LOADMAT Ground Protection Mats




Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 12, 2022 – LOADMAT ground protection mats protect industrial, commercial, and residential lawns, golf courses, mud areas, roads, and driveways by spreading the heavy weight of cranes, bucket trucks, excavators, and other heavy equipment eliminating rutting and surface damage. Manufactured from High-Density Polyethylene (HPDE) LOADMAT is the perfect solution for temporary roads, construction sites, well drilling, tree care (arborists) and landscaping. LOADMAT is waterproof and lightweight at 80 pounds per mat.

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Fire Rating of Banner Materials

For interior applications, a FR grade of banner substrate is often required to comply with state and local fire codes. I was taught that FR is an Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) classification, which stands for flame retardant. However, I have heard many people say that the FR is an acronym for “Fire Resistant” and “Flame Resistant”. Read more »

Gold Beating: How Gold Leaf is Made

Dating back to the days of the pharaohs, 5000 years ago, men have hammered strips of gold into thin sheets of gold leaf in a manufacturing process known as gold beating. While the tools have changed through the centuries, the basic process remains the same. In the days of the ancient Egyptians, gold beaters used stones. […] Read more »