Tough matting resists Arctic extremes
29 May 2013
Plastic Extruders is delighted to be one of the sponsors of 'The Coldest Journey', taking on one of the last remaining polar challenges by attempting to cross Antarctica in winter. Over six months, the expedition team will travel more than 2,000 miles, mostly in complete darkness and in temperatures as low as -90Â°C.
Plastic Extruders has donated Heronrib and Vynagrip matting for use in the expedition's two cabooses. One is the main living caboose and the other is a science caboose.
Slip resistant, anti-bacterial Heronrib matting is being used in the bathroom and boot rooms while heavy duty, slip-resistant Vynagrip matting has been laid on the floor of the plant rooms.
The expedition was originally headed up by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who sadly had to leave due to frostbite, and it was he who phoned about the matting.
'I spoke to some friends in the British Atlantic Survey and asked them for the best, most reliable company,' comments Fiennes.
Plastex's matting is regularly specified by the British Antarctic Survey for use on Bird Island in extremes of temperature.