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Help with what the proper naming convention is of my ESD/Soldering mat

Help with what the proper naming convention is of my ESD/Soldering mat

I have had an ESD/Soldering *HARD BOARD" mat in my garage since 95 when i got out of the Navy.
This was on my workbench at NAS Oceana for my entire time working micro-miniature component level repair in my avionics shop 69A.
close to the days i was a short timer, the shop was getting new ESD boards for all the soldering stations and we asked if we could have them and the shop supv said he didn't care, they were classifed as consumables.  I carried mine home and its been a real soldier at all the abuse you can imagine.  Time has finally taken its toll but its still functional and useful.... however,  I am in the market for another one to place on my newly fabricobbled dedicated electronics repair station.  I am looking on line and to my surprise, seems like everything i am finding for soldering workbench mats are all silicone.  Sounds inferior to me and not something that will stand up to my kind of standards and expectations of a proper soldering mat.

Here is a quick vid of what i have and i am looking for something like it.  My issue is i dont  know how to shop for it,, meaning i dont kno what its called believe it or not.  I am now starting to believe its BakLite with maybe a cermaic coating???  I dont know but i want to at least see if i can find another.  If anyone at all is familiar with soldering stations where there would be a hard board desk top mat and you know what they are called, chime in.  This one in my vid was also an ESD mat but its almost indistructable.

thanks in advance for any ideas or networking me with someone who may know.
see vid below

https://youtu.be/UKxflZ_x2rc

Re: Help with what the proper naming convention is of my ESD/Soldering mat

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ahhh,,, found it.......
https://res.cloudinary.com/iwh/image/upload/q_auto,g_center/assets/1/26/TransformingLM2436BE-Data-Sheet.pdf

A must have for those who would like to upgrade thier work surface in your shop which also doubles as a soldring  statioin as well.

i was surprised that this is *not* baklite,,

Re: Help with what the proper naming convention is of my ESD/Soldering mat

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Glad you found it.  I was about to start calling around my friends who are E techs to find out.
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Re: Help with what the proper naming convention is of my ESD/Soldering mat

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the one i have is likely 40years old,, maybe more.  the only reason there is any damage at all is because of careless use on differnt things in the past.

they are the buy once cry once kinda thing though. 

I am going to scavange ebay later tonight and see if by a small chance anyone on there is selling some.
its going to be odd though because a lot of people dont know what this kind of thing is. 
It stands up well to knife cuts as in there is no real penetrations/marks even razor blades.