruption to the plant and full compliance with health and safety rules; all part of everyday requirements for the John Lord teams. A John Lord team of four fully trained and skilled employees, together with a John Lord project manager set about the seven day task which included:

• Work to ensure the substrate was free from dust and grinding of the surface to create a uniform profile to ensure the resin would fully bond to the substrate.

• A coat of Epigard FastTrac isolation primer was applied.

• A matrix of self-adhesive copper conductor strips was laid and connected to a suitable earthing point by qualified electricians. A conductive primer bond coat was then applied.

• The mixed Epigard SL AntiStatic was poured onto the primed substrate and hand floated.

The completed Epigard SL AntiStatic resin floor was left to cure. This floor system can go into light service after 48 hours and full chemical cure occurs in seven days.

After the installation of Epigard SL AntiStatic, resistance readings using specialist equipment, in accordance with BS EN 1081:1998, were conducted to ensure compliance: Certification was provided to the client.


Epigard SL AntiStatic is suitable for use in electronics manufacturing; assembly and testing; pharmaceutical production facilities; laboratories and clean rooms; hospitals; ordnance facilities; nuclear industry; aerospace industry; specialist dry processing

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John L. Lord & Son manufactures and installs a full range of its own specialist resin floor systems suitable for all applications; Uragard; polyurethane resins, Epigard; epoxy resins and Acrigard; acrylic/MMA resins. Total responsibility from John Lord is a combined 10-year product and installation guarantee that means total peace of mind for customers.

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