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).
In addition, the behaviour of Regupol® has been measured under paper coils in a road test and has been certified by DEKRA. Result: Regupol® is suitable as a component in the load securing variation described in VDI 2700 page 9.
Regupol 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.