Drytac launches two new PVC-free products

Richard Stuart-Turner
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Drytac has rolled out two new floor and wall graphics substrates to help it meet the demand for eco-friendlier PVC-free options.

The new products meet the requirements of public spaces
The new products meet the requirements of public spaces

Commercially available with immediate effect, Drytac SpotOn SynTac and Drytac Polar PET 170 are both scuff- and slip-resistant.

SpotOn SynTac is a 120-micron PVC-free PP film, coated on one side with a dot-pattern adhesive for simple application and removal.

The 'peel and stick' product is suitable for seasonal promotions and offers twelve months' durability indoors on standard smooth floor and wall surfaces.

Drytac said this substrate can also be combined with its slip-rated Interlam EcoTex PVC-free overlaminating film for extra longevity without compromising on sustainability.

170-micron Polar PET 170, meanwhile, is suitable for indoor floor and wall applications for up to six months and is designed to withstand extreme temperatures.

The substrate, which contains up to 40% industrial recycled content, is coated on one side with pressure-sensitive adhesive to make installation and removal clean and simple, while the other side has a textured, matt finish that is non-slip without lamination.

Drytac said both new products meet the requirements of public spaces. When SpotOn SynTac is used with Interlam EcoTex, it has achieved post-printed anti-slip ratings and certifications according to DIN 51130, US ANSI A137.1, and the EN 13036-4/ASTM E303 Pendulum Test.

Polar PET 170 has also achieved these slip certifications and is EN 13051-1 fire rated.

Drytac global product manager Shaun Holdom said: “Floor graphics are really effective for grabbing attention, making them an exciting choice for short-term promotions and creative applications.

“They are also playing an important role as directional and social distancing signage, where it is essential to comply with safety and legal requirements.”

He added: “We ensure that all Drytac floor graphics products pass strict tests for slip resistance while looking great for as long as they need to.

“Being PVC-free, [these two products] meet these demands with a smaller environmental impact than other products.”

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