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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.


Thick Safety Grip Now Available

Monday, July 27th, 2015
thick safety grip comparison

The comparison between standard Safety Grip and very thick Safety Grip. Click to zoom.

For many years we have been requested to produce very thick anti slip materials, but achieving this has created many production problems. The thickest plastic films that we can purchase to make our products from are typically no thicker than 1.4mm, the choice of films above 0.5mm becomes very difficult to source and the limited range is terrible, as we cannot specify colours or properties. We have historically resisted trying to produce thick anti slip tapes, as we have tried to source the films we need (the MOQs are huge) and change our production processes to handle the new depth, but a thick product makes slitting almost impossible.

In early 2015 we made the decision to produce 2mm thick Safety Grip.  The decision was fraught and is quite literally a gamble!  We have worked with one of the world’s main film producers and have committed to their ginormous MOQ, and alongside this, we have modified the necessary production machinery as well as invested in a new range of high-volume crush cut blade holders.

thick safety grip close up

A grit grade inbetween standard and coarse.

As of July 2015 we are producing 2mm thick Safety-Grip in one grit grade (in-between standard and coarse) and one colour; black.

2mm anti slip tape (the actual thickness is slightly more due to adhesion applied etc) does have so many uses, it stands proud in a recess (we can make to any plus or minus tolerance as required), provides depth and has high tensile strength properties.  It is supplied in rolls or die cut shapes and is due to us buying the base film in such a large quantity it is very economically priced.

For more information, head over to the product page on the website. If you would like to talk to use regarding placing an order, please contact us by phone, email, Live Chat or the contact us form on the website.



PermaRoute – The Perfect Airport Marking Solution

Friday, July 24th, 2015
airport marking solution

Airport marking solution – Click to zoom.

Firstly, what exactly is PermaRoute? PermaRoute is a durable and complete floor marking system that allows you to create aisle ways and associated signage. A system that allows you to optimise your target area for maximum performance, ensuring a more streamlined, organised, tidy and safe workflow.

Why is PermaRoute ideal for an airport Environment?

With PermaRoute you are not limited to simple lines; it is a versatile method that allows you to develop a clear set of visual aids for airport markings. This is achieved by the vast selection of lines, angles, junctions and corners available. Not only is this extremely durable it offers high visibility in all industry standard colours. Here are examples of how PermaRoute is used as an airport marking solution in a practical and significant way at an airport check in desk and security gate.

Check-in/Security Gates

airport check in

Airport check-in marking solution – Click to zoom.

With PermaRoute, you can easily guide passengers to their check in desk or security gate, with the durable finish lasting for a long time under constant foot traffic. Colour changes can denote where queues must wait before proceeding to desk or gate, with letters available to apply if necessary to highlight the message required.

Arrows are used to direct guests once they have checked in, or need to be directed to the security gates available.

Feet shapes help people position themselves correctly through security gates, with rotary scanners requiring a certain position for you to be in, by placing your feet on these you can make the process as quick as possible, and help passenger flow. By using PermaRoute for airport markings, you can create a long lasting and visible system, that is cost effective also.


airport security gate

Airport security gate – Click to zoom

More advantages of this resourceful product are that there is hardly any preparation is required for application, with minimal downtime required. As soon as the product is applied, it is ready. The surface merely needs to be clean, dry and free from grease. Porous surfaces may need priming prior to application but Heskins surface primer is available to help you with this.

This 700mu thick product is available in rolls up to 1168mm in various colours and can be cut into virtually any shape. Dependent on order quantity, we can offer a bespoke service that allows you to receive a floor marking solution which is specific to your business needs. Any colour, shape and size is possible. Colours must match Pantone or RAL references.

For more information, and to view the range, you can visit the PermaRoute website, or alternatively you can contact us by phone, email, Live Chat or the contact us form on the site.