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Specialised Transport Entrance Matting Systems.

EMS Ltd are UK manufacturers of commercial aluminium grid entrance matting systems, specialising in sustainable and high specification products for demanding applications.

The first product EMS manufactured was the Colortread entrance matting system, which is still a popular choice with many specifiers; including recent projects with East Midland Railway. Colortread offers a solid aluminium inter-locking entrance matting system with a choice of both infill strips in a variety of materials from rubber to polypropylene as well as coloured scraper bars. This provides scope of brand colours and regional colours.

LU Rail section 12 multi-track entrance matting system

The London Underground.

EMS LU Multi-track section 12 entrance matting system was specifically designed to meet the requirements for the London Underground. LU has the strictest health and safety requirements for entrance matting, especially in relation to fire and smoke emissions. In order to be on the LUL register you need to meet all of these.

The entrance matting system has a solid aluminium grid system, with debris channels to collect dirt and other debris. The aluminium is a minimum of 95% recycled material. The infill strips are also manufactured in the UK, using natural rubber and molded with EMS’s exclusive

multi-track design. The rubber infill material has been designed and manufactured with the help of TAARC to produce a section 12 low smoke emission rubber that is highly durable, anti-slip and sustainable. This multi-directional rubber is perfect for Rail and Underground station entrances as it is designed for heavy traffic at any angle as well as wheelchair and pushchair use.

The same molds have been successfully used with the non-section 12 multi-directional rubber infill; this offers similar infill material properties as above at a lower price for non-section 12 stations.

Both systems have been successfully trialed and specified in numerous stations across the UK. EMS have worked with contractors to resolve particular station’s complications as well as adapting our products to suit specific drainage systems; for example the 80/20 drainage system used at several LU stations.

Not just Rail – The LU section 12 and non-section 12 multi-track entrance matting systems are suitable for any high traffic areas, especially suited to other Transport and marine applications.

Section 12 multi-track natural rubber entrance matting system

Future Plans for Greener Manufacturing and Transport.

EMS is passionate about producing sustainable entrance matting across the whole of their product range. Working with other UK manufacturers to produce the highest quality entrance mats that have higher recycled content, sustainably and ethically sources materials. EMS is currently working on a new project with a fully recycled infill material. It will be ready to test and trial later this year.

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