New Advancement in Crowd Control Barricades

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Seamlessly integrate OTW's plastic crowd control barricade with steel crowd control barricades.

Colorful Plastic Crowd Control Barricade Attached to Old Steel Type Barricade

“We did find unexpected bonuses come with these great barricades. Not only are they attractive, they are designed to hold sponsor signs and are so popular with our sponsors that the number of signs that they get is a major point of negotiation."

OTW Safety, the inventors of the Low Profile Airport Barricade have done it again and revolutionized the crowd control barricade market with "The Adapter." Seamlessly integrate the already amazing plastic CC42x96 with old steel crowd control barricade fleet. This simple device uses the auxiliary hole in the CC42x96 to attach to any steel crowd control barricade on the market. Use The Adapter to integrate the CC42x96 into your crowd control barricade fleet without having to replace your entire old fleet all at once. This new device makes the transition from steel crowd control barricades to plastic seamless.

Why switch to plastic? OTW Safety's barricades have many terrific features, including their ability to display revenue generating graphics and signage on brightly colored backgrounds. This display area can be used to generate revenue for organizations! What is the ROI of your current crowd control devices?

Bright colored barricades add to the market presence of any event. Plastic barricades made from recycled plastic carry a much smaller carbon footprint than its clunky predecessor, the steel barricade. When steel barricades are manufactured they go through a process called galvanization. The galvanization process has been linked worldwide to environmental hazards. Although controls have been put in place in most modernized countries to curb this effect, those controls cost money to the supplier – low priced steel barricades are most likely galvanized where the controls are not implemented. One of the main issues with galvanization is the waste water runoff, during the galvanizing process, steel undergoes a pickling process that involves immersing product material through a series of tanks to clean and prepare the material prior to immersion in a molten zinc bath. Two major sources of waste water are generated from the galvanizing process: waste acid and acidic rinse water. Waste acid is generated as a result of a buildup of iron and other impurities in the acid which greatly reduces its effectiveness for pickling. The acid must be disposed of properly which takes up landfill space and if it is not disposed of properly it causes environmental damage. Acid rinse waters from the galvanizing process are acidic and contain low metals. This water is in the same situation as the acid; even if disposed of to a treatment plant still produces a sludge that has to be deposited in landfills. Lastly, zinc is used in the galvanization process. Zinc processing produces air emissions and solid waste emissions. The emissions include articulates, zinc fumes, volatile metals, flux fumes and smoke, rubber, plastics and zinc scrap. When the cc42x96 plastic barricade is produced all of the plastic is used and if there is excess material that is not used it is melted and becomes part of the next barricade. In the production of plastic barricades there are no acids, harmful fumes or substances associated in the birth of our plastic barricades. When the life of the barricade is over you can melt the barricade down to be used for other recycled plastic items. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!

In addition to the environmental benefits associated with buying a green product, the plastic barricades will not bend or rust. They are also much safety and won’t cause painful foot, ankle, and finger injuries.

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