By providing SlipNOT® with drawings and specifications for the aluminum planking, General Motors received various 1” x 32-1/2” x 45”, 1” x 55-1/2” x 32-1/2”, and 1” x 8-11/16” x 32-1/2” pieces of unpunched aluminum plank that fit flawlessly into their existing application. The I-beams that run the length of the planking give SlipNOT® aluminum plank an excellent strength to weight ratio. This high strength-to-weight ratio is important in applications where a lightweight, durable material is needed that can support heavy machinery and materials.
Each piece of unpunched aluminum plank shipped to General Motors was coated in a Grade 2 (Medium) aluminum finish. Grade 2 (Medium) finish is applicable for nearly every situation. With an average peak to valley surface depth of 0.020”- 0.025”; Grade 2 (Medium) SlipNOT® provides maximum traction, durability and longevity. The SlipNOT® aluminum surface will not flake or chip off and has no parts that will splinter off or work loose. The SlipNOT® aluminum surface lasts much longer than many other painted-on or taped-on products.
The SlipNOT® coating has an unmatched surface hardness and allows for maximum slip resistance even when completely submerged in water, oils or other lubricants. Aluminum naturally and almost instantly forms an oxide coating which protects itself from rust and corrosion, making it an excellent choice for slick areas that require a non-slip walking surface. SlipNOT® aluminum planking also requires little or no maintenance due to its non corrosive properties and can be easily cleaned with a wire brush. SlipNOT® aluminum is available in mill finish or it can be painted to fit job specifications.