MEMBER NEWS: Scotgrip International releases new innovative safety product

October 12, 2021
MEMBER NEWS: Scotgrip International releases new innovative safety product

Scotgrip International, the global specialists in the manufacture of high-quality industrial anti-slip safety products, has announced its latest safety product innovation: Drainmat for worksite areas affected by surface liquids.

Following an extensive period of R&D, to address ongoing industry challenges both offshore and onshore, the team has developed an innovative solution to improve surface traction and create a full drainage solution for surface liquids – allowing fluids to flow to carefully designed structural drains.

A further benefit of this product innovation is that Drainmat Modular Flooring features raw materials, which are 16% fully circular, and allows Scotgrip International to reduce its environmental impact even further whilst supporting its customers’ sustainability objectives and strategies.

Earlier this year, the company achieved carbon neutral status and was recently awarded silver medal status in the annual assessment, for corporate social responsibility, by EcoVadis – placing SCOTGRIP INTERNATIONAL® in the top 25% of businesses assessed by EcoVadis in this sector.

Professor George Yule, Chairman, adds: “Our design and production team has satisfactorily developed this innovative new product from their analysis of customers’ operational and HSE challenges and, given the flexibility of its modular design, this particular product can also be held in stock and is easily re-shaped to suit varying configurations and worksite areas. It also uses more sustainable materials which will add greater value to customers’ circular economy targets whilst enhancing our own carbon neutral credentials – and is lighter to man-handle, whether used on a rig, ship, factory floor or a wash-bay!”

For further information about Drainmat® Modular Flooring contact [email protected]

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