Heskins Present at Red Bull Cliff Diving Championship

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

red bull printed anti slip tapeRed Bull recently got in touch with us as they required an anti-slip solution for their cliff diving world series…..

“Free-falling from up to 27m combined with awe-inducing acrobatics – That’s the essence of cliff diving” is how it’s described on the Red Bull cliff diving website. And since 2009 Red Bull have been putting on these events across the globe every year for all competitors brave enough to enter, and for all spectators to enjoy.

While these are adrenaline fuelled events, the event organisers still have to coordinate these events to ensure high levels of safety as well as allowing the competitors to perform to the best of their abilities, with all the advantages that can be afforded to them.

One of these advantages, and probably the most important, is the launch area. If a cliff edge is wet, it is possibly slippery. This prevents the competitors from achieving the most optimal launch, which not only could prevent them from completing their most successful dive that they have meticulously practised, but could also cause an injury or worse.

With this in mind, Red Bull got in touch with us to produce an anti-slip surface for the launch area, that not only functions effectively but has aesthetic appeal too.

Heskins Safety Grip is one of Heskins first materials ever created, sporting an aluminium oxide coating on the surface to provide effective slip protection. This was chosen as the surface of choice, and due to the stature of the event and the brand running it, they required a surface print to help with their ever-present branding exercise.

And with that, we have created a run of our black standard Safety Grip with a bespoke print for the women’s and men’s platforms. They have so far been used in Ireland and the Azores, with plenty more stops on the way to the final event of the series this year in Lago Ranco, Chile.

For more information on the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, you can visit the website here.

If you would like to know more about our printed anti-slip surfaces, you can read about them on this blog post, or alternatively, you can contact us by phone, live chat, or complete the contact form and a member of the sales team will get back to you as soon as they can.

New Floor Markers Available Now!

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Did you ever dream that Heskins would produce its class leading PermaStripe and PermaRoute range of heavy duty aisle marking products in smaller shapes to make them even more competitive?  Of course you did!  Well that wish has come true!  Many customers do not want the large format L-shapes, crosses etc but instead something larger and importantly that has a uniform width of 50mm so it does not vary from the most popular roll width dimension.

Floor Marker Shapes and Dimensions

The popular shapes and dimensions we now have available are;


Arrow -100mmx200mm



Disc – 100mm



Line block – 50mmx120mm


l shape

L-shape – 100mmx100mm


t shape

T-shape – 100mmx150mm


x shape

X-shape – 150mmx150mm



We offer various warehouse markers, from pre-printed and custom signs, to pallet markers. The rest of the PermaStripe and PermaRoute pallet markers and shapes can be seen here. As some work with smaller-scale items or in smaller working environments, large bay and aisle markers aren’t required. Giving customers the opportunity to acquire smaller, more discreet markers that still have high-visibility is an option that for us at Heskins was easy to do. As always, if the demand is high enough, then we are more than happy to provide what the customers want.

Custom Production

As always, we still offer custom production, so if there is something you require that we do not yet provide, please enquire. We are always focused on serving your needs the best way possible, and dependent on order quantity, we can create many size rolls and die-cuts within certain tolerances, and colours matching Pantone or RAL references. For more information on our custom services, you can click here.

To order our new floor markers, or to enquire further, you can contact our sales team via phone, live chat, or fill out the contact us form and a member of the sales team will get back to you as soon as possible.




Marine Anti Slip Tape in Kitchens

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

marine anti slip tape on kitchen floorMarine anti slip tape is not only one of the most recent product additions in the Heskins range, but is the first truly marine specific anti-slip products.

While we naturally expect it to be primarily used in marine based applications, it also lends itself to various other anti-slip applications further inland.

In this case, a customer of ours applied it to the floor of their hotel kitchen, as its mop friendly yet abrasive surface was perfect for increasing safety in their small, yet fast paced environment. This helped to eradicate slip and fall injuries in the workplace, allowing the staff to work at the pace they are used to without risk of slip accidents.

They applied 50mm wide grey marine anti slip tape in parallel lines across the floor leaving the same approximately sized gaps in between. This meant a more cost-effective application as they covered enough surface area for effective slip prevention. Any more would essentially be no more effective, yet more expensive. Supplying Heskins anti slip tape in various roll widths allows our customers to receive a truly cost-effective solution.

While marine anti slip tape is abrasive, the grit used is silicone carbide, which are small glass beads, rather than the aluminium oxide shards used on Heskins Safety Grip. These allow for an abrasive surface that is easily cleaned and doesn’t damage cleaning equipment. You can read more on that here.

Marine anti slip tape is just another product to be added alongside the anti slip tapes Heskins produces and supplies that can be used in kitchen areas. Many of the Heskins non-abrasive anti slip range are also used in many kitchens across the world.

Marine anti slip tape is available for immediate dispatch in various colours, shapes and sizes. Custom options are available dependent on minimum order quantities.

To enquire about marine anti slip tape, please contact the sales team via phone, email or the contact us form on the website.