PapaFlex FR: The World’s First Fire Retardant Event Matting!

PapaFlex FR outdoor event matting
Announcing PapaFlex FR

Today, here at PapaShop, we’re delighted to announce the launch of Fire Retardant PapaFlex FR, the world’s first and only woven Fire Retardant event matting. With Health & Safety regulatory pressure increasing, PapaShop have recognised the requirement to demonstrate and certify the safe performance of our products for use at public and private events.

A world’s first for marquee matting, PapaFlex FR surpasses BS4790: the standard for reusable floor coverings as specified in the ISE’s Temporary Demountable Structures Guide, and MUTA’s Best Practice Guide. Simultaneously it passed ASTM D2859 standard, for international markets

Product Development and Innovation

Operating PapaShop’s sister business, PapaKåta, provides invaluable insight into the needs of rental business customers, which in turn informs the development and testing of all our products.

Tightening regulations require that the safety of products used at events must be demonstrable and independently verified, and so when PapaKåta and other customers challenged us to solve the missing piece of the puzzle – a truly Fire Retardant event matting product, not only ‘tested to’ relevant standards, but that passed with flying colours – we threw ourselves at the task.

We’re really pleased with the fruit of our labour: PapaFlex FR returned a staggering 625% improvement over existing polypropylene woven matting products.

This launch demonstrates the PapaShop team’s commitment to Product Innovation, developing solutions with a positive impact for our customers.

First deliveries of PapaFlex FR are scheduled in the last quarter of 2019.

PapaShop’s Matting Range

PapaFlex FR will be an addition to the PapaShop matting range, with standard PapaFlex remaining available. Read on for more information about our PapaFlex matting…

A product category overlooked in terms of development, the team at PapaShop identified an opportunity for a new style of matting delivering functionality, great looks, and available with quick lead times to assist this fast-paced industry – PapaFlex was born.

Working with European developers, we created a product lighter in weight, yet more robust due to high-density twisted polypropylene strands. Providing a marquee matting that meets both the needs of the end-user (in terms of a range of colour options and styles), whilst taking the provider’s needs into account, with emphasis on product functionality and durability.

On purchase of PapaFlex, PapaShop provides a ‘full-service experience’. Our knowledge of temporary structures means we can advise on appropriate order quantities, widths and styles for their clients’ and their own needs. Once purchased, clients receive a full instruction manual to ensure they can hit the ground running.

Client Affirmation

We’ve worked tirelessly with developers to ensure that the PapaFlex matting range is an improvement on the current products on offer, offering a matting that’s durable, competitively priced and with faster lead times, but don’t take it from us, here’s what one of our happy customers has to say about us…

‘We have been using PapaFlex event matting under our stretch tents all season and would just like to say how impressed we all are with the quality, tight weave and matting quality in general. The matting perfectly complements the natural colour of our canvas and brings a light feel and crispness to our tents.’ Barry Hunt, Flexitent LTD.

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