Hong Kong Airport
When the new Hong Kong Airport at Chek Lap Kok was finished in 1998, it soon became apparent that the new granite concourse floor could become very slippery in wet conditions.
Grant Ameristone the British architects who managed the construction of the airport, canvassed 6 companies around the world manufacturing anti-slip treatment and specified No Skidding® Industrial Anti-Slip Treatment (90378) as the product most suited to their application and safety standard requirement.
To quote from a letter from the contractor:
“The purpose of this letter is to record our satisfaction with your Product 90378 which was applied to 1.4 million square feet of granite flooring and is proving to be extremely effective…the product had to undergo extremely rigorous quality control checks from the Airport Authority and passed these successfully”.
In 2004 the Hong Kong authorities re tested the floors and confirmed they were still compliant with the safety regulations. The airport receives approx 85 million people per year, meaning that in excess of 400 million people have crossed the floor since 1998.