Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 gains Class B1 Fire Rating in addition to Global Slip Resistance Rating

SpotOn Floor 200 non-slip floor graphics has R-10 anti-slip rating for slip-resistant floor graphics

SpotOn Floor 200 non-slip floor graphics has R-10 anti-slip rating for slip-resistant floor graphics

Bristol UK, May 23, 2018: Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has announced that its SpotOn Floor 200 media has achieved a global Class B1 Fire Rating. This means Drytac’s removable film for floor graphics can be used in public areas and other locations that must adhere to tight fire regulations.

Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac, says: “Having this fire rating opens up a host of new markets and applications for SpotOn Floor 200. Ensuring products used in public areas and buildings are properly certified is at the forefront of people’s minds and we are delighted that our flexible, high quality printable vinyl for floor graphics has the appropriate fire rating.

“In addition, Drytac’s SpotOn Floor 200 has global slip-resistance certification. The film doesn’t require overlamination and can be installed and removed with ease, making it ideal for numerous indoor floor graphic applications.”

SpotOn Floor 200 is an 8-mil printable PVC film with a unique Drytac-created removable adhesive. This adhesive has a unique dot-pattern that allows for easy, bubble-free application of graphics to most flat surfaces without the need for tools.

Shaun Holdom concludes: “This fire rating is great news for our customers. SpotOn Floor 200 is very easy to apply and remove and – in addition to its anti-slip qualities – it now meets global fire certifications. It’s the ideal solution for all types of floor graphics applications.”

Compatible with (eco) solvent, latex and UV printing technologies, SpotOn Floor 200 is available in roll widths of 54″ (1370mm).

 

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Drytac products ‘breathe vividness into color’ for Canadian artist

Since founding his company Render DC in 2007, Canadian artist Robert Ryan has been combining his print knowledge, passion for the outdoors, and artistic skills to create one-of-a-kind images which he sells to a diverse clientele including professionals and commercial establishments as well as other artists and photographers.

With a background in screen printing, large format printing, photography and graphic design, Robert sells his finished images in galleries across Canada, as well as online. He also offers private showings in his Calgary, Alberta-based workshop, and his work can be seen throughout the country in many high-end restaurants, salons and offices. Robert also creates photo reproductions and reprints of other people’s work and helps prepare fellow artists for art shows by producing and finishing their artwork for them.

Robert is a keen fan of Drytac’s products. He explains: “I first came across Drytac in 1998 when I was in the silkscreen and sign businesses. I then rediscovered the products when I worked in a photo studio which did its own processing, mounting and printing. I quickly realized that Drytac products were of very good quality compared to sign-grade material and have sought it out for my own personal prints and creative projects ever since.”

Robert has a very specific approach to creating his art. He continues: “Once taken, each photograph is printed onto different media to make the images stand out and glow. Some look great on metal, others look better on a rough cotton paper or canvas with resin.”

Once the print work is complete, Robert chooses and builds frames to create stunning, unique artworks. Drytac’s Protac overlaminate film and its double-sided mounting adhesive are critical in the finishing of Robert’s artworks.

He explains: “Print permanence, color, detail and feeling are the end objectives in a print. Drytac’s overlaminate film is outstanding as it breathes vividness into color, especially when mixed with metallic print media. I use it as a base for my epoxy work as it acts as a very thin piece of plexiglass that can be sanded and even coated with clear epoxy. Without this product my gallery work would not be the same. It has helped me sell my work – and often – at an increased price.”

Robert continues: “Additionally, the double-sided Drytac mounting adhesive is incredibly strong, yet flexible which enables me to enhance the creative options in my work. I use it to laminate a multitude of substrates. It allows for bending of substrate without separation and is suitable for use in a wide range of temperatures – ensuring greater stability and longevity of my prints.”

On his use of Drytac products, Robert concludes: “I would definitely recommend Drytac products as there is a wide gamut of product offerings to suit many types of mountings and laminations. Drytac has put a lot of effort into its research and development to establish a solid product line which meets the needs of artists such as myself.”

For more information on Render DC, please visit www.renderdc.com

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Drytac delivers sweet signage for Sucrerie des Plaines

Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has announced its Polar Grip and Interlam products have been used to deliver bright new signage for Sucrerie des Plaines, a Canadian maple syrup producer. The signs were designed and installed by the owners’ uncle, Andre Bergeron, who is the general manager of TAS Films, a specialist graphics company.

Sucrerie des Plaines is a family-run business based in Saint-Charles-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec. The company produces maple syrup and a variety of maple syrup-based products using traditional processes. It was recently taken over by the sons of the founder of the business who wished to update the overall look of the company, with a big emphasis on signage. Andre was keen to help where he could and he designed, produced and installed a range of signage across the site using Drytac Polar Grip self-adhesive media, matched with Interlam PVC laminating film from Drytac for UV protection.

Andre says: “The signs look great. The Drytac products really are excellent and have allowed us to create the high impact signage we were looking for. People are now stopping at the business not just to buy maple syrup, but to comment on how good the signs are!”

Drytac Polar Grip has an aggressive clear acrylic adhesive that allows user to stick the media to just about any material. The film’s unique high bond adhesive makes it ideal for applications where flexibility and high bond adhesion are desired.

“The extra grip provided by the Drytac Polar Grip media was exactly what we wanted,” says Andre. “We needed to put signage onto a broad range of surfaces, including wood, metal, glass and corrugated plastic. The media adhered to each of those surfaces incredibly well and even in the extreme weather conditions this area is known for, the signs still look as bright and clear as the day they were installed.”

All the signs were printed and cut on a Mutoh machine and finished using a laminator. “The signs very quickly helped to drive more business to the company. People passing through our village are now able to see the signs from a kilometre away and are stopping to check it out. You can’t ask for more than that from new signage!” concludes Andre Bergeron.

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