Pepperl+Fuchs is a pioneer and innovator in the field of sensors as well as electrical explosion protection. This globally active company has a workforce of around 6,600. One of the company’s operations is located in Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city and major economic hub of Vietnam with a population of around 9 million. South of this metropolis, Pepperl+Fuchs has built a new factory with floor coatings from Sika.
In the sensor production area, the client required 8,000 square meters of floorspace to be fitted with industrial flooring that controls electrostatic discharge (known as ESD flooring). “The specifications were very rigorous, as even low electrostatic discharges of less than 100 volts can lead to serious problems when producing electronically sensitive component parts such as sensors,” explains Jacobo Perez Polaino, General Manager of Sika Vietnam. Therefore, commissioning a supplier with the necessary ESD expertise and the ability to guarantee outstanding technical support when applying the floor coating was crucial for Pepperl+Fuchs.
"Pepperl+Fuchs were very satisfied with our products and the service provided by the entire project team." Jacobo Perez Polaino, General Manager of Sika Vietnam
Pepperl+Fuchs turned to the expertise and quality of Sika on this project just like they did on sites that required ESD flooring in the past. The product selected was the tried-and-tested ESD system Sikafloor® MultiDur ES-56 ESD. This is a self-leveling, two-component epoxy resin system that reliably meets the ESD requirements even under the most difficult environmental conditions of 12% relative humidity at an air temperature of +23°C.
During the implementation phase, staff from Sika’s sales and technical services teams carried out quality reviews and assessments of the project on a regular basis. “We liaised closely with the people responsible on the client side in all phases of the project,” said Jacobo Perez Polaino. Despite a coronavirus lockdown lasting several months, Sika was able to deliver the coating solution on time and met all deadlines. “Pepperl+Fuchs were very satisfied with our products and the service provided by the entire project team,” says Jacobo Perez Polaino.