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Heskins Provide Waterproof Slip Protection in Corporate Colors

Retail and Distributor Products

Heskins recently received feedback from a customer who purchased Safety Grip from us for application on to floating debris collection machines.

We always appreciate feedback from customers, in fact we welcome it. Positive comments are preferable, but negative comments give us the opportunity to improve so those too have their place.

Recently, we received one of the former. A manufacturer of floating debris collecting machines sent an enquiry to us. As a water-faring vessel, the working environment is almost constantly wet, which of course increases the risk of slip and fall injuries to employees. They wanted to virtually eradicate slip risks, and this is where we can help!

We sent a sample of our superb blue Safety Grip anti slip tape to the friendly company, which coincidentally was exceptional in form as well as function, as the blue matched their corporate colors perfectly.

The application shows not only how effective our Safety-Grip range is, but how versatile it is. Within a short timescale, the tape was applied and ready to use. This is a distinct advantage over paints and resins. Downtime is kept to a minimum due to no stencilling or masking pre-application and no drying time or fumes post-application.

As slip prevention is Heskins expertise, we easily resolved a potential slip hazard for the customer, and we have continued our business relationship by providing them with more safety tape for their production needs.

We produce various anti-slip tapes for slip prevention in wet environments, including non-abrasive and salt-resistant marine-specific anti-slip tape for seafaring vessels.

How Is Our Tape Waterproof?

Our Safety-Grip can be used in wet environments and is water resistant to some extent. The granules used for our anti-slip tape create small gaps creating a pathway; therefore, when water gets onto the surface, it can easily slide through the granules while keeping strong non-slip properties. However, if our Safety-Grip is submerged in water, it will not be completely water resistant. Our Safety-Grip is water resistant, not waterproof.

Looking For a Waterproof Tape?

At Heskins, we created our marine anti-slip tape (MAR). This tape is specially designed for surfaces near and around water. This material uses a different anti-slip solution; instead of aluminum oxide, we use very small glass beads that provide a strong non slip surface but also make it much more friendly to bare skin. As we know, abrasive tapes can damage bare skin and even fabrics from materials. As this intended use was mainly for the sea and sea vessels, this tape is also salt resistant, making it last much longer when out at sea! Our marine anti-slip tape comes in various colors. Read more about it here.

What Is The Difference Between Waterproof And Water Resistant?

Water resistance tape means that our tapes can withstand water to a certain extent, and eventually, the more water it is exposed to, the will lose their properties. Waterproof tape, on the other hand, can handle the lengths of any water without losing any of its properties. Waterproof tape could be submerged in water and still work as Intended.

Heskins would love to help you with your anti-slip requirements. For more information you can speak to a member of our sales team via phone or live chat. Alternatively, complete the contact us form on the website and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to speaking to you.


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