Food grade and anti-slip, anti-fatigue mats used in food manufacturing

Talking with a colleague recently, we came to the topic of ‘food-grade’. In the food manufacturing industry, the term food grade is normally used to distinguish products which may come into direct contact with the material that is processed in the manufacture and packaging of food items. This is specially important for things like paint, machine oils and even things like ladles and stirrers. Food that comes into contact with paint used in a processing … Continued

A good rap from BHP Billiton reminds us of U-Tred’s benefits

We’ve always pushed the line that a great advantage of our U-Tred anti-slip stair nosing is the ease of installation. A recent issue (13 January, 2017) of Nickel West Kwinana from BHP Billiton attests to this benefit and is a good reminder that simple things do count even in business. Compared to other anti-slip solutions for open grid type steps, which are common in mining, construction and agricultural industries, U-Tred is installed in seconds. The … Continued

Another benefit of our AMCO boat mats

We introduced our AMCO Boat Mats not too long ago and targetted these at the avid angler. After all, the fun of fishing can be outweighed when at the end of the day, a sore back, sore knees and feet all add to unncessary pain. And, the thought that comes to mind is was it really worth it? Before you answer, “of course, it was!” let’s just remind you dear reader that this doesn’t necessarily … Continued

Anti-slip mats, peanuts and our new character, Slip

We take safety seriously at Australian Matting Company (AMCO) and I’m sure you, dear reader, do too. However, sometimes, a little lightheartedness can tone down the humdrum of too much serious thinking. Hence, we take this opportunity to introduce our new (cartoon) character, ‘Slip’. A bit of a knockabout bloke, Slip is a hardworker, who sometimes may not always be on the ball. Not because of he is uncaring at work, but because he’s just … Continued

Versatile office and entrance mat – Décor Plush #512

Strictly speaking this mat is not new. We’ve been marketing the Décor Plush for sometime now. But, this is the first time we’ve added this mat into our website. So, here it is folks, for your information. We say that this mat is versatile, because not only can this be used as an entrance mat but also can be used as a great alternative to vinyl office chair mats. As an entrance mat, Décor Plush … Continued

How to maximise savings in Coal Prep Plants with worker safety and Non Slip Treads

A recent order from a mining company for more U-Tred anti-slip stairnosings got me thinking. Where were these U-Treds going to be used, I wondered? I checked with the customer and was not surprised to find out that they were used in a coal preparation plant. A coal preparation plant (CPP) — also called a coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP), coal handling plant, prep plant, tipple or wash plant is a facility that washes … Continued

U-Tred anti-slip stair nosing application explains a lot

Our U-Tred anti-slip stair nosings were designed not only with safety in mind, but also to be easy to fit and install. It was ,we thought ,the perfect solution for steel grate steps, where mud build-up made these unsafe, or where these were rusting. On the latter application, the user saved the cost and the hassle of removing the steps and re-installing new ones, or even having to rebuild staircases. Looking for Proof of the … Continued

When the longest wearing anti-slip stair nosings are wasted

Are the longest wearing anti-slip stair nosings the longest lasting anti-slip nosings. Note that anti-slip stair treads get very dirty and clogged up as per the picture below. This renders any anti-slip grit used in the manufacturing of no consequence, pretty much mad useless by the clogged-up dirt. Hence, however hard or long wearing, whether it be anti-slip silica carbide, aluminium oxide, carborundum or other media, in the right environment the conventional stair nosings get … Continued

Some alternatives to making stairs safer – stair nosings and more

Accidents while using stairs are no laughing matter. And, considering that these happen from an altitude above your workplace, damage and injury can certainly be cause for concern. So, what to do about reducing accidents on stairs. First of all, we need to find out if the parent step requires total changeout. A good alternative is something like FRP Grating Step Treads. These are a great option in areas where there maybe excessive corroding issues … Continued

Anti-fatigue mats in Kitchens – Some pointers

Let’s face it, not all anti-fatigue kitchen floor mats are equal. There are many types of kitchen mats, so we look at what is available for this application. First of all, an important consideration is the presence of grease, animal or cooking fats, which can cause different problems when spilled. Forget anti-fatigue mats made from natural rubber. All natural rubber mats will start to fail from day 1 if used in an environment which could be … Continued

New AMCO marine boat mats to help the avid angler

For an avid angler, there’s no greater joy than casting a line and waiting to reel in the big one. And doing this from a boat, where you can move to where the fish are biting makes this past time even better. Now, standing for long periods on a boat deck can be difficult on even the toughest of anglers. The strain on the legs and on the lower back can be too much to … Continued

What are the Advantages of Rubber Floor Mats?

Rubber floor mats are becoming more and more popular in homes and commercial settings. And, there is a good reason for it. Rubber floorings have unique benefits and are especially valuable in a place which is prone to spills, heavy usage and where there is high wear and tear. Rubber flooring is considered to be a versatile covering option that is often overlooked. Many times people believe that rubber floor matting is expensive and difficult … Continued

Why does the anti-slip come off stair nosings?

If this has happened to your stair nosing, you know the consequences. You lose the safety features of anti-slip to start with or even worse. But, how does anti-slip come off stair nosings? Here are some thoughts to consider. This could have been inflicted with a sudden strong point of impact, causing the loss of the anti-slip. How? Well, it could have been caused by a falling hammer, large falling steel objects such as mining … Continued

Will shoes damage my standing desk mat?

This was put to us recently. Will shoes damage my standing desk mat? Legit question: and the real answer is – it depends. While sneakers, boots and other flat-based shoes are fine to be worn on anti-fatigue mats, shoes such as stilettos or dress shoes are not always a good choice. So: High heels are a definite no-no. Putting all the pressure of body weight onto such a small point will over time punch holes and … Continued

How to fix Anti-fatigue mats curling up on edges

Do you or your company use a lot of anti-fatigue mats? If so, chances are that somewhere along the line you have had the frustrating experience of your mats curling up or ‘bubbling’ along the edges. It’s more common than you may think.   Fact is, this problem, while very common is quite possibly the main reason hundreds of perfectly fine mats are being being chucked out each year. Before tackling the problem of trying … Continued

High end mats for hotels and restaurants, consider premium Orthodelux® anti fatigue range

A comment made by a customer about industrial looking anti-fatigue mats in a hotel setting, got me thinking. A high end hotel using anti fatigue mat that belongs on a factory floor just doesn’t work. Enter our new premium range of Orthodelux® mats and there’s your answer! Designed for use in medical and health applications—the toughest market to cater for—Orthodelux anti fatigue mats tick all boxes for any stand-up reception areas, the security person standing … Continued

Decor Plush #512

Made of quality polypropylene plush pile, with slip resistant vinyl base, this mat can be used as a carpet mat for office chairs on hard floors, slowing chair movement.Also can be used as entry matting and as an insulator on cold concrete floors.