Frequently Asked Questions

Jessup’s premier non-slip Safety Track® products are the only anti-slip products available to have been certified as “High Traction” by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI).

About Safety Track®

About Flex Track®

About Custom Products & Die Cutting

About Glo Brite®


About Safety Track®

  1. What is Safety Track®?
    Safety Track® is an abrasive, grain-coated film engineered to prevent slips and falls in potentially hazardous areas. An industry-leading product for over 20 years, Safety Track® has a grit side and a pressure-sensitive adhesive side with a removable, protective layer.
  2. Is Safety Track® available in different levels of coarseness?
    Yes, proven effective in wet or dry environments, the Safety Track® Series includes Safety Track® 3100 Commercial Grade and Safety Track® 3200 Heavy Duty Grade.
    Versatile Safety Track® 3100 Commercial Grade is designed for applications such as construction equipment, recreational/exercise equipment, and areas where floors may become wet due to water, oil, or grease. Safety Track® 3200 Heavy Duty Grade is designed for heavy duty work in extreme dirt and grime areas, like construction equipment, oil rigs and the toughest industrial environments.
  3. What is the composition of the grit material?
    Safety Track® 3100 Commercial Grade and Safety Track® 3200 Heavy Duty Grade are silicon carbide grit. Both products perform well in tough applications, as the durable, abrasive surface prevents slips and falls as long as there is grit on the surface. Safety Track® 3300 Colors Commercial Grade include white aluminum oxide grit, which is a high-performance, anti-slip component used in cutting tools and abrasive materials.
  4. Why do you offer two grades of black and only one grade of colors?
    Applications specifying Safety Track® Colors Commercial Grade typically involve specific code or décor requirements in commercial environments.
  5. Are custom colors available in a grit nonslip?
    Yes, however there will be a minimum production run based on your specifications.
  6. Is there a glow-in-the-dark version of Safety Track® available?
    Yes, Safety Track® Glo Brite® 3420 Series Photoluminescent Non-Slip is available for applications where a reliable glow-in-the-dark, anti-skid tape is required.
  7. What Safety Track® maximum visual warnings are available?
    For ramps, stairs and walking surfaces requiring maximum visual warnings, Safety Track® Hazard Striped Tapes, including CAUTION and WATCH YOUR STEP, provide the same excellent non-slip protection as other Safety Track® tapes.
  8. Can Safety Track® be applied over an existing tape?
    No, the existing tape must be removed first, using a heat gun to warm the existing material and then get an edge started or use scraper.  Any residual adhesive can be removed with a commercial solvent adhesive remover.
  9. Do Safety Track® products conform to irregular surfaces?
    Yes, Safety Track® products conform to most irregular surfaces, and will adhere to painted wood, metal, sealed concrete and most nonporous materials. For questions on your particular application, contact us.

[ back to top ]


About Flex Track®

  1. What is Flex Track®?
    Perfect for indoor and outdoor applications, Flex Track® is a premium textured, calendared vinyl film designed to prevent slips and falls in potentially wet, hazardous areas such as tubs, showers and bathing areas. The reverse, pressure-sensitive, adhesive side has a removable, protective layer.
  2. Do Flex Track® products come in different levels of coarseness?
    Yes. Flex Track® 4100 Fine Vinyl Tapes and Treads and Flex Track® 4200 Coarse Vinyl Tapes and Treads are both available.
  3. Where can Flex Track® products be used?
    Flex Track® tapes and treads adhere easily to painted metal, sealed concrete, porcelain and fiberglass, making them ideal for bathing areas, tubs and showers.
  4. Can Flex Track® be applied over an existing tape?
    No, the existing tape must be removed first, using a heat gun to warm the existing material and then get an edge started or use scraper.  Any residual adhesive can be removed with a commercial solvent adhesive remover.
  5. Is Flex Track® UV stable?
    Yes, both Flex Track® 4100 Fine Vinyl Tapes and Treads and Flex Track® 4200 Coarse Vinyl Tapes and Treads are UV stable.
  6. Can Flex Track® be cut to size onsite?
    Yes, any good utility knife or scissors will work.  A jig can be used from a sheet of cardboard and used as a template.

[ back to top ]


About Custom Products & Die Cutting

  1. Does Jessup provide custom die cutting?
    Yes. We provide our OEM customers with custom die cutting of our premier non-slip Safety Track® and Flex Track® materials. We know that this service can add real value and increased functionality to product applications. Tell us what you need, and Jessup engineers will provide, unique custom solutions
  1. Are custom adhesives available?
    Yes, Jessup engineers can custom-match an adhesive to your application. A minimum production run will be required.

[ back to top ]


About Glo Brite®

  1. What is Glo Brite®?
    Glo Brite® is a non-toxic, non-radioactive photoluminescent compound produced in a thin gauge film. Utilizing a new generation photoluminescent technology, the Glo Brite® film is designed to absorb and store energy from normal, ambient fluorescent light, and is immediately visible in the event of a blackout.
  2. Does Glo Brite® use electricity?
    No. The photoluminescent Glo Brite® film and all of the components of the Glo Brite® Safety Guidance System are completely NON-electric, and require only exposure to ambient fluorescent light to charge. There are also no internal parts to burn out in any of the Glo Brite® Safety Guidance System components, making them 100% reliable while also saving on energy costs.

About the Glo Brite® Safety Guidance System

  1. What is the Glo Brite® Safety Guidance System?
    The Glo Brite® Safety Guidance System is a comprehensive line of photoluminescent components that are designed to provide buildings with an extensive, photoluminescent low-level emergency egress route. The Glo Brite® Safety Guidance System provides 100% reliability while offering considerable savings in energy costs.
  2. What components make up the Glo Brite® Safety Guidance System?
    Safety is the #1 reason to properly install a photoluminescent directional system for evacuation purposes in case of a power failure or smoky conditions. To that end, the Glo Brite® Safety Guidance System currently contains seven components that are essential to a low-level emergency egress system. Each of these components is designed to glow in complete darkness after exposure to ambient fluorescent light. 

    • Glo Brite® Exit Signs are Next Generation photoluminescent exit signs that are non-toxic, non-radioactive, maintenance-free for 25+ years, and require no electric power.
    • Glo Brite® Egress Pathway Strips are durable aluminum extrusions with inset photoluminescent tape that clearly mark low-level egress routes on handrails, stairs and walls.
    • Glo Brite® Tape is an adhesive backed photoluminescent film for marking a safe, illuminated evacuation path.
    • Glo Brite® Dots and Arrows are adhesive backed photoluminescent film directional indicators that offer an endless variety of applications.
    • Glo Brite® Stripe Tape is photoluminescent striping tape that is perfect for marking columns and other obstructions that may be hazardous during an emergency evacuation.
    • Glo Brite® Safety Track is non-skid, mineral-coated photoluminescent tape that provides a highly visible, non-slip surface during blackout conditions.
    • Glo Brite® Safety Signage includes a wide array of photoluminescent safety and emergency signs that reduce the potential risk of panic during an emergency evacuation.
  3. Why is the Glo Brite® Safety Guidance System superior to other choices available today?
    The Glo Brite® Safety Guidance System is the “Total Solution”. We offer multiple products for every element, allowing you to match the right product to the right surface or application. We offer a good, better, best solution, based on your budget and specifications. Your options will always be cost-effective and performance equal.

About Glo Brite® Exit Signs

  1. How can Glo Brite® Exit Signs work without electricity?Glo Brite® Exit Signs use next generation photoluminescent technology that allows the signs to absorb and store energy from ambient florescent light. In the event of an emergency such as blackout or smoky conditions Glo Brite® Exit Signs are immediately visible.
  2. Why are Glo Brite® Exit Signs reliable?
    Reliability has been the #1 safety issue with conventional emergency exit signs. Problems with maintenance and bulb failure are typical with electric signs. Glo Brite® Exit Signs are 100% reliable because they have no internal lights to burn out and are virtually maintenance-free for 25+ years.
  3. Are Glo Brite® Exit Signs radioactive?
    No, unlike other non-electric signage available today Glo Brite® Exit Signs are non-radioactive and non-toxic.
  4. Do Glo Brite® Exit Signs have any special requirements for installation?
    Because Glo Brite® Exit Signs use no electricity they can be installed in almost every high or low location, and without the typically expensive hassle that comes with installing electric signs. Simply follow local building and fire codes for location requirements and make sure your Glo Brite® Exit Sign have 54 lux of fluorescent light on the sign face during building occupancy. Then, go hang your Glo Brite® Exit Signs. It’s as simple as that!
  5. Are Glo Brite® Exit Signs listed to the UL 924 Standards for Emergency Lighting and Power Equipment?
    Yes. Glo Brite® Exit Signs are listed by UL to UL924 in both the USA and Canada. This also puts Glo Brite® Exit Signs in compliance with NFPA Life Safety Code 101 and most local building codes. Glo Brite® Exit Signs also comply with the ICBO,IBC, UBC, BOCA, SBCCI and ICC building codes.
  6. Are Glo Brite® Exit Signs available in any other photoluminescent color than High Visibility Green?
    No, exit sign illumination should be High Visibility Green for good reason. In general, building codes address color as to whether illumination should be green or red. The problem with red light is that the human eye has trouble seeing the color red from a distance, or when the line of sight has been obstructed by smoke. The green spectrum has much higher visibility and readability. The color green is also associated with the mental instruction to GO, much like at a traffic light. Green illumination makes for a much safer and more reliable sign. We do, however, offer our metal sign housing in Black, Red or Green.
  7. How long will Glo Brite® Exit Signs last?
    Glo Brite® Exit Signs are built to last! Because there are no internal replacement parts, Glo Brite® Exit Signs will be virtually maintenance-free for 25+ years. Our unique photoluminescent material will also not degrade when exposed to UV light, and allows consistent, uniform illumination across the sign face. Glo Brite® Exit Signs are also explosion-proof, and can be used in sensitive areas that require explosion-proof exit signs.
  8. Can Glo Brite® Exit Signs be safely disposed of in a normal disposal process where they end up in a land fill?
    Yes, tests performed by an independent laboratory confirmed that both framed and unframed Glo Brite® Exit Signs may be safely disposed of in a normal disposal process where they end up in land fill.
  9. Can Glo Brite® Exit Signs save on energy dollars?
    Absolutely! There are more than 100 million exit signs in buildings across the U.S., operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is estimated that the U.S. spends $1 Billion to operate these signs. By using Glo Brite® Exit Signs, U.S. companies could save millions of dollars per year in energy and maintenance costs!

[ back to top ]