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More than just a logo mat

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when we say: logo ­­mats?   I bet you said, “entrance mat” or “doormat”, right?  I’ll bet some of you were thinking “chocolate” but that’s okay, chocolate is always the correct answer. Although it is true that most logo mats are used in entrances, you can use it for more than just a doormat.

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PAH! Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Does this mean anything to you?  For most these words will look like they’re in a different language, but it’s useful to know what this is and how it affects us as a global community.  Maybe you have heard of PAHs and maybe you haven’t.  Why should you care about them? 

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So, You Think You Can Stand?

You may have heard about standing desks and the amazing benefits of making the switch from sitting all day to having a standing workstation.  Unfortunately, you won’t reap all the benefits if you are standing at your standing desk incorrectly

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Stand at my desk and work? Are you joking!?

It’s not uncommon to read in the news that as a global community, we are not active enough and spend too much time sitting down.  With the rise of smart phones, longer commutes, box-set binging on Netflix, and being able to do almost everything in your fluffy pyjamas from the comfort of your living room sofa, we are all sitting on average more than 8 hours per day

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Prof. Redha Taiar Research Approved by Peers

Prof. Dr. Redha Taiar's research on the benefits of anti-fatigue matting, Standing Smart, was officially reviewed and approved by a panel of peers during the 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2014) that was held in Kraków, Poland from 19 - 23 July, 2014.

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Introducing Notrax® Oct-O-Flex™

What sets this mat apart is its stylish and unique design with small drainage holes that are EU compliant for public entrances and a smooth surface making it the ideal mat for wheeled access (carts, wheelchairs, suitcases, etc.). 

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I Love Your Curves

The new ergonomically engineered anti-fatigue mat that is light years ahead of its counterparts.  Introducing the new Skywalker HD™ heavy duty rubber anti-fatigue modular matting system was launched in 2012.  The 460 Skywalker HD™ line has now been expanded with unique accessories to completely customize this system.  The sky is really the limit.

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Slips, Trips and So Much More

Slip and fall prevention is usually the main concern in wet and oily working environments. Slip and falls are responsible for 20 - 30% of the accidents which cause long-term interruption of work. Loss of productivity is often an unfortunate side effect with nearly 30% of same-level falls resulting in more than 21 workdays lost.

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Entrance Matting for Public Buildings

Entrance matting is the first line of defense in keeping dirt and debris from entering the building and can remove up to 80% of dirt.  Over a 20 day period, 1000 people will deposit 24 pounds of dirt. For public buildings with high daily traffic, the benefits of a good entrance matting system are very measurable in annual savings of cleaning costs. 

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Slabmat Carré™ Modular Rubber Flooring

Specially designed to be able to withstand heavy loads, the Slabmat™ is a durable rubber mat to protect floors and heavy equipment from damage.  The Slabmat™ is a 12,7mm thick slab of solid rubber to which it owes its name and is ideal for the storage of extremely heavy machine parts, large engine molds and engine blocks. It is also widely used in gyms, weight rooms, skating rinks, golf courses, trailers and stables.  

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Stop Dirt at the Door

The main hazard to carpeting is dirt and soils.  Carpet soils have a texture that is similar to a razor, and as carpets are walked on, their fibres can be cut. This shortens the overall life span of the carpet. 

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Notrax® Featured in Tomorrow's Safety & Health

Welding, cutting, brazing, soldering, and grinding of metal in the manufacturing industries have one dangerous thing in common: these activities constitute a serious fire hazard.  Another common denominator, often these activities are performed by workers who are standing for long periods of time which can result in muscular skeletal disorders.

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Notrax® 570 De-Flex™ - A State of Balance

The 570 De-Flex™ is the newest Notrax® innovation – a 45 cm x 45 cm rubber tile that hits the right balance of comfort, safety and flexibility.  The De-Flex name reflects the contradiction in terms of the challenges that needed to be overcome in the design of this anti-fatigue mat.

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Prof. Redha Taiar Workshop On Anti-Fatigue

The basis for these workshops is his recent study (2011) on “Human Mechanics in a Working Environment”. Studying the upright position of the human body, the adjusting of its segments to maintain its balance and diminishing muscular problems are the main elements to highlight in order to improve the everyday (working) life of users.

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Notrax Logo Mat Color Swatches

Notrax® logo mats are printed with an extended process colour printing method that produces vibrant, stable colours with almost infinite colour possibilities. The large colour variations allow vivid colours, superb blacks for stark contrasts, and smooth gradations for infinite shading resulting in exceptional photo quality printing to really make the logo stand out.

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Safety Stance Solid™

The idea for the Safety Stance Solid™ came from a long-time Safety Stance™ customer who wanted a mat with the same anti-fatigue properties, but that was closed and easy to clean to use in assembly areas where small tools and parts could get lost.

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Notrax® SkyStep™

Ergonomically engineered, the SkyStep™ utilizes the power of air.  The mat is designed to suction to the ground to prevent the mat from shifting while trapping air in its chambers.

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Shocking Static Statistics

Static buildup is usually unnoticed until it is discharged known as Electro-Static Discharge (ESD). Once discharged, employees can feel an extremely shock. If the discharge was felt, it was probably more than 2000 volts. If the discharge was heard, it could have been between 3000 – 5000 Volts. And if there was a blue spark, the shock was most likely more than 10,000 Volts. If not properly controlled, static build up can cause unpleasant shocks to employees as well as unseen damage to electrical components.

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Introducing RedStop™ by Notrax®

Following a period of intense research and development, Notrax® is proud to introduce RedStop™ slip-resistant backing, a uniquely engineered technology that virtually eliminates the slipping and sliding of all Notrax® brand laminated floor mats.

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Checkers Industrial Safety Products Releases New Brand Identities

Broomfield, CO (April 25, 2016) – Checkers Industrial Safety Products has transitioned to Checkers Safety Group. Checkers has been on a progressive path in 2015, acquiring 7 companies; AlturnaMats, GNR technologies, Superior Manufacturing Group, SVE Portable Roadways, Terraplas UK and USA, Firefly and Zigma Ground Solutions with each acquisition bringing a number of important products and brands.  As we continued to grow...

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