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Polybead Anti-Slip Additive | Least Change Appearance | Easy to Clean & Use | 2 Grit Sizes

SSR-20 Polybeads are an Anti-Slip polyproplyene micro aggregate designed to provide an easy to use and clean non-slip, skid resistant surface for 2 component epoxy, polyaspartic, polyurethane, urethane and most floor coatings without using a surface broadcast method or sand.  It is lightweight, low density and insoluble which reduces or eliminates settling and allows for easy mixing into a floor coating before application of the coating.

The rounded shape of the Polybeads allow for excellent abrasion resistance with less impact on gloss levels and minimizes the change in surface appearance vs alternative anti-slip additives.  It is less abrasive compared to aluminum oxide, garnet or silica sand and other more abrasive additives, allowing for easier surface cleaning.

The SSR-20 polybeads only require small amounts to impart a surface profile for non-skid when the mixed coating is applied to a surface.  The SSR is incorporated in two component products when the SSR-20 is mixed into Parts A and B and is distributed through the coating during the mixing process as well as when the mixed product is applied to a surface The Action of rolling the coating brings the aggregate closer to the surface of the coating, providing an aggressive non-skid surface while offering a completely encapsulated aggregate that is well bonded into the matrix of the coating.

Aggressiveness of the SSR-20 anti-slip profile may be increased by using the 20 grit sized polybead and adding more aggregate or reduced by using less aggregate and the smaller 50 grit size polybead.

Comes packaged in 1 lb and 1.9 lb containers.  Usage varies with coating and level of non-slip required.  Usage also influences the visibility of the aggregate , so smaller amounts for clear coatings is suggested. The SSR-20 comes in 2 grit sizes, 20 grit and 50 grit.   Which grit size to use depends on how aggressive you want the anti-slip surface to be.  Most commonly used is the 20 grit size.   The 50 grit is the smaller of the two grit bead sizes and is only for use when a very mild anti-slip surface is desired.  It takes more of the 50 grit size polybead to equal the same anti slip impact as 20 grit size.

How Much to Purchase? Start with 2 heaping tablespoons per gallon mixed into top coat up to 10 per gallon.  Increase as required. Recommend small test to understand how much SSR-20 additive will produce your desired results.  As more is used the SSR-20 provides greater anti-slip but see it more, lowers gloss level and harder to keep clean.


  • SSR-20 (2 grit sizes) are round polybeads that are the least aggressive, least visible and easiest to apply anti-slip.  They are a lightweight additive mixed into the topcoat while mixing Parts A and B.  Not recommended for use in heavy duty commercial or industrial applications where an aggressive anti-slip surface and safety are the primary concern vs visual appearance.
  • Silica (4 grit sizes) is a low cost anti-slip for a more aggressive anti-slip protection. It is a heavier additive that is typically broadcast into the topcoat while wet and then backrolled so it is encapsulated by the coating.  It is also more visible and harder to clean than the SSR-20.  It is most commonly used in commercial and industrial applications.
  • Garnet (1 grit size) is a low cost anti-slip that is not quite as hard or tough as aluminum oxide but a step up from silica sand in terms of durability and anti-slip safety.  It comes in dark brown color so needs to be used in pigment coatings only.
  • Aluminum Oxide (4 grit sizes) is a very tough mineral used for maximum anti-slip protection.  It is the longest lasting, most durable anti-slip aggregate offering the greatest degree of safety.  However it will also be the most visible and most difficult to keep clean and is not recommended for use in applications where people are walking on it in bare feet. Aluminum oxide is typically broadcast into the topcoat while wet and then backrolled so it is encapsulated by the coating.   It is used primarily in heavy duty commercial and industrial applications.
  • Where is SSR-20 Aggregate used?

    • Decorative Floor Coatings
    • Industrial Floor Applications
    • Commercial Store Floors
    • Parking Structure Surfaces
    • Food Packaging, Wet Conditions
    • Garage Floors
    • Entrances & Exit Areas
    • Stairs, Decks & Balcony’s

    Why SSR-20 Aggregate Used?

    • Adds skid resistance & texture profile to a surface
    • Least Change in Surface Appearance & Easiest to Clean
    • Very small amounts required
    • Use with Epoxy, Polyaspartic, Urethane, Polyurethane and most coatings
    • Lightweight aggregate, blends well into coating
    • Does not have to be surface broadcast over coating
    • Does not change physical properties of the coating
    • Well bonded into the body of the coating
    • Reduces surface dirt accumulation for easy cleaning
    • Appearance better than sand
    • Can be used on decorative floors using chips
    • Excellent in marine environments
    • High hydrolitic stability


Color White
Solds 100%
Density 0.90
Melting Point 165-170C
Particle Size Microns 20 grit 840
Shelf Life n/a
Packaging 1 lb, 1.9 lb container
Flash Point Non-flammable, combustible dust in large amounts


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