— A High Wear, Anti-Slip Coating System

The CHEM-ROCK SAFETY-TRED System is a new product offering from ROCK-TRED that provides an anti-slip solution for industrial contractors and plant/facilities maintenance personnel. The material composition and extended working time make installations easy and the results predictable. Call your ROCK-TRED Rep or our Sales Office today so CHEM-ROCK SAFETY-TRED can help you stop slip and falls!

The CHEM-ROCK SAFETY-TRED coating combines high solids, low odor epoxy resin with proprietary filler aggregates to produce textured finishes ranging from medium to aggressive anti-slip profiles in a single coat. The viscosity of the epoxy and the gradation of the fillers allow this product to produce uniform texture without a full broadcast of aggregate. By skipping the full broadcast the need for an additional finish coat is eliminated, system application and cleanup times are reduced and ultimately the per square foot system cost is lower.

CHEM-ROCK SAFETY-TRED is a great option for quickly and easily creating a safe, non-slip finish on different surfaces over a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications. Applications made outdoors without an aliphatic finish may discolor or chalk tonight, but the durability and anti-slip properties will remain.

Common applications:

· Indoor/Outdoor Traffic Aisle Ways · Wet Production Floors

· Ramps and Walk Ways · Loading Docks

· Steps and Stairways · Ship Decks

· Marinas and Docks · Chemical Plants

· Construction Equipment · Power Plants

· Refineries · Poultry Plants · Pulp and Paper Mills

· Food Processing Plants · Dairy and Cheese Plants

· Meat Packing Plants

The CHEM-ROCK SAFETY-TRED System is installed by first applying an appropriate primer over the prepared substrate. Once the primer coat is dry the CHEM-ROCK SAFETY-TRED coating application can be made by different tools to achieve different levels of texture in the finish. The most common method is to ribbon out the mixed CHEM-ROCK SAFETY-TRED coating and spread it using a phenolic coated roller core; pulling the material toward you and rolling only in a single direction. This method will produce aggressive textures by pulling the aggregate upward leaving raised rows of texture in the finish. To achieve a less aggressive texture the CHEM-ROCK SAFETY-TRED coating may be applied conventionally via squeegee or even by hand using a trowel for smaller areas. When applied using a squeegee or trowel pull the material toward you holding the tool at a 45° angle. Leave a uniform coating thickness and do not back roll. The resulting finish will have a medium anti-slip profile, but the texture will not be as aggressive as when the phenolic roller core is used.

By selecting an appropriate ROCK-TRED primer the CHEM-ROCK SAFETY-TRED System can be applied to a wide variety of substrates. The System can be applied to properly prepared concrete, wood, steel and even certain fiberglass and weathered galvanized metal substrates. The most common applications are over concrete and steel. For applications directly to concrete the substrate must be dry, allowed to cure for at least 28 days and be mechanically profiled to a CSP-2 profile via diamond grinding or shot-blasting. The prepared surface can then be primed using POXI-ROCK Primer, CHEM-ROCK Primer or ROCK-BLOCK Moisture Barrier Primer. For steel substrates prepare to a SSPC-SP2 followed by application of CHEM-ROCK DTM as the primer coat. For both applications allow the primer to cure so it is dry to touch prior to proceeding with the CHEM-ROCK SAFETY-TRED coat application. Contact your ROCK-TRED Rep or our Sales Office for information on how to prepare other substrates for CHEM-ROCK SAFETY-TRED applications.

CHEM-ROCK SAFETY-TRED is available in 1 gallon or 5 gallon units and in C-01 Gun Powder Gray or C-17 Safety Yellow. Like other ROCK-TRED specialty products CHEM-ROCK SAFETY-TRED is made in small batches to order. Please allow 5 days lead time when placing an order.

Article written by Erik Sebby — Rock-Tred General Manager

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