National Provisioner Floor Marking Article

Cold storage facility owners face unique challenges maintaining safe and efficient traffic flow within their facilities. The constant movement of transport vehicles, the operation of forklifts and other mobile equipment, and the potential for collisions with pedestrians – all present significant traffic management obstacles in cold storage facilities. These traffic management concerns pose significant safety risks that could result in costly injuries and down-time.

Installing aisle floor markings to show boundaries and designate work flow patterns is a common method of regulating safe traffic flow. However, this becomes more difficult in cold food storage facilities − painting is discouraged because paint fumes and food storage do not mix. Additionally, freezing temperatures impinge on paint drying and adherence. Utilizing commonly used floor tapes is problematic because most floor tapes require an application temperature of 55° Fahrenheit or above. Additionally, once applied, most floor tapes are not specifically designed to weather repeated forklift tire traffic abuse.

In response to this “chilling” dilemma, ShieldMark Inc., (Rocky River, OH), is introducing its Mighty Line® Frigid floor tape that is uniquely designed to be applied in cold temperatures as low as -10° Fahrenheit. Specially engineered with a low temperature adhesive, Mighty Line Frigid is an optimal freezer tape that provides long lasting durability and adhesion for use in frigid temperatures. The permanent, peel-and-stick freezer tape delivers excellent durable performance on cold surfaces in industrial freezers and cold storage warehouses. Concomitantly, Mighty Line Frigid floor tape has no noxious fumes restricting usage in food storage areas.

The freezer tape’s permanent peel adhesion is rated at 7Lbs/ sq. in. (PSTC-101), and once Mighty Line Frigid is applied and adhered, it is very difficult to remove. The durable, thick Mighty Line Frigid floor tape withstands repeated forklift tire traffic abuse, it has superior chemical resistance properties, and its thick adhesive membrane allows for adhesion to uneven floor surfaces.

To maximize service performance, the freezer tape should be acclimated to 70° Fahrenheit temperature immediately before applying it to designated cold surfaces. The product offers quick installation, just make certain that the floor is clean and dry before the freezer tape is applied.

Mighty Line’s Frigid floor tape aids in optimizing overall cold storage facility organization and safety − delivering a significant, positive impact on the efficiency of overall operations. Because of the product’s quick installation, it is easier to meet unplanned or last-minute inspections − while providing long-term harsh environment performance.

Mighty Line Frigid floor tape is available in four standard widths (2”, 3”, 4”, 6”) to meet a myriad of cold storage facility applications. Mighty Line Frigid floor tape is backed by a two year limited warranty. Sold through a worldwide network of distributors, Mighty Line floor tape products are readily available.

The following additions/advancements to the Mighty Line spectrum of taping system solutions are planned for introduction during 2014: Rodent-Sanitation Floor Tape / Label Protectors / Mighty Line Cleaner

For more detailed information call 440-895-9980, or visit our website at: http://www.mightyline.net.

Article found at http://www.provisioneronline.com/articles/100794-mighty-line-frigid-floor-tape-the-big-chill

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