A conductive lining for industrial safety applications has been launched by DuPont Cambrelle.

Conductive footwear is designed to minimise electrostatic build-up, thereby avoiding the risk of spark ignition and reducing the risk of electric shock. Cambrelle Conduct incorporates a special fibre that helps dissipate electrical charge and with an average value of 4.3 k ohms has been designed to enable shoemakers meet EN344-1.

Kieran O'Hare, Cambrelle business manager explains that to comply with European Standard EN344-1 clause 4.3.4.1 for conductive footwear, all under-foot components other than the sole unit should be as conductive as possible. The electrical resistance of the final shoe should not exceed the 100 k ohms maximum limit.

The new lining retains the abrasion resistance and wicking properties of original Cambrelle and is therefore compatible with all types of safety boot.