Not every hit needs repair
12 December 2012
A-Safe will be exhibiting at the Health & Safety 2010 North Exhibition and will showcase its wide range of systems suitable for any application within the warehouse, manufacturing and logistic industry. A-Safe has rev
A-Safe has revealed some of the secrets in creating its plastic patented and patented pending systems.
A-Safe has developed a blend of polymers that can withstand an impact of 304KN (the equivalent of a 3.5 tonne vehicle travelling at 10MPH with a direct head on impact into the barrier). Added to this mix is a UV additive for outdoor use.
James Smith, director at A-Safe says: "We often have to overcome clients' initial doubts, but the simple answer is that A-Safe's systems provide the strength and durability of steel, with the flexibility, and reduced maintenance of plastic.
"The plastic used has a special inbuilt memory, similar to an elastic band, so any impact will be absorbed and then will automatically spring back to its original shape. Unlike its steel contemporaries, the A-Safe plastic does not need to be replaced or repaired each time it is hit."