Fespa 2015 preview: consumables: substrates

PrintWeek Team
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

What's new on the stands at this year's wide-format expo.

3M 6, S90

3M’s Commercial Solutions Division will launch a number of new film products for a variety of applications. These include: Envision Print Wrap Film SV480Cv3, Envision Print Film 48C & 48, Envision Gloss Overlaminate 8048G, Controltac Print film 40C, SuperFlex UV inks, Car Wrap Film 1380 and Flexible Substrate FS1.

A Berger 8, K25

A Berger will show textile media for all digital printing technologies up to 5m. The areas of applications are lightboxes, frameless frames, banner displays, flags, stretched canvas, interior design, home décor and beyond. The new products are be.tex Flash Ultra FR 4380 77, a very soft, crease-resistant material with a special coating for light diffusion in lightboxes, and be be.tex Lightbox FR 4290 66, a crease-resistant water-tight material for light diffusion in lightboxes.

Antalis 6, S75

Antalis is broadening its flagship visual communications Coala range with 60 new products. These include media for window, floor and wall graphics, with options for outdoor applications that can withstand adverse weather conditions; textured surfaces with a brushed metal, canvas or linen-like finish to protect and decorate images; additional features such as anti-graffiti, anti-scratch, high-gloss, dry-erase and chalkboard finishes; easy-apply substrates that that can be printed, applied and removed directly by the end -user without the help of a professional; and wallpapers for personalised decoration including non-woven coated and uncoated wallpapers, pre-pasted paper, self-adhesive papers as well as embossing and fibre glass options.

Arlon Graphics 7, K50

US-based films specialist Arlon Graphics will be launching additional colours to its Ultimate PremiumPlus line of automotive wrapping and interior design films. 

Aslan Schwarz 6, P111

Self-adhesive films specialist Aslan Schwarz will be unveiling a new printable floor graphics film with class R 13 anti-slip performance; a new metal effect film in glossy copper for exclusive decorations; and glass decoration films with decorative patterns. 

Brett Martin 6, R100

Brett Martin will launch a new range of high optical grade polyester sheets, Marpet-a FS aPET, which is said to offer high strength-to-weight ratio, workability, chemical resistance and fire performance, according to the company. It is available in thicknesses of 2mm, 3mm and 4mm. The UK-based specialist plastic sheet manufacturer said that while this product is more suitable for flat and cold bending applications, such as POS display stands, poster glazing and illuminated signage, it may also be thermoformed and hot-line bent within a controlled temperature range to avoid crystallisation.

BSmart 6, T98

BSmart supplies a range of media and displays for the signage and advertisement market. On show will be a new range of composite aluminium panels.

Contra Vision 6, P85

Contra Vision is expanding its range of see-through graphics products with new additions to the Campaigns range for short-term applications as well as new widths and new product formats.

DHJ International 6, P20

The Decoprint brand of DHJ International is launching two new polyester substrates: Aqualight Black Pearl is intended for backlit and lightbox applications and uses water-based inks, while Theater Black Back is a blockout material for Frame systems that takes latex and UV inks.

Dynajet 6, Q1

Dynajet, a specialist in PVC-free textile media for wide-format digital print, is unveiling two new products: Dynalight, a new dye-sublimation backlit textile for lightboxes in 3.1m width; and Dynablack, a blockout material with black back for use with UV and latex inks.

Emball’iso 6, P118

The Airplac division of Emball’iso Group will be launching a new foam board, Airplac Street, which is described as rigid polystyrene foam with an Agfa polyester liner. It is waterproof, long-lasting and lightweight with a silky white surface for high-end signage and POS.

Finze Group 7, N14

Austrian company Finze Group is unveiling a 3D-effect product Finlens 3D. The new system is made up of a range of films and a software package and Finze says it retains its perspective of depth from whatever angle it is viewed and projects an enlarged image of the subject. Potential applications include postcards, posters to packaging. 

Guandong Italia 7, K65

Guandong will be showcasing its new Nano-Tack product for smooth surfaces. The firm says the glueless material is “ultra-removable”, bubble free, and available in transparent and white.

Guyenne Papier 6, Q111

Guyenne Papier is launching two new films: SuniSolvant and an addition to the SuniJet range. SuniSolvant is an opaque grey-back film designed for eco-solvent, mild solvent, high solvent, latex and UV printing. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. SuniJet is designed for use with water-based, dye and pigment inkjet printers. The new additions are transparent, fluorescent and irridescent films.

Imballaggi Protettivi 9, Q60

Imballaggi Protettivi is adding a new member of the Bubble Guard range, which is based around a polypropylene sheet with honeycomb structure, Bubble Guard Matt Plus +. The company is also launching a new material called Printofoam.

Junkers & Müllers 6, Q70

Junkers & Müllers is exhibiting textiles for digital textiles print including its new light-reflecting textile substrates.

Kay Premium Marking Films 6, U115

KPMF will be launching a selection of new vehicle wrapping materials.

KK Label 9, Y67

KK Label Company, a manufacturer and exporter of sign material and car wrap film, will be unveiling several new films including a 3D film and a metallic car wrap film.

Mactac Europe 6, Q61

Mactac offers a wide array of products used in graphics and decoration. It will be launching a number of new materials at the show: Glass Decor 700 BF; Glass Decor 598-03: new colours of TuningFilms: Easy 209, for short-term indoor or outdoor advertising and promotion on flat surfaces; CastRAP B-Free, for wrapping 3D objects, including vehicles; FloorGrip, for short-term outdoor floor graphics applications; and ShieldLam, an ultra-clear gloss, soft 50μm PU film protected with a PET film and coated on one side with an ultra-clear permanent adhesive.

MS Korea 8, F29

MS Korea develops reflective film for digital print, silk screen print, offset print and CAD cut. At the show it will be launching its new MS-2600DP and MS-2700DP reflective digital printable films.

Multipanel UK 6, P114

Aluminium panel specialist Multipanel will unveil Alupanel A-Lite, which has a premium A5005 alloy skin that provides “outstanding” corrosion resistance. Both sides of the panel are ultra-white matt finish that has been developed to help display printed colours with increased brightness and intensity and with greater durability.

Neschen 7, M31

Neschen will be presenting a brand new floor graphic solution UV dot Print’n’Walk, a slip-resistant printable film.

PilloPak 9, W1

Lightweight corrugated specialist PilloPak is launching two new additions to its Allison range of paper-based panels. Allison Solid white board is an extra strong panel for very heavy load applications. It has the same white finish as the standard Allison board, but also includes an underlayer board. Allison MDF FR is a lightweight paper based sandwich panel for visual communications.

Pongs Technical Textiles 7, K11/9, Y94

Pongs offers a range of visual aids for merchandising, and events. The company will have two new products on its stand. A new acoustic material called Silencio has been developed for the architectural market. Also new is the DirectTex Backlit Premium wrinkle-free and DirectTex Blackout V, now softer and whiter and formulated for dye-sublimation.

Premier Textiles 7, G28

Premier Textiles will launch a range of base fabrics designed especially for the fashion garment market; a new multifibre fabric, which can be printed using a variety of print methods and using different types of inks; and a new glitter-effect fabric. 

Soyang Europe 6, S114

Soyang is a producer and stockist of various materials for banner, mesh, blockout, canvas, SAV, one-way vision, digital flooring and sublimation textiles. It will be showing two new products at the show: G Floor digital flooring for high traffic graphics and AlumiGraphics foil-based media for floors and walls.

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