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New anti-slip adhesive tapes make the workplace safer

07 September 2006

A family of anti-slip, lane marking and barrier tapes, designed to contribute to improved safety in the workplace, has been launched by tesa UK. New to the UK, tesa’s Anti-Slip Professional range 60950 – 60953 adhesive tapes are constructed from PVC coated with aluminium oxide. These highly durable tapes feature an extremely strong acrylic adhesive that will stick to factory floors, painted walls, concrete, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics and painted finishes. Resistant to UV light, water, salt water and most cleaning solvents they are suitable for use in temperatures from -10 to +50°C. Additionally, the tapes will not shrink after application and the abrasive coating provides anti-slip performance for up to 1–2 years - depending on the application and use. On removal the tapes leave no residues and so are quick and easy to replace.

Although 810µm thick the tapes can be torn by hand. Several colour options are available: tesa 60950 is black; tesa 60951 is yellow/black; tesa 60952 is transparent; tesa 60953 is fluorescent and provides guidance in shaded as well as totally dark surroundings.

Applications are expected just about everywhere safe footing is required indoors and outdoors. For example, in industry, transport, offices, public and private buildings such as sports arenas, wet areas in swimming pools, theatres and clubs. The tape can be applied to ramps, ladders, steps, stairways, machine footplates, loading platforms, warehouse plant, and trucks constructed of almost any material as well as on leisure boats and commercial shipping where sea water is present.

Aimed specifically at line marking and hazard warning/high risk/safe area identification applications, tesa 60760 PV1 is a tough, 150µm thick, flexible PVC tape coated with an aggressive, modified rubber-resin adhesive that adheres to most surfaces. Various colours including red/white and yellow/black are available in 50mm widths on 33m rolls.

Similarly tesa 4169 PV8 tape offers a combination of flexibility and strong vinyl backing for high performance floor marking applications. This 200µm thick tape adheres to most industrial flooring surfaces and can be curved without wrinkling. It delivers high resistance to abrasion and weak chemicals. A silicon release agent creates a low unwinding force so the tape can be used with dispensing equipment. Standard colours are yellow, yellow/black and red/white. Other colours are available on request.

Completing the safety tape line-up are two self-adhesive barrier tapes designed for attaching to smooth, even surfaces, where adhesive tapes cannot be used because fixing possibilities are restricted. These tapes offer striking safety marking possibilities for temporary applications. Two colour options are available: tesa 57721 yellow/black and tesa 57723 red/white. Both tapes are 65µm thick and offered in rolls of 66m x 60mm thick.

These safety tapes are complementary to tesa’s maintenance, repair and overhaul product assortment.

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