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Protect Sharp Corners of Exterior Metal Posts With UV Treated, Anti-Bacterial, Molded Foam Basic Corner Strips

by Barbara 7. January 2013 10:58

Question about how to safetyproof metal square posts in a Headstart playground area with Boing yellow corner strips

Q: "The director of my Headstart Program wants to protect children in our playground from (16) sixteen 90 degree angle square metal posts. He wants each post protected at least 48 inches from the base of each post. Four metal posts are 4 inches on a side. The other 12 metal metal posts are 3 inches on a side. What do you suggest? Thanks. Helen from Texas."

Answer: After reviewing all the options, I phoned my manufacturer. The only option is to purchase the Basic Corner Strips, cut them and stack them to the appropriate height. These are "Skin Urethane" molded foam strips with a shock absorbing "inner" foam and a thick outer “skin” to protect from abrasion, UV rays, moisture and bacteria.

Polyurethane is a completely self-skinning polymer that is stain-resistant, puncture-resistant and remarkably easy to clean.It resists staining caused by grease, chemicals, waste products, and other liquids, and can be cleaned as easily as a countertop. Polyurethane is naturally antibacterial/antimicrobial and odor-resistant, making it ideal for clean room environments.

Each shape of protective padding or protective corners is made to specific dimensions and baked in a mold for 30-40 minutes. This basic corner strip is currently available in yellow, red, green, blue, orange and ivory. The primary colors are the most popular for safety proofing, especially the yellow. Black and grey are usually available. At this writing, January 7, 2013, neither is available.

I suggest you purchase the case of 25 yellow as you need at least 20 and this is the most economical way to buy. Each stick is 39.5 inches long (39.4 inches on the inside) by 2.25 inches by 2.25 inches and 1/2 inch thick. Cut the sticks to stack them the height that you want. Put the cut side at the bottom and use silicone to seal that edge when you cut these lengths to stack to the 48 inches that your director wants: then water and moisture do not effect the strip. These strips are made to be installed either inside or outside. You need a minimum of 20 strips to cover the 48 inches. This product covers the sharp corner edges of the 90 degree angle posts. There is no product to will "fill in" the missing space.

Boing Safety Corner Edge Strip Features:

  • Designed for all types of wall/equipment/furniture corners, fireplaces etc.
  • Also great for "square posts".
  • Shock Absorbing.
  • Durable and long lasting.
  • Easy installation.
  • Use "GE-Silicone I" or II brand Rubber Silicone.
  • Quick repair or replacement.
  • Waterproof.
  • Can be used indoors or outdoors.
  • Fire retardant.
  • Anti-Bacterial.
  • UV treated.
  • Non-toxic: contains no PVC or phthalates.
  • 10 colors: Red, Orange,Yellow, Ivory,Green, Sky Blue, Indigo, Grey, Brown, and Purple.
  • Colors match 3 D Corner Cushions (not included).
  • Dimensions: Each stick is 39.5" long x 2.25" x 2.25" x 1/2" thick.
  • Non returnable if used.
  • Limited 1 year manufacturer's warranty. 

Basic corner strips are also available in boxes of 4 and 10 strips. Please contact us if you have more questions. Thank you for the opportunity to quote.

Sincerely,

Barbara

 

A & D Ointment for Diaper Rash, Burns, Dry Skin, Psoriasis and Eczema

by Barbara 23. July 2012 08:25

Question about the A & D Ointment, 5 grams, Foil Pack, 144/Box

Question: "What are the uses for A & D ointment? I thought it was only for diaper rash. My doctor just recommended I use it on my dry skin. Thanks. Susan.

Answer: A & D ointment is a combination of petroleum jelly, lanolin and vitamins A and D.  When most people think of A and D ointmnet, they think of diaper rash. Actually, A & D ointment is soothing for dry skin, minor burns, sunburn, windburn, psoriasis and eczema as well. These single use packs are convenient as well as sanitary.  For adults, eating some spicy foods results in a stronger urine, causiing a diaper rash type of irritation. This irritation sometimes occurs around the anus as well. A and D soothes and helps protect the skin from further irritation.

New tattoos or piercings can cause skin irritations. After  washing those areas with a mild soap and rinsing with wate, apply a light film of A and D ointment. Repeat every few days, See your doctor if the area becomes red or itchy.

For dry lips, open a foil pack of A & D, and spread on your lips. Massage the rest into the backs of your hands or on your legs to keep them from being dry or flaky.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely,

Barbara

 

 

 

Boing C Shaped Skin Urethane Foam Edge Cushion Covers 1 Inch Pipe or Pole

by Barbara 16. July 2011 11:34

Question about the Boing Skin Urethane Foam Corner Strip Slim C Yellow 2/BX

Q: "We have exposed 1 inch poles in our warehouse. Lighting in the warehouse is not the best. Can this be used to cover the poles to keep obvious to our employees and keep both them and the poles from damage? How do we install the strips? Thanks. Mark."

Answer: This product was made especially for uses such as you describe. The interior of the pad is curved like a C so it is easily attached to the pole material with GE Silicone I, II or the new II fast set adhesive. You can also use these strips on any one inch diameter parts of your forklift truck.  Each strip is 72 inches long by 1 inch wide and 5/8 inch thick at the thickest point in the middle of the strip. Skin urethane foam has a dense shock absorbing inner layer covered by a tough outer layer. The outer layer is resistant to UV, abrasion, moisture and bacteria. 

We sell the Slim C, the Slim V, Flat Pads, Wall Guard Pads and other Boing products in quantities to meet your need. The minimum purchase quantity varies from product to product. For example, the smallest number of Slim C urethane foam cushioning available is in this quantity of 2. Colors include, ivory, yellow, black and gray.

Thanks you for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

Protect with A & D Ointment or Moisturize Skin or Use with Tattooing

by Barbara 4. August 2010 07:51

Question about Case of 12 15 oz jars of A & D Ointment and Case of 144 5 gram foil packets of A & D Ointment

Q: "I recently got a tattoo and was surprised that the artist used A & D Ointment both to hold the ink on his "palette" and to stop minor bleeding during the process. I've never used A & D Ointment myself. What other uses does it have? Thanks. Roger"

Answer: A & D Ointment is a petroleum and lanolin-based ointment that contains both vitamin A and vitamin D.  Mothers use this for diaper rash, both as prevention and to soothe sore skin. It is a great moisturizer for hands and feet or any dry spots on your body.

For example, the bottoms of my feet get very dry in the winter. I used the thick white greasy moisturizer and also plain petroleum jelly. The results were not fast or very good.Then my mom told me how A & D ointment healed some dry, itchy spots she had. So now I cover my feet, primarily the soles and heels with A & D ointment after I get into bed. Then I put on "short" athletic socks and go to sleep. I try to remember to do this after my morning shower and then put on athletic shoes. (Lucky me, I don't have to dress up for work!).  Even if I forget a day or two, my feet are in much better condition than left untreated. You can do the same for dry, cracked hands: put on cotton gloves afterwards or a pair of socks after applying and go to sleep.

A & D has few ingredients besides the vitamins, the lanolin and the petroleum. It is highly unlikely to cause a skin irritation even among the most sensitive persons. Commonly, A & D is used for  treatment and prevention of diaper rash, to temporarily protect minor cuts, scrapes, and burns, to temporarily protect and help relieve chapped, chafed, or cracked skin and lips and to help protect from the drying effects of wind and cold weather. (Yes, you can save on those roll-on sticks for chapped lips with a tube of A & D ointment.

I was surprised with our first sales to tattoo artists. For tattoo artists, nursing homes, hospitals, etc, consider the Larger box of 864 individual foil packets of A & D Ointment.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara