The Grypmat – The World’s Most Versatile Tool Mat Raised Over $113,000 On Kickstarter

March 02, 2017

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The Grypmat – The World’s Most Versatile Tool Mat

Raised Over $113,000 On Kickstarter

Organize and Revolutionize how you Work with Tools

Columbus, OH March 2nd, 2017 - In just 30 days Grypshon Industries, a veteran owned startup raises $113,000 in pre orders on Kickstarter for their three new Grypmat sizes. The creator, an F-16 Air Force Mechanic based in Ohio, spent three years in his basement to develop the Grypmat – a high performance, non-magnetic, non slip, chemical resistant, anti-static rubber tool mat keeping tools and hardware in place, no matter where you need to put them. Thanks to the Grypmat, tool users can focus on their work without having to worry about runaway screws or misplaced hardware.


Due to its unique polymer-silicone blend, the Grypmat’s insane grip can hold tools at extreme angles (up to 70 degrees) on a variety of work surfaces, making it the ultimate companion for working on aircraft wing, engines and fuselage – simply anywhere tools are used. The Grypmat is resistant to all types of chemicals,such as Skydrol, MEK, JP8, Hydrolic Fluid, etc. and if it gets gunked up with grease, dust or any dirt, soap and water will make it as good as new. Grypmat’s versatility and ease of use makes it an essential tool for trade professionals, mechanics, tinkerers, gadget junkies and DIYers alike. With Grypmat, users can get the job done without ever having to chase a runaway screw again.


“Working as a mechanic in the United States Air Force, I grew increasingly tired of not having my tools within easy reach when working on top of the aircraft – tool loss and missing hardware was a constant problem, and I nearly fell off the plane chasing a sliding tool! I invented the Grypmat to prevent these issues, and to make it easy to keep tools and hardware within comfortable reach – so you can just focus on the work in front of you,” says founder Tom Burden.


 The Grypmat Original is currently available on our website. The three new Grypmat sizes are available for preorder on Indiegogo. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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About Grypshon Industries


Grypshon Industries was founded in 2013 by Tom Burden, an Air Force Member/University of Toledo College student. With the training as an F-16 Weapons Mechanic and Mechanical Engineering Student, Burden showcased the Grypmat to the judges at the Toledo Startup Weekend and won first prize late 2013. Having spent over three years prototyping and testing, the Grypmat has received exceptionally positive feedback from mechanics and tool users – and is now ready for large scale production.

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