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Heskins Prototype Products PT32 (now iGrips)


With constant research & development, we have grown to be where we are today. Here we discuss one of our recent prototype products, PT32 (now iGrips), rubberised anti-slip.

Since our inception in 1997, Heskins has been on a journey of constant evolution, fueled by an unwavering commitment to innovation and research & development. We embarked on this journey with a clear vision – to be more than just another anti-slip tape manufacturer. We aspired to carve a niche as a specialist in the field, a brand synonymous with groundbreaking solutions. Today, with over 21 years of relentless hard work and innovation, we stand as a testament to the power of innovation and the spirit of evolution.

A Journey Beyond the Ordinary

Our journey was never one of conformity. We knew from the very beginning that for us to thrive, we needed to break new ground continually. This meant not just creating new products but also leveraging these innovations to solve problems, even those that had not yet surfaced. It’s this penchant for visionary problem-solving that has driven us forward.

PT32: A Prototype Born of Innovation

PT32, now proudly known as iGrips, is one such embodiment of our spirit of innovation. The genesis of PT32 can be traced back to a clear set of goals. We aimed to develop a non-abrasive anti-slip product that not only delivered exceptional grip but was also soft to the touch. However, we didn’t stop there. We envisioned a product that would be free of plasticisers, making it suitable for an array of applications, including use on children’s toys and medical equipment in regions with stringent regulations, such as California and Oregon. To top it off, we insisted that our creation be free of phthalates, reflecting our commitment to safety and environmental responsibility.

PT, in the Heskins lexicon, stands for “prototype product,” and PT32 was a testimony to this nomenclature. The reference to PT32 signifies that this innovative material, though currently in sample production, holds the potential to transition into full-scale production if the need arises. This transition would mark the material’s journey from a prototype to a game-changing solution for an array of applications.

The iGrips Phenomenon: Comfort Meets Grip

The uniqueness of iGrips lies in its surface texture. Featuring a ‘bobbly’ pattern with pronounced extrusions randomly distributed across its surface, iGrips not only provides exceptional grip but also offers a tactile experience that is surprisingly pleasant. This combination of functional excellence and tactile comfort positions iGrips as a versatile solution with applications spanning diverse industries.

Explore the Possibilities with iGrips

At Heskins, we believe in the power of collaboration and innovation. We invite inquiries and applications for iGrips across a range of settings. If you have a unique application or idea that can benefit from the remarkable attributes of iGrips, we encourage you to get in touch with us. We are even willing to send you a sample to test out your ideas because we believe that innovation knows no boundaries.

As we embrace this new chapter with iGrips, Heskins are committed to our mission of providing innovative anti-slip solutions that enhance safety and functionality across industries. Our team is ready to assist you, whether through phone or live chat. Alternatively, you can submit an inquiry via our contact form.

Innovation is at the core of what we do at Heskins, and iGrips is a shining testament to our unwavering dedication to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of anti-slip solutions.



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