While it may seem like an inconsequential decision, choosing the appropriate anti-skid surfacing material is vital. It can affect the performance of your application as well as the manufacturing of the product. To make matters even more confusing, not all anti-skid surfacing materials are created equally.
However, the experts at Frank Lowe are here to help. Since 1955, we’ve been helping companies across a variety of markets and industries explore, pursue, and create better solutions. We offer a range of cutting-edge fabrication and custom manufacturing services designed to help you move your application or product from conception to completion.
And when it comes to choosing the most appropriate anti-skid surfacing materials, we’ll be with you every step of the way. Continue reading for a few top considerations you should make whenever you’re choosing anti-skid surfacing materials.
The Anti-Skid Surfacing Material Should Fit the Application
Different applications will require different types of anti-skid materials. For instance, if your application involves oils and greases, you will need a different anti-skid material than you would where only water is present.
Another common example regarding the importance of the material is whenever your application involves deep-freeze environments. In these types of environments, slipping is a major hazard, and the type of rubber elastomer used in the anti-skid surfacing material should be able to withstand the extreme temperatures.
Fortunately, you don’t have to be an elastomer expert because the professionals at Frank Lowe are. We will listen to your application needs and goals to guide you to the ideal anti-skid surfacing material based on your furniture application.
Customization of the Anti-Skid Surfacing Material
When it comes to finding the ideal anti-skid surfacing material, there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. As a matter of fact, the best anti-skid surfacing material should be die cut rubber to your exact specifications.
Anti-Skid Surfacing Material with Specialty Adhesive
In addition, Frank Lowe offers a long-lasting specialty adhesive that can be laminated on the back of the anti-skid surfacing material to expedite the manufacturing of the final product. Simply put, we’ll be with you from start to finish to help ensure the anti-skid surfacing materials meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.
Does the Anti-Skid Surfacing Material Have Special Requirements?
If you manufacture medical devices or other types of sensitive equipment, the anti-skid surfacing material may have special requirements. For instance, products in the healthcare environment may require antibacterial surfacing material; while other applications may require non-flammable anti-skid solutions..
In either case, Frank Lowe will work to intimately understand the environment the product will be used and provide solutions to meet any special requirements. We’ll help you cover all of the bases and create a product that functions and remains in compliance.
Consider the Quality of the Anti-Skid Materials
When you’re manufacturing devices, you understand the importance of each component. If you create high-end applications with inferior components, it can affect the overall performance of your finished product. At the same time, over engineering an application can result in unnecessary waste without providing additional value for the finished product.
Because of both of these ends of the spectrum, it’s vital to consider the quality of the anti-skid surfacing material. Frank Lowe offers a full complement of anti-skid surfacing materials ranging from high-end to more cost effective options.
We will work closely with you to understand your product, consider price point analysis, as well as how it will be used. Then we’ll provide you with choices – ranging from economy to premium, so you can make the best decision based on your application goals.
Explore, Pursue & Create Better with Frank Lowe
We get it — there are a lot of considerations to make when choosing anti-skid surfacing material. While some would think of the decision as a quick and inconsequential one, the anti-surfacing material you choose for your application can impact your product as well as the manufacturing of the product. Fortunately, you are not alone.
At Frank Lowe, you can tap into our nearly 70 years of manufacturing expertise. You can access our exceptional and in depth understanding of different elastomers and material qualities to choose the best anti-skid surfacing material for your product. Simply put, we’ll help you explore, pursue, and create better.
Contact Frank Lowe today to explore, pursue, and create better with anti-skid surfacing materials.