Maldon Shot Blasting is now offering a new durable non-slip coating. 28E ARCTEC coating is ideal for use on steel floors, decks and panels across diverse industries. Especially useful for the marine leisure and commercial alike.

Bespoke decking and stairs, ladders plates can be made to clients specifications in stainless steel, aluminium, brass, and steel.  Drawings or templates can be supplied  for manufacturing purposes.

Further more we can incorporate glow in the dark directional arrows or guidance system adding further safety.  

28E ARCTEC coating is a thermally sprayed coating that can be applied with a rough texture and has excellent non-slip properties, while being extremely hard and resistant to wear. The new coating provides:

A suitable level of grip, to avoid personal slips or industrial skidding
Comparable corrosion protection to aluminium, as used in aggressive environments
Easy application by a long-standing process, covered by international standards

The resultant coating is corrosion resistant and because of its durability. To prove the durability of this heavy duty coating, Metallisation has completed many tests in the development of 28E ARCTEC wire and coating. These included non-slip, durability and corrosion testing.

28E ARCTEC coatings have been tested for non-slip and durability using a Pendulum Coefficient of Friction (CoF) tester, in accordance with independent British Standards and UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines. These guidelines suggest that a floor coating with a Pendulum Test Value (PTV) greater than 36 will have a low slip potential in pedestrian areas. To test the coatings the plates were sprayed to produce a surface texture that would wear well, but not too rough for pedestrian surfaces. If the surface has too much grip in pedestrian areas it can cause a trip hazard.

To prove the durability of the coating, the coated plates were walked on by a standard shoe on a robotic walking machine. The plate was rotated after each step to simulate walking in a straight line and around corners. The PTV was checked before walking and again after 250,000, 500,000, 750,000 and 1 million steps. Both sealed and unsealed plates were tested in wet and dry conditions.

The Pendulum Test Values obtained in accordance with BS7976-2:2002, highlighted significant results. The unsealed plates initial wet PTV was 75 and after 1 million steps it had reduced to 41. Whereas the sealed plate’s initial wet PTV was 66 and after 1 million steps it had only reduced to 58. Testing in dry conditions achieved similar results, with a dry PTV of 80 down to 64 for unsealed plates and 72 down to just 68 on the sealed plates.

The 28E ARCTEC coating has also undergone a range of accelerated corrosion testing. This offers a comparison of the performance between the new coating and 99.5% aluminium. An independent research laboratory undertook two tests: Galvanic corrosion tests for one week and neutral salt spray corrosion tests for 1,000 hours.

The salt spray tests were performed in accordance with ASTM B117. The test results confirmed that the corrosion protection offered by 28E ARCTEC coating was comparable to 99.5% aluminium. These results give the confidence that the new coating will provide the same high standard of corrosion protection that aluminium has been doing around the world for several decades.

A recent example of the 28E ARCTEC coating in use can be seen on a twin-platform, offshore LNG platform installation, which has an inter-connecting bridge. Following extensive evaluation of non-slip coatings, 28E ARCTEC wire was chosen as the preferred coating to be applied to the bridge deck surface, because of its non-slip durability and corrosion protection.



We also offer a range of anti-slip coating services to a good range of products and surfaces.
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Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 12.00pm
Closed Bank Holiday weekends

Tel:01621 841100
Fax: 01621 842233

Unit 2a
Benbridge Industrial Estate,
Heybridge, Maldon, Essex CM9 4ER

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This product is really taken off. The silver items have had our two coat system internal heat barrier applied that keeps a lot of heat radiation through the system, improves performance according to the manufactures of this product. Long lasting will not discolour or flake off or crack even with rapid cooling. We are so confident that we will guarantee against fading & cracking. However at very high temperatures running red hot it may lose some luster. Applied by our team who have gone through extensive training so to offer you the best finished product possible.
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We don't set out to make problems for anyone. We comply with health & safety rules and have always carried out improvements when requested by H&S in fact the last visit cost my business getting on for 20K to fit new spray booths and this is fine as it has made improvements to the environmental impact and improved productivity. We have a full insurance inspection twice a year on the plant & machinery, have our staff monitored for related medical issues, breathing hearing etc, three of them have full fork lift training, all this costs a small fortune but we play the game and do what needs to be done. Ok if your company is out of line and causing problems then you can and should expect some sort of comeback, but all it takes is for someone to make the problems and inconvenience known to the owner that it may cause other people, not hide behind the authorities.

Anyway who ever it was thought our gas calor gas tanks were wrongly sited, the fact they have been there for 12 years and sited by Calor gas who know the law and regs inside out how to site them. They are checked every year for safety including the feed out gas pipes, they are protection by safety barriers and are in line with the regs at the time of placement. It seems some twat thinks they know better. I guess they don't like to see businesses who are doing well play the game or they just don't like them where they are. It makes me think is it all worth the grief and frustration and great expence running a business these days.

Some idiots think you have a wallet full of money, guess again we don't. It's a very costly running a company large or small. so many rules regs, miles of red tape, dealing with employment rules, tax & vat, Health & safety, taking on increasing overheads without passing them on trying to be fair and just.

The cherry on top of the lot is the twats that have nothing better to do but stir up further unfounded complaints. Makes me extremely angry..

Thats my anger vented and as far as I am concerned that hopefully is the end of it.
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