Aqua Safe Tape
Heskins Aqua-Safe & non-abrasive anti-slip tape range have a unique non-slip coating to ensure an effective non-slip flooring, yet has a smoother surface for walking barefoot on and no abrasion to prevent damage to skin, material or wet suits.
Non-slip flooring in a wet or marine environment has always been a challenge, yet with Heskins Aqua-Safe you can easily obtain a good non-slip surface with our non-abrasive non-slip tape. This non-slip safety flooring is ideal for use in food safety areas, due to its lack of abrasive peaks and valleys and is a unique product.
The product is ideal for use on any wet area as a non-slip surface, suitable for use as non-slip bathroom flooring on tiles or as a non-slip surface round swimming pools, hot tubs and even on boats. Because it is not abrasive, it can also be easily cleaned, making it suitable for areas with strict hygiene regulations.
Aqua-Safe is our original non-abrasive waterproof anti-slip tape. In many instances an abrasive material cannot be used or is not ideal, this could be for the following reasons;
The product must be cleaned easily.
There must be no shedding of grit.
A normal abrasive surface might abrade skin, fabric, wet suits or other materials in that particular situation.
Cleaning machines or processes would not be compatible with an abrasive substrate.
For the reasons above we created aqua-safe over 16 years ago! Aqua-Safe has an embossed plastic surface, the pattern has a texture that provides an effective, waterproof non-slip surface. Aqua-Safe is a brilliant product with many advantages; as the material is produced by an embossing roller (an embossing roller cannot create any ‘hidden’ areas, the pattern will only have completely exposed areas) it has no cavities where bacteria/dirt etc can harbor, a perfect use for this would be kitchens, sterile manufacturing locations, food preparation areas etc.
For use on boats, in showers, baths and other barefoot areas the aqua-safe non-slip waterproof tape is perfect, providing a perfect combination of grip and comfort under the skin. For applying on baths or showers we recommend applying anti-slip disks or use strips in a ladder effect, for ease of use we have various shapes off the shelf including 50mmx3m rolls that contain 40mm disks and 20mmx200mm strips. Aqua-Safe anti-slip tape has the advantage of being very tough and provides superb impact protection, due to its thick homogenous construction many of our customers apply it onto metal surfaces to provide resistance against scratching and damage.
Marine anti-slip tape
H3460 marine anti slip tape is one of the first marine specific products, tailor-made to be used on the open seas, on anything from pleasure crafts, to competitive boats and commercial vessels.
Marine anti slip tape is the first product to be 100% guaranteed salt resistant. We felt it necessary to have this feature due to the long amounts of time this will be applied on a vessel out in the open sea, as while we and others have previously used Safety-Grip™ and our non-abrasives, with the exception of our chemical resistant Safety-Grip™, we could not guarantee full salt resistance. With a salt-resistant marine anti slip tape, we can safely guarantee that, subject to correct application on to a clean, dry surface, the service life will be exceptional. For additional guarantees, our ancillaries will only help prolong the life span of the material.
While H3460 marine anti-slip tapes construction is that of granules applied to a surface, unlike our abrasive products which have aluminium oxide applied on top, the grit on this is S2, more like a small glass bead than a sharp-edged granule, to ensure comfort when walking on it with bare feet, but will provide efficient slip resistance when used in stressed environments. This makes it suitable for use on pleasure crafts for slip protection and comfort but will excel in more demanding applications, such as competitive boat or yacht racing, or commercial ships.
Marine anti slip tape lends itself to use beyond marine-specific applications. Due to the cleaning potential of marine anti slip tape, it can be applied in kitchens and tiled areas subject to strict cleaning standards. The S2 applied to the surface will not cause damage to cleaning equipment as it features no sharp edges. For fast-paced environments, it is a 0more suitable solution than our non-abrasives.