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A mass of materials – FESPA 2015

A mass of materials – FESPA 2015

APA, on Stand Q86,Hall 6, will showcase a number of new product innovations. Key products for the sign and graphics market include the WrapFilm vehicle wrapping films, the new Chrome colour series and the Candy Colour range of films. For the interior décor market, APA will demonstrate the latest generation of decorative films that enable customisation of interior and exterior walls and refurbishment of furniture and floors.

In addition, the company will show its entire range of computer-cut graphic films featuring the Air Free System adhesive technology. Completing the APA presence will be APA Truck, the company’s original permanent cast film for the customisation of commercial vehicles.

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On Stand P111, Hall 6, self-adhesive materials manufacturer ASLAN will introduce a printable floor graphics film that does not require lamination and also meets the highest non-slip safety class R13 requirement.

A new glossy metal-effect film that is now available in a trendy copper colour and three new glass-decorative films will also be on display.

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Using the distinctive “Everywhere You Look” theme, Avery Dennison will demonstrate its latest graphics developments on Stand T105, Hall 6. Key initiatives will be the launch of the Avery Dennison Colour Swatch, a mobile app that enables customers to explore and compare the company’s vast range of colours and order samples direct and the range of REACH-compliant signage films. This now includes all graphic materials, from the 500 Event Film through to the premium 900 Super Cast series, as well as the new colours now available on the Supreme Wrapping Film series.

Within a special themed area of the stand, visitors will be able to engage with Avery Dennison’s indoor and outdoor graphics and vehicle wrapping demonstrations. These will include the Galileo weeding machine processing the 777 Cast and MPI 2804EA films.

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On Stand R100, Hall 6,Brett Martin will showcase its extensive portfolio of semi-finished plastic sheet materials. New products will include Marpet-a FS aPET, a range of high optical-grade polyester sheets available in various thicknesses, which offer excellent strength to weight ratio, workability, chemical resistance and fire performance. While Marpet-a FS is more suitable for flat and cold bending applications – ideally for point of purchase display stands, poster glazing and illuminated signage – it may also be thermoformed and hot line bent within a controlled temperature range to avoid crystallisation

Brett Martin will also showcase other products from its transparent sheet range, including Marpet-g FS PETG, Marlon FS Polycarbonate and Marcryl FS high-gloss acrylic sheet, together with its flagship Foamalux PVC range, which now includes new thickness options for the Foamalux White and eco-friendly Foamalux Xtra sheets.

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Guandong on Stand K65, Hall 7, will showcase a wide selection of new and established digital media. Part of the Textile Collection developed by the company for the HP Latex 300 printer will be the LUS range of materials that now includes LUS Elastic and Conformable and LUS Flag no-liner media. Other products to be shown include NANO-TACK, a film that does not require any adhesive, adheres to any smooth surface and can be easily removed when required.

For window décor applications, Guandong will also show Double Way Vision, One Way Vision and Night & Day media, as well as Ferro Sheet that allows rapid changes of images.

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“Wrap Your Future” will be the central theme of 3M on Stands S90/T90, Hall 6. The range of products to be shown will reflect the company’s leadership in the development of high-performance technologies with a sustainable edge.

Key products to be showcased will be the new 3M Envision Print Wrap Film SV480Cv3 for solvent, eco-solvent and UV printing, the next generation 3M Car Wrap Film 1380 and the new additions to the 3M 1080 vehicle wrapping film.

Other recent 3M innovations on show will include a range of 3M Envision flexible substrates that optimise LED technology used in backlit signs and displays, plus new patterns for the 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes range and associate matching solutions for the decoration and/or refurbishment of building interiors.

During FESPA, 3M will conduct live demonstrations of the many vehicle wrapping and commercial vehicle livery solutions it has developed for, and shares with, a network of approved business partners.

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Global materials manufacturer MACtac will show key products for the sign and graphics, digital printing and self-adhesive label markets in addition to a variety of fixing and mounting solutions on Stand Q61, Hall 6. The company has been working on the development of strong and sustainable business partnerships and is renowned for the quality of its manufacturing facilities and its excellent R&D capability.

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On Stand P114,Hall 6 Alupanel aluminium composite sheet will be demonstrated by Multipanel UK. It is an extremely rigid, flat and smooth substrate that is ideal for use in sign, graphics and shop fitting applications.

The new Alupanel A-Lite features a premium-grade A5005 alloy skin that imparts outstanding corrosion resistance. Both sides of the panel have an ultra-white finish to enable intense colours to be achieved with the benefit of enhanced durability.

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On Stand 31, Hall 7, Neschen will demonstrate its range of innovative range of coated self-adhesive digital printing media. The range includes finishing, protective and mounting films for use on digital printers for avant-garde architectural, decorative and visual communications applications.

The Graphics Business division of Neschen also includes laminating machines and display systems.

A world leader in the manufacture of extruded thermoplastic sheet, Palram will showcase predominantly polycarbonate and PVC sheets on Stand T119. The materials have broad applications in general signage and displays and interior decoration applications.

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Antalis is broadening its flagship visual communications Coala range with the addition of a wealth of new laminates, wallpapers and easy-apply substrates.

The extended range will be presented on Stand S75, Hall 6, where visitors will be able to see media for window, floor and wall graphics, with options for outdoor applications,textured surfaceswith a brushed metal, canvas or linen-like finish to protect and decorate images and media offering additional features, such as anti-graffiti, anti-scratch, high-gloss, dry-erase and chalkboard properties.

In addition, Antalis will also be showing its range of easy-apply substrates that that can be printed, applied and removed directly by the end user without the help of a professional and its selection of wallpapers for personalised decoration.

A wide selection of swatches and samples of all of the above will also be available on the stand.

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On Stand U115, Hall 6,a wide range of signage, graphics and digital printing materials will be shown by KPMF. The company holds the quality management ISO/TS 1649 and ISO 9001 certifications as well as the environmental management system certification ISO 14001.

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Transforming glass surfaces with see-through graphics will be the theme of the Contra Vision stand P85, Hall 6.The company’s wide range of perforated media provides different levels of transparency on indoor and outdoor graphic applications, including those that require 24-hour visibility.

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Soyang Europe, whichwill be exhibiting alongside its Chinese counterpart, Soyang Technologies, will be showcasing its core product range, as well as highlighting its printable flooring; G-Floor.

Visitors to StandsS114 and R108will see Soyang’s extensive range of printable media, including its textile products, SoFlat non-curling banner material and SoFlexfrontlit PVC banner. In addition Soyang Europe will position its printable flooring materials, including the popular G-Floor, as its focal point for the show.

Printable on grand format LED UV machines, G-Floor offers a unique flooring solution that enables users to achieve high marginsales.

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