Anti slip or Non slip products provide a safer environment where any risk of slipping is possible. The vast range of Products include anti slip walkways, marine anti slip, glow in the dark tapes, bolt down plates for decking and stairs and a wide range of accessories.
Safety-Grip™ in 3 main grades;
- Standard – used for most situations, the abrasive coatings provides excellent levels of grip and friction.
- Coarse – a deeper material, it is an industrial grade grip-tape, which might not be suitable for more conventional applications.
- X-coarse – a unique product, nothing else in the world comes close, only suitable for industrial situations, the deep grit prevents clogging by dirt or dust. Due to its thickness a higher grade (HG) adhesive is applied to prevent lifting, and a thicker plastic carrier is used to increase durability.
To ensure that the anti slip products make the correct impression, we supply Safety-Grip™ in a vast range of colours. the standard stock grip-tape colour range is;
Black (3 grades), red, yellow (2 grades), blue, green, grey, brown, white, transparent, fluorescent yellow, red/white chevrons and black/yellow chevrons.
On request we can supply the Safety-Grip™ tape to any RAL or Pantone reference. Please enquire for minimum order quantities and turnover times, as naturally bespoke colour options can take a bit longer to supply than standard off the shelf products.
Safety-Grip™ tape can be applied onto almost any surface and instantly provides an anti slip surface that is ready to walk on or grip, if applying onto an external porous surface we recommend the use of a primer prior to installation.
The manufacturer invests heavily in its post-production conversion capabilities, they can create Safety Grip™ tape rolls in any width from 19mm (down to 10mm for special requirements) up to 1168mm. If specific tolerances are required they can supply accurately using plus or minus tolerances.
Shapes are easily die cut to any grip-tape, the web fed presses use rule tooling, accurate to 0.1mm. Any shape is possible. the die cutting machines are computer controlled and allow, fast production with minimal lab costs.
Please contact us should you like to see a sample of the anti slip materials. (Form below)
Bolt down anti slip plates
Bolt down plates are ideal for application in areas where Safety-Grip™ tape is not suitable i.e constantly wet, uneven or loose surfaces like external wooden surfaces such as decking. Bolt down plates are manufactured specifically for these purposes, with countersunk eyelets for easy application, and can be fitted using screws, nails or clips.
Our plates are made from weatherproof aluminium which will not tarnish in foul weather, with a non slip coating covering most of the top surface and finished with rounded corners for a more aesthetic appearance. We stock our anti slip bolt down plates in three sizes, 65mm x 635mm, 115mm x 635mm plate and 115mm x 1000mm.
Conformable Anti Slip Tape
Durbar plate, chequer plate, diamond tread are all commonly used you can see them almost everywhere for fire exits, walkways, access platforms etc., it is a common misconception that the pattern provides a safe surface to walk on, unfortunately this is not correct. Durbar plate is an extremely slippery surface, metal does not easily provide a non slip floor (its hard surface does not attract grip) and the pattern often creates more problems than it solves (the rises result in less surface area for footwear). Many government safety websites warn of the risk of using durbar type plate in critical areas. Conformable safety-grip tape is the answer to the problems that irregular metal plates create. Durbar plate was previously impossible to coat with a non slip surface, a conventional non slip tape would rise up when stretched into the valleys.
Conformable anti slip tape is special, it has a class O, dead soft aluminium foil backing. The advantage of using a foil instead of a conventional plastic is for the following reasons;
Foil has zero stretch tolerances – unlike a plastic it will not be stretched, when a plastic stretches it wants to revert to its original state so will lift from an irregular substrate.
The foil has no memory, it can be pressed into place and will remain in that shape.
The upper surface of Conformable safety-grip tape is a conventional abrasive, this results in exceptionally high grip levels (coefficient of friction), the abrasive upper surface provides grip even in wet or dirty conditions. The diamond hard mineral that the manufacture uses (9 on the MOHS scale) ensures that good grip is obtained. Conformable anti slip tape is an extremely popular material, we produce the material in a wide variety of standard widths and shapes, and we can easily create almost any width or shape all within extremely accurate tolerances.
One additional benefit of Conformable non slip tape being constructed using a foil instead of plastic base is that this gives it high flame retardancy levels. Conformable safety-grip tape has been tested and certified to CAA FAA specification 8 for use within cockpit areas, for more information please contact our technical sales team.
Anti Slip Walkway – Safe Walkway System
Anti slip walkways are suitable as routes for personnel in the workplace, in set lengths to allow any workplace to create an adaptable safe walkway for their needs. These allow areas that are subjected to dirt or ice to still have safe zones for people to walk around without fear of slips.
Painted walkways in warehouses and factories, whilst having their uses, are prone to a few problems. Down time can become quite costly in terms of time due to having to first, paint the walkway, wait for it to dry, then paint whatever signage you want on top. Depending on size, this could lose you a day of productivity in that area. Another problem with painted surfaces is, if not properly treated, they can become slippery when wet.
Our walkway system is a large roll of printed anti slip material that requires one application, and business can resume as normal. More efficient in every way compared to a painted surface!
Anti slip walkway system is an all-encompassing, safe walkway which is pre-prepared. Rolls come in either 1mx5m or 1mx10m, with a green base and two yellow walking men at regular intervals.
We finish by coating the surface with our industry standard, high quality anti slip grit to ensure maximum safety!
Each roll is self-adhesive, meaning it really is one of the most efficient walkway systems available, and can be applied in internal or external conditions, with the use of a combination of our accessories ensuring successful and durable application.
Glow in the Dark Tape
Power outs in the workplace increase health and safety hazards, and doing your utmost to eradicate the problems that may arise can save you and your employees a lot of hardship. The factory produces glow in the dark tape for that very purpose, manufactured using the latest technology in photoluminescence to ensure walkways, stairways and entrances and exits are illuminated well enough for you to find your way safely.
The glow in the dark materials used to manufacture our products are non-toxic, and free from any phosphorous or radioactive material. Photoluminescent tape can take very little time to charge by absorbing artificial or natural light ( approx. 2 hours ) by the use of photons, in a lights out situation glow in the dark tape emits a strong photoluminescent reaction that can illuminate stair nosings, door surrounds, walkways, stairways, skirting boards, entrance/exit ways and anywhere else that would require strong, electricity free illumination.
We produce anti slip and marking tape varieties, our photoluminescent tape range is almost as vast as our standard range itself!
Non Slip Fabric
Non-slip fabric is a versatile and very effective anti slip mesh product. We produce many different types, thicknesses and colours, adhesive and nonadhesive formats are available.
Non slip fabrics are created by applying an anti slip foam onto a polyester mesh, the now anti slip mesh gives the product excellent strength with the foam providing reassuringly effective non slip protection. All the non-adhesive materials are waterproof and perform just as effectively in wet environments. Whilst durable, the non slip fabric is easily cut to shape using scissors or knives.
PermaRoute® is the world’s only complete floor marking system. Over many years we have developed the range to encompass every section of floor marking for factories, warehouses, assembly areas and logistic bases.
With PermaRoute® you’re not restricted to simple lines. It’s a versatile floor marking system which allows you to develop a clear set of visual aids to ensure that your facility not only looks clean and efficient but also helps your process controls.
PermaRoute® can be created bespoke to suit your requirements, we produce lines, angles, joins, shapes and outlines in all industry standard colours. Our team are experts in specification and can provide advice that has been gathered from dealing with companies as varied as aerospace, automotive, logistics and defence to name a few.
Custom components can be created to your specification further expanding the possibilities making PermaRoute® a site wide floor marking solution.
Handrail Grip Tape
Hand rail grip is becoming an essential component of a modern workplace or public environment, so much so that the UK Building Regulations Act 2000 (part M1 & M2) stipulated that handrails need to be ‘slip resistant and not cold to the touch’.
Known throughout the world as the leading anti slip experts, our manufacturers specialist knowledge has been built over decades of experience and research, first, we focused on the anti slip aspect. A simple solution would have been to use our safety-grip range, this would have created a solution but an abrasive material would have had negative implications for users not wearing gloves.
The UK manufacturer decided that an innovative solution would be a completely new design, something never seen before in anti slip materials; a symmetrically embossed non-slip surface.
Their H3418 handrail grip tape was born, the symmetrical pattern of H3418 was chosen as it is aesthetically appealing whilst possessing the high levels of coefficient of friction (CoF) required. The dimpled patterned surface offers something different; for an industrial application it allows certainty that all existing and envisaged requirements for non-slip capabilities will be met, all of the products come with independent laboratory CoF figures. For a manager of a public environment we wanted a hand rail grip that would not be harsh to bare hands and would also offer an attractive appearance that would detract from the setting, the symmetrical pattern of H3418 handrail grip tape easily achieves this. Handrail Grip Tape Close Up above.
To ensure that we achieved the insulating effect of preventing it being cold to touch we chose a plastic film upper. The plastic film works as a fantastic insulator preventing chill from penetrating to the hand of the user, for good measure we also added an under-surface laminated layer of PET.
As the H3418 handrail grip tape is non-abrasive it can be easily cleaned using all available cleaning methods. It has the feel of a rubber product yet being plastic has superior dimensional stability.
Handrail grip tape can be instantly applied on external handrails as well as internal, this is due to the materials inability to retain water, preventing the surface freezing and causing discomfort for the user. Before application, ensure the surface you are applying the handrail tape to is clean, dry and free from any contaminants.
As can be seen no other product available has all the advantages that H3418 does for use as a hand rail grip surface, we did not simply look to modify one of our existing products we developed something new and interesting.
H3418 hand rail grip tape is wrapped around a handrail in either an angled format or can be cut to width allowing a custom made wrap for the circumference.
For those wanting a thinner surface many customers choose our resilient in either subtle black or vivid yellow.
Why Choose Permastripe®?
- Installation could not be easier; simply peel back the liner and stick down, the manufacturer has also developed their own applicator, this enables rapid installation of PermaStripe®
- No Detailed preparation is required, unlike paints and resins, no fumes or solvents are emitted; the work area can be used whilst it is being applied, even in food preparation facilities.
- No Curing time – you have the stripe you want instantly!
- The plain colours are a solid homogeneous construction, if scratched it does not affect the colour.
- Due to its extreme strength it will not snap if removed, enabling easy workplace changes unlike paint or resin.
- Available in 50mm, 75mm or 100mm roll widths, 30m rolls for long length application.
- Available in a huge array of formats; rolls, shapes, numbers, letters, arrows and disks, we can even make to your distinctive custom requirements.
PermaStripe® Die Cuts
A wide range of ready cut PermaStripe® shapes allow you to create junctions and designate special areas, all to the same high quality.
PermaStripe® Factory Markers
Factory markers are 430mm in diameter, made from a semi-rigid, self adhesive plastic film and available off the shelf in a range of prints and languages.
PermaStripe® smooth has been created after demand for a line marking material easier to clean and more attractive was made. Our sleek, smooth PermaStripe® is available in white, yellow and black/yellow in 50mm x 30m rolls.
PermaStripe® 2 year warranty
The warranty for PermaStripe® is conditionally warranted 2 years from purchase. Warranty claims are only limited to replacement of PermaStripe® The warranty does not cover items being dragged, pushed or scraped across such as pallets or transit skids.
If you have an area or application that requires a non slip surface then contact Merlin for help using our form below.