MEBAC® Anti-Slip Products

MEBAC® Slip Resistant Metal Surfaces

MEBAC® slip resistant surfaces are manufactured to provide the absolute best in safety products. Produced using a proprietary arc spray process, we provide a best-in-class slip resistant surface that is uniform and extremely durable.

Unlike other anti-slip coatings, MEBAC® surfaces are not made up of tape, resin or paint. Instead molten metal is sprayed onto the required metal surface and a grit media, available in different sizes for different applications, is then encapsulated with additional coats of the molten metal.

Our range of MEBAC® Products include:

We also offer a full range of versatile MEBAC® extruded aluminum nosings, for both new construction and renovation, and for either concrete or metal stair treads. MEBAC® Nosings are economical, have superior coefficient of friction for slip resistance under wet or dry conditions, and have a high strength to weight ratio.

MEBAC® Anti-Slip Coatings

MEBAC® coatings can be applied either before or after fabrication of metal components.

However it is recommended that whenever possible, bending or forming of substrate should take place before applying MEBAC®. Also, when holes, cut-outs or attachments are performed on plain plate, they yield a higher quality, lower cost and avoid the excessive tool wearing, uneven cut abrasive edges and scrap that can occur on a surface that already has a MEBAC® coating on it.

We offer five grades of MEBAC® slip-resistant coating, from extremely aggressive to moderately aggressive. All grades of MEBAC® exceed the minimum .60 C.O.F. required by many municipalities.

MEBAC® Coating Options

MEBAC® #1

MEBAC-1-coating-optionsOne of the original MEBAC® products, MEBAC® #1 offers the greatest durability and the most aggressive slip resistant surface in the MEBAC® family of coatings. It utilizes the highest concentration of aluminum oxide grit.

  • Used where superior slip resistance is required
  • Available in both our carbon steel and aluminum coatings

Steel MEBAC® #3

MEBAC-3-coating-options-steelMEBAC #3 is the coating of choice in high traffic areas where a slightly less aggressive surface is desired. MEBAC #3 is the product of choice when the finished product will be galvanized.

  • Best for high traffic areas and less agressive surface
  • Available only in the steel MEBAC coating
  • Best when finished product will be galvanized

MEBAC® #4

MEBAC-4-coating-optionsMEBAC® #4 coating has a smaller grit particle that is ideal for areas that may be exposed to bare feet, such as swimming pools and leisure areas. This size particle provides long lasting durability expected from MEBAC® coatings and is also easy to clean.

  • Durable yet comfortable for foot traffic
  • Easy to clean
  • Available in either our steel or aluminum coating

EZ Weld

EZ-MEBAC-coating-optionsManufactured without grit particles, EZ Weld provides our least aggressive surface. Designed for moderate traffic areas that not only require a durable slip resistant surface, EZ Weld also considers the ergonomics of a work place. It is an ideal surface for food processing facilities, or other applications where the degree of slip resistance required is minimal.

  • EZ Weld is available only in aluminum arc spray on aluminum, carbon steel, or stainless steel substrates.

Stainless Steel MEBAC®

Stainless steel MEBAC® coatings are available for specialized applications. Important considerations in deciding whether to utilize this type of coating will be the longer lead times to be expected with this custom-made product, and significantly higher costs.

MEBAC® Anti-Slip Plates

MEBAC® slip-resistant surfaces are available from Marco in various surface options for most standard size shapes and plates, including carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel.

Standard size plates will be furnished to standard mill tolerances on length, width and squareness. In installations where the plates will be laid side-by-side and tighter tolerances required to assure satisfactory fit-up, dimension tolerances should be specified.

Our National Sales Office will be happy to provide details and assistance. To protect the surface of MEBAC® on Mill Finished Steel from rusting if exposed to moisture, Marco recommends that a quality rust inhibitive coating be applied after application.

Features

  • Available in various surface options for most commercially available standard size plates
  • Consistently high C.O.F. under a wide range of conditions
  • Provides margins of safety unmatched in the industry
  • Listed as slip resistant by Underwriters Laboratories

Advantages

  • Durable
  • Versatile
  • Economical due to its long life cycle
  • Low maintenance
  • Apply once, it provides slip resistance for years

Materials Available

Carbon Steel Plates
  • 1/8” through 1” thick
  • Maximum width of 60” X maximum length of 240”
  • Available with Steel MEBAC® # 1, #3, or #4 surface
  • Available with Aluminum MEBAC® #1, #4, or E-Z Weld surface
Aluminum Plate (Specify alloy required)
  • 1/4” through 1” thick
  • Maximum width of 60” X maximum length of 240”
  • Available with Aluminum MEBAC® #1, #4, or E-Z Weld surface
Stainless Steel Plate (Specify alloy required)
  • 1/4” through 1/2” thick
  • Maximum width of 60” X maximum length of 20’
  • Available with Aluminum MEBAC® #4 surface
  • Available with Stainless Steel MEBAC® #4 surface

Considerations

  • Sizes: Standard size plates are furnished with mill tolerances in length, width and squareness.
  • Tolerances: Dimension tolerances should be specified for installations where the plates will be laid side-by-side and tighter tolerances required to assure satisfactory fit-up.
  • Galvanizing: When hot-dipped galvanizing, prescribed processes should be followed. Galvanizing Guidelines.

Surface Finishes and Options

Mill Finish Carbon Steel MEBAC® will rust readily if exposed to moisture. Care must be taken during transit and storage to protect from moisture. IKG recommends a quality rust inhibitive coating be applied after application of Mill Finished Carbon Steel MEBAC® to protect the surface from rusting.


MEBAC® Advantages

  • Safety: The most important advantage should always be safety! No other product can exceed MEBAC’s consistently high results for coefficient of friction under a wide range of conditions. Even when subjected to water and lubricants, the MEBAC® surface meets OSHA’s standards for a safe working surface. Why would you want employees or the public walking on any other safety surface?
  • Economy: Although the initial in-place cost of the MEBAC® may be somewhat higher than other types of anti-slip surfaces, it is most economical for the life cycle of the product. Over the products lifetime, MEBAC® does not incur additional labor and material costs for the reapplications necessary with most other products, nor potential indirect costs or expenses incurred by the end users when there are slip/ fall accidents, lost man hours and equipment down time.
  • Fabrication flexibility: MEBAC® coatings can be applied either before or after fabrication of metal components. However it is recommended that whenever possible, bending or forming of substrate should take place before applying MEBAC®. Also, when holes, cut-outs or attachments are performed on plain plate, they yield a higher quality, lower cost and avoid the excessive tool wearing, uneven cut abrasive edges and scrap that can occur on a surface that already has a MEBAC® coating on it. Fabrication after MEBAC® is applied is feasible and the fabrication tips on page 6 of this catalog offer practical guidance if post-coating fabrication is required.
  • Availability: Our production cycle is short enough that manufacturing lead times rarely exceed three weeks for standard material, and are more commonly between one to two weeks depending on shop cycle time.
  • Durability: MEBAC’s durability is the result of bonding and exceptional wear resistance. Since the aluminum oxide grit particles are an even harder substance than the metal arc spray encapsulating it, any eventual wear of the metal surface simply serves to expose an even tougher wearing material. Strength Although MEBAC® surfaces have no load carrying capacity of their own, tests have shown that a MEBAC® surface acts in composite with the metal substrate. Nevertheless, our plate thickness dimensions do not include the thickness of the MEBAC®. As MEBAC® can be applied to virtually any steel or aluminum substrate chosen by the customer, the design engineer has maximum flexibility in selecting the optimum components to complete the required job.

Contact us to learn more about our complete selection of MEBAC® anti-slip products today. Marco Specialty Steel: Quality. Speed. Reliability.