Anti Skid Surfacing
Makevale has developed ValGrip™, a high friction resin based anti skid surfacing, whose ease of application and in-situ performance greatly expand the range of potential application areas for skid resistance.
High friction surfacing treatments have been used for some years in areas that are subjected to high braking forces, such as traffic light approaches, road junctions, roundabouts and pelican crossings. ValGrip’s high friction surfacing formulation also makes it ideal for more remote areas such as footbridges, platforms, car park ramps, even ships’ decks. Sites can be treated quickly and economically, keeping disruption to a minimum.
ValGrip™ anti skid surfacing is simple to use and cures quickly. It is suitable for use on most substrates including asphalt, bitumen, concrete and steel. The high friction surfacing can be applied year round in all conditions in any colour required.
ValGrip™ is a system comprising of three parts; a methyl methacrylate based syrup, a powder thickener (‘thixotrope’) and a peroxide initiator which causes the mixture to set. The three parts are mixed together, spread onto the surface and aggregate rolled on top. The mixture cures leaving a layer of aggregate bound to the surface creating high skid resistance. ValGrip™ is designed to work in a similar way to the epoxy system which many contractors currently use.
ValGrip™ was developed as a result of collaboration with a major highways contractor to develop an anti skid surfacing which did not suffer from the limitations of existing systems. The benefits of ValGrip™ include easier mixing and pouring whilst staying in place on uneven or sloping surfaces, no need for a base coat on new tarmac, and ability to roll the aggregate onto the resin.
Please contact our business development team if you’d like to know more about our anti skid surfacing and to receive detailed specification sheets and instructions. If our high friction surfacing does not match your requirements, we are adept at creating acrylic polymer formulations with unique properties, so if you’d like to develop a novel product with skid resistance our R&D team would like to hear from you.