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ESD Matting

Bondline’s range of anti-static mats and bench matting are designed to keep you grounded when working with static-sensitive devices. Our matting is available in a range of sizes, colours and studs to suit all applications.

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Anti-Static Mats for ESD Applications

Matting Supplier

We pride ourselves in being one of the leading UK suppliers and vast stockists of anti static matting. Our matting is stocked on a regular basis to ensure we can support our customer’s needs. Our ESD mats are generally available as Vinyl or Rubber mats. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions regarding our matting.

Importance of ESD Mats and ESD Matting

Industrial static control is increasing in demand and many businesses are looking for ways to reduce static damage in their workplaces. ESD matting is an essential grounding item for many businesses because it reduces the risk of static charge.

Components are prone to severe damage from static electricity. This includes printed circuit boards, computer motherboards, hybrid bio-electronic devices and more. Static electric discharge will potentially short out electrical devices permanently and irreversibly. Any damage is devastating to manufacturers because components are costly to produce.

ESD Matting In An EPA

ESD working surfaces, such as mats, are typically an integral part of the ESD workstation, particularly in areas where hand assembly occurs. It is important that each bench, or work surface, is covered with the proper ESD material and is properly connected to earth using a system of cords and Earth Bonding Points (EBPs). Most workstations will use pliable ESD matting to cover the bench and be the ESD work-surface on which to handle ESD sensitive (ESDS) items. The mat needs to be grounded and best practice is to use metal grounding hardware snaps and ground cords connecting the work-surface mat to the common point ground. The entire bench-top should be covered by the ESD mat.

An ESD protective worksurface is usually dissipative on the surface with a conductive layer either underneath (2-layer matting), or buried between two dissipative layers (3-layer matting). Although conductive materials are the quickest to ground a charge, they can also cause damage by discharging too rapidly.

Walking alone can create static electricity. However, ESD matting can help to disperse this electricity. These mats have electrically conductive carbon fibres throughout. Consequently, the ESD flows at a slower rate across the surface of the mat which in turn neutralises it. There is also matting available which is appropriate to use on workbenches, trolleys and other surfaces.

Which ESD matting do I need? Click here for a full guide.

It’s important to be comfortable whilst you’re working, that’s why you should consider investing in quality, comfortable matting to give you the support and comfort you need. At Bondline, we offer a range of comfortable anti static matting including anti-fatigue matting, anti-fatigue mats and cushion matting.

To learn more about the importance of comfort in the workplace, click here.

Field Service Work

Field work is perhaps the most risky situation of handling ESD sensitive devices, it is also often the most neglected aspect of ESD damage prevention. The situation is risky as there are usually many potential ESD sources in the environment. If you will be working off-site at a remote location, we recommend that you invest in a Field Service Kit.

Spare parts should be transported inside static shielding bags or containers. Where modules have to be worked on in an exposed state, static-dissipative matting should be bonded to the product’s electrostatic bonding point, and to the ground to act as a work surface. When using a Field Service Kit, remember to lay the ESD sensitive devices only on the mat.

Bespoke ESD Matting

Bondline provides a premium service of bespoke custom sizing and studding for our bench matting to suit all customer requirements. If you would like bespoke customisation, please make an enquiry by contacting Bondline.

ESD Mat Maintenance

Since dirt can behave as an insulator, it is important to regularly clean ESD mats before testing / monitoring the resistivity. Cleaning will also ensure optimum electrical performance and, by regularly cleaning, you will maintain the original resistivity of the anti-static mat whilst extending its shelf-life.

For ESD mats, we recommend using our Staticide Mat and Table Top Cleaner for optimum results. This non-abrasive formula is safe to use on workstations, table tops and anti-static mats, including rubber and vinyl. View our full range of ESD cleaning products by clicking here.


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