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Everything You Need to Know About FP2177 Non-Slip Coatings

Posted by Phil Morrison on 23-Sep-2020 11:00:00

Slipping is the second leading cause of on-the-job fatalities. Anti-slip coatings (e.g. in painted warehouse markings) can keep your workplace safe, but they’re more versatile than you might think. They can also keep your manufacturing production line reliable, your food trays spill resistant, and your tiles less prone to breaking. They can even prevent dry agents from sticking together.

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Topics: Anti-Slip Coating

5 Applications For Non-Slip Coatings

Posted by Phil Morrison on 16-Sep-2020 15:29:00

The ability of non-slip coatings to provide extra grip for a range of surfaces have made it easier to transport a variety of different products. When a substrate is coated with a non-slip coating it generates higher friction. When an object is placed on top of such a surface, it has fewer chances of slipping and falling, thus maintaining its integrity.

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Topics: Anti-Slip Coating

How Effective Are Grip Sheets For Pallets?

Posted by Martin Howarth on 09-Sep-2020 11:00:00

Logistics and warehousing businesses have been using grip sheets for many years. Their ability to keep products safe during palletised transportation and storage is hard to underestimate. Are grip sheets as effective as they appear? Let’s take a look.

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Topics: Anti-Slip Coating

How Much Non-Slip Coating Should You Use?

Posted by Phil Morrison on 02-Sep-2020 11:00:00

Non-slip coatings are becoming increasingly familiar. They are used everywhere from floors to packaging. However, it can be difficult to know exactly how much non-slip coating to use for different substrates and surfaces. Here’s a quick guide.

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Topics: Anti-Slip Coating

Additional Storage Capacity for Formulated Polymers

Posted by Phil Morrison on 26-Aug-2020 10:47:00

Everybody likes a home with extra storage, and Formulated Polymers are delighted to announce that we’ve invested in two new bulk storage tankers. There are a few reasons that this expansion makes sense. Here are the benefits of the new additions!

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What Is the Best Material for Creating Moulds?

Posted by Phil Morrison on 19-Aug-2020 10:27:00

Moulds are required across many industries and for many different purposes. Lots of different materials are suitable for creating moulds, and each has their benefits and drawbacks. Here is a quick guide to the different types, and their uses.

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Topics: Rubber Latex

Flame Retardant Back Coatings for Textiles

Posted by Phil Morrison on 11-Aug-2020 16:10:15

Whether you are an international company or a start-up, if you deal with textiles then you also must deal with fire safety laws. Thankfully, chemistry has several solutions for making materials flame retardant without them losing their natural textures and tones. Here is a quick guide to flame retardant back coatings for textiles.

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Topics: Flame Retardants

Non Environmentally Hazardous Flame Retardant Coatings

Posted by Martin Howarth on 07-Jul-2020 10:15:02

Formulated Polymer Products range of Flame Retardant Textile Back Coatings are no longer classed as environmentally hazardous substances.

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Topics: Flame Retardants

Why VAE Outperforms SBR In Carpet Applications

Posted by Martin Howarth on 11-Mar-2020 11:14:26

 

Vinylacetate/Ethylene (VAE) Based Compounds Versus Styrene/Butadiene (SBR) Based Compounds

Compounds based on vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE) copolymer dispersions offer significant performance and safety advantages compared to those based on styrene/butadiene (SBR). SBR based compounds have been used in the carpet industry for decades but it is clear that the superior performance of VAE based systems is forcing manufactures to consider switching to VAE based compounds.
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Topics: Coatings

Coronavirus & Its Effect On Our Supply Chain

Posted by Phil Morrison on 10-Feb-2020 12:00:57

Formulated Polymers take steps to ensure continuity of supply despite manufacturing shutdowns in China

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Topics: News

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