Plastex Matting News
Crossgrip walkway matting, manufactured in the UK by Plastic Extruders Ltd, has been installed on the roof of a large Tesco Extra store in Pitsea, Essex.
Crossgrip safety matting is an ideal solution for this type of application as many services are located on the roof. This means that defined walkways are necessary so that service engineers have safe access to maintain and repair at any time.
Not only does the matting provide a permanent safe walkway which is highly durable and slip resistant (R10 rating under DIN 51130) but it also protects the roof membrane from damage. Another benefit is that Crossgrip is loose laid and is warrantied to remain stable in winds of up to 96km/h - 60mph (in laboratory conditions, when laid flat on a stable platform, it remained in position for wind speeds of 150 km/h -94mph).
Due to its flexible construction, the matting contours easily over uneven surfaces and its raised 14mm height helps it to straddle ponding water. The loose lay system means the matting can be easily laid and quickly relocated if needed. Besides, its vinyl composition makes it resistant to bacterial growth and impermeable in all weathers.
Moidean, Maintenance Engineer from Tesco, comments:
"This safety solution from Plastic Extruders has had a dramatic effect. In the winter time, even I was reluctant to go out onto the roof as the membrane was very slippery. Now we have safe access any time of the year and in any weather. It’s really made a big difference to us and the safety of our maintenance teams. The grip underfoot is very impressive and we feel a lot happier and safer negotiating the rooftop pipes, conduits and obstacles".
Two versions of the matting are available in 10m rolls and various widths. Standard black or light grey Crossgrip is manufactured from 100% PVC and is compatible with EPDM, PVC and modified bitumen roofs while newly launched white Crossgrip TPO is also compatible with TPO waterproof membranes.