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Heskins Thick Safety Grip Now Available


Heskins are proud to announce that H3404 2mm safety grip is now available for order. Thick Safety Grip™ now allows business to kit out their factories to ensure effective slip prevention, that also provide slight cushioning and reduce leg fatigue on a production line. It can also be applied into recesses that are considered trip hazards.

Heskins made the decision to produce thick Safety Grip™ after the demand became great. The reason Heskins had to ensure the demand was there, was simply due to the commitment that would have to be made to produce it. Many of our production and post production machines were modified to produce thick Safety Grip™ to the same quality standards as all the other Heskins products.

Investment was also made int
o a new range of high-volume crush cut blade holders. The reason this was necessary was due to the thickness. Heskins anti slip tapes are generally no thicker than 1.4mm. While the difference of .6mm doesn’t seem great, the adhesive applied to the base increases this thickness further, making it more difficult to cut.

Now the modifications are in place, Heskins have added a versatile new anti slip product into the range, and like all others, can be slit in rolls ranging from 20mm up to 1170mm, all 18.3m in length.

Heskins H3404 thick Safety Grip™ is available at a very competitive price, and if you would like to place an order, or enquire further, you can contact Heskins by phone or email.

Floor Demarcation and Colour Referencing in the Workplace

Floor Demarcation and Colour Referencing in the Workplace

When it comes to 5S and floor demarcation in the workplace, there are many guidelines, of which many provide very little insight.

A quote often used is ““In lean manufacturing, the general rule of thumb is that anyone should be able to walk into a workplace and identify the flow of work being done within 60 seconds.”

Keeping this quote in mind, for someone venturing into this for the first time, finding the right information before implementation is a tough task. Many options are available for floor marking and signage products to allow you to begin optimisation of floor demarcation, which in the first instance will be a tough task without the correct information to hand.

Depending on the function of your workplace will naturally determine how you proceed, do you want to optimise what is currently working? Or do you want to start from scratch to improve the whole process? We believe that Heskins can help you provide a strong starting point by defining the regulated and approved colours to identify and optimise key workflow areas in your business.

Heskins products are always manufactured in regulation colours, from anti slip tape, to floor marking systems, Heskins products can be used to create a full, optimised workflow demarcation system. heskins-ltd-colour-guidelines

Demarcation Area Black

Demarcation Area Black

Workplace 5s Walkway

Workplace 5s Walkway

5S colours are as follows:

Yellow – Highlights an area that is to be treated with caution. Mainly used for aisleways and walkways, more often than not because these areas could cross with other working processes, such as forklift traffic or other foot traffic.

Red – Highlights danger or can relate to fire. Red alerts people or vehicles that they need to stop before proceeding, or to notify people where fire fighting equipment is available, if it of course can.

Blue – Marks out information, or can be used to hold equipment or machinery that is out of order.

Green – Notifies an area of safety, whether that be a first aid point or notice, or a walkway that is out of the way of potential dangers.

Orange – Used to mark out zones where vehicles are stored or for areas where vehicles operate. Combining yellow and red with this creates a traffic system that is safe and organised.

Black/Yellow – Notifies of potential hazards and to proceed with caution. Areas that store potentially harmful chemicals or areas that can only be entered with additional safety measures.

Red/White – Notification to keep an area clear at all times. Emergency access or electrical points are two such areas that benefit from these markings.

White – Indication of an area where production or work processes are ongoing.

Black – Completed jobs are put in these areas, indicating the job is complete.

For a full colour reference guide for Heskins products and general 5S colour references, you can download the colour reference guide heskins-ltd-colour-guidelines. The Heskins colour guide refers to regulations for all of Europe.

Heskins offer other colours, as well as custom production, so dependent on order quantities, you can get the perfect anti slip or floor marking solution for your workplace. Get in touch


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Specialist UHP Ultra High Pressure Water Jetting

Innovative Specialist High Pressure Water Jetting Techniques

High pressure water jetting delivers on average 1000 BAR (15000 psi) with approximate water volumes of 12 gallons (52 L.P.M.) per minute and has long been a reliable, often the only, method for industrial cleaning. The emergence of increased pressure with ultra high pressure water jetting brings an even more powerful tool.

High Pressure Water Jetting Pressures 

Working at pressures up to 60,000 PSI (4000 bar) and speeds of Mach 1.5 the ultra high pressure water jetting service provided by Tube Tech International is unlike any other. Tube Tech has developed a variety of systems that make their use of ultra high pressure water jetting very different to the industry norm.

From removing hazardous chemical waste and fused polymer from within silos to unblocking concrete from drains and cutting warheads ready for disposal Tube Tech have designed, developed and used ultra high pressure water jetting to solve some of industries most unusual and difficult cleaning challenges.

If you have had disappointing experiences with ultra high pressure water jetting contractors in the past or if you are keen to learn more about the benefits of ultra high pressure water jetting please contact us. Tube Tech are recognised as leaders in the use of high pressure water jetting techniques to solve what others deem ‘impossible’ cleaning challenges. Able to decide when ultra high pressure water jetting might be more beneficial than high pressure water jetting Tube Tech provide an all encompassing water jetting service worldwide.

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Borealis delivers innovative material solutions for new Citroën C4 Cactus

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces that it is delivering leading-edge material solutions for key interior and exterior applications in the unique new Citroën C4 Cactus. The new tiger stripe-free solution DaplenTM EH227AE for exterior parts will be used in addition to other materials for more than 33 different applications in the new-generation model launched by the PSA Group. Read more…

Engineering lightweight solutions for the global automotive industry

Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating plastics solutions, announce the introduction of several new and upgraded material solutions engineered to enable the automotive industry to achieve greater cost efficiency, higher performance and improved sustainability in vehicle components. The new lightweight grades FibremodTM WE380HP and DaplenTM EE058AI are representative of Borealis and Borouge’s commitment to offering new and multi-faceted solutions to automotive OEMS around the globe and will be showcased in October at the IZB 2014 in Wolfsburg, Germany, along with a Brazilian premiere grade. Read more…

Borealis and Borouge presence at CPhI Worldwide signals continuing commitment to global healthcare customers

Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating plastics solutions, announce their participation in this year’s CPhI Worldwide in Paris, France in October. Borealis’ Healthcare group within the New Business Development organisation will promote their BormedTM concept with a focus on the recently-launched innovative specialty polypropylene (PP) grades, BormedTM SC876CF and BormedTM HJ875MO. The excellent functional properties of these two commercial grades further enhance the appeal of the Bormed polyethylene (PE) and PP grade range for the healthcare industry. Read more…

Borealis signs an agreement to acquire full ownership of Speciality Polymers Antwerp N.V.

Borealis, a leading provider in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announced today the signing of an agreement with DuPont Holding Netherlands B.V. to purchase the company’s 67% shareholding in Speciality Polymers Antwerp N.V. Read more…

China Petrochemical Industry Forum in Xiamen Fujian

If you’d benefit from in-depth analysis of new trend and benefit from real business opportunities of China Petrochemical Industry, the China Petrochemical Industry Forum 2013 is the place to be. This Forum, taking place on 2nd – 6th December 2013 at Xiamen, Fujian Province, and will gather over 400 senior decision makers within the petrochemical industry who are looking to learn and network and do business with representatives just like you.

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CB&I announces the commercialization of the AlkyClean® solid acid alkylation process

CB&I (NYSE: CBI) has been awarded a contract by Shandong Wonfull Petrochemical Group Co., Ltd. to provide the license and processing engineering design for a first-of-a-kind solid acid alkylation unit to be located in China. The unit will be capable of producing 100,000 tons per annum of alkylate and is scheduled for startup in early 2014. Read more…

Sideflex, Protect your tyres with Erlau’s ground breaking sidewall protection device

Erlau AG founded in 1828 in Aalen is a subsidiary of the RUD Group and a leading manufacturer and supplier of tyre protection chains and outdoor furniture.

Sideflex is one of Erlau’s latest innovations, providing a cost-effective solution to the very well-known problem of sidewall damage to expensive and valuable dumptruck tyres, for construction and mining equipment in particular earthmoving machines. Click here to read more

France petrochemicals industry outlook to 2016

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of GlobalData’s new report “France Petrochemicals Industry Outlook to 2016 – Market Size, Company Share, Price Trends and Capacity Forecasts” to their offering. Read more…

Changyi Petrochemical increases production with modified catalytic cracking unit

After Changyi Petrochemical reworked the refrigerant cycle of its 1.4-million-ton catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) it substantially increased handling capacity, decreased unit energy consumption, and balanced product distribution. This means a savings of 12,000 tons of standard coal per year, and an increase of 150-yuan per ton in profits, and 175-million yuan per year in total profit, compared with last year. Changyi Petrochemical developed the FCCU and modification and was able to use the high-activity catalyst to full effect with low temperature contacts and high catalyst-to-oil ratio, for an increase in the overall yield and gasoline octane rating. Read more…

ChemChina Petrochemical announces Tianjin Petrochemical gets clean production rating

Tianjin Petrochemical did five full years of work improving its energy consumption, emissions, and efficiency to qualify for a clean production enterprise rating and, on Dec. 21, passed a Tianjin Municipal Economic Commission appraisal. To achieve this, in addition to the hard work, the company developed 13 emissions and consumption reduction projects in 2007, in accordance with national laws. These included 500000 tons/yr of electric desalting, a coal-fired boiler desulphurization system, sewage disposal online monitoring, putting sewage through a treatment plant, and crude oil floating roof. There was a substantial decrease in polluting emissions, while production was brought in line with national clean production standards. Moreover, the changes significantly reduced overall energy consumption and improved profits from sales. The appraisal committee decided that the company deserved the honor. Read more…

ChemChina Petrochemical sustainable improvement review at Changyi Petrochemical

ChemChina Petrochemical held its meeting for a review of sustainable improvement project conclusion for 2012 at Changyi Petrochemical, Dec 17 to 19, to allow staff members of seven companies report on Green Belt projects for increasing diesel oil benefits. Read more…

Mersey composite hose manufacturer Dantec trebles growth in marine sector

Merseyside based composite hose manufacturer Dantec is reporting a trebling of sales in the marine sector over the last 12 months. Read more…

ThyssenKrupp Uhde wins mega contract for fertiliser plants in USA

ThyssenKrupp Uhde has, through its US business partner, Uhde Corporation of America, been selected by CF Industries, one of the world’s leading fertiliser producers, to provide engineering and supply services for two fertiliser complexes in the USA. Read more…

ThyssenKrupp receives mega-order for fertilizer plants in the US exceeding 1 billion euros

ThyssenKrupp receives mega-order for fertilizer plants in the US exceeding 1 billion euros

Dynamic development in the US petrochemical industry – ThyssenKrupp further expands its market presence in North America

On November 1, 2012, ThyssenKrupp Uhde received a major order for the
design and construction of fertilizer plants in Port Neal (Iowa, US) and
Donaldsonville (Louisiana, US) via its US business partner Uhde Corporation of America. The order further testifies to the consistent expansion of the diversified industrial group’s technology business. Read more…

Fluor signs enterprise framework agreement with Shell for downstream projects in Europe, Africa and Middle East

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that Shell has awarded the company a 5-year enterprise framework agreement for engineering and project management services for Shell’s downstream, and potentially, upstream onshore projects in Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EAME). Under terms of this agreement, Fluor will provide design, project and construction management, home-office and site-based engineering services. Read more…

Foster Wheeler awarded EPCm contract for new chemicals facility in Singapore

Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) contract by LANXESS Butyl Pte. Ltd. for a new neodymium polybutadiene (Nd-PBR) rubber plant to be built on Jurong Island, Singapore. This award follows Foster Wheeler’s successful completion of the front-end engineering design for this project earlier this year. Foster Wheeler’s scope of work is expected to be completed in 2014. Read more…

Technip in a JV with Odebrecht and ICA Fluor awarded large EPC contract by Braskem Idesa for the Ethylene XXI Project

Braskem Idesa S.A.P.I. awarded to a joint venture formed by Odebrecht (40%), Technip (40%) (Paris:TEC) (ISIN:FR0000131708) and ICA Fluor (20%) a contract worth more than US$ 2.7 billion (around €2.1 billion) for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a petrochemical complex to be built in the Coatzacoalcos/Nanchital region, in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Read more…

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