In 2010 we were contacted by a large multinational manufacturer of toothpaste and soaps. The company was struggling to achieve an effective marking solution. Resins could not be used as the production and packing lines were operated continuously. The solvents and smells generated by application of 2 part epoxy floor marking resins posed a risk that the products could be contaminated or tainted, the drying time of resins creates a difficulty as the company cannot afford to section off areas and stop processes merely to allow marking lines and symbols to be installed. Paints created similar problems and are also too weak for their application. The company had always relied on conventional floor marking tapes. The tapes allowed for immediate use, no smells or solvents but they found them extremely poor quality. The tapes always lifted after a short while, they tore and if they lasted past a few weeks their colours soon wore off, the company was constantly applying and then re-applying floor tapes. We offered them a marking solution that required merely a simple one-fit application with guaranteed durability, no colour fade (a solid homogenous piece of coloured plastic) and no fumes/solvents.
Problem: using floor marking tape which quickly fails, no smells or solvents can be generated.
Solution: Used PermaStripe rolls and warehouse marker shapes, customer is extremely happy and repeatedly uses Heskins for new areas and sections.