Drytac reveals new advertising product – perfect for food environments

Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, announces the launch of the ArmourPrint Emerytex and ArmourGrab combination counter mat solution. Having been previewed successfully at recent trade shows, the products are now available globally.

ArmourPrint Emerytex is a clear, heavy-duty, slip-resistant monomeric 15 mil (381μ) PVC film with a matte pebble textured finish on one side and a smooth printable surface on the other. It has been approved by the FDA for incidental food contact, making it ideal for advertising applications in hospitality and retail environments. ArmourGrab is an 8 mil (203μ) co-extruded white anti-slip film coated with a heavy coat weight, permanent, pressure sensitive clear acrylic adhesive. Used together, the two products create a food-safe counter mat solution ideal for eye-catching POP advertising.

Thanks to the slip-resistant qualities of both ArmourPrint Emerytex and ArmourGrab, these products can also be used for applications such as placemats and mouse pads. Their UV protection also enables outdoor use, while a moisture barrier protects the printed image and aids hygiene. No white ink is needed to create vivid and eye-catching counter mats as the white ArmourGrab backs the ArmourPrint Emerytex to eliminate the extra cost of printing with white.

The ArmourPrint Emerytex and ArmourGrab dual-product counter mat solution was previewed at the SGIA Expo 2018 in Las Vegas in October to over 25,000 registered delegates.

“The combination of ArmourPrint Emerytex and ArmourGrab creates a solution that is both safe and effective as counter-top advertising in fast food outlets, convenience stores, bars and more,” says Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac.

“It’s an innovative new design that attracted a lot of attention at the recent SGIA show and we’re delighted to offer it to our customers worldwide.”

 

 

 

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Drytac welcomes back Wayne Colbath in the role of Vice President of Sales, USA

Richmond, VA. October 11, 2018: Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has appointed Wayne Colbath as Vice President of Sales for the United States of America. With immediate effect, Wayne will be responsible for driving sales growth in the USA with a focus on Drytac’s broad range of large format consumable products.

Wayne rejoins Drytac from Kornit Digital where he held the position of Eastern Regional Manager for the USA & Canada. In this role he was selected as Global Employee of the Year for his ability to deliver sales growth throughout North America.

Prior to Kornit Digital, Wayne spent 13 years at Drytac, ultimately holding the position of National Sales Manager.

On Wayne’s return to Drytac, Hayden Kelley, CEO of Drytac, comments: “Many of our USA customers know Wayne from his previous tenure at Drytac. Throughout his time with the company he consistently delivered excellent results – we are delighted to welcome him back to the team!”

Wayne will be joining Drytac at the 2018 SGIA Expo in Las Vegas. Please stop by booth #2341 to say hello. Wayne Colbath can also be contacted by email at waynecolbath@drytac.com.

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Drytac to unveil new and award-winning products at SGIA Expo 2018

Richmond, VA, USA, September 27, 2018: Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, will be a key exhibitor at the forthcoming SGIA Expo 2018, with award-winning products on show. Drytac will also be presenting an educational seminar regarding retail signage ideas and applications.

Taking place in Las Vegas, USA from October 18th to 20th, SGIA Expo 2018 will bring together print specialists, businesses and buyers from around the world to take part in conferences, networking and educational sessions.

Drytac (booth #2341) will be demonstrating its extensive range of self-adhesive materials to over 25,000 registered attendees over the three-day event, including live demonstrations and interactive wall displays of some brand new products and of its two SGIA Product of the Year award-winning products.

Visitors will be able to see the all-new ArmourPrint™ Emerytex® and ArmourGrab™, a combination counter mat solution ideal for retailers and restaurants. This dual-product system has an FDA incidental food contact rating and a low slip rating, making it both safe and effective for POP advertising applications.

Also on display will be Drytac’s SpotOn® Floor 200, winner of the Media – Adhesive Back Vinyl category in the SGIA Awards, alongside best-selling media SpotOn Clear Gloss, SpotOn Clear Matte and SpotOn White Matte for short-term interior displays, and SpotOn SynPaper, developed to deliver exceptional results with the HP PageWide XL. Every SpotOn product features Drytac’s innovative dot-pattern adhesive for easy, bubble-free application.

Drytac is also the winner of an SGIA award for ReTac® WipeErase® in the Laminates, Adhesives, Films, Coatings category, for its application in creating tailor-made dry-erase or planning boards. Creative delegates will see the benefits of this as well as ReTac Smooth and ReTac Textures, printable self-adhesive PVC films for outstanding wall coverings and large-scale indoor displays, and get hands-on with ReTac ChalkMate®, which can turn any surface into a traditional chalkboard.

Visitors will be able to experience durable, eye-catching graphics printed on Drytac’s innovative Polar® line, with information and samples of Polar Burst, Polar Polymeric, Polar Monomeric and Polar Transit available to take away.

The popular ViziPrint® range will be on display too, demonstrating its superior adhesion and finish on glass. For window graphics, decals and signage, images printed on ViziPrint Impress Clear, ViziPrint Impress White and ViziPrint Illuminate remain bright and vivid even after repositioning.

Various print partners throughout the show will be printing and displaying Drytac’s innovative line of print media. Real-time updates can be followed on Drytac’s social media platforms.

In addition, Steve Broad, Drytac’s Europe & Asia Sales Director, and Dennis Leblanc, Sales Manager for Central Canada, will be presenting an educational seminar on Adhesives for Retail Graphics on Friday, October 19th at 9am in room S34.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming delegates from across the print and display industry to stand 2341 across the three days of SGIA Expo 2018,” says Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac.

“Our expert team will be presenting a wide range of exciting products – including two recognized in the SGIA Product of the Year awards – set to inspire visitors to create incredible window graphics, wall coverings, decals, floor graphics and more.”

For further details on SGIA Expo 2018, please visit www.sgia.org/expo/2018.

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Drytac wins two SGIA Product of the Year awards ahead of 2018 expo

Richmond, VA, August 30, 2018: Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has won two awards in the SGIA Product of the Year competition for its innovative products.

Ahead of the SGIA Expo 2018 in October, industry professionals evaluated the most exciting products to be showcased at the event.

Drytac topped the Laminates, Adhesives, Films, Coatings category with ReTac WipeErase a product that turns standard surfaces into whiteboards. The 6 mil (150 micron) white dry erase film features a chemical- and scratch-resistant UV hard coat and a clear gloss surface that allows the film to be written on and wiped off easily. Unlike a whiteboard, it won’t suffer from ink staining or ghosting and can be removed and repositioned easily for convenience.

At the SGIA awards, Drytac also won the Media – Adhesive Back Vinyl category for SpotOn Floor 200. This monomeric PVC film is designed for short-term indoor floor graphics, offering a non-slip surface and a Class B1 Fire Rating without lamination. The product is easy to install – even for non-professionals – and to remove within six months of its application thanks to Drytac’s smart dot-pattern adhesive, making it perfect for public areas such as retail, education and healthcare environments.

Both award-winning products will be demonstrated at Drytac’s show space (booth #2341) at SGIA Expo 2018, alongside popular and new products including AmourPrint Emerytex and ArmourGrab.

“Drytac is delighted to have won not one, but two awards in the SGIA Product of the Year competition,” says Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac. “The winners are decided by key members of the printing and imaging technology industry who are ideally positioned to understand the needs of the market and what makes an innovative product.

“ReTac WipeErase is a dry erase board in a roll, perfect for a variety of customers and applications, while SpotOn Floor 200 is used for safe and stunning floor graphics in a wide range of different environments. We’re proud to win both of the SGIA Product of the Year awards and are looking forward to demonstrating these materials to delegates at SGIA Expo 2018.”

SGIA Expo 2018 will place in Las Vegas, USA from October 18th to 20th, and will feature an educational seminar on Adhesives for Retail Graphics from Darren Speizer, Drytac’s VP of Sales, on Friday October 19th at 9am (room S34).

 

For further details on SGIA Expo 2018, please visit www.sgia.org/expo/2018.

 

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Drytac SpotOn SynPaper speeds into the future at Shell Eco-marathon

Bristol UK; July 23, 2018: Drytac’s SpotOn SynPaper felt the need for speed at Shell’s Eco-marathon in London this month, where it was used for eye-catching vehicle graphics on innovative racing car designs.

The Shell Eco-marathon brought together 143 teams of young engineers from 24 countries at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from July 5th to 8th 2018, where they put their STEM skills to the test to attempt record-breaking levels of energy efficiency in one-seater cars. The event was covered live on social media, with viewers around the world able to see the skills of drivers and technicians close-up.

As a main sponsor for the event, HP provided all the PC and printing equipment for the student teams to produce their own graphics, including an HP PageWide XL large-format printer running Drytac’s SpotOn SynPaper. As a product designed specifically for this HP system, SpotOn SynPaper was the material of choice for the vehicle decals speeding around the track.

A printable, matte white, self-adhesive film, SpotOn SynPaper has been developed to be incredibly easy to apply with a bubble-free finish – which meant the Eco-marathon teams could install their graphics themselves. The cars were made from a variety of materials, including polystyrene and silk fibres, in order to achieve the highest speeds with the lowest amount of energy.

Drytac has also ensured that SpotOn SynPaper, as a polypropylene film, is recyclable – in keeping with the sustainability ethos of Shell’s Eco-marathon programme.

In addition to one-off uses such as the car stickers at the Eco-marathon event, SpotOn SynPaper is ideal for vibrant short-term wall and window applications like seasonal retail promotions and trade show graphics. It is simple and clean to remove, thanks to its smart dot pattern and pressure-sensitive polyacrylate adhesive.

“The Shell Eco-marathon was a really exciting event with the innovation of the teams matched by the speeds of the cars,” comments Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager for Drytac.

“We love to see unusual applications for our products and Drytac SpotOn SynPaper graphics, printed on HP PageWide XL technology, worked brilliantly on the track. The event was all about the energy-efficient cars of the future, making it a great setting for our advanced graphics media.”

Drytac SpotOn SynPaper was designed specifically for the HP PageWide XL printer, but also produces excellent results with aqueous and UV inkjet printers, delivering six months’ durability for interior applications. The 120 micron (4.7 mil)-thick material is available in 1,016mm (164’) wide rolls.

 

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Drytac appoints D’Arcy Lewis as Technical Sales Manager for North America

Toronto, Canada; June 18, 2018: Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has announced the appointment of D’Arcy Lewis to the role of Technical Sales Manager for the company’s industrial division. D’Arcy will be responsible for increasing Drytac’s custom and contract adhesive coating business in the packaging, construction, medical, automotive, label, and industrial markets throughout North America.

With manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe, Drytac specializes in adhesive coating, laminating, top coating, and converting of flexible substrates such as PVC, PET, paper (synthetic), fabric and metallized film. Drytac offers unique adhesive coatings which include ultra-removable and repositionable adhesives, easy-to-apply, bubble-free adhesives, ultra-strong, high-tack adhesives and patterned adhesive coatings.

D’Arcy joins Drytac with over 18 years of experience from Advanced Polymers International, where he most recently served as the General Manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College with a double major in business and history.

Upon D’Arcy’s appointment, Hayden Kelley, CEO, comments: “We are excited to welcome D’Arcy to the team. He brings a wealth of knowledge in the custom adhesive solution sector of Drytac, alongside a great sales management skill set.”

To learn more about Drytac’s custom solutions, please visit www.drytac.com or email D’Arcy Lewis at darcylewis@drytac.com. You may also directly connect with him on LinkedIn.

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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 to showcase new look and unrivalled choice of products at FESPA 2018

Bristol, UK; May 3, 2018: Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print industry, has announced its plans for the upcoming FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 show, taking place in Berlin, Germany, between 15th and 18th May.

With updated branding, Drytac will be showcasing its new look alongside innovative additions to its key product lines in Hall 1.2, stand C40. New products on show will include Drytac’s ColorCapture range of wallcovering products designed to allow customers to pick and mix the perfect media solution for their application, plus additions to the SpotOn and Polar media portfolios.

Drytac’s new ColorCapture range has been designed to allow customers to create the wall décor media to best suit their specific requirements. ColorCapture matches the ideal adhesive solution with various textured wallcoverings to create a solution for virtually any application.

ColorCapture offers multiple wall graphics options, including a line of paper fleeced embossed wallcoverings with a choice of ivory, canvas, sycamore and leather finishes. It includes a range of embossed PVC wallcoverings, which includes the ReTac® Textures line up of canvas, linen, sand and wood textures. In addition, there is a line of woven polyester wallcoverings, which features FabrikTac™ woven fabric film and a line of non-woven polyester wallcoverings featuring SynTexture™ synthetic textured wallcovering.

Additionally, ColorCapture offers four adhesive options that have been engineered to be paired with each face film, including water activated adhesive, permanent adhesive, removable adhesive and ReTac®, the ultra-removable and repositionable adhesive.

All the fleece products are tear-resistant, shrinkage-free and certified to conform to European M2 fire-rating standards.

Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager for Drytac, explains: “This is real revolutionary thinking from Drytac. Our manufacturing expertise and flexibility allows us to put the customer very much in control by offering an unrivalled choice of media in exactly the configuration they need for the job.

“Any combination of these elements can be selected to deliver a customised solution to meet a specific requirement. Customers have never had such a broad and flexible choice from one range.”

Other new products on show on the Drytac booth at FESPA include a new addition to the SpotOn family – SpotOn PET. This printable 75µ polyester film is suitable for all UV printers and incorporates Drytac’s unique SpotOn adhesive technology which enables the easy application and clean removal of window graphics.

Drytac is also launching Polar Burst, an ultra-reflective 95µ PVC film designed to deliver the most eye-catching graphics. This PVC film is designed for high end signage and retail applications and has a removable adhesive on the back, leaving no residue.

Drytac will be supporting many of the major machine vendors by donating a variety of its leading media products for live printing demonstrations. Additionally, Drytac’s SpotOn Floor 200 will be used by FESPA for the floor graphics throughout the show venue. This printable film is easy to apply and remove – thanks to Drytac’s unique dot-pattern adhesive – and is non-slip-certified, without the need for lamination.

FESPA will also be using Drytac’s printable, repositionable and removable ReTac 150 film, with ultra-removable adhesive, for graphics on its information booths around the show. With a Class 0 fire rating, it is ideal for applications in public areas that require compliance with strict fire regulations.

FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 takes place between 15th – 18th May 2018 in Berlin, Germany. For further information, please visit: https://www.fespaglobalprintexpo.com/welcome/Why_Visit/visit-fespa-2018

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