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.
The requirements of the technical regulation for workplaces ASR A1.5/1.2 are clear: floors must be equipped to be slip-resistant and easy to clean.
Classic anti-slip coverings with mineral grains only fulfil these requirements to a limited extent. With a slip resistance value of R13, they provide a high degree of slip resistance, but are almost impossible to clean due to the sharp-edged and coarse particles on the surface.
Anti-slip coverings with a structured surface are easier to clean. However, the structured surface only achieves slip resistance values in the range of R9 or maximum R10.
With CleanGrip we close this gap and combine the best of both anti-slip coverings: Thanks to the microbeads used on the surface, the covering 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. The floorcovering is free of PVC and plasticisers and does not require any solvents in the coating process. The base film is a robust PET film, which makes the floor covering comparatively tear-resistant, dimensionally stable, heat-resistant and weatherproof.
Slip resistance class R11 is recommended for 32% of all applications and is thus the most recommended slip resistance class. (Annex 2 of ASR A1.5/1.2 specifies the requirements of the Workplace Ordinance for floors in work areas).
DIN certified slip resistance
ASR A1.5/1.2 and DIN 51130: Classic areas of application for equipment with slip resistance R11 according to DIN 51130 are entrance areas, stairs or company walkways.
The slip-resistant properties of a floor are defined with the help of DIN 51130. The test specified in the standard determines how slanted a walking surface may be until it is no longer safe to walk on. The higher the slope (angle of inclination) of the walking surface, the higher the slip resistance value of the floor. Correspondingly, the slip resistance classes are assigned from R9 (lowest slip resistance) to R13 (highest slip resistance).
The technical rule for workplaces ASR A1.5/1.2 is published by the BAuA (Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) and specifies general requirements for floors in workplaces. Workplace directives (ASR) reflect the general state of the art, occupational medicine and other assured occupational science findings, so that one can assume to be acting in a legally secure manner when complying with them.
Appendix 2 of ASR A1.5/1.2 lists hazardous areas and recommends slip resistance classes for floors. The slip resistance value should be chosen in such a way that the risk of slipping is prevented, but at the same time no tripping hazards are created by choosing too high a slip resistance. For this reason, adjacent floor areas should never differ by more than one slip resistance class. Slip resistance values that are too high are often used. Slip resistance class R11 can be used for 55 of the total 174 named hazard areas in Annex 2. In comparison, there are 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
- Garages and parking spaces
- rooms used for the processing, packaging and storage of food as well as their sale
- Kitchens, dishwashing and washing rooms
- Glass, stone and ceramic processing industry
In addition to the BauA, the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), as the association of most of the commercial professional associations and accident insurance funds, has a great interest in making work spaces slip-proof. For this reason, the DGUV has published Rule 108-003 “Floors in workrooms and work areas with slip hazards”. The content largely coincides with the requirements of ASR A1.5/1.2, but the requirements developed by the DGUV specialist departments go beyond the legal requirements in some cases. The DGUV test mark helps to identify safe and healthy products. CleanGrip receives the DGUV test mark for slip resistance R11.
Excellent fire protection
Optimised for the railway traffic of the future - The European-wide fire protection requirements for floor constructions in train interiors according to DIN EN 45545-2 are fulfilled with CleanGrip. In addition, slip resistance R11 is ideal for use in entrance areas, this also includes the entrance of trains or other transport vehicles.
In addition to the correct 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.
Thanks to the targeted selection of the individual materials and the consistent avoidance of PVC, CleanGrip achieves at least HL2 (depending on the version also HL3) for the requirement R10 – internal horizontal surfaces facing upwards. CleanGrip can therefore be used almost without restriction for floor applications in rail vehicles with regard to fire protection.
Harmonious design of an entrance area in rail vehicles through uniform surface appearance from the sliding step to the treads and edges to the 1st class marking.
Properties & Technical details
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Glass bead surface with slip resistance R11
Optional: In laminate with a colour foil or printed on the reverse side
Permanent acrylic-based pressure sensitive adhesive
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