The difference between type 1 and type 2 approvals on retro
In these tough times everybody is searching for
efficiencies and trying to find the most economical solutions, there is one
pitfall to be aware off.
Retro reflective tape can have 2 types of
approval, this is as simple, as it is as confusing:
Type 1 retro reflective material – this material can only be used indoor
and cannot handle continues outdoor exposure.
Type 2 retro reflective material – this material can be used indoor
and can handle continues outdoor exposure.
What happens when you use type 1 for outdoor applications,
it’s simple, the tape will turn yellow within weeks and loses it’s reflective
Above an example of a type 1 approved tape being exposed for 4
So, although it might seems like a good saving, always be
sure to use/sell, a type 2 approved reflective tape, without it, you/your
customers life saving appliances will not be in complaince quickly.
Please note that 95% of the replacement reflective tapes
used on board are used for outdoor applications like EPIRB’s, lifeboats, etc.
Solastape.com present its new housestyle and new productflyer.
In order to be of better service we have upgrade our flyers and our general productrange
Solastape.com still is and will be the site where all marine persons can find specialized high grade marinetapes where necessary with all approvals.
Since 2003 now 12 years later we have approx 20 type approvals , sold more than 10 million meters and have a network with 65 dealers
here for the productflyer
Solastape is proud to announce that they have renewed various certificates from
there Anti Splash tape standard.
the international demand Solastape also approved there new Anti Splash tape
SprayStop 50+ now by CCS, DNV & GL
PDF are available on demand. Currently new more approvals for the SprayStop are
T-ISS introduces RustStop a new petrolatum corrosion protection tape
RustStop tape is used to protect pipingsystems and constructions from corrosion.
It is a soft and sticky adhesion tape which is easy to apply standard in 50 or 100mm wide format
• Metal pipe protection against external corrosion
• No tools required
• Suitable for all piping in & outdoor buried or above water
• RustStop is a petrolatum impregnated cloth tape that can be spirally wrapped around metalpiping.
Leak & Seal kit
T-ISS introduces the Emergency Leak and Seal kit (ELS kit)
This is an all inclusive response kit that enables immediate action when situations demand it.
A wrench and water are all that's needed to use the ELS kit.
No Special training is required, but make sure the crew is familiar with the kit and working procedures.
The ELS kit is versatile; use it for hazardous and non-hazardous chemical service.
Fake copies Anti Splash Tape
To all our clients be informed there is a company distributing a fake Anti Splashing Tape called Tosoflex.
Tosoflex is a fake name pretending to be a german Brand. The companies distributing this using certificates which are a mix up of
T-ISS certificates with changed names.
Be informed that this is an inferior NON certified copy product.
See attached picture of a copied modified certificate.
Click on image to enlarge
T-ISS can announce that the famous Solasflex tape is now also approved by
Russian Register of Shipping.
In order to support our Russia agents & clients , the Factory was audited in
checks where taken and all standards was found according to the requirements
T-ISS is delighted to announce that there anti splashing tape Spray Stop
received new GL Type Approval which is valid till end 2017.At the same time
Spray Stop extended the product range with a high pressure version called
SprayStop 50+ !!!!!! This anti splash tape has been tested on pipes up to 80
bars pressure without any problem when winded 2 or 3 times.
cooperation a single wind SprayStop is already approved till 37 Bar
pressure When manufacturer's instructions are followed the products can stand 50
bar pressure when double winded at least.
During the period of mid 2011 till Xmas 2013 , a Volvo XC90 was equipped with
Solasflex reflectors at each corner of the car for better identification.
The car travelled within this period 140.000 km all over Europe was always
parked outside and was placed in the carwash every 2 weeks.
At the enclosed picture you can see the result, the material was still in
In the same period 3 other solasgrade foils was tested in a similar way, the
results was devastating, the tape was gone after 5 months and was totally
July 2013, |
T-ISS is delighted to announce that there anti splashing tape Spray Stop
received new Type approval Which is valid till end 2017.At the same time Spray
Stop extended the product range with a high pressure version called SprayStop
This anti splash tape has been tested on pipes up to 80 bars pressure without
any problem when winded 2 or 3 times.In cooperation a single wind SprayStop is
already approved till 37 Bar pressure
instructions are followed the products can stand 50 bar pressure when double
winded at least.
T-ISS HeatStop is a modified basalt fiber with an aluminium layer for
heatinsulation, it is definitely 100% environmental & health friendly material.
HeatStop, it is temperature resistant till far above 1000 Celsius. Also recently
type approved by BV. Compared to similar products in market our HeatStop fiber
is environmental friendly material, that is more and more used to replace glass
or ceramic fibres.
Similar products in shipping industry contain Fibres which are treath to human
health similar as ASBEST..
HeatStop has been developed and tested for your reference, it showed HeatStop is
not of any harm for human health, is a lot safer to use than ceramic or other
fibres which could cause breathing related healthproblems. The HeatStop tape
comes with an modified reinforced Aluminiumbonding adhesive tape to close the
ends of the wrapping.
we at Solastape have discovered in recent years several products which did not have the compliance as requested / stated in IMO regulations. We therefore would like to attend our clients, partners on fact that equal looking products sometimes are counterfeit or in some cases do not comply with standards. All product complaints we discover, by informations given by our clients, we will pass on towards Classifications or other government institutes. In recent time we even have discovered reflective tape with a wheelmark homologation which looked good but quality was far below standard.
See picture above ( from left to right left a normal wheelmark ok product after accelerated weathertest as stipulated by IMO, middle and right 2 “wheelmark approved”solastapes after same weathertest)
T-ISS & Safe Sign will present there extended range of worldwide wellknown
Solastapes & Safety Signage during the METS Trade Show from 13 to 15 November in
the METS Tradeshow in Amsterdam. Also a worldwide novelty will come to market
which will be first presented at the METS show. We like to see our clients,
agents, dealers and partners at the show. Drop by and have a drink with us.
Solastape is introducing new extra long superglow Light Line Low Location Light marking tape. The product is wheelmark approved by DNV.
For use upon RoRo, Ferry & Cruislinevessels, the new innovated product already works in areas with luminance below 15 lux.
Product has been extensive tested by various specialist around the world. It is available in all sizes from 20mm wide up to 250mm wide, Will be supplied as self adhesive rolls of individual length of 10 meter.
Staff of T-ISS visited Canada to expand market for
Reflextapes. Meetings with local Service stations have been
and relationships have been extended.
Aviation industry see attached pictures have been explaining
details of products to be used in Aviation. We will extend
cooperations with diverse activities in order to expand
intensive R&D together with leading shipowners and manufacturers have resulted in development of a new hatch cover tape.
Although hatchcover-tapes are long known there is still lots of items which can be improved.
Tape engineers have modified existing covertapes into a new brand for the Solastape range. The product called HaCo tape can be directly recognized by its extreme weather resistant blue
PE-liner which is so far unique in its kind. Therefore ask in future for blueliner HaCo tape.
due to frequent contacts in 2009-2010 in the China market for shipbuilding we
was aware that our productrange also should have the necessary local Type
approvals of CCS.
The growing China market asks for this Class type approval and therefore it is a
logical decision to conform to local demands.
Attached the Surveyor Rongh on Headoffice in Busan together with MD R Verstegen
More news to come..
In order to increase the range of Solastapes T-ISS have done sveral testing and
invested in R&D to extend the range of Solastapes.
This resulted in introduction of DripStop Tape a New innovated tape available
for the international marine world.
This so called No Leak or Non leaking tape exceeds characters set by others and
will help us achieving a better portfolio for our agents.
For more information see our product page...
More news to come soon....
T-ISS achieved type approval from Italian Class RINA for the Anti Splash tape
In order to have all necessary documents for OEM & local agents T-ISS still is
dedicated to achieve also all local Type Approvals.
In order to cooperate closer with our Italian agents & Rina classed shipowners
we are pleased to have now this type approval.
More news to come soon...
since start of introduction of Solasflextape towards Asian market in beginning
of 2010, we have visited several clients in Japan, Korea & China.
Our sales representative Mrs Celine Wei stays in direct contact with
manufacturers of Lifeboats, Rafts and PFD. Frequent visits and testing of our
products already show very succesfull results. Although competition by local
copies and low grade materials is hard, Solasflex goes there way towards clients
who want quality and service.
T-ISS & Alligator will support all potential clients with the best possible
support in business
T-ISS have restyled the Name print on there famous Spray Stop anti splashing
6 years after the start of this tape, the design of the Print was updated due to
several requests of
clients , agents and even 1 classification.
The new Print shows still the products name but also all class logos, see
picture next to here.
Athens, June 2010,
Posidonia Expo was again a great gathering of Shipping specialists
T-ISS Solastapes was also there in order to present latest developments and
increase customer contacts.
Together with long term partner Poseidon group clients were informed about
latest news. Although it are hard
times in shipping world T-ISS keeps pushing in order to create a better and more
We thank Poseidon group for hospitallity and great support. Look forward to see
all of you again on next Posidonia 2012.
In the period february, march T-ISS & Alligator jpoined forces inside the China
area in order to distribute first direct orders to China clients.
As many customers know T-ISS solastapes for a longtime ,still deliverytimes and
pricedifference due to transport & importduties was a hard struggle for sales.
Our new JV partner Alligator who stocks the complete Solasflex tapes in there
Pudong office is now able to avoid these problems, the first hard marketing and
sales efforts done by our productsspecialist Mrs Celine Wei resulted in
distribution and sales contracts already. On attached pictures you see the new
clients, Dragon Dynasty Mr Vincent Tsang shipsupply dealer for HK, Macau &
Taiwan area and on other picture the Vice MD of Shanghai Star Rubber a wellknow
producer of Liferafts.
2010 January Asia
6 Years after the start of the introduction of T-ISS Solas reflective tape,
T-ISS is happy to announce that from 2010 january we will start direct
distributon in Asia from our partners office Alligator in Shanghai. Mrs Celine
Wei will take care of clients & distributors in Korea, Japan, China, India and
surrounding area. In this way Solasflex reflective tape will be faster available
in this area also saving duties and transportcosts.
2009 The Netherlands
It was a exciting period 2009, although it is still a struggeling period in
shipbuilding industry T_ISS tries to push Solastape.com forward.
The highlights of 2009 were achievement of LR & KR approval for SprayStop. Our
Reflextape Solasflex has new Module B&D certification of GL
In an independant test among 4 manufacturers Solasflex have become selected best
tape in business, our tapes exceeds in reflectionvalues, laminationstrength and
Furtheron there was also some illegal competition from Manufacturers who
achieved wheelmark approvals and supplied inferior quality products, this was
brought to the attention of classification companies who have investigated these
problems and took necessary action.
T-ISS supplied several thousands pipemarking in recent years. Due to investment
in new solvent digital print technology we can now offer state of the Art
pipemarkings according 14726 ISO standard. A complete production for a single
ship can be made in urgent cases within 24 hrs with this ultrafast high
resolution printer. Our choice of materials guarantee long lasting
identification upon your pipes on board your vessel. Attached pictures shows
machine at the Job making products for clients in Japan
T-ISS reflextapes haven been choosen to be applied on
scandinavians leading manufacturers of high tech dive & immersionsuits.
The solasflex USCG approved tape has the highest reflextion of all available
brands existing at the moment and have extreme durability and lamination
strength in order to provide long lasting quality and highest safety standards.
We are proud manufacturers choose for quality & service and will assure them
that we will keep our standards among the highest in the market. T-ISS still
there for Saving You......
Spray Stop anti splash tape has been approved by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
In order to have a better markt recognition in the far east the management of
T-ISS applied for the certificate.
Today we are pleased that we received the approval and hope we can satisfy our
clients around the globe even more.
We will still be improving our products in order to comply with our company
Slogan: Saving You.....
management of T-ISS inspected the new productionline of SprayStop.
The new line enables more flexibility and a higher production
SprayStop tape is produced under "cleanroom" circumstances
Also there will be a new packaging concept developed, from end 2007 all
SprayStop tapes will be shrinkwrapped. On attached picture Ron Verstegen CD of
T-ISS is being introduced to the new productionline
Solastape presents new layout of flyers for each product.Our
image designer Mrs M van Mierlo restyled our flyeres to have a better approach
towards our clients. Dealers will receive them in coming months. But they can
already being downloaded here as pdf files.
Rotterdam, July 2007, after indeep negotations the Rotterdam/Schiedam
based company Alligator has become the exclusive appointed dealer for SOLASTAPES
in the Netherlands. From 01.08.2007 all solastapes like solas reflective,
spraystop anti splash tape and our Piperepairtape PIPEREP are available directly
off stock from Alligator. We intend to make an extensive partnership in order to
save our clients in Netherlands better.
Spray Stop anti splash tape has been approved
by German Lloyds classification. Although already many times used by ships who
are GL classified several shipowners and shipsuppliers have asked us to also
install an GL type approval. Today we are pleased that we received the approval
by GL and hope we can satisfy our clients around the globe even more. we will
still be improving our products in order to comply with our company Slogan:
T-ISS introduces Light Line
long-afterglowing tapes for applications to install on vessels as Guideline
Light Line tapes are available in 10 meter rolls in
different designs and wides.
The Light Line tapes comply with ISO15370 resolution and
have an Type approval. For applications to use as LLL system in dark areas
Light Line Tapes can be supplied as Ligh Line POWER tapes which have an
exterme long afterglow performance
during last 5 months of 2006 Hoperil GmbH in Cooperation with T-ISS have
developed a new piperepairtape for marine applications
This high tech new developed
material sets even under water. It comes to the market in simple packages
containing gloves. Wateractivated tape packed in alupouches and an epoxy
material. The minimum lifetime is 3 years. On the picture we see the Md of
Hoperil who inspired the project with his first material brought to his
Coma Ruga , 10 september , \
T-ISS and Dimfer Marine started to cooperate with
the distribution of Spray Stop tapes, Dimfer is a young wellknown company with
great potential in diesel repair maintenance and wholesale shipsupplies. We have
learned that local specialists are the best to have in order to increase
We wish the crew of Dimfer a lot
of success for the upcoming future.
Nigeria, Port Hartcourt, since the region of West Africa is getting more and
more important day by day in the international shipping & offshore industry
T-ISS have finally made the first deal towards this region. After more than 1000
leads , emails and contacts to this area Shoretide Ltd a specialsist for
Offshore supplies finally approved the quality and support of T-ISS
, a leading specialised shipsupplier in Ucraine entered a cooperation for
solastape with T-ISS.The contacted was iniated by a major Shipmanagement company
from Finland who has currently several ships under construction around the world
and who appointed T-ISS towards the eastern Europe republics.
Quality management system of
"MARKO Ltd" has
been assessed and found to be in accodance with the requirements of
in respect of complex ship supply and servicing of convention equipment.
Brisbane, Australia, T-ISS & PFD
cooperated in developments for Life Jackets.On attached picture the MD of Ultra
PFD is showing latest catalogue ofPFD for Leisure applications.
PFD & T-ISS have met each other by help of friends in industry who required
Solastapes in different sizes, T-ISS was able to supply the Solas extreme
flexible sew on version within time for the new season. The crew of T-ISS wishes
Ultra PFD a perfect year coming
after extensive testing between several products on the market Can Marine SB
from Italia have made the first lifebouys with the
T-ISS reflective tapes, here a picture where the involved persons of the
testproject are gathered for a photosession.
M Biraghi, G Filippi & F Bolder
Within 2 months after first contact already a second visit by Mr T.S. Park
of Sunam was paid to
T-ISS. Cooperation in detail was discussed between F Bolder CEO of T-ISS and
Mr Park how to develop the major shipmarket in Korea.
Intensive cooperation in order to give major potential clients like Hyundai
& Samsung the required back up is agreed.
The future for 2006 in Korea looks promising and both parties will give
there best to expand this businessarea.
On attached picture one can see that MR Park is already used to the local
New South America Partner
With help from Spanish friends
, T-ISS came into contact with Gandara from Chile who has more than 20 years
long expirienced LSA company in Chile. A first deal was agreed at end of January
and hopefully it will be the start of many more to come. The T-ISS crew wishes
Luis Irles and his collegues a great start to the new year
After extensive search for a cooperation partner in one of the leading
shipbuilding nations T-ISS has found by help of friends out of the plastic
industry a new local representative in South Korea. The company Sunam Trading
Cooperation out of Gangdong-Gu, Seoul will start representing T-ISS Spray Stop
tapes starting from 1 January officially. The managing director has a long track
record in representing leading European manufacturers and bringing them to the
users at the Korean Market. The mutual cooperations in recent history between
Netherlands & Koreab ( remember worldcup 2002) will hopefully boost also this
is one of the world's leading classification societies, and helps the maritime
industry manage risk in all phases of the ships life, through ship
classification. This in order to create higher safety standards. T-ISS also got
from this classification leader the type approval. T-ISS is a specialised
manufacturer of high tech tapes for Marine applications.It cooperates with
leading companies around the world to innovate and optimize existing tape
Spray Stop Specialist installed
Genoa, in Italia Sergio
Cappato has been appointed as new sales specialist for the new spray stop
anti splash tapes for marine applications.
Sergio Cappato has a long track record in technical sales in Italian marine
industry. He is also representing alfa laval & fuchs machinery.
T-ISS is sure it will be the beginning of a long and succesfull cooperation.
On attached picture you see Mr Bolder of T-ISS and Mr Cappato who sealed the
deal at the port in Genoa.
Italian Cooperation Extended
During the last week of October a visit
to Italia was on the schedule, after already an extensive contact with Jonassohn
from genoa it was time for visit. During meeting between Mr Bolder and board of
Jonassohn in Genoa further cooperation in the fields of Marine safety were
discussed. It all ended up that both partners are on the right way and use each
other sources. Jonassohn is a specialist in Liferaftservicing and maintenance of
safety related items.
Here T-ISS is an superior supplier with
a complete Solastape range and also supply of LLL (Lithium Lifejacket
light) approved systems.
DFS Towards new Client
hard struggle and discussing with over 10 interesting companies, T-ISS
finally found right company to deal with in Sweden.
The management was informed by company Bostrom Shipping that DFS –AB in
Goteborg would be the right dealer for T-ISS
After first telephone calls , and meetings both parties know each other and
are well aware that they are specialist in the field of shipping.
We are pleased to introduce DFS towards our Swedish clients as a reliable
partner with knowledge and service.
ABS approval achieved
the way to global recognition T-ISS achieved the ABS approval for there Spray
Stop anti splash tape. It is just the start to achieve the approvals from the
leading classification societies. More will follow soon as requests are
underway. It will make T-ISS a wellknown specialised company for special tapes
for the Marine industry. T-ISS also serves with other safety related products
and cooperates with leading names in the Life Saving world.
for the Spraystop tape
After 1 year of development , tests and
efforts T-ISS achieved of 3 of August finally the first type approval for there
Spraystop tape. The Bureau veritas certificate was handed over by office Gdynia
the home classification agency of T-ISS. In order for a world wide distribution
also other Type Approval as DNV & ABS are underway. With help of the Korean Fire
Laboratory, Mrs Sung mi Jo of UTC and several friends out of the shipping
industry which helped T-ISS during testing the time for the market introduction
is now there. Spraystop a highly specialised anti-splashing tape will be
introduced to the Solasmarine market after the summer 2005