Regupol® 1000 LSE is a premium product. The anti-slip mat is suitable for loading of up to 6.30 N/mm² and thus for heavy transports. In a widespread trial, the winter suitability of various anti-slip mats was tested by the TUL-LOG Institute Dresden in the BASt Federal Highway Research Institute.
Together with just one other mat, Regupol® 1000 LSE achieved sliding friction coefficients under winter conditions of more than 0.6μ, while being exposed to a sodium chloride brine to simulate melted snow and ice contaminated with gritting salt, at a temperature of -15°C. This result means that Regupol® 1000 LSE is probably the only anti-slip mat that is suitable for all kinds of transport right through to heavy loads under winter conditions.
630 t/m² = 6.30 N/mm² when 8 mm thick
Sliding friction coefficient μD
Sheet 15 of Directive VDI 2700, define the minimum requirements for anti-slip mats’ friction coefficients. The Regupol® anti-slip mats easily exceed these minimum requirements by 15-50 % depending on the friction elements. Because the given circumstances are hard to calculate in practice (moisture, soiled load floor), a value of 0.6 μ should be the base for calculations (which is also recommended by sheet 15 of VDI 2700).
BSW does not publish any generalised uncommented sliding friction coefficients. The sliding friction coefficient of a friction-increasing surface depends on the combination of materials involved, the temperature, the condition of the material surfaces and the anti-slip mat (soiling, moisture, etc.). The contact surfaces of load and floor must be swept clean, grease-free and dry to achieve optimum anti-slip properties.