Phthalate- and FR-Chemical-Free Vinyl ESD Cleanroom Upholstery

December 04, 2021 | Blog

Continuing a tradition of technical seating innovation, only BioFit offers phthalate- and fire-retardant-chemical-free vinyl upholstery on ESD and combination cleanroom/static-control seating. Developed in collaboration with Duracote Corporation to comply with mandates by the State of California and other jurisdictions, the new upholstery is available on our ESD and combination ISO 3 to ISO 8/ESD-rated chairs and stools and replaces our original Microcon vinyl while maintaiing it predecessor’s nameplate.

With the launch of our updated selection of Microcon phthalate- and fire-retardant-chemical-free (FR-free) vinyls, BioFit completed the enhancement of our overall upholstery offering in response to the enactment of a State of California law limiting fire-retardant chemicals in all upholstered seating shipping into the state to 1,000 parts per million or less. Our exclusive Microcon ESD vinyl blend is the culmination of a two-year initiative in which BioFit leveraged the technical seating expertise of its engineering team in partnership with Duracote Corporation of Ravenna, Ohio ‒ a renowned designer of industrial coatings and flexible materials, including laminated and coated films, foams and non-woven fabrics used in architectural and transportation interiors and custom applications.

In addition to meeting ISO, ESD, phthalate- and FR-free requirements, the new vinyl features enhanced 4-way stretchability and tear strength over the original Microcon blend. Colors include blue and black, and the new upholstery is available standard on all BioFit ESD and combination cleanroom/ESD seating, including quick-ship models for U.S. customers. All BioFit seating for static-control applications is rated for use in facilities compliant with American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/ESD S20.20.

Explore our full selection of technical seating for cleanroom and ESD applications.