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FESPA 2017 Preview – Materials

A voyage of discovery

IJ180mC family from 3M

On Stand A185 in Hall A1, 3M will showcase a wide range of new or recently launched product innovations. They include the latest 3M print wrap films, graphic and glass-decorative films, architectural finishes, over- laminates and a new vehicle wrapping application tool.

Visitors will be able to see key products in the 3M print wrap films range,including IJ180mC-10, Envision SV480mC and LX480mC. 3M Scotchlite 780mC is a new reflective film that enables wide retro-reflective viewing angles, while 3M Scotchlite 780mC-10R has been designed for more vigorous vehicle wrapping applications. 3M print wrap films incorporate 3M Comply Adhesive micro technology for enhanced conformability and ease of application.

3M will also unveil new colours for the next-generation 1380 series developed for full vehicle wraps, as well as for the 1080 series and the 8900 series of over-laminates. For illuminated signage applications, 3M will show the Scotchcal Translucent Graphic Film Series 3630 and the Envision Film Series 3730 in addition to Fasara glass-decorative films.


A recent new addition to the 3M portfolio to be demonstrated will be 3M Thinsulate Window Control 75 film that combines solar heat control and insulation properties to help reduce building energy consumption costs.

3M has also included a number of 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes in the design of its stand. These are now available in over 800 different designs.

Completing the 3M presence will be the new 3M Knifeless Tape. This is based on patented technology and is an addition to the range of tools 3M provides for vehicle wrapping specialists.

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ASLAN set to attract


New self-adhesive film solutions for specialist applications will be demonstrated by ASLAN on Stand C77 in Hall A1. They include ASLAN SE75, a highly reflective and anti-scratch mirror-effect film and ASLAN FerroSoft that comprises three different self-adhesive solutions for the creation of magnetically receptive surfaces.

For digital printing, the company will be showing a new floor graphics film that carries an R9 anti-slip rating and Ultra Tack films in gloss and matt formats for long-term applications involving hard-to-bond surfaces.

For application to transparent surfaces, ASLAN will be launching the RP36 rear projection film.

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Avery to the power of five

Avery Dennison MPI 1105

Five new product innovations will be unveiled on Stand C40 in Hall B7 by Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions Europe. They comprise the MPI 1105 digitally printable vehicle wrapping film incorporating Easy Apply RS adhesive technology, the exterior 5600 LD translucent film, the Façade film for building décor applications and a high-opacity film.

The 18 new colours for the Avery Supreme Wrapping Film series will also be showcased to bring the number of colours now available to 100.

The MACtac range of films that are now part of the Avery Dennison portfolio can be seen on Stand D20 in Hall B40.

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A fine finish with Brett Martin

Brett Martin Transparent Sheet Light

Brett Martin will be showcasing its market leading Foamalux Foam PVC and Marlon FS Polycarbonate, Marpet-g FS PETg and Marcryl Acrylic Transparent Sheet ranges on Stand G22, Hall B7.

One of the world’s leading brands of foam PVC sheet, Foamalux has earned a reputation for quality performance in a wide variety of applications, with, in particular, Foamalux Whiteproviding a perfectly clean, crisp printing surface, that delivers a noticeably brighter print finish, thus achieving optimum print clarity of the highest quality.

Brett Martin is also the one-stop shop for transparent sheet products, with one of the widest portfolios available across Europe. The company’s Transparent Sheet range comprises high performance Polycarbonate, PETg and Acrylic plastic sheets, with their strength, resilience and durability, together with their strong weathering resistance and visual clarity, making them an attractive proposition for print and display.

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New Backlit Solutions for Awesome Effects

BacklitTex 195 PUVESS SM W FR
Digitalvlies 180 LUV M W FR

Com2C will use its appearance at the show to present innovative solutions for promotional print under its own Caleidoscop brand, with one of the stand highlights being its newly developed speciality textile BacklitTex 195 OVESS SM W RF.

Showing on Stand C60, Hall B6, the company will also be highlighting its newly developed BacklitTex 195 PUVESS SM W FR, a satin-gloss backlit polyester textile that facilitates the production of rich colours when digitally printed and can be used to complement aluminium frame systems.

Other stand attractions will include an assortment of digitally printable wallpaper, including Digitalvlies (digital fleece) 180 LUV M W FR, which can now be ordered in XXL format (100 m x 320 cm).

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Décor solutions from Kernow

kernow coatings

Kernow Coatings will demonstrate a wide range of décor solutions on Stand G5, HallB7, including its solutions for floors, walls, glass surfaces and general displays.

New products on display will include JetFloor Shark, an easy-to-apply and remove floor graphics film with an R10 anti-slip rating, and Jet Interiors,which is HP Latex-certified and incorporates a protective laminate to resist the build-up of mould and mildew.  JetMetaliK is a range of metallic films that includes JetMetaliK Cut & Print and JetMetaliK Inkjet. Both products can be printed with solvent, latex and UV inks and are available in various widths up to 1524mm and in a choice of three colours. Jet Supreme is also HP Latex-certified and is ideal for use roller banner and pop-up displays.

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A star performer from MACtac

MACtac Films

A star performer on the MACtac stand (Stand D20, Hall B4) will be the new TF 900 FlexChrome BF vehicle wrapping film for the creation of highly individualistic vehicle and furniture wraps. It is available in a choice of 10 chrome-finished matt-effect colours and incorporates ‘self-healing’ properties that remove abrasions.

The company will also demonstrate CastRAP 629 B-Free printable cast films and compatible CastLAM gloss and matt over-laminates. For the architectural market, MACtac will demonstrate MacBlock high-opacity films for window graphics.

FESPA will also be the venue for the 2017 MACtac Creative Awards event.

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3A set to inspire

3A Composite Polycasa range

As a market-leading supplier of sheet material, 3A Composites offers a unique variety of branded products, such as Dibond, Forex, Smart-x, Kapa, Dispa and Foamalite, together with the Polycasa product range, all of which will be on display on Stand D40, Hall B7.

At this year’s show, the company will be sharing a stand with Eurolaser, one of the leading manufacturers of COÇ laser machines for cutting, engraving and marking.  Thus, visitors will be able to see Eurolaser’s new XL-1600 laser cutter processing a variety of 3A substrate, during a series of live demonstrations, while also being inspired by the stand’s decoration which will feature 3A’s printed and processed materials.

The 3A sales team will be on hand to provide samples, together with advice and further information.

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Guandong to showcase Spot Déco

Dotty & Wally

Guandong will be returning to FESPA on Stand D40, Hall B7, where it will be showing its Spot Déco range of products, which can be imaginatively used to transform all sorts of retail, exhibition, corporate and residential spaces quickly and easily, without the intervention of specialised professionals.

To illustrate the efficacy of the Spot Deco range, Guandong’s stand will take the form of a shop that will illustrate how the materials can be used to enhance the retail space with in-store decoration and promotions.

Visitors will also be able to see the new Dotty & Wally overlays. Dotty is designed for use as decals and graphics on smooth surfaces, while avoiding unsightly air bubbles and creases. Wally is a wall sticker with an elegant texture, which is designed for application to uneven surface finishes.


In addition, the full portfolio of Guandong materials will be on display, including the new Shop-sign, an overlay for floor graphics that combines extreme practicality and conformability and Texon-Backlit, a new support characterised by its extreme extensibility, while other attractions will include Nano-Tack, which can be used to provide easily updated window graphics and Magnetic/iron, which can transform walls, panels or rooms with customised graphics printed on magnetic bases.

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APA unveils a wealth of new products 

APA car wrap exhibition stand
APA exhibition stand

APA, the Italian manufacturer of self-adhesive films, will be unveiling a number of innovations that can be used to rejuvenate any type of surface, thanks to its latest RepoTack Air Free System adhesive technology, which ensures ease of application, residue-free removal and excellent respositionability.

Car wrapping enthusiasts will be delighted with the new effects offered by the APAWrapFilm series, while APA’s wrapping experts will be on hand to entertain with live demonstrations that illustrate just how easily a vehicle can be redesigned and customised. Those with responsibility for commercial fleets will be particularly interested in APA Truck, the only original permanent, self-adhesive cast film for the simple and quick customisation of curtain sided vehicles.

One area of the stand will be dedicated to InteriorDesign, and showcase how APA’s a new generation of films have been especially crafted to reinvigorate corporate and domestic interiors,

Finally, APAis inviting visitors to Stand C36, HallB5, totry their hand at a variety of wrapping and decorative textile applications on the test bench!

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A window signage revolution

On Stand C5, Hall B7, Squid will launch a new and patented window signage solution, which comprises a self-adhesive, non-intrusive and digitally printable transparent fabric that can be applied directly to windows and requires no fixtures or fittings.

Available in a choice of five colours, the film is said to reflect up to 36 per cent of solar energy, is heat-resistant up to 60 degreesC, moisture-resistant and carries a M1/B1 fire rating.

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Get covered with Neschen

On Stand C35, Hall A1, Neschen Coating will showcase a range of new coated media and new laminating machines. Sharing the stand will be the company’s European sales affiliate, FILMOLUX Group.

Key media solutions on display will include new additions to the range of printable wallpapers that can be used in conjunction with solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV-curable inks. Of special interest will be the ‘Green Wall’ PVC-free non-woven wallpaper, the new Neschen Wallpaper LITE and the latest generation of the easy dot 2.0 film.

Laminators on show will include a new version of the Double H and the popular ColdLAM 1650 solutions.

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