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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

Could PVDC Coating Reduce Plastic Packaging in Food?

Posted by Martin Howarth on 23-Oct-2019 10:25:33

Poly-Vinylidene Chloride (PVDC) is a water-based coating often used to improve barriers and reduce permeability. It keeps food fresh, improves shelf life, and gives packaging an attractive high-gloss finish; all qualities that are behind the packaging industry’s preference for plastic. As a thermoplastic, PVDC is flexible, clear, and easily extruded. It clings well and resists oils and other chemicals, so it’s often used in pharmaceutical packaging. It’s easy to laminate, and if you need a more budget-friendly option, it can be mixed with cheaper monomers. One of the most popular of these consists of 85% vinylidene chloride and 15% vinyl chloride--more commonly known as Saran wrap.

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Topics: Food Packaging, Cold Seal Packaging, Anti-Slip Coating

The Growth Of FP2177 Anti-Slip Coating

Posted by Phil Morrison on 05-Jul-2019 11:12:47

FP 2177 has had a remarkable journey since it was launched in April 2017. One of the bestselling water-based coating for cardboard and paper, this carefully crafted anti-slip material has proved to be an excellent performer. Here’s an update on the glue that has made real changes in the airline industry.

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Topics: Anti-Slip Coating

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