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Heskins Non-Slip Fabric Manufacturing Process; Amongst Other Things


Whilst touching on our manufacturing processes for non slip fabric, we thought we would update you on our business developments as a whole….

As can be seen, I posted a blog yesterday which made me think; the last one I posted was January! I have a reason. At Heskins we have gone through a major restructuring, our developments have been;
1. Our new, custom-designed CRM ( Customer Relationship Management ) & ERP ( Enterprise Resource Planning ) system has been installed. Although we did not want to worry customers our old ERP was failing due to data overload, in early 2011 we made the decision to commission a new, bespoke system purely for our needs. Only installed this month we are already seeing benefits and only at phase 1. We can now accept orders by EDI ( Electronic Data Interchange ) allowing automatic input, our ERP tracks all orders in our production system allowing real-time status updates and has many amazing features that will ease administration and resource planning. The new ERP was installed at the same time as a change in our production and dispatch procedures to allow higher capacity.
2. Tenura has taken off very well, in fact, too well. Demand has far outstripped our production capacity; we have now employed resources to meet requirements from customers. Customers love the new approach we have taken to old anti-slip problems encountered by the elderly and disabled, all using a green material that is free from phthalates and heavy metals, totally unique!

As can be seen, I have been busy so please excuse my tardiness, but, I have wanted to talk about our non-slip fabric range, and I thought this was a perfect time.

Non-slip fabrics are an important part of the Heskins (and Tenura) range. The products are so versatile; their uses span many applications and possess unique solutions. The anti-slip capabilities are provided by the soft covering, unlike our safety-grip range they rely on pressure to provide grip, pressure compresses the soft fabric which then acts like a cup encompassing the object. The non-slip fabrics are produced by coating a glass fibre mesh (the mesh pattern then provides the pattern for the non-slip fabric), the mesh is then passed through a foamed plastic bath, and the liquid plastic encapsulates the mesh and sets, creating the product. As standard, off the shelf, we offer a range of different mesh patterns and thicknesses, dependent on the quantity we can create your own design. At present we offer;


A close mesh pattern product offered in beige.


A close mesh pattern in white or black.


A self-adhesive variant of H4643.

Tenura Non-Slip Fabric

A more open, thicker non-slip fabric.

For more information, please contact us by phone, live chat or alternatively complete the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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