Crash protection that was designed to absorb enormous amounts of force
The FLEX IMPACT® crash protection systems are known worldwide for their unique flexibility properties, without losing any of their strength. FLEX IMPACT has been specially designed to absorb the force released in a collision with a heavy vehicle such as a 4.5 ton forklift.
Flexible polymer with an active shape memory
How does that actually work? Our FLEX IMPACT® safety products are made of highly flexible polymer, a synthetic material that possesses a kind of active shape memory, also known as ‘active memory’, enabling them to absorb massive amounts of force. In the event of a collision, the material simply bends and then returns to its original shape again afterwards. In contrast to a steel construction that will remain dented and damaged, FLEX IMPACT crash protection makes it look like nothing ever happened. Your safety fences, crash barriers, safety gates and protective posts will remain unscathed, just like your corporate reputation and professional look.
Easy to use modular design
Modular building blocks for a tailor-made safety configuration
FLEX IMPACT® is incredibly easy to install. The system consists of various modular building blocks that you can use to compose a variety of configurations. And a component that might be damaged can be easily replaced instead of removing the entire configuration from the ground, as is often the case with a rigid steel construction. If you decide to modify or expand the configuration, then you just have to order the required extra components and install them.
Easy to install yourself due to its modular, user-friendly system
The modularity of our FLEX IMPACT® safety systems is so user-friendly that 80% of our customers choose to install their safety project themselves. Yet another cost-efficiency reason to choose FLEX IMPACT
Strength equivalent to steel
The sturdiness of synthetic polymers is far too often underestimated
There are still doubts about the strength of our polymer safety systems, as we often hear at trade fairs. It is with great amusement that we often watch prospective new clients gently push our FLEX IMPACT® products to see whether they would topple over or dent.
Flexible polymer, a rock-hard synthetic for increased safety
However, FLEX IMPACT® is capable of absorbing collisions with vehicles and forklifts up to 4.5 tons travelling at considerable speeds. That hardly compares to the little bump these prospective clients give. Feel free to believe us, the flexible polymer used in our FLEX IMPACT® safety products is at least equal to the classic steel safety solutions that have been outpaced by modern technology.
Long lifespan + Low maintenance = Cost saving
Durable, maintenance-free safety products
By choosing FLEX IMPACT®, you undoubtedly choose a cost-efficient investment. Due to their unique properties, all of our crash protection systems are very durable, ensuring less worries about maintenance.
Cost-efficient safety solutions with a high capacity to handle impacts
When you choose FLEX IMPACT, longer lifetimes are definitely not synonymous with intensive maintenance. Quite the contrary, as you can read just below! FLEX IMPACT® crash protection requires little to no maintenance. In addition, due to the impact resistance, the costs of restoration and replacement will be kept to a minimum. Yes, you read that right: with FLEX IMPACT from Boplan, you choose a cost-efficient safety solution with a high capacity to handle impacts.
Lightweight compared to steel
Much lighter and yet stronger than steel crash protection
FLEX IMPACT® safety products are much lighter and therefore much easier to transport than their classic counterparts in steel. One might expect light materials to be weaker, but that is far from the truth.
Easy to transport and cost-efficient in terms of manpower
The minimal weight of our FLEX IMPACT® crash protection is an important advantage. They are not only easier to install, but you also need less manpower to move them. And of course all these advantages are reflected in lower costs.
Tested and approved
Tested and approved to comply with the highest standards of safety
Before new Boplan safety products are launched, they are subjected to extensive testing in the final phase of production. External and independent parties take it to the max when testing their absorption capacity, their strength and quality, ensuring that Boplan crash protection complies with the highest safety regulations that apply in various industrial sectors. After all, your safety is our highest priority.
All our safety products are provided with certification and a security label
In the execution of the safety tests, we work in close collaboration with highly recommended partners, such as Transpolis L.I.E.R. laboratories. When the tests produce a successful result, these authorities grant us their certification and label.
Crash protection that you never need to repaint
All of our FLEX IMPACT® safety products are made from polymers that are coloured to the very core. In contrast to steel crash protection systems, when you use this system, no paint or finish will peel off in the collision. Repainting after a collision will be a definite thing of the past.
What are the advantages?
No impact on the environment
You will have a more professional corporate reputation because your company is not filled with safety posts and barriers that have visible collision damage.
No floor damage
No more floor damage in the event of a collision
In a collision, the full force of the impact is usually focused on the base of a barrier, a safety post, a handrail or balustrade. When colliding against a traditional rigid steel safety construction, this base is usually ripped out of the ground due to the concentration of forces on that base. This could lead to a cracked or fissured floor. In addition to repairing the damaged crash protection, the damaged floor will also need restoration and repair. This might lead to a possible cordoning off of your company grounds; they may even need to be shut down completely. In the worst-case scenario, production will need to be shut down, which is something to be avoided at all costs.
Flexible polymer that absorbs and distributes the force of the impact
When colliding against one of our FLEX IMPACT® safety products, the force of the impact will be absorbed by the flexible polymer and subsequently distributed throughout the entire volume of the safety post or safety fences. The force of the impact will therefore no longer be focused on the base. This ensures that the FLEX IMPACT products will last much longer and withstand collisions far better without damaging the floor.
Visible and distinctive crash protection
In order to be efficient, crash protection first and foremost needs to be clearly visible. A highly distinctive appearance will ensure that the safety posts, fences and gates encounter far fewer collisions. That is why all of our FLEX IMPACT® safety materials have been made in bright and distinctive colours. By default, our products have all been made in yellow, the standard international safety color for all industries. After all, yellow is the most visible, distinctive colour.
A sophisticated combination of bright yellow, fluorescent and luminescent safety products
FLEX IMPACT® makes it possible to combine the standard yellow safety products with a number of reflective and luminescent elements. The innovative ‘Glow in the Dark’ elements possess light-absorbent properties during daytime. At nightfall or in the event of a sudden power failure, these elements will release the absorbed light gradually. Due to this innovative luminescence, you can bridge the gap between darkness and light by about 4 hours. Bright yellow, fluorescent and luminescent elements will ensure that your hazardous zones are more visible and recognisable.
Highly corrosion-resistant safety products
Corrosion is formed by deterioration of the material in response to environmental factors such as oxygen, water, temperature, the sun, chemical substances in the air, etc., ensuing in failure of the material. The FLEX IMPACT® safety products are highly corrosion-resistant, retaining their characteristics even under the least-favourable conditions.
Highly reliable corrosion resistance even in the most critical surroundings
Our FLEX IMPACT ® crash protection can be installed in the most demanding environments, such as:
Outdoors where they have to endure the most extreme weather conditions
On offshore drilling platforms and ports where they need to endure high saline concentrations
In the petro-chemical industry where they are exposed to various airborne toxins
In the food industry where they need to comply with the highest standards in food safety.
These are just a few of the industries where corrosion is a highly unwelcome presence. And because our FLEX IMPACT® safety products are so corrosion-resistant, they are also employed in the most critical sectors.
Collision protection with flame-retardant properties
Your safety is our highest priority. Although it may not seem connected in any way with collision safety, we still consider it important that our plastic FLEX IMPACT®materials use a chemical composition that makes them fire retardant.
Safety in the workspace across the complete line
In any crisis situation in the workspace, we want to save as much time and as many lives as possible. Each moment of time saved to safely get out of a dangerous situation can after all save lives. That is why we had the idea to incorporate this innovative flame-retardant property into our plastic collision protection. FLEX IMPACT plastic has been manufactured in such a way that it has a flame-retardant effect. Yet another innovative property of our safety products which people might not consider their top priority, but could actually prove very important in possible crisis situations in the workspace which we would like to spare everyone. Your safety is our highest priority. Each moment of time saved to safely get out of a dangerous situation can save lives.
UV-resistant crash protection
If you make a conscious choice for a clearly visible and distinctive yellow safety color for your crash protection, then you obviously would not want to see this color fade over time from sunlight exposure. After all, safety products need to retain their safe characteristics under all circumstances. And that is why you choose FLEX IMPACT® crash protection, because it is offers perfect UV resistance.
Retains the yellow safety colour, even after many hours of sun
The synthetics of the FLEX IMPACT® safety products are not just covered with a yellow coating but have been coloured to their very core, as you already knew. But the fact that these colors are also UV-resistant is less widely known. Due to this characteristic, your safety posts, fences and gates will retain their clearly visible and distinctive yellow colour, and preserve your company’s reputation.
Safety products with high resistance to chemicals
Certain industrial sectors place high demands on the materials that were used in construction, as they work with chemical substances, corrosive materials or toxic chemicals. Chemicals are often highly reactive, deteriorating everything in the surrounding area. FLEX IMPACT® is chemically resistant and therefore compliant with the high standards set by the chemical industry.
Flex Impact, right at home in the demanding petro-chemical industry
The unique composition of our Boplan FLEX IMPACT® safety products makes them resistant to most of the prevailing chemical and corrosive substances in the chemical industry. That is precisely the reason why our crash protection systems are so strongly represented in the petro-chemical industry.
Recyclable and low ecological footprint
Crash protection with a minimal ecological footprint
By choosing plastics instead of steel crash protection, you considerably decrease the ecological footprint of your company. The heating processes used in the production of polymers emit considerably less CO2 than those used in the production of traditional steel safety products. And because our FLEX IMPACT® products are much lighter and need to be replaced far less often than their steel counterparts, we can also save on CO2 emissions during transport.
Environmentally friendly and recyclable polymer safety products
Another advantage for the environment is the fact that our FLEX IMPACT® safety products have been coloured to the core and are corrosion-resistant. That means they do not need to be repainted or revarnished regularly. After all, paint and varnish also have an environmental impact. And when our polymer products have gone through their lifecycle, Boplan collects them for recycling.