Conformable Non Slip Tape - Aluminium Foil Backing for Irregular Surfaces
Conformable Safety Grip, is a self adhesive anti slip tape covering for irregular surfaces such as durbar plate, chequer plate and diamond tread often seen in fire exits, walkways, access platforms, etc, providing excellent grip even in wet or dirty conditions.
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, very soft aluminium foil backing. The advantage of using a foil instead of a conventional plastic is for the following reasons;
1. 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.
2. The foil has no memory, it can be pressed into place and will remain in that shape.
- Non slip tape for steps on irregular metal treads
- Diamond hard mineral (9 on the MOHS scale)
- Foil backing provides Class 0 fire retardant
- R118 approved
- Custom shapes, sizes and cuts can be made to order in most RAL colours
- Give our sales team an email or a call on 0151 200 9036 to discuss your requirements.
Conformable Safety-Grip non slip tape for steps provides extra grip on metal treads such as durbar plate, chequer plate and diamond tread which, despite their design, can actually be slippery to walk on. Given that these metal treads are often used for fire exits, walkways, access platforms, etc., it is crucial that these surfaces are safe for foot traffic. The self adhesive anti slip tape has been used effectively on access stairs on cruise vessels and ferries, which are made from steel durbar plate. The raised surfaces, which are supposed to provide grip, actually reduce the surface area, making steps and stairs slippery.
Conformable Safety-Grip has a soft aluminium foil backing that shapes itself around metal treads, whereas a plastic-backed grip would try to revert to its original state. This has been effective installations at power plants which traditionally have lots of treaded steps and stairs, requiring grip tapes with anti-fire backing since the risk of fire is so high. One additional benefit of Conformable Safety-Grip 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.
The upper surface is a conventional abrasive which has exceptionally high grip levels (coefficient of friction), even in wet or dirty conditions. The diamond hard mineral that Slips Away uses (9 on the MOHS scale) ensures that good grip is obtained.
The Safety Grip range is available in many colours, including Transparent, on rolls as well as pre-made shapes; more sizes (widths up to 980mm) and custom cuts and shapes can be made to order in most RAL colours - contact our sales team by email or on 0151 200 9036.
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