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Is ESD anti-fatigue mat thickness ​really the thicker the better

Apr 16, 2018

Is ESD anti-fatigue mat thickness really the thicker the better?


Anti-static anti-fatigue floor mats are used as a kind of products that can effectively relieve employees' standing fatigue, improve work efficiency, and reflect the company's concern for employees' occupational health. However, at present, we find that many customers are misled by some manufacturers of anti-fatigue mats or anti-fatigue mats. The thicker anti-fatigue mats have better performance and can last longer. Recently, a well-known automobile parts manufacturer encountered such confusion and later consulted us. Below we have put together some easy-to-understand, easy-to-understand words for comparison and comparison.

First of all, a clear point, anti-static anti-fatigue mat is definitely not as thick as possible! Thickness control in 15mm-20mm is safe and reliable!
Anti-static and anti-fatigue mats are aimed at the human body. Compared to hard surfaces (such as epoxy floor, tiles or marble floors), the human body that is standing on them for a long time will have a comfortable feeling and relieve the pressure on the legs. In view of the material itself, it belongs to one of the physical properties of the anti-fatigue mat, which belongs to the fatigue resistance of the material.

From the perspective of the physical properties of materials, the state of fatigue according to stress can be divided into tension and compression fatigue, bending fatigue, torsional fatigue, fatigue and so on. Causes of fatigue failure include mechanical fatigue, corrosion fatigue, and thermal fatigue. Fatigue failure caused by anti-fatigue mats is generally based on tension and compression fatigue, and mechanical damage caused more damage.
ESD anti-fatigue mats are non-metal composite materials, which are usually three-layered. The surface layer is made of PVC material or rubber material, and the middle layer is a polymer foam material with certain cushioning properties and strength, and the bottom layer is made of conductive rubber material. Fatigue resistance of anti-fatigue mat products mainly refers to the middle layer of polymer foam materials. Thickness changes also refer to changes in the thickness of the intermediate layer. In other words, the anti-fatigue property of the anti-static anti-fatigue mat is simply to determine the fatigue resistance of the middle layer material. Its bonding strength with the material and the bottom material, the foam layer is a single layer is enough or two or more layers are superimposed, foaming material itself foaming density (foaming pore size), hardness, tensile strength, material There is a big relationship. Thickness and fatigue resistance also have a certain correlation, and it is also related to the buffering ability of the foaming material. But it's not as thick as possible!

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Things will be anti-fatigue mat cutting, look at the section, feel the hardness and elasticity of the middle layer, generally more than a few more in fact, many domestic anti-fatigue mat manufacturer middle layer uses poor quality material to act as anti-fatigue foam Layers, and even the material of the middle layer do not have the general anti-fatigue properties. They also tend to change the way they use the thickened interlayer to increase so-called fatigue resistance just to reduce costs. The identification is simple, and it feels like it. Also pay attention to the manufacturer's custom capabilities, material proofs, test reports, and more!
As a consumer, there are often illusions.If Thicker, fatigue resistance will be better! This is not the case. We have encountered similar experiences. After several family customers have communicated with each other, they still choose a 30mm-thick anti-fatigue floor mat. After nearly two years of use, it has been found that 30 mm thick anti-fatigue floor mats are prone to wrestling and even work injuries. This has not been the case for 18 mm anti-fatigue mats. After field assessment and analysis, the main reason is that the employees are not careful, and the fall of the anti-fatigue floor mat reaches 30mm, which is relatively high and increases the possibility of embarrassment. This, we did not expect in advance. After customer feedback, 18mm thick anti-static anti-fatigue mats were uniformly matched in subsequent orders. In fact, 18mm thickness and 20mm thickness, 30mm thickness of the anti-fatigue mat is almost the same performance, but the buffer capacity, the thicker the buffer force the better, depending on your pursuit of anti-fatigue or buffer performance.
In short, esd anti-fatigue mats are not as thick as possible! Proper thickness can reduce the risk of occupational safety without sacrificing the fatigue resistance of the product. If you are looking for cushioning performance, you can increase the thickness appropriately! The principle is to be safe and then reliable!