Recycled plastic offers pioneering protection

    One of
    the UK’s leading utility protection manufacturers has launched a pioneering solution
    to put damage prevention projects on the fast-track.

    Developed and manufactured by Centriforce, the all-new Stokbord® Drum is set to transform the installation process of Stokbord Cover across the sector, providing a faster and safer solution.

    Under the
    new initiative, Stokbord Cover can now be supplied on a reel, enabling the
    product to be rolled across a large area with minimal intervention, instead of
    laying individual one metre Covers.

    first-class safety and efficiency benefits, Stokbord Cover is renowned across
    the industry for its ability to deliver heavy duty protection for buried
    utilities, including gas, water, electricity and telecoms.

    It also gives
    a clear visual warning of the presence of underground pipes and cables.

    Pearce, Head of Sales at Centriforce, said: “Working collaboratively with our
    customers, we recognised that the amount of time spent in the trench was a
    rising concern. 

    “As a
    result, the new Stokbord Drum system has been created to deliver a mechanical
    rather than manual installation, keeping operatives safer and at the same time significantly
    speeding up the process.

    “It reduces
    the manual labour involved and creates a lower risk environment as operatives
    spend less time in the trench.”

    As well
    as supporting safety on site, Stokbord Drum also delivers a sustainable
    solution as it is manufactured from recycled polyethylene waste.

    is further assured with the product tested against a vigorous in-house
    programme, to ensure Stokbord Cover complies and conforms to internationally
    recognised standards, such as ENA TS 12-23 and EN 12613.

    established over 40 years ago, is based in Liverpool and is at the forefront of
    plastics recycling in the UK.

    Trusted by civil engineering and utility companies world-wide, the company designs and manufactures damage prevention products and services to protect, locate and detect assets.