In Case You Missed it…
Here’s a run down of the end of year at Melba Swintex
With fantastic new products, stunning lead times and standard items constantly replenished and kept in stock, it’s no wonder we are so busy. We therefore should look back on the year so far to see where the time has gone.
In July we saw the release of the Tuff Anti Trip Foot the fourth in the series of our Barrier Feet. The Tuff Foot and the Tuff Anti-Trip Foot are compatible with the Olympic, Tuff, and Vision barriers from Melba Swintex.
Melba Swintex gets the Kitemark for its entire range of cones. This mark of quality is now branded on our products and means you can expect top quality every time. We are the only company in the UK with Kitemarked cones.
In October we sneakily hinted at a new bin in our Litterbin range. We are pleased to say it has now been launched, and the Darcy Litterbin is our first Keyless Bin in the range.
Melba Swintex were proud to announce in November that the new Utility Barrier that hit the market just under a few months ago, has been officially approved for use by Openreach, a BT Business Group.
Our Safety Utility Barrier nicknamed the Buzz Barrier has now hit the American market and has proved a huge success, and no doubt will be as popular on that side of the pond as it it is on this one.
Crowd Control Barriers – The Next Generation
Metal Crowd Control Barriers have been around for years. They result in being difficult to stack, they require specialist tools to repair their feet, they can be expensive to powder coat which is easily damaged, and any company branding can be difficult.
There are many problems, but we have a solution:
What is the Boss?
The Boss Barrier is the first blow moulded plastic Crowd Control Barrier of its type, can be used as a delineator as well for public safety in Airports, Shopping Centres, or any other non-highway applications.
A Barrier that is stackable, 100% recyclable, can be embossed or colour coded for corporate identity, and many more features, which allow this Barrier to stand above the rest.
Corporate Branding & Identification
The Boss Barrier can be colour coded, and/or embossed, to suit your corporate identity, and we can match Pantone references. This makes it far harder for barriers to be stolen or misappropriated.
Some features include:
- Free standing with 360° swivel feet.
- Barrier can be colour coded.
- Free from screws and rivets.
- Feet can be coloured to suit.
Barrier to barrier connection is quick & easy for use on uneven ground.
Designed with Incredible Strength
Click here to see a video on how our Boss Barrier compares to metal barriers.
The Cross-Brace support can also be used to enhance support on the Boss Barrier.
Other features include:
- Information sign can be attached.
- Company identification can be embossed.
- 100% Recyclable.
- No sharp edges.
- Reduced theft.
- Manufactured from virgin HDPE.
Enhanced product support using Retro-Fit braces.
Find out more about our Crowd Control Barrier by heading over to its very own Product Page where you can access all of the required information. This includes an interactive 3D experience.
Melba Swintex have a wealth of experience in design and manufacture, and work alongside our customers to provide customised products for industry.
|With new amazing lead times & best sellers (Road Cones and Traffic Barriers) all in stock, it looks like we are steps ahead of the competition. But as we at Melba Swintex look forward to our best ever year, first lets have a recap of 2015:|
January was the month we launched the Tuff Trench and it has really taken off, both here in the UK and overseas.
It’s taken a while but after the success of our Blow Moulded Traffic Barriers, it made sense to delve into the Crowd Control market. Thus the launch of the Boss Barrier. Although slow to start, it is now taking us into markets we have never been in before.
We introduced a new price list which saw a removal of screen charges on signs.
Melba Swintex exhibited at Traffex and gained huge interest in our new range of products
Yet another new product: this time we launched the Kerb Buddy, our new Blow Moulded Wheelchair Ramp.
This time it’s the Flexi 500 Cone, the MPL 50 but in super flexible material. Squash it, squeeze it, squish it, it still pops back into its original shape.
In July we launched the Tuff Barrier – a new type of traffic barrier. Incorporating the Q-Clip, the barriers connect together in a linear row, When combined with the Cross-Trench support, the barriers become highly wind resistant. Compatible with the Master Barrier.
In August we introduced our All Yellow Ramp. The original 5cm Melba Ramp, but with the same super flexible material used for the Flexi 500. It’s yellow all the way through.
As the leaves started turning brown we introduced the Flexi Cylinder. Available in 460, 750 and 1000mm, a one piece Cylinder capable of returning upright after impact. Knock it, kneecap it, knobble it, it bounces back upright.
The Road Rock! One of the most versatile products we have ever launched. Weigh down your barriers, put cylinders in them, make a wall out of them, the Swiss Army Knife of Traffic Management.
The final product launch of the year was the Ariane Twist-lock. Bigger than our standard Cylinder, it twists into our standard Cats-Eye base.
|Thanks to all our customers for making December the busiest one we have ever had.|
Traffic Barriers – a weighty issue.
The Road Rock is primarily designed to be the ballast for our range of Traffic Barriers and fits the Gate, Master, Vision, Olympic and Tuff Barriers. Using two
Road Rocks per traffic barrier, or one when the barriers are in a boxed formation will make the barrier pass Class B Wind Speed Legislation (this is now mandatory in Scotland where barriers are left unattended for over 24 hours).
However the Road Rock has a few surprises up its sleeve…
The Road Rock links to itself using a hook and tail connection similar to that seen on the Road Runner , this makes it possible to create a continuous run of the heavy duty linear traffic barriers.
The Road Rock also takes the Cylinder and Ariane and will twist lock into the top making a highly visible linear traffic barriers.
- 15Kgs in Weight
- Corporate ID can be embossed.
- Interlocking for continuous runs.
- Can be coloured to suit.
- Fits all Melba Swintex Traffic Barriers.
- Barriers pass Class B.
- No sandbags required for Class B & C.
- Angular movement on interlocking.
- Can house a Traffic Cylinder.
- Can double-up as a Delineator.
- Handle for easy lifting.
- Manufactured from 100% Recycled Material.
- Completely recyclable.
- Product can stack.
The original concept for the Road Rock was all down to wind. Tests had shown that a minimum of 30Kg was needed for a barrier to withstand Class B Wind Speeds (17.6 m/s). ‘Safety at Street Works and Road Works – ACOP 2015’ states that all traffic barriers in Scotland that are unattended for a period of 24 hours or more, need to be capable of withstanding winds of Class B. At 15Kgs each, the Road Rock is the first ever product which provides the precise weight needed, every time, to withstand these wind speeds