The main challenge of safety matting in these demanding environments is durability. In wet applications, additional traction is needed, so a grit coating is often applied to the surface of the mat. Grit coated matting that is continuously subjected to industrial chemicals, fluids, oils, and greases, can prematurely “break-down” causing the rubber to swell, and grit particles to literally break away from the top surface of the mat. The end result…matting that no longer fits together properly, creating a trip hazard, and reduced traction where the grit has chipped away from the surface of the mat.
GSII™ technology attacks the problem at its source by combining the benefits of 100% Nitrile rubber, known for its high degree of resistance to chemicals, oils, and greases, with an aggressive silicon carbide grit, and a specially formulated adhesive that bonds the grit to the mat surface. The combination of these three components allows the matting to resist the chemicals that would cause it to break-down, while providing long lasting traction by keeping the grit where it belongs, on the surface of the mat.
The Cushion-Ease® series is now available with GSII™ technology and comes in two versions; Niru Cushion-Ease GSII™ with large drainage holes to facilitate the removal of liquids and debris from the work area, and Niru Cushion-Ease Solid GSII™ with a solid top construction that’s easy to clean, and offers anti-fatigue relief and added traction in dry environments where exposure to chemicals, oils, and greases is light to moderate.
Like all Cushion-Ease® series products, GSII™ matting has a modular design that can accommodate a variety of custom configurations. Individual mat pieces can also be replaced as needed. GSII™ products are fully compatible with the NoTrax patented 551 M.D. ramp system. These 100% nitrile ramps reduce trip hazards and allow for easy access on and off of the mat.