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HEXIS launches new matt cast laminate

The glare free matt laminate produces eye-catching vehicle graphics. Hexis, the French vinyl film manufacturer recently launched its new line of cast laminates at the autumn VISCOM shows in Paris and Frankfurt.

Vehicle wraps can now achieve a perfectly glare-free effect with a new matt laminate.

The PC30M2 is a 30µm matt cast laminate designed for use on cast vinyls, both printed and full colour, destined for applications on complex curved and corrugated surfaces. In response to the current demand on the vehicle wrap market for matt paint-like finishes, this new laminate is going to enable wide-format digital printers and installers to follow the trend for matt details and accents and thus differentiate and widen finishing techniques.

The new glare-free laminate offers a smooth, uniform surface and thus opens new creative options beyond conventional fleet markings with a true matt finish for eye-catching graphics. New finishing possibilities and easy viewing (and photographing) from any angle - outdoors and under artificial lighting conditions. Installers will benefit from its excellent performance, superior conformability, convenient application and improved productivity. The thin 30µm laminate will make installation of digital prints and full colour vinyl both on flat and curved substrates easier and more efficient.

For ease of use and durability the PC30M2 features a sturdy 145g/m2 release liner combined with the proven clear acrylic solvent based adhesive with UV-filter ensuring efficient protection against colour fade and environmental aggressions. The PC30M2 has an outdoor durability of three to five years depending on the substrate and is available in rolls 1370mm (54in) wide and 10m, 50m or 200m long.

The new laminate is an addition to Hexis’ successful range of cast vinyl media and is the ideal complement to the Hex’Press series of digital printing media with structured adhesives.

Hexis manufactures a full line of graphic vinyl and digital printing media used for sign making and vehicle markings. The company owns two manufacturing sites and exports 40% of its turnover to over 40 countries, while enjoying sales of EUR 34 million in 2007.

The company is based in Frontignan, near Montpellier, France and has subsidiaries in Germany and in California, USA with affiliate Hexis companies in Italy, the Netherlands and the UK.

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