In order for a surface to be slip-free it needs to provide friction between itself as the object in contact with it. Whether it is the sole of a shoe, the tread of a tyre, or the wheel of a locomotive, the more grip a surface provides the less likely a person or object is to slip and slide. Traffideck, a polyurethane elastomer, provides anti-slip protection and waterproofing to surfaces including concrete, wood and metal due to its viscosity which increases grip.
Bridge surfaces, whether pedestrian walkways or vehicular roadways, are slippery when wet and especially prone to this condition in cold, icy weather. Traffideck coating on bridge surfaces can stop pedestrians or cars slipping and sliding during inclement weather. Oil and fuel spills, inevitable on road bridges, should not be a major concern because Traffideck is resistant to the corrosive effects of petrochemicals, helping it keep bridges slip free for longer.
Railways are notorious for being slippery due to the lack of grip between the metal surfaces of rails and wheels as well as the minuscule contact area between the two. A train moving at 55 miles per hour, for instance, exerting full brake power will travel upwards of a mile before halting, a problem exacerbated by wet or icy conditions. Traffideck coating on rails facilitates gripping of train wheels on the rail surface.
Marine decking becomes slippery due to rain, ice and sea spray, posing a particular danger out at sea, especially in rough conditions. The non-slip properties of Traffideck make life onboard the deck safer, preventing the crew from slipping and injuring themselves or worse. Notable ships using Traffideck include Batillus, Prelude FLNG, Pierre Guillaumat, Prairial and Seawise Giant.
Helicopter pads must provide a non-slip and non-skip surface, otherwise, disasters can occur. The viscous property of Traffideck provides durable and long-lasting protection against landing helicopters slipping or skidding during contact with the helicopter pad. This versatile elastomer is both fire retardant and resistant to aircraft fuel, helping to keep helicopter pads slip free for some time.