CleanGrip™ - Innovative product development with versatile property profile
By using micro-beads on the surface, CleanGrip™ achieves a slip resistance of R11 and is easy to keep clean at the same time.
Classic anti-slip coverings with mineral grains only fulfil this requirement to a limited extent. With a value of R13, they provide a high degree of slip resistance, but are almost impossible to clean due to the sharp-edged particles on the surface.
Anti-slip coverings whose surface consists of a structured foil can be cleaned better. However, due to the structure of the surface, only slip resistance in the range of R9 or maximum R10 can be achieved.
With CleanGrip™ we close this gap and combine the best of both coverings: Thanks to the microbeads used on the surface, the floorcovering achieves a slip resistance of R11 and can still be kept clean easily. During development, we made sure that the floorcovering was as environmentally friendly and durable as possible. It is therefore free of both PVC and plasticisers and does not require any solvents in the coating process. The base film is made of PET, which makes the covering comparatively tear-resistant, dimensionally stable, heat-resistant and weatherproof.
DIN certified slip resistance
Classic areas of application for equipment with slip resistance R11 according to DIN EN 16165 ann. B are entrance areas, stairs or company walkways.
Slip-resistance properties of a floor are defined with the help of DIN EN 16165. The test specified in this standard determines how inclined a walking surface may be until safe walking is no longer possible. The higher the slope (angle of inclination) achieved, the higher the slip resistance value of the floor. Subsequently, suitable classes from R9 (lowest slip resistance) to R13 (highest slip resistance) are assigned.
The technical rule for workplaces ASR A1.5/1.2 is defined by the BAuA (Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) and specifies general requirements for floors in workplaces. The general state of the art, occupational medicine and other assured occupational scientific knowledge is shown by workplace guidelines (ASR). Therefore, compliance with these guidelines can be assumed to be legally secure.
Appendix 2 of ASR A1.5/1.2 lists hazard areas and recommends slip resistance classes for floors. The value should be selected in such a way that the risk of slipping is prevented, but also that no tripping hazards are caused by excessive slip resistance. Therefore, adjacent floor areas should never differ by more than one class. Slip resistance values that are too high are often used. R11 coverings like CleanGrip™ can be used for 55 of the 174 areas mentioned in Annex 2. This compares to only 16 areas where R13 slip resistance is required.
According to Annex 2 of ASR A1.5/1.2, classic areas of application for equipment with slip resistance R11 are:
- Entrance areas, stairs and company walkways in outside areas
- Garages and parking spaces
- Rooms for the processing, packaging and storage of foodstuffs as well as their sale
- Kitchens, dishwashing and washing rooms
- Glass, stone and ceramics processing industry
Excellent fire protection
Optimised for the rail traffic of the future - The fire protection requirements for floor structures in train interiors of DIN EN 45545-2 that apply throughout Europe are fulfilled. In addition, the R11 slip resistance is ideal for use in entrance areas. This also includes the entrance of trains or other transport vehicles.
In addition to the right slip resistance and high-contrast marking, fire protection is a particularly sensitive issue in the entrance of rail vehicles. Due to the Europe-wide standardisation of fire protection requirements through DIN EN 45545-2, there are very clear standards for this.
A targeted selection of materials and the consistent renunciation of PVC provides CleanGrip™ with at least HL2 (depending on the version also HL3) for the requirement R10. This refers to internal horizontal surfaces facing upwards.
CleanGrip™ can therefore be used almost without restriction for floor applications in rail vehicles with regard to fire protection.