Conformable Anti Slip Tape H3406

Heskins Conformable Anti Slip Tape on Stairs

Durbar plate, chequer plate, diamond tread are all commonly used you can see them almost everywhere for fire exits, walkways, access platforms etc., it is a common misconception that the pattern provides a safe surface to walk on, unfortunately this is not correct.  Durbar plate is an extremely slippy surface, metal does not easily provide a non slip floor (its hard surface does not attract grip) and the pattern often creates more problems than it solves (the rises result in less surface area for footwear).  Many government safety websites warn of the risk of using durbar type plate in critical areas.  Conformable safety-grip tape is the answer to the problems that irregular metal plates create.  Durbar plate was previously impossible to coat with a non slip surface, a conventional non slip tape would rise up when stretched into the valleys. 

Conformable anti slip tape is special, it has a class O, dead soft aluminium foil backing.  The advantage of using a foil instead of a conventional plastic is for the following reasons;
  1. Foil has zero stretch tolerances – unlike a plastic it will not be stretched, when a plastic stretches it wants to revert to its original state so will lift from an irregular substrate.
  2. The foil has no memory, it can be pressed into place and will remain in that shape.

The upper surface of H3406 Conformable safety-grip tape is a conventional abrasive, this results in exceptionally high grip levels (coefficient of friction), the abrasive upper surface provides grip even in wet or dirty conditions.  The diamond hard mineral that Heskins uses (9 on the MOHS scale) ensures that good grip is obtained.  Conformable anti slip tape is an extremely popular material, we produce the material in a wide variety of standard widths and shapes, and we can easily create almost any width or shape all within extremely accurate tolerances.

One additional benefit of Conformable non slip tape being constructed using a foil instead of plastic base is that this gives it high flame retardancy levels.  Conformable safety-grip tape has been tested and certified to CAA FAA specification 8 for use within cockpit areas, for more information please contact our technical sales team.

Standard stock colours of our conformable non slip tape are:

black conformable non slip tape

Black

H3406N

 

 

yellow conformable anti slip tape

Yellow

H3406Y

Pantone/RAL

113U/1023

yellow black hazard conformable safety grip

Black/Yellow Hazard

H3406D

 

 

orange conformable anti slip tape

Orange

H3406O

 

 

White

H3406W

As always we can produce to any Pantone or RAL colour dependent on quantity.

For help with applying our conformable anti slip tape, please view the video below:



You can view the rest of our instructional videos here.

To order or enquire further, you can contact the Heskins sales team by phone, live chat or the contact us form on the website.