Anti slip protection is very much on our minds this week at Halo Surfaces.
The weather in New Zealand has been wet and wild in the last few days and our team has been out today applying an anti slip protection coat onto the floors of a St John’s Ambulance station. This is the second station that we’ve coated this year and there are more to come. It would not be a good look for Ambulance Drivers to slip and hurt themselves while getting in or out of their ambulances!
Halo Surfaces anti slip protection offers superior protection to other coatings
Firstly – it is system which is applied to the surface of the substrate. Unlike acid-etching which eats into the substrate and compromises its integrity, Halo’s anti slip protection adheres to the substrate.
Secondly – the adhesion to the substrate is greater than achieved with conventional coatings. This is because the Halo product is formulated using nano technology at a molecular level. The small particles adhere better to the substrate simply because they are so small. This better adhesion and the durability of the coating means that it lasts longer than conventional anti slip treatments.
Thirdly – the glass beads in the coating are so fine that when the anti slip protection is applied you can hardly see that it is there – if fact, on some substrates you can’t see it.
Fourthly – Halo anti slip protection really does its job. It tests at an average of .59 in a wet pendulum test against the NZ Building Code requirement of a .4. Actually we think it probably rates higher than .59. In 5 of 6 tests the scores were well into the sixes. In the 6th there was a rogue result in the threes which pulled the average down. It had to be counted of course but what it all adds up to is superior anti slip protection.