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Silvagrip® is an incredible, patented, peel and stick nonskid, non slip tape.  Silvagrip® uses an advanced metallurgic, thermally assisted, surface engineered process for deposition of molten metal textured surfaces.

The harder the material, the longer it will last. When molten aluminum blends with ceramic and oxygen it creates a very tough material with a rough surface profile. Our surface is expected to last seven to ten years and beyond. The Aluminum/Ceramic blend is a patented product used in Silvagrip®.

Download our marine anti skid brochure here

Conventional non slip tapes use resins (polymers) to hold the abrasive, as seen below.  This profile wears out via grit pull out, by being worked back and forth in traffic until the abrasive falls out.  The abrasive particles don’t wear out, they just fall out, especially in hot conditions.

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Silvagrip® abrasives are encapsulated by molten metal and solidified in position permanently, just as a resin holds its’ particles but our metal alloy doesn’t soften with heat,  making Silvagrip® superior in durability via engineering. When our molten metal alloy is atomized it hardens, it leaves a very sharp surface with each particle displaying a random structure (see below).

This random structure produces an excellent grip profile preventing slips with impressive wear resistance!  Silvagrip’s Coefficient Of Friction (COF) does not change or wear out for years.  Even in 420F plus degrees Silvagrip® holds it’s COF, resin based Peel and Stick do not.  This is Silvagrip with 420F applied to the surface for 54 seconds, and it doesn’t change anything.

Our recent wear test, by Sotter Engineering, suggest a 6-12 year life cycle. Additional certified tests done by Australian Safe Environments gave us excellent ratings also.

Read a review about Silvagrip in BC Shipping magazine  BC-Ferries-Silvagrip-article

 

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Silvagrip is Certified for use on Helidecks.

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 Testing Silvagrip for Helideck Cert

 

View Certified Sustainable Slip Resistant (SSR) test report (Sotter Engineering)

Here is Pendulum SDA video

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SafeEnvironments test with Oil on Surface

Silvagrip vs competition was peel tested per ASTM D3330 on a heated substrate of 150F and 200F. In almost every peel test Silvagrip had twice the adhesion as measured by the amount of grams required to remove. View Silvagrip vs competition Heated Peel Test Results Peel Test Results

Silvagrip® marine nonskid tape has a rockwell hardness of Rc60+ and a high bond strength of 2,500 psi.  This alloy is resistant to oils and fuels, unaffected by sun, salt, and weather.  See closeup of surface.

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Silvagrip® adhears to the deck with a proprietary adhesive.   There is no slipping of the grip on the deck or walkway once applied, even in the toughest conditions.   Our adhesives are REACH and RoHS compliant.  Silvagrip can even be applied to concrete; entrance to manufacturing company.

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We have tested the shear strength of this adhesive per the Navy milspec.   A one inch square piece of adhesive is applied to a stainless steel vertical surface. Then, a ten pound weight is secured to the sample.  It must hold for one minute per the mil-spec. Silvagrip’s adhesive stayed secure for over an hour until finally taken down.

The adhesive, we use,  is the same adhesive used on motor vehicle thresholds, emblems, components in engine compartments and inside door frames. This adhesive outlasts the life of the vehicle.

Metal encapsulated abrasive particles are more durable and secured than in polymers, epoxy or resin based nonskid.  Until Silvagrip was invented, all nonskid peel and stick tapes were resin based.  The first picture below is a micrograph (close-up cross section) of the materials we use.   When metal decks contract and expand, the adhesive used in Silvagrip® , expands and contracts with the metal decking, thus eliminating the potential of  cracks, chips and delamination you get with traditional epoxy and grit (see below)

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Warranty, Limited Remedy, and Disclaimer:

SILVA NON SKID SOLUTIONS WARRANTS THAT ITS SILVAGRIP® PEEL AND STICK NONSKID SAFETY TAPE PRODUCT WILL BE FREE FROM DEFECTS IN MATERIAL AND MANUFACTURE AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE FROM  AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTORS.  SILVA NON SKID SOLUTIONS MAKES NO OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR SUITABILITY FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IF A SILVA NON SKID SOLUTIONS PRODUCT DOESN’T CONFORM TO THIS WARRANTY, THE SINGLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS, AT SILVA NON SKID SOLUTIONS OPTION, REPLACEMENT OF THE PRODUCT OR REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE.

Special precautions

Although the information and recommendations set forth herein (hereinafter “information”) are presented in good faith and believed to be correct as of the date hereof.  Silva Non Skid Solutions  makes no representations as to the completeness or accuracy thereof.  Information is supplied upon the condition that the persons receiving our product will make their own determination as to its suitability for their purposes prior to use.  In no event will Silva Non Skid Solutions be responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever resulting from the use of it’s products, or reliance upon information weather direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted.

For those who purchase our product

Many independent variables beyond Silva Non Skid Solutions control and particularly within the user’s perception and power to determine can affect the functioning and life cycle of Silvagrip, including the substrate type, surface preparation and the conditions where it will be used.  The user is the only one responsible for evaluating the product and determining if it’s acceptable for the user’s particular use.

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Warranty:

We appreciate your trust in Silvagrip nonskid peel and stick products.

We back our claim as being “the best nonskid peel and stick on the market” by standing behind the quality of our surface with this valuable 10 year limited warranty.

Silvagrip is an upfront investment in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

We will provide protection of your investment from premature wear of the nonskid surface and adhesive failure with a limited warranty. This warranty only applies to Silvagrip Products manufactured by Silva Non Skid Solutions, LLC Palmetto, Florida USA.

Please retain your invoice, the installers contact information, and appropriate photographs of the preparation and installation of the nonskid area. Photographs of deck preparation showing the cleaning methods used by the contractor and installation photographs at the time of installation are essential! Date stamped will help you in a claim against the Contractors/Installer if the adhesive were to come up from the deck.

10 Year Limited Warranty:

During the first 3 years we will cover 100% replacement for premature failure of materials and workmanship of the affected Silvagrip product; such as an excessively smooth surface or delamination of materials. We will replace any section[s] at our discretion should the surface prematurely wear below 0.40 ANSI/ASSE A1264-2-2012. During the 10 years of expected life, replacement will be pro-rated from the value of the original purchase price.

The appropriate replacement amount of edge sealer will be also supplied for the section[s] determined needing replacement due to warranty.

This warranty is subject to change without notice

Note: This warranty will not cover the labor for removal and replacement, nor shipping charges.

Warranty is valid only if during installation Silva Non Skid Solutions specified edge sealer was used properly around the edges of each sheet; meaning: a bead of edge sealer was applied from top of the nonskid surface to decks edge 3/16” away from nonskid.

Normal Conditions Warranty:

Under normal use in foot traffic conditions, Silva Non Skid Solutions LLC will replace affected sheets of our nonskid peel and stick sheet[s] if Silvagrip no longer provides a coefficient of friction greater than 0.40 on the nonskid surface on a static dry test. Below this level, the surface is considered “not safe to slips and falls” per ANSI/ASSE A1264-2-2012

Not Covered under Warranty:

  1. Damaged Silvagrip sheet[s] caused by accidental contact or impact.
  2. Damaged edges of Silvagrip sheet[s] due to edge seal not being properly maintained.
  3. Edge Sealer lifting or torn. The edge sealer is a sacrificial protector to Silvagrip sheet edge.
  4. Evidence of Twist Damage of Silvagrip from fork truck wheels turning. (Use our heavy duty fork truck nonskid materails for these types of areas)
  5. Approved edge sealer was not used during initial installation
  6. Edge sealer was not maintained throughout Silvagrip life
  7. Crushing of the nonskid surface thereby ruining the coefficient of friction through use of metal wheels, heavy pallaet jack wheels or fork truck traffic
  8. Replacement labor expenses
  9. Replacement shipping expenses
  10. Adhesive lifting from the deck side

Common Causes of Improper Deck Preparation

a.  Improper cleanliness during installation is an installer’s issue

b.  Loose paint

c.  Corrosion under the paint

d.  Rough surface

e.  Dust

f.  Moisture on the deck

g.  Overnight dew, dust and dirt before application

h.  Excessive handling of the adhesive by the installer

How to File a Claim:

  1. Send us photographs of the deck preparation and application of the sheets. Photographs with a date stamp is essential.
  2. Silva Non Skid Solutions will decide if an on-site visit is necessary for evaluation of the affected area[s].
  3. Retain your original sales invoice with lot number[s].
  4. Using an ASTM Coefficient of Friction Meter show a short video of test failing less than .40 on the meter. [We can provide a rental if necessary].
  5. Request a Return Authorization Number. Provide us with the purchase order number or shipper number and the amount of affected sheets.
  6. Take replacement photos with Date Stamp. These should be of sheet removal, cleanup, new sheet replacement and applied edge sealer
  7. Silva Non Skid Solutions LLC will then apply credit against the amount of Silvagrip sheets after application is final.

Disclaimer:

Silva Non Skid Solutions LLC has no control over the quality of the installation by installer.

Silvagrip will Not Adhere to bare wood or bare concrete. 

We Stand Behind the Quality of Silvagrip as the New Safety Antiskid Standard!

Nothing contained herein constitutes a license to practice under any patent and it should not be construed as an inducement to infringe any patent and the user is advised to take appropriate steps to be sure that any proposed use of the product will not result in patent infringement

 

 

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