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FLEX-TRED Anti-Slip Tape Enhances Workplace Safety


May 10, 2022
By WoosterProducts

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Wooster Products’ FLEX-TRED® anti-slip tapes enhance safety in industrial environments by providing a higher coefficient of friction on the applied surface, whether wet or dry.

Many industrial areas can be slippery when wet, and FLEX-TRED® Tape provides an easy solution.  Available in rolls of various widths, standard die cut shapes, or in custom die cuts to suit specific requirements, this heavy-duty safety surface is easy to install and provides durable pedestrian safety on slippery surfaces.  It bends over sharp 90°angles without fracture and can be bent repeatedly without cracking or failure of the bond.  FLEX-TRED® is ideal for application such as machinery surfaces, gas/brake pedals, forklifts, mowers, snow groomers, tow motors and forklifts, on platforms, scaffolds, cherry pickers, and ladders, and more.

Wooster has been making custom die cut patterns for many years and has thousands of patterns in their library.  Prospective customers may find an existing pattern close to that desired, thus saving a custom die cut charge.

Available in various colours and patterns, including fluorescent colours and NITEGLOW® Glow in the Dark.  In areas where a heavy exposure to liquids is anticipated, easily applied VOC-free FLEX-TRED® Edge Sealing Compound seals the edge to most surfaces.

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Applied FLEX-TRED® is resistant to motor oil, detergent, hydraulic oil, and UV.  It will tolerate steam and detergent cleaning and is essentially unaffected by climactic exposure and mild acid or alkali exposure under normal conditions.  It has a useful temperature range of -40°F to 220°F, and tolerates limited exposure to temperatures above 220°F.  FLEX-TRED® tapes are available direct from the factory or ask for them by name at distributors across the country.

Wooster Products is the industry leader in anti-slip stair treads and walkway products.  They have been manufacturing anti-slip products for new construction, renovation, marine and OEM applications since 1921 from their Wooster, OH facility.   Long respected for quality and innovation, their products include cast aluminum (Alumogrit®) cast iron (Ferrogrit®), extruded aluminum (Spectra, Supergrit®, Stairmaster®, and Flexmaster®), pressure sensitive adhesive tape/deck covering (Flex-Tred®), and coatings (WP-70, Walk-A-Sured®, and Safe-Stride®), as well as photoluminescent (glow-in-the-dark) nosings and treads (NITEGLOW®).  For additional information visit www.WoosterProducts.com