A few years ago, transparent anti slip tape was a dream, an aim, that one day, it would be part of our product line.
One day, this dream got one step closer to reality, when the MD discovered S2, a form of silica that derives from sand, which is essentially a tiny glass bead. “Eureka” he shouted, as he discovered that these tiny glass beads could make an excellent abrasive surface, and not only that, be virtually transparent.
On this day, the R&D began, and a short time later, transparent anti slip tape was unveiled like Simba in the Lion King.
The manufacturing process is essentially the same as the rest of our Safety Grip range, the only differences are that the backing carrier the grit is applied to is clear, and the S2 is completely round, and therefore does not need to run under a static bar like our non slip tapes made with aluminium oxide.
Transparent anti slip tape has been created to be as unobtrusive as possible in it’s application, yet still provide efficient slip prevention. Areas that can benefit from the application of clear grip tape are:
In the garden, many people spend a lot of time and money making it their sanctuary, and a lot of businesses have ‘man-made’ gardens and nature trails also. If you want to keep it this way, then you can, but some materials in external environments have properties which change with the weather. A perfectly grippy surface in the dry can become extremely slippy when wet, not to mention build ups over time of dirt, moulds, moss and algaes, making a once safe surface in the dry potentially hazardous. Transparent anti slip tape can be applied to these areas, without detracting the natural aesthetics of the environment. Applying it to all steps and walking surfaces will prevent slip and fall injuries.
Adverts and Sales Displays
Many companies these days take advantage of the use of floor displays, applying large printed decals onto the floor to advertise their wares. Some materials used aren’t always tried and tested in terms of their anti slip properties, so transparent grip tape can be applied over the surface of the print, to ensure efficient slip protection, but also leaving the display completely visible. A side benefit from applying clear anti slip tape over the design is that it will prevent the print from wearing, prolonging the life and increasing the durability of the display, making it a more cost effective venture in the long run.
Pleasure cruisers usually have a fairly respectable to lavish, and usually custom, deck and cabin design. Some boat owners tie their slip prevention in with the design, but some want it to be as un-obtrusive as possible. By applying transparent anti slip tape to steps, walkways and cabin tops, basically anywhere that a sure and safe foothold is required, not only will this make sailing less treacherous, for those who like to turn their engine off once in a while anyway, but it will make it a much safer sail or cruise also, while not detracting from the aesthetics, if you are that way inclined.
Wooden flooring is usually purchased and installed with the aim to be eye-catching, however, once wet, it can become extremely hazardous. Applying anti slip tape is sometimes not desirable, due to it being obtrusive. Transparent anti slip tape can be applied to be very inconspicuous, and not alter the aesthetics of all wooden flooring.
Heskins transparent anti slip tape is perfect for these applications and many more where inconspicuous slip prevention is required. Transparent anti slip tape is available in widths ranging from 19mm to 1168mm. We stock roll sizes of 25mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm and 150mm in width, and 18.3 metres in length. Dependent on order quantity, we can produce any width roll within our tolerances.
For more information, or to order, please contact us by phone, email or visit the website at www.heskins.com.
If you would like to see how to apply transparent anti slip tape, you can do so below.