Heskins Anti Slip Tape at the Rio 2016 Olympics

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

heskins anti slip tape on rio 2016 bmx rampHeskins have been chosen to supply anti slip tape for the BMX course start ramp at the Rio 2016 Olympics! The 3rd olympic event in a row!

For this olympics, we were asked to supply a 10 metre x 20 metre anti slip surface of H3401W standard Safety Grip anti slip tape, the same anti slip material provided for the last two olympic games, but this time in our stunning shade of green to match the colour theme of the event.

It was shipped in rolls of sectioned tiles which were pieced together during application, and the result looks very impressive indeed!

The BMX event starts tomorrow the 17th of August and we are crossing our fingers for Team GB to get the gold!

We are proud that Heskins anti slip products are once again being used at such a prestigious event such as the Olympics. The consistency of use year on year show the quality of the materials we produce.

Heskins now also produce BMX start ramp kits in various designs, and we can also accommodate custom design requests, please contact us for more information.

We are looking forward to the start of the BMX event at the Rio 2016 Olympics and our products being shown on the TV!

Go team GB!



Preventing Slips Near Water

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

anti slip tape applied to racing yachtIt’s that time of year when Britain has a go at summer.

While Britain’s currently doing as well at summer as England did at football in the European Championship, there will still be in an increase in outdoor pool and boat use for leisure.

With this, comes an increase in slip and fall injuries due to surface water retention, which is naturally prevalent throughout the year at indoor pools and other areas exposed to water, but with the increase in personal pool use, safety regulations possibly aren’t upheld as well as they should be.

Besides summer use for leisure, our non abrasive and water friendly anti slip tapes are suitable for use in any any private, public, commercial or industrial application for preventing slips near water. Here are the options below:

Aqua Safe

transparent aqua safe non slip tapeHeskins flagship non abrasive anti slip product. The first non abrasive of which all our others would follow. It was our first product were we used embossing methods to create an anti slip surface on a manipulated PVC. This gave us a non slip slip surface that was not just one, whole material, but was also kind to bare skin.


resilient anti slip tapeResilient was created to offer even greater grip levels than the aforementioned Aqua Safe, and this the plan to expand our non abrasive range began! Resilient is slightly thicker than Aqua Safe, due to the material used, which was a rubber-like compound which then had the surface embossed with a different pattern to achieve greater grip levels.


Coarse Resilient

Blue coarse resilient anti slip tapeSeeing what grip levels we could achieve was a mission of ours that we needed to complete,and with Coarse Resilient, we feel confident enough to say mission accomplished. Using the same process as our resilient anti slip tape, but then employing an additional method of ‘micro blowing’ while the material is still molten, yields greater peaks and valleys in the material that provides yet more grip. This makes coarse resilient anti slip tape our most industrial grade non abrasive material yet!

Lean Coarse Resilient

coarse resilient lean anti slip tapeFollowing on from the success of our coarse resilient anti slip tape, while some customers loved the product as it was, some required a non abrasive with the same grip levels, but for their solution to not be as thick in terms of depth. At this point, we had the abilities to create a surface that was identical to coarse resilient, but modifying manufacturing methods to allow the product to be thinner.

Ribbed Rubber Anti Slip Tape

ribbed rubber anti slip tapeOur second symmetrical non abrasive material ( After our handrail grip tape ). The manufacturer of ribbed rubber anti slip tape employs a technique which allows us to manipulate a plastic composite to feel more like rubber. What this achieves is a rubber feel, with a more consistent finish, resulting in a higher quality product with virtually no defects, meaning greater durability. Ribbed rubber type anti slip tape gives you the solution of anti slip surface with drainage.

Marine Anti Slip Tape

marine anti slip tapeMarine anti slip tape is Heskins abrasive anti slip tape designed to be used specifically for sea-fairing activities! Pleasure crafts and commercial liners will benefit from it’s use, as not only does it provide a hard wearing anti slip surface that copes with the demand of a sailor/ship worker, but it is 100% salt resistant! Marine anti slip tape features a grit coating of S2, silicone carbide, which are small glass beads, allowing it to perform like an abrasive anti slip tape, but without the sharp edges that can damage skin and clothes like the aluminium oxide grit on Heskins Safety Grip would.

All of our non abrasive and marine fairing anti slip tapes are available in a wide range of sizes, shapes and colours, with custom options available depending on order quantity to prevent slips near water. For more information, you can call the sales team to ask questions, place an order or request samples or head over to the Heskins website to take a look at the respective products in greater detail before contacting the sales team via email, live chat or the contact us page on the website.




Heskins Shrink Wrapping Services

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

hazard anti slip roll in shrink wrappingHeskins offers a shrink wrapping service for resellers, allowing customers to receive Heskins anti slip products ready for resale straight out of the box.

One part of this process, is packaging the Heskins anti slip products ready for packing and delivery. We offer a few packing options, but our most popular, is shrink wrapping. This ensures the products stay clean during transit and storage. It is also a very cost effective method of packaging products.

When purchasing Heskins anti slip products for resale, Heskins individually package your products by placing a label over the core, wrapping them in plastic, then placing them on the conveyer belt through the shrink wrapping oven. When they come through the other side they are perfectly sealed and ready for packing and dispatch.

Once received, retailers can place Heskins anti slip products on to shelves immediately for resale, with no prep time involved.

Heskins can provide basic labels featuring information, or can provide a label printed with your companies branding, and even include barcodes and SKU’s.

Shrink wrapping services are available on rolls that are 100mm and 50mm in width.

What do you offer besides shrink wrapping?

blank sleeve anti slip rollCardboard sleeves, with your Companies brand design applied to insert rolls into, ready for immediate resale. The sleeves can feature barcodes, SKU’s, QR codes and anything else you require.

  • Anti slip rolls can also be wrapped before shrink wrapping. This protects the shrink wrapping and anti slip surface, making them more resilient ( see what we did there ) in storage and on display.
  • Bags ( akin to our Tenura packaging ) whereby we place the rolls inside the bags, which can come complete with branded labelling, if required.
  • Boxes made specifically for rolls measuring 150mm x 610mm. These are the most popular choice; however, we can make them to accommodate other sizes, if necessary.

You can view our video regarding our resellers service right here:

For more information on Heskins reseller services, you can contact us by email, phone or by using the contact us form on the website to speak to one of our sales team.