Anti-static floors help by absorbing the static electricity that builds up naturally in any environment and moving it through the floor to ground. By grounding the charge, anti-static flooring prevents the ESD from building up and discharging into the environment, where it could be destructive to goods or dangerous to people. The discharge may be visible as a spark or tiny blue bolt of electricity, although the majority of static electricity is not usually apparent. Anti-static flooring can either be static dissipative or conductive.
On the basis of type, the anti-static floor market is categorized into resilient Anti-static flooring and non-resilient anti-static flooring. In 2019, the resilient Anti-static flooring segment dominated the market by accounting for 92% of the total market share. Resilient flooring system is denser and non-absorbent in nature. They assure a pliant surface that makes comfortable walking. These flooring also assure guarantee in having lesser maintenance. Resilient flooring also absorbs sound, which provides quieter and more peaceful living space. There is a wide range of technological advantages in this category of flooring. Growing urbanization and industrialization have resulted in a high and immediate requirement for resilient flooring in industrial areas, housing projects, and IT parks
MOHAWK GROUP, TARKETT, GERFLOR, FLOWCRETE, and FORBO – PROMINENT MARKET PARTICIPANTS IN ANTI-STATIC FLOOR MARKET
Some of the major key players operating in the global anti-static floor market include Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI), Gerflor, LG Hausys, Altro Ltd, Ecotile Flooring Ltd., Tarkett, Mohawk Group, Flowcrete Group Ltd., Forbo International SA, and Julie Industries among many others. The major players in the anti-static floor market are focused on strategies such as mergers and acquisitions and research and development to increase the geographical presence and consumer base globally. For instance, in Jan 2018, Tarkett, invested a total of USD 85.9 million over the next three years to expand its luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) production capacity in North America and Europe. These investments will strongly optimize company’s equipment, increase their local luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) production capacity, improve our supply chain efficiency and enhance their customer service.
Most of the market initiatives were observed in North America and Europe region, which have a high potential of Anti-Static Floor providers. Few of the important market initiatives and product developments from the industry are mentioned below:
|2018||Tarkett expands its luxury vinyl tiles production capacity in North America and Europe by investing €70 million||North America and Europe|
|2016||Ecotile Flooring Ltd. expanded its distribution channel in the US by entering into a partnership with Mats, Inc. a privately held business headquartered in Massachusetts with additional distribution facilities in Georgia and sales offices throughout the USA. The partnership with Ecotile gives Mats Inc access to two relatively untapped markets for them – Industrial and ESD flooring.||North America|