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Non Slip Tape used in French Exhibition

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

etienne bardelli scenographical work with safety grip non slip tapeRecently, we received an email informing us of the use of our Safety Grip non slip tape on some displays at an exhibition. Not Without Reason ( Non Sans Raison ) are porcelain manufacturers, but more in the sense where the team are art directors, and do not manufacture in-house. The exhibition presents their work, and is held at the prestigious Museum Adrien Dubouché in the city and commune of Limoges, the administrative capital of the Limousin region on west central France.

Heskins Safety Grip non slip tape was used by E. Bardelli, who also sent in photos of the work she created, a series of scenographic work for the exhibition.

Etienne Bardellis Work

The scenographic work, seen above, consists of the design laser cut out of the black Safety Grip, which is then applied over white, to provide contrast and show the design that has been made. A series of these has been created, 3 using the outline with Safety Grip, and 3 using the cut shape from the Safety Grip, all applied to white to provide the best contrast and make the design stand out.

etienne bardelli uses heskins safety gripThe last piece we have to show you is a musical reference piece.  The base has been covered in Heskins Safety Grip with pins applied into the surface. These pins have been applied in such an order to hit the keys on the synthesizer as it moved round. The non slip tape has been very meticulously applied to ensure all edges and curves are as smooth as possible.

We are really impressed, with not only their unique work, but their use of our material. We hope they can send us more images of their wonderful creations with our flagship product, which shows yet more examples of where Heskins Safety Grip can be applied!

Heskins Safety Grip is available in a wide range of colours, sizes and shapes, ready for immediate dispatch. Custom options are available dependent on order request, allowing you to order specific anti slip products to cater for your business. If requesting custom colour options, please note we can only work to Pantone or RAL references. Heskins Safety Grip is manufactured in wide-width logs measuring up to 1128mm, allowing you to request specific roll sizes within that size. Heskins can also offer custom die cuts and prints if required.

To enquire further, or to place an order, please contact Heskins by phone, email or Live Chat.

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Slip Prevention on Wind Turbines

Monday, August 10th, 2015
anti slip tape applied to a wind turbine

Image taken from wind turbine tour

Wind turbines, or more correctly known as an aerofoil-powered generator, are rotary propeller devices that transform kinetic energy generated by wind into electrical power. The term ‘wind turbine’ is the most popular used, but technically, there is no turbine used in the design. It has apparently instead migrated from parallel hydroelectric technology, otherwise known as rotary propeller.

Wind turbines are one of the new technologies at the forefront of renewable or sustainable energy and are installed over parts of the land or sea in groups called ‘wind farms’. While many of us have seen them as large, towering devices, there are many smaller devices available that to do the same job on a smaller scale, charging auxiliary power for small boats and caravans, or powering street signs. The use of wind turbines has a massive effect on the impact of fossil fuels and the reduction of our reliance upon them.

We are going to focus on the larger wind turbines in this post, as while they are a source of harnessing renewable energy, they themselves are mechanical, and their service must be maintained by routine checks to ensure they do not break down. This must be performed by an individual, who must climb up onto the wind turbine and physically check it’s status. As wind turbines must be placed in windy areas, many safety measures must be taken to ensure the safe ascent and descent of the person, and the use of harnesses gloves, helmets, warm clothes are required whilst undertaking this potentially risky endeavour.

Once the summit has been reached, the person will find themselves on a slightly curved panel at the top. When manufactured, this is completely smooth which of course in such a windy environment, and such a high position off the ground is unsafe.

white safety gripThis is where we come in…. as Heskins provide Safety Grip™ to be applied to this surface to ensure that slip prevention has maximum efficiency. In the image, you can see our white Safety Grip™ non slip tape has been applied to the surface, due to it’s excellent CoF ( coefficient of friction ) levels, due to its excellent grip. The top surface has an aluminium oxide grit applied to create an industrial grade non slip surface. A permanent adhesive is applied to the Safety Grip™ to help create a strong bond to a clean, dry surface that will not lift. This is beneficial to this application, as the top, standing surface of the wind turbine is curved, Safety Grip™ is the perfect slip prevention to be applied as the material conforms to the curves on the surface, with no detrimental effect.

On the top of the wind turbine, the white Safety Grip™ has been applied in 150mm strips, as it is just as effective as applying a large sheet, yet much more cost effective.

We can supply Safety Grip™ non slip tape in many colours and roll sizes ranging from 19mm up to 1168mm and up to 18.3 metres in length. We can also supply die cuts in many shapes and sizes. Dependent on order quantity, we can also offer a bespoke service, allowing you to receive Safety Grip™ in specific sizes, shapes and colours to suit your needs.

If you would like to enquire further, or place an order, you can contact us by phone, email, live chat or the contact us form on the site.

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BMX Start Ramp Kits now available

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

anti slip bmx start ramp kitAfter the success of our BMX start ramp kits used at various events such as London 2012 and Baku 2015, we are now producing them for wholesale.

Heskins Safety Grip is perfect for start ramps at BMX events, as it provides great traction from the start, allowing riders to achieve the best launch possible in the race for first place. Heskins Safety Grip will provide excellent traction in all race-suitable weather. Our previous one-off kits, made for the London 2012 Olympics and the Baku European Championships earlier in 2015, showcased the grip quality and durability of our material, with it surviving each and every round, and still performance in the last event as well as it did in the first.

traction from the startWith Heskins Safety Grip in pre-cut packs, we can create the perfect anti slip BMX start ramp kit for your needs. We have a range of standard off the shelf kit designs, complete with start gate numbers printed on to the material, that can be dispatched within 10 days of order placement. All designs can be altered, or new designs created to accommodate event logos and information, but please expect these to take a little longer for production. We can print onto our Safety Grip up to a size of 10mx10m, so please speak to us if you require anything beyond this, as we can most likely create a solution for you. We take any artwork format and re-draw or re-scale if required, then print onto any colour Safety Grip available in high-definition to any Pantone or RAL colour references. Quality control measures are maintained throughout the whole process to ensure the best possible finish is achieved.

You will receive a complete BMX start ramp kit that can be easily applied onto a clean, dry surface immediately, and is ready as soon as it is applied.

Contact Heskins today to aquire a complete anti slip start ramp solution for your BMX event that gives you traction from the start.

To place an order, or enquire further, contact us by phone, email or Live Chat. We’re waiting to hear from you.

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