Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
It’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:
Heskins 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 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.
Seeing 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!
Following 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.
Our 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 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.