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About Silvagrip

Silva Non Skid Solutions LLC was founded to serve the needs of  those that wanted longer lasting superior Non Skid Surfaces; Our Peel~N~Stick product was trade marked Silvagrip ®

Silvagrip® was first designed for long-board racers.  The shear forces applied in long-board racing far exceed the normal wear and tear as seen on a standing surface.

Silvagrip® is a blend of “molten/frozen” bonded aluminum/ceramic  metal oxides and ceramics. So flexible it can be wrapped over the edges of the thin skate boards and doesn’t crack.  It doesn’t have the partical release issues of typical non skid tapes that use resin. By implementing the ceramic into an aluminum alloy,  the particals are held securely.  The rough application method provides very secure traction.

Silvagrip® has many different adhesives.  One is a  closed cell adhesive that provides for a water tight seal against the environmental conditions.  This is mostly used in showers and less abrasive conditions. Another is just as watertight but  handles extreme temperatures and durability.

The Navy has proven the quality of this aluminum ceramic.  The manufacture of this material claims a 50 year life cycle. Because it’s only been in use 10 years the Navy gives them a 10 year life cycle.  Compare that to traditional anti-skid coating, which has a maximum life of about 12 months at best

The video, below, shows the vertical take off and landing aircraft, landing on the aluminum ceramic deck coating.  The same surface material Silvagrip uses.

The removal process for traditonal non skid is extremely labor intensive as you can see in the video below.  Silvagrip is typically applied in three foot by four foot sheets and spacing of one and half inches. With Silvagrip you simply remove and replace the damaged piece.

The picture, below, is a close up of the Navy deck.  It has been colored  Navy Blue.

Silvagrip® has exactly the same surface but in a peel and stick application.

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We also offer Silvagrip in various Alloys using combinations of carbides and oxides of Titanium, Tungsten and Ceramics.

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You can view our Features and Benefits BrochureSilvagrip

Also our distributor’s website Silvagripwest Link

 

Disadvantages of Epoxy Non Skid

The key advantage of P&S nonskid over epoxy nonskid is that is has none of the associated costs and constraints associated with applying traditional epoxy nonskid or removing it.

 Removal is noisy, dirty, and time consuming

 Ship’s Force has limited experience and tools to achieve required surface prep

 Primer must dry and remain clean until epoxy is applied

 Epoxy has a long cure time

 Narrow limits for temperature and humidity

 Areas must be secured for days, preventing other work in the area

 Rework due to someone stepping on the primer or wet nonskid is a common

 Temporary ventilation installed to remove the fumes on interior applications

 No protection to deck from corrosion – can cause accelerated corrosion

 Significant quantities of hazardous material must be stored

 

Benefits of Peel & Stick Nonskid

 Can be applied to any dry clean surface

 Can be applied with temperatures as low as 40ºF

 No maximum overcoat window

 Ready for traffic immediately after installation

 No special tools required

 Convenient pre-cut sizes for easier handling, installation, and replacement

 Eliminates hot and cold work restrictions

 Eliminates need for services associated with epoxy nonskid application

 Half the weight per square foot of roll-on epoxy nonskids

 Uniform surface and clean appearance

 Reduced maintenance and life cycle costs

 Eliminates rust bleed-thru and provides additional protection to applied area

 Chemical resistant

 Strong adhesive

 No ventilation requirements for installation

 Installation within Ships’ Force capability

 Can be maintained, repaired, or replaced quickly, while in port or underway

Silvagrip® is a product designed for harsh environmental conditions like salt water and is resistance to many chemicals found in the work environment. The anti~skid surface is perfect for the heavy day to day foot traffic found on most work boats and industrial walkways. Some workboats find themselves in harsh seas with steep waves as much as 60 degrees. Their need to safely work in these conditions is what Silvagrip® will provide, giving them traction confidence!  Silvagrip® is the longest lasting non~skid peel and stick on the market.  The metal Non~Skid was engineered to last.

The applications for safe non~skid surfaces are endless.

Let us help with your Non Skid needs!