Egress tape is the term used to describe a smooth photoluminescent (glow in the dark) marking tape. Photoluminescent tape is constructed from a conventional self-adhesive plastic base film impregnated with photoluminescent powder. The material is charged by natural or artificial lights, when the lights dim the product instantly displays a bright light. The conventional colour is mild green, when emitting light it is a bright white.
Egress tape is most popular in America. America has the strictest regulations governing use; for tall buildings such as skyscrapers it is required that photoluminescent tape is applied onto the top of skirting boards (baseboards in America). In case of fire the smoke is hot so rises to the top of the room or corridor this creates major problems for the unfortunate inhabitants as the smoke prevents any light penetrating thus resulting in the occupiers becoming lost and disorientated in the burning building even if they are familiar with the building layout. A strip of Egress tape on top of skirting boards and around door surrounds enables people to crawl along walkways and see exits and access routes etc.
H8101 Photoluminescent tape is commonly used as a base in other Heskins manufactured materials including Glow Line safety-grip, photoluminescent safety-grip and dual purpose safety-grip die cuts.
Mainly supplied in rolls we can produce any roll width whilst die cut shapes are available in almost any shape.
Glow in the dark photoluminescent egress marking tape is an inexpensive product; it provides an excellent level of reassurance and safety for a low cost level.
You can see just how easy it is to apply our egress tape below:
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