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New cast vehicle wrapping films from 3M

Van wrapped using 3M cast vinyl filmOffering premium conformability and price flexibility in short to long term vehicle graphics applications, two new films have been introduced by 3M, the diversified technology company. They are 3M Controltac Graphic Film IJ180Cv3-10 and 3M Scotchcal Graphic Film IJ170Cv3-10. Both films feature the latest Version 3 of 3M's renowned Comply Adhesive Technology.

Controltac Graphic Film IJ180-10 has long been used to produce short- to long-term graphics applied to commercial vehicles such as trucks, vans and buses and it is a preferred product of specialist converters. With the addition of 3M Comply Version 3 Adhesive Technology, the film now offers an even better vehicle wrapping solution. During application of the film, air can escape through micro-replicated channels beneath the surface of the film to greatly reduce the risk of bubbling, stretching and cracking and to ensure a smooth finish.

The permanent grey-pigmented pressure-activated adhesive facilitates the precise positioning of graphics until force is applied to ensure perfect results every time, while the adhesive's excellent concealing power enables visually stunning graphics with no 'show through'. Furthermore, the 50-micron white gloss film provides an excellent gloss finish, has no curing time to minimise vehicle downtime and can be purposely removed quickly and without any adhesive residue from automotive clear coats by the use of heat.

Complementing 3M Controltac Graphic Film IJ180Cv3-10 and offering similar performance capabilities, 3M Scotchcal Graphic Film with Comply IJ170Cv3-10 meets the market requirement for cost flexibility in short- to long-term vehicle graphics applications. It has been developed specifically for use where cost is a deciding factor and is more suited to applications involving flat or moderately curved surfaces.

Both films can be converted using digital and screen-printing processes. They are available from 3M primary stockists William Smith and Spandex.

Further information is available at www.3M.co.uk/graphicsolutions

NOTE: 3M, Controltac, Scotchcal and Comply are trademarks of 3M Company

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