Non Abrasive Anti Slip Tape
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At Heskins, our commitment to providing high-quality anti-slip materials goes hand in hand with our dedication to environmental responsibility. We understand the importance of reducing environmental footprint. In this blog post, we’d like to shed light on our efforts to make anti-slip material manufacturing as environmentally friendly as possible.
The increasing concern for our planet’s well-being has driven us to take a closer look at the materials we use and the processes we employ. As part of our ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship, our company consistently issues REACH regulation letters. These letters are essential for ensuring that our products meet the stringent chemical regulations put forth by the European Union. However, we believe that regulatory requirements, both in the EU and the United States, will become even more stringent in the future, especially concerning the use of chemicals in industrial products.
One notable achievement is that all our products are now free from Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical of concern due to its potential health and environmental effects. In the United States, our liquid ancillaries have been carefully formulated to be below the statutory Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) levels, aligning with environmental regulations. Compliance with such regulations is not merely a matter of legality but also a testament to our commitment to environmental sustainability.
Looking beyond current regulations, we embarked on a forward-thinking project in 2010. Our goal was to imagine a commercial environment for Heskins where our major plastics could potentially become banned or heavily restricted. To achieve this, we enlisted the expertise of an external chemist, engaged in discussions with our filmic suppliers, and conducted extensive trial work. The result of our efforts is the H3430 range of anti-slip products.
H3430 is a game-changer in the world of anti-slip materials. It is completely free from phthalates, Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP), and Diethylhexyl Phthalate (DEHP), all of which are substances of concern due to their potential environmental and health impacts. Despite this eco-conscious formulation, H3430 offers similar properties to our conventional anti-slip materials. It maintains excellent Coefficient of Friction (CoF) levels, adhesion, and flexibility. While the H3430 range represents a relatively small part of our business, we view the development work we’ve undertaken as an essential foundation for the future.
Our founder’s personal belief is that most flexible plastics used in industry will face heavy restrictions in the coming decade. With this in mind, we are committed to being pioneers in a more sustainable industry. We want Heskins to lead the way in ensuring that we continue to offer class-leading anti-slip materials that are not only effective but also environmentally responsible far into the future.
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At Heskins, we are not only committed to delivering exceptional anti-slip solutions but also to ensuring that our practices align with a sustainable and environmentally conscious future. Thank you for joining us on this journey toward a greener, safer, and more responsible world.