In case you missed it: Drytac’s blogs in 2021

Throughout 2021, Drytac has published a plethora of blogs on wide-ranging topics. We kicked off the year with three guest blogs from HP, Fujifilm and Roland focused on ink chemistry, before moving onto our own antimicrobial films and the science behind them.

Other articles covered graphics applications and their installation and removal, while future trends for floor graphics and seasonal work were also investigated. In August, Dennis LeBlanc, Territory Sales Manager at Drytac questioned whether to laminate or not to laminate, while in September Gareth Newman, Drytac’s Academy Manager, offered his top tips on installing double-sided window graphics.

All of these blogs can be found below, so if you have time over Christmas you might like to expand your knowledge in the ever-growing sector for adhesive print applications.

Capitalising on rising demand for seasonal work

Authored by Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac The holiday season has, and always will be, a hugely important time of the […]

How to use your applications to sell services and products to customers

By Peter Bourgeois, Territory Sales Manager at Drytac. Traditionally, the main focus for print service providers has been to promote their services and […]

Making an impact: How to create double-sided window graphics

Authored by Gareth Newman, Academy Manager, Drytac Window graphics are now regarded by many brands as a key part of the marketing mix. These […]

To laminate or not to laminate? That is the question.

Authored by Dennis LeBlanc, Territory Sales Manager – Eastern Canada, and the Greater Toronto Area at Drytac To laminate or not to laminate? […]

Setting out your stall with countertop graphics

Authored by Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager When it comes to capturing the attention of – and interacting with – people in today’s […]

How to apply media to bricks for wall and floor graphics

Authored by Gareth Newman, Academy Manager, Drytac Graphics can be incredibly impactful, changing a room – or even a whole building – with [...]

What’s the future for floor graphics?

Authored by Brad Haupt, USA Midwest and Southwest Territory Manager at Drytac. While floor graphics have been a staple part of the industry […]

What goes up must come down

When installing graphics, equal consideration must be given to the clean removal of printed substrates. Authored by Peter Bourgeois, Territory Sales Manager for […]

Flexibility and reliability are critical for antimicrobial films in medical settings

Applications in medical and healthcare environments require antimicrobial films that are both reliable and steadfast. Drytac Protac AMP offers this and much more. […]

How HP Latex ink works

The media that Drytac manufactures is part of a larger solution; before any graphics application can be delivered, it needs to be printed […]

Fast forward to fast food

Drytac explains how products imbued with antimicrobial technology can help fast food outlets protect surfaces from bacteria, fungi and mould in between cleaning. […]

Roland DGA: Types of inks for digital printing

Understanding how print media and ink technology work is key The media that Drytac manufactures is part of a larger solution; before any [...]

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Capitalising on rising demand for seasonal work

Capitalising on rising demand for seasonal work

Authored by Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac

The holiday season has, and always will be, a hugely important time of the year for print, graphics and sign companies, with the festive season providing a whole range of opportunities for work and business growth.

From working alongside leading brands to promote their festive offers and top products to the consumer through eye-catching graphics, to producing signage for the hugely popular Black Friday shopping day or Christmas markets that are set to return across the globe this year, seasonal related work comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

And while seasonal graphics present a huge opportunity for any retailer or customer in the hospitality, entertainment and retail sectors, these graphics applications are typically planned well in advance and offer print service providers the chance to offer a wide variety of solutions.

But when it comes to Christmas, or indeed any other seasonal promotional graphics, it is critically important to remember the fact that the solutions need to be short-term, easy to apply, and easy to remove, as well as fit in with traditional branded longer-term graphics.

Applications of this kind are primarily used to maximise customer engagement – whether that is a brand seeking to connect with consumers about special offers on products, or a retailer creating a festive window display to try and entice shoppers inside the store.

For this reason, windows, walls, and floors are all ideal places to position short-term graphics and offer prime locations for brand awareness and seasonal messaging.

Then there is the consideration as to how you will make these graphics ‘pop’ and grab the attention of consumers among a sea of festive promotions. Much of this will come down the type of printer you are using to create the graphics, as well as the material you are using. 

With the development of printers that now incorporate white inks, print service providers (PSPs) can use a wide range of clear materials. In addition, cost effective double-sided graphics can be created with relative ease.

Then there are the advancements in adhesive technology; there are now more products that are very easy to apply and do not require professional installers. These graphics can be fitted by the employees working at a store or restaurant simply and quickly, removing additional requirements for specialist installation and making the whole process easier for everyone involved.

As such, PSPs can quickly create and deliver seasonal graphics that can be despatched to multiple sites or locations. Print companies can also even adapt the marketing message used on the graphics to meet specific requirements based on those locations.

While Christmas may be the “big show” for many brands and retailers, seasonal graphics are so much more than the festive season and offer opportunities to print service providers throughout the year.

From New Year’s Eve celebrations and romantic Valentine’s Day displays to colourful Easter graphics and spooky Halloween promotions, there are plenty of opportunities to capitalise on the demand for seasonal work.

The key to success is being creative and offering your customers imaginative graphics that can be easily installed and removed. There is practically no surface that cannot be customised to showcase promotional messages to customers, so get creative!

To find out more about Drytac and its wide range of adhesive solutions, please click here.

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How to use your applications to sell services and products to customers

By Peter Bourgeois, Territory Sales Manager at Drytac.

Traditionally, the main focus for print service providers has been to promote their services and products to customers to win new and repeat business. However, in what is now an incredibly busy market where many companies are offering similar services, it may be time to alter this approach to help your business stand out from the crowd.

A recent study from Forrester Research found companies that sell services or products with a vision of what customers can actually achieve have a 74% chance of winning a deal. To put it simply, rather than solely focusing on showcasing your products’ technical specifications, you should instead consider highlighting what you can actually do with them – and showcase all the weird and wonderful applications they can be used for.

This is certainly true of the sign and graphics industry, where this alternate way of working translates to application selling.

Rather than pitching the type or brand of media, you should instead help your customers see what can be created using your products. Doing this allows the customer to see the opportunities they can access and provides them with food for thought when it comes to developing innovative graphics.

This type of application selling also speaks to the customer’s wallet and helps them visualise sellable products. Even if the time is not right, they will remember you when these opportunities do come up.

Here at Drytac, we manufacture a wide range of unique and high-quality adhesive media for retail, and while we could easily go on and on about the technical specifications of these products – all of which can be accessed online or via data sheets anyway – we instead focus on what our customers can achieve by working with these materials.

Rather than looking at a piece of sticky print media, customers are instead seeing the many types of applications the products can create, thus making it a much more sellable product. These specific jobs and applications allow printers to pitch real world products and visualise solutions.

Here is an example of the two approaches to selling this type of media. If we were to go along with the technical approach, we could explain to customers that Drytac SpotOn Clear Monomeric Gloss PVC film is easy to apply, repositionable, removable and can be printed with most wide-format Ink sets, while sister product Drytac Polar Blockout is an opaque PVC backer that can be printed on one side and has a permanent adhesive.

However, if you were to focus on the application instead, we can tell customers that by using these products, they will be able to create stunning, two-sided POP applications for windows that can be easily installed without bubbles or peeling, has no light bleed through and can be repositioned and removed without leaving residue.

The Mirage hotel and casino complex in Las Vegas features dramatic wall murals printed on Drytac ReTac Textures completed by Screaming Images

Here is another example. We could sell Drytac ReTac Textures as a 6-mil PVC with an embossed finish and a unique adhesive that is repositionable and can be removed without causing damage to drywall or other surfaces, while adding in that it is also HP Latex certified.

Taking the application selling approach, we can instead explain how the film can be used to create vibrant murals with depth and texture, can be installed with ease and removed without leaving any residue or causing damage to the wall surface, even after several years of use.

So, next time you are talking to a printer about the materials you have, focus on the applications and help them to visualise the products they can create and sell. You will almost certainly find that they will come back to you time and time again because you are giving them solutions and ideas.

To find out more about Drytac and its wide range of adhesive solutions, please click here.

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Making an impact: How to create double-sided window graphics

How to create double-sided window graphics Drytac

Authored by Gareth Newman, Academy Manager, Drytac

Window graphics are now regarded by many brands as a key part of the marketing mix. These graphics are an inexpensive form of advertising that retailers can easily apply – themselves – to windows in order to capture the attention of passers-by.

But why not take this a step further and maximise window space to capitalise on more marketing opportunities inside the building too? Double-sided window graphics allow marketers and brands to do just this, with such applications reaching consumers both inside and outside stores.

This double-impact marketing can also be achieved without affecting the amount of natural light that would otherwise be blocked when using other forms of large-format print marketing materials such as posters or signage. Specialist films allow light to pass through and continue to brighten up the store.

In addition, installation time is drastically cut when using double-sided window graphics over other forms of applications. As the film vinyl is printed on both sides – either with the same or a different design – it would only need to be applied once rather than having two separate pieces of print.

In terms of the type of material you can use for these applications, there are a number of options available. You could opt for a clear media such as Drytac ViziPrint Deco with five layers of print: mirrored CMYK, white, black, white and forward-facing CMYK.

Another option would be a white block-out material that can be paired with a clear print media. Here, you can pair the adhesive white blockout film, printed with a forward-facing graphic, with a reverse-printed graphic on a clear film – all without the need for white ink.

For this secondary method, one product that would fit the bill is Drytac Polar Blockout, which can be paired with Drytac SpotOn Clear Gloss or Polar Premium Clear Gloss to achieve this effect.

When it comes to mounting the graphics, a clear double-sided mounting adhesive can be applied to one side of a double-sided print on synthetic paper or other cardstock. This can be done using any printer that can print double-sided pieces, including standard, residential printers. Options for this method include WindowTac and ReTac Duo, both of which are available from Drytac.

We are yet again approaching the busiest time of the year for retailers and with shoppers back on the high street this year, shops look set to be busier than ever in the lead up to the festive season. Capturing the attention of consumers will be vital and double-sided window graphics offer shops a clear advantage in the battle for customers.

To find out more about Drytac and its wide range of adhesive solutions, please click here.

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To laminate or not to laminate? That is the question.

In the blog that follows, Dennis LeBlanc, Territory Sales Manager - Eastern Canada, and the Greater Toronto Area at Drytac, discusses when graphics should and shouldn’t be laminated.

Authored by Dennis LeBlanc, Territory Sales Manager – Eastern Canada, and the Greater Toronto Area at Drytac

To laminate or not to laminate? Have you ever asked yourself this question? If not, then perhaps you should. It could be the difference between winning or losing your next job.

Laminates are an integral part of graphics and will be for years to come. However, there is a time and place for them – as well as occasions and applications when they might not be needed.

So, what are the reasons for laminating? The most common use for lamination is to protect your output from the elements – such as UV degradation – and enhance outdoor durability. You can also use laminates to finish a job with gloss, lustre or matte textures or to add an extra property to the graphic such as an anti-graffiti coating or slip resistance.

Laminates can also be used to add body and thickness to your output. This can be particularly useful when printing onto thinner materials; the extra layer will stop the graphic stretching and simplify the installation process.

All of the above should be considered when planning print jobs. However, there are some additional things to consider.

Firstly, when it comes to UV protection, lamination is a must for long-term applications if they are to stand the test of time. After all, these projects will be exposed to the elements and will need support if they are going to survive.

If your focus is on protecting the ink layer of a graphic, you should also consider laminating all long-term work – both indoors and outdoors – as well as output that will be situated in high traffic locations such as corridors and hallways.

When considering lamination for finishing effects, this is only necessary on some occasions as most print media is available in different finishes. Newer print hardware even allows for gloss and matte output from the get-go through their ink setup.

Did you notice a reoccurring theme here? Most of the reasoning behind lamination is for longer term applications, or, to put it simply, projects that will remain in place for more than one year.

This begs the question: what about short-term revolving graphics? Do you need to laminate these as well? Outside of the need for adding additional functionality to the graphic, in most short-term applications you can eliminate the need for laminating by choosing a thicker print media with an easy install or removable adhesive solution.

These materials will do the job wonderfully and avoid the added cost and labour of lamination, providing substantial savings for you and your clients.

Today’s print media offerings have addressed this with 4mil materials and dot adhesives for easy installation and 6mil removable solutions that won’t stretch as you work with them.

To that point, there are now textured solutions readily available that can provide scuff, scratch and slip resistance on their own.

Taking all this into account, perhaps ask yourself again: to laminate or not to laminate? That is – indeed – the question you should be asking. It might just save you both time and money.

To find out more about Drytac and its lamination products, please click here.

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Setting out your stall with countertop graphics

Authored by Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager

When it comes to capturing the attention of – and interacting with – people in today’s fast-paced world, retailers, brands and other settings need to think creatively and consider how to best use their environment to their advantage.

Countertops are the point where a business will have one of its first interactions with its customers. They are prominent features in many locations including retail, restaurants, bars, gyms, medical settings, hotels, schools and more, and present an incredibly unique way of connecting with people.

Much like the walls that surround them and the floor underneath, countertops are a blank canvas and offer all sort of opportunities when it comes to placing graphics. Be it generating new sales, improving brand awareness, providing information or promoting products, countertop graphics can be an extremely valuable marketing asset.

While these graphics may be used by many brands for decoration and raising awareness, there is also the potential to add useful functionality to further boost interaction with people.

Take for example a fast-food restaurant counter; here, graphics could be installed to display a menu and highlight special offers on food, as well as instructing customers how to order their food online via a printed, scannable QR code integrated into the design.

Countertop Graphics Drytac 2

Then there are customer service desks in settings such as shopping malls. Graphics placed on these countertops could feature a map of the shopping centre, as well as a QR code that the consumer could scan to access an online version of that same mall map.

In education, students could scan a QR code that takes them to a digital learning portal that allows them to access more materials online.

These are just a few examples, but the possibilities for countertop graphics are seemingly endless. By working with your customers, you can come up with all sorts of unique and thought-provoking ideas that could add a whole new dimension to marketing and branding strategies.

In terms of the type of material you should work with, Drytac has a host of high-quality and reliable products ideally suited for countertop graphics.

Adhesive technology featured in Drytac’s products means the countertop graphics will not slide when installed. This offers a significant advantage over traditional printed mats that often slip and slide over the counter, causing issues for the consumer and brand alike.

Drytac has a range of permanent and removable options, suitable for either short-term or longer-term installations, and offers FDA-approved laminates for accidental food contact, opening up a plethora of opportunities in the food and drinks sector.

For those countertop projects in hygiene-sensitive high traffic environments such as medical facilities, Drytac’s Protac AMP film with Microban antimicrobial protection is the ideal solution. When harmful microbes meet the film, the cell walls of the microbes are disrupted and are unable to reproduce, which in turn cuts the risk of bacteria spreading.

While your customers will almost certainly be aware of the advantages of window, wall and floor graphics, they may not have thought about using their counters to interact with people. The addition of graphics to countertops offers all sorts of benefits in many environments and by working with reliable materials from Drytac, you can access these untapped and profitable opportunities.

Drytac Recommended Countertop Solutions

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How to apply media to bricks for wall and floor graphics

Drytac Blog: How to apply media to bricks for wall and floor graphics

Authored by Gareth Newman, Academy Manager, Drytac

Graphics can be incredibly impactful, changing a room – or even a whole building – with colour and design. But it’s not necessary to fight what’s already there, or to ignore the natural finish of the surface. Applying a mural or decal to bare bricks or concrete can really complement an industrial space or heritage property.

For any wall or floor graphics application, it’s essential that the graphic itself will stand the test of time. Bricks and concrete, being rough and porous, are not the easiest surfaces to work with, but these tips should help you achieve great results.

Polar Grip applied to an interior cinder block wall.

Firstly, preparation is key. Use a stiff brush to remove dust and dirt and, if necessary, use a de-greasing cleaner and leave to dry for 48 hours. Next, you’ll need to choose the right graphics media. A product that can conform to the rough or uneven surfaces is key. High tack adhesive and long-term indoor/outdoor durability is also ideal for the application at hand. There are lots of graphics media on the market, so it’s important to conduct a small-scale test on-site two to three days before the project to ensure the best adhesion and desired results.

Polar Street FX applied to an exterior brick wall.

Before you get started on the application make sure you have the right tools. You’ll need a heat gun, a squeegee, and 3D texture applicators which will save you time and make your graphics stunning. Apply the graphics with a squeegee first to get the initial tack, then use the heat gun, working in one direction – left to right or right to left – in order to push the air out and avoid creating air bubbles. Work brick by brick then move to the mortar joins, thinking about where the air is going and may get trapped. Depending on how deep the mortar is, your graphics might shrink and not fit your desired location correctly, so be aware of this at the design stage.

As with many things in life, preparation is key. Before installing graphics on brickwork and mortar, check your design is suitable for the application and be doubly sure you have the right media and the right tools to hand.

At Drytac, we have several solutions for rough surfaces. Drytac Polar Grip is a polymeric self-adhesive PVC film, that is designed to deliver up to five years’ indoor or outdoor durability thanks to its unique high-bond adhesive. It is flexible, making it ideal for curved or rough walls and comes in a choice of matte or gloss finishes and when paired with Interlam Pro Emerytex, long-term, slip-rated floor graphics can be created.

Drytac Polar Street FX is also ideal for rough surfaces including concrete, brick and asphalt, and any other low-energy surfaces. This textured printable white matte aluminium film is coated on one side with a clear, high tack adhesive and is 100% recyclable. Polar Street FX has also achieved several slip ratings and certifications making it ideal for public areas. Both solutions are compatible with all common digital printing technologies including eco-solvent, solvent, latex and UV.

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What’s the future for floor graphics?

The future of floor graphics with Drytac; pringles can social distancing example in grocery store.

Authored by Brad Haupt, USA Midwest and Southwest Territory Manager at Drytac.

While floor graphics have been a staple part of the industry for some time now, the pandemic of the past year or so – and the need for social distancing signage – has seen the popularity of these applications skyrocket.

Simply put, floor graphics have played a significant role in the battle against Covid-19, helping us keep a safe distance from each other when out and about, as well as directing people around one-way systems in a whole host of environments including shops, schools and vaccination centers.

With floor graphics having showcased their undeniable value during times of Covid, it is now time to look to the future to see what sort of a role these applications might have as we begin to move out of the pandemic and towards a more “normal” world.

Sitting up and taking notice

If there is one thing that is unquestionable about floor graphics, it is that consumers do take notice of these applications – something that was very clear to see when it came to social distancing markers and one-way systems. After all, customers are always looking down at their phone, so why not give them something else to look at and showcase your products at the same time?

Consumers’ new-found familiarization with floor graphics also opens a host of opportunities for new forms of interaction. For example, retailers can print specific offers on the graphic and direct the customer to where this can be found in the store. A play on the one-way systems that we have become used to in Covid time, if you will. A study by the Center for Advanced Retail and Technology reported sales increased by 17% for products featured on floor graphics in their product aisles.

Get creative and push the boundaries

While Covid may have slowed and limited creativity in some sectors, this was certainly not the case for floor graphics, as retailers and brands took the opportunity to explore the many different ways they could use this media to promote their products while keeping people safe.

Some excellent conceptual examples could include a proposed floor graphic encouraging shoppers to remain at least six tubes of Pringles apart from each other, while a DIY brand might feature a giant tape measure on its social distancing graphics.

The future of floor graphics with Drytac; tape measure showing social distancing while still remaining true to its brand.

Flexibility and adaptability are key with floor graphics

What makes floor graphics so unique is that they can be used in almost any environment that you can think of and for all sorts of reasons.

Be it promoting new products in shops and supermarkets; serving as way-finding directions in hospitals and event venues; or even educating pupils and students in schools, colleges and universities. Floor graphics come in such an array of forms they are sure to have a major role to play in the post-pandemic period and beyond.

This flexibility is also true in terms of the surfaces that floor graphics can be applied to, both indoor and outdoor. Films and vinyls, including those available from Drytac, are suitable for use on floor tiles, wood laminate flooring and short pile carpet indoors, as well as concrete, asphalt, tarmac and concrete tiles outside.

When it comes to floor graphics, there is no single product that will work on all jobs; it is down to you to establish which is the most effective and suitable solution for each individual project.

Once equipped with the right material, you can then get creative and continue to stretch the boundaries of what has become an incredibly innovative and imaginative sector that will only continue to grow.

To find out more about our floor graphics products, please click here.

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What goes up must come down

Drytac Dynamic Plus Laminating Film

When installing graphics, equal consideration must be given to the clean removal of printed substrates.

Authored by Peter Bourgeois, Territory Sales Manager for Western Canada and North West USA, at Drytac.

When I do a training session on Drytac products with end users and installers, I usually start by asking if anyone has ever had an issue with an installation. Usually, a few people sheepishly put up their hand. I then ask the follow up question: “Has anybody ever had an issue with removal of a graphic?” and just about everybody puts up their hand. 

When installing graphics, the first thoughts often relate to how easily an image will go up and how well it will anchor to the surface it is mounted to. Often forgotten is what will happen at the end of the life of a graphic. Does it need to stay up for days, weeks, months or even years? 

Knowing what will happen at the time of removal is critical to customer satisfaction. Complications in the clean removal of graphics can cause many issues and a costly clean-up. In the worst case, it can damage the surface to which the graphic is applied, leaving your customer extremely disappointed and potentially creating liability.

Luckily, businesses such as Drytac look at the entire lifespan, refresh cycle and/ or removal requirements of the printed product. Our adhesive scientists test and consider these factors to give you what could be seen as the holy grail in adhesive graphics: predictable installation and predictable removal. Our manufacturing facilities run tests that ensure you have proper understanding of how the adhesive bond of your graphic will go up, how it will last and how it will come off.

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Drytac SpotOn SynTac can be installed with ease and removed cleanly.

The most common options available are permanent or removable adhesive substrates. Permanent is just that; the adhesive is designed to stay up long term and there are no expectations about how easy it will come off. Removable adhesive is less aggressive and is designed come off. Depending on the surface you have mounted to, it may require some heat and elbow grease but should come cleanly off. It is important to remember that with time – usually six months to a year – a removable adhesive will become more permanent due to changes in the chemistry of adhesive.

There’s now another option available. Repositionable (or peelable) adhesives can be used multiple times and are designed to be easy to apply as they can be put down and picked up to ensure proper placement. They can be used multiple times and are residue-free upon removal.

Whatever the challenge, Drytac has adhesives that will exceed all your requirements. Whether using a professional installer or an inexperienced end user, the right adhesive will guarantee predictable installation and predictable removal. When you pay attention to the entire life cycle of a graphic you will help to eliminate customer disappointment – and hopefully gain more repeat business.

As per the well-known phrase: “what goes up must come down!”


Drytac is renowned as being the adhesive science experts. Some of its technological advancements include:

  • SpotOn – A ‘dot pattern’ adhesive that enables easy, dry bubble-free application on a wide variety of smooth interior surfaces, including walls, windows, floors and more. With SpotOn, anyone can install graphics anywhere and at any time.
  • Polar PET 170 – a textured PET wall or floor media that uses a removable pressure-sensitive adhesive which sets in 24 hrs and enables installers to apply, reposition and remove graphics easily. 
  • ReTac – it’s permanently peelable adhesive technology enables PSPs to install, remove and reposition graphics without leaving residue on the surface. You can print, remove and reposition graphics on a range of surfaces
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Flexibility and reliability are critical for antimicrobial films in medical settings

Drytac Protac AMP Ventilator

Applications in medical and healthcare environments require antimicrobial films that are both reliable and steadfast. Drytac Protac AMP offers this and much more.

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a significant rise in the use of antimicrobial protection products, in an effort to help protect people across a number of environments.

However, the use of such products places a tremendous amount of pressure on those tasked with carrying out the installation work. How can they guarantee the film will not only help prevent the spread of Covid-19, but also stand the test of time in what are often challenging and high-touch environments?

Drytac Protac AMP antimicrobial protection film has been put to work on all sorts of projects over the past 12 months, playing a critical role in allowing some businesses to reopen, as well as helping others carry out work in a safe manner throughout the crisis.

Perhaps the most important use of Drytac Protac AMP is in medical and healthcare settings, which have faced unprecedented levels of pressure during the pandemic as staff work day and night to treat people around the world.

Drytac’s Protac AMP has also been involved in the ‘Ventilator Challenge’ group which was set up at the start of the pandemic. Comprising industrial, technology and engineering companies from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors, the businesses came together to produce medical ventilators for the UK.

The flexibility of Drytac Protac AMP means it can be applied to a range of medical surfaces, including on machinery such as these mechanical ventilators, which have played a critical role in helping to treat people suffering with Covid-19.

Protac AMP is the perfect solution for applying graphics – in this case important control instructions –  to ventilators, mainly due to the fact that the film offers extremely strong performance over its lifetime. Such is the flexibility of Protac AMP that it can be applied to a wide range of heavy-touch surfaces, including machinery where buttons are constantly being pressed.

Another obvious benefit of working with Drytac’s Protac AMP film in medical and healthcare environments is that it has Microban® antimicrobial protection. When harmful microbes meet the film, the cell walls of the microbes are disrupted and are unable to reproduce, which in turn cuts the risk of bacteria spreading.

Protac AMP guarantees the graphics remain in place for at least eight years. If the overlay graphics were to fail, then this would raise all sorts of safety issues, and potentially put the lives of patients at risk.

The reason Protac AMP is so durable and able to stand the test of time is that it is hard coated, making it not only resistant to daily and industrial use, but also vigorous cleaning with the chemicals used in hospitals and other healthcare environments.

Safe in the knowledge the ventilators are produced with Protac AMP, a reliable and high performing material, supplied by a company with a host of globally recognised credentials, healthcare professionals around the world can continue their incredible work in fighting back against Covid-19.

For more information on Drytac Protac AMP antimicrobial protection film, please click here.

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