Heskins Ltd is a specialist manufacturer of self adhesive abrasive safety tape based in the North West of England. We operate from a large modern factory site, which is fully certified toISO9000:2015andISO 14001standards. We utilise lean manufacturing methods enabling us to offer both a guaranteed quality product and also a competitive price.
Since our establishment in 1997 Heskins has grown to become the world’s foremost choice for abrasive safety tape, supplying our product to every continent and offer from our site next day delivery solutions to many countries. The reason for our success is our specialisation; we solely make and sell our own materials; the self adhesive abrasive safety tape, we aim to provide an honest, competitive and effective solution to the problem.
Heskins' wide range of manufacturing and post production conversion machines enable us to offer the customer a choice of any grade, any colour, any shape, any width and any format, we aim to be flexible and conform to all the demands necessary in today’s competitive climate. Please enquire about our logistical support systems including Kanban, kit packs, consignment stock and our ability to meet your IT requirements, including EDI and self invoice.
Due to the wide range of modern production machines we possess we are also able to offer contract facilities such as adhesive coating, die cutting, sheeting, on site anti slip coating, single knife slitting and crush cutting.
Heskins original anti slip griptape is Safety-Grip™, abrasive minerals applied to a self-adhesive UPU carrier, for quick, durable application in many different conditions. Back in 1997 we developed the hard wearing and effective product that is still to date our most popular range. Over the years we have constantly added to and developed the range; more colours, different adhesives, special prints and more bespoke additions.
We produce Safety-Grip™ in 3 main grades;
To ensure that our customers make the correct impression, we produce Safety-Grip™ in a vast range of colours. Please see each product page for specific colour options.
On request we can produce our Safety-Grip™ tape to any RAL or Pantone reference. Please enquire for minimum order quantities and turnover times, as naturally bespoke colour options can take a bit longer to produce than off the shelf products.
Safety-Grip™ tape can be applied onto almost any surface and instantly provides an anti slip surface that is ready to walk on, if applying onto an external porous surface we recommend the use of Heskins H3506 primer prior to installation.
Heskins invests heavily in its post-production conversion capabilities, we can create Safety Grip™ tape rolls in any width from 19mm (down to 10mm for special requirements) upto 1168mm. If specific tolerances are required we can produce accurately using plus or minus tolerances.
Shapes are easily die cut to any grip tape, our web fed presses use rule tooling, accurate to 0.1mm. Any shape is possible. Our die cutting machines are computer controlled and allow, fast production with minimal labour costs.
The Heskins aqua-safe & non abrasive anti slip tape range has a unique non slip coating to ensure an effective non slip flooring, yet has a smoother surface for walking bare foot 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 areas 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.
A non-abrasive material has other advantages compared to a conventional abrasive anti slip surface. Abrasive products are hard to clean, they possess a highly irregular surface that cannot be accurately controlled during the production process (the minerals are scattered or blown across the surface), the minerals help to create hidden areas where dirt or other contaminants can hide, with one of the Heskins non abrasive anti slip tapes this is not possible, all areas are exposed, no hidden areas exist. The non abrasive anti slip range can be cleaned by any existing cleaning regime. Our non abrasive anti slip range are viable products for use as anti slip flooring in areas that require strict cleaning rules, the areas can include food preparation, pharmaceutical manufacturing, laboratories etc.
We can supply in any format including shapes and rolls.
We have tested all the range for levels of grip, the tests include Pendulum, ASTM and DIN
As non slip bathroom flooring, or any other safety flooring for use in wet areas, you cannot go wrong with Heskins Aqua-Safe or non-abrasive anti slip tape. Preventing slip and fall injuries for your guests, employees or your self within the workplace is vital, and having the correct, efficient safety flooring is key to this.
Power outs in the workplace increase health and safety hazards, and doing your upmost to eradicate the problems that may arise can save you and your employees a lot of hardship. Heskins produces glow in the dark tape for that very purpose, manufactured using the latest technology in photoluminescence to ensure walkways, stairways and entrances and exits are illuminated well enough for you to find your way safely.
The glow in the dark materials used to manufacture our products are non-toxic, and free from any phosphorous or radioactive material. Photoluminescent tape can take very little time to charge by absorbing artificial or natural light ( approx. 2 hours ) by the use of photons, in a lights out situation glow in the dark tape emits a strong photoluminescent reaction that can illuminate stair nosings, door surrounds, walkways, stairways, skirting boards, entrance/exit ways and anywhere else that would require strong, electricity free illumination.
We produce anti slip and marking tape varieties, our photoluminescent tape range is almost as vast as our standard range itself!
Our range of marking tapes are suitable for marking areas, objects or vehicles to notify people of hazards, restrictions or simply to increase visibility.
All of Heskins marking tapes are produced to the highest quality to ensure the longest durability. They are also available in a range of colours, widths and lengths.
Our most popular anti slip floor tiles are 140mmx140mm and 150mmx610mm. 140mmx140mm pieces fit perfectly onto most tile sizes whilst 150mmx610mm generally work ideally on stairs and steps (in case anyone is wondering why these particular sizes, we are an older manufacturing company and the sizes reflect the old ‘Imperial’ measurements of 5.5”x5.5” and 6”x24”, we have simply kept those sizes and made them metric).
We decided to add different elements to our anti slip floor tiles; we imagined that many customers might find it useful to also have the addition of reflective strips, photoluminescent sections, hazard chevrons etc. The dual purpose non slip floor tiles benefit from our class leading abrasive upper surface, our acrylic adhesive base and high quality plastic film carrier. Our permanent adhesive will adhere onto most surfaces, with the use of our ancillaries this helps with application and long term durability. The abrasive non slip surface is produced from minerals that are close to diamond hardness on the MoH scale, they offer superior anti slip effectiveness. Both sizes of non slip tiles come complete with rounded corners to offer excellent durability.