Kernow Coatings has introduced a new self-adhesive film for wallcoverings. WallSharK is self-adhesive, PVC-free, slightly textured, very stable and scratch resistant. It will not shrink even after longer application and therefore enables “perfectly invisible” butt-joint applications.
The film coating is said to offer excellent colour gamut options for all types of wide format inks. After application, the satin matt finish of the material and the seamless joints between the different panels will offer the impression of a traditional wallcovering rather than a vinyl; this is what end users are looking for, says Kernow.
Installers will be able to apply the product like a self-adhesive vinyl with a wet or dry application but enjoy the stability of the WallSharK that will “not distort when repositioning, guaranteeing a perfect alignment of the print pattern”.
Kernow says it will work perfectly on all standard eco-solvent, solvent, latex and UV printing devices.
The 170µm (6.7 mil) PVC-free film was developed from the successful FloorSharK floor graphics film, using the same shark-skin ink-receptive technology.
After drying, the ink will be very scratch-resistant, avoiding the time-consuming and costly additional step of laminating. The adhesive is designed for internal smooth walls with an emphasis on good adhesion and suitability on most wall paints and lacquers. WallSharK is available in 1372 and 1524 mm widths (54” and 60”).