Antalis, the leading distributor of paper, visual communication and packaging solutions in Europe, has announced two new ranges to its portfolio of polyester materials that will offer customers attractive alternatives to more traditional products.
Firstly, MopGuard is a recycled Polyester (PET) sheet designed for making protective tray bases for retail displays that is 100 per cent recyclable in its own waste stream. As well as being a cost-effective and sustainable alternative to similar PVC and Polypropylene (PP) products, MopGuard also offers excellent rigidity at low thickness and provides sharp results when die cut and creased to shape.
Paul Neale, Product Manager for Visual Communications at Antalis UK, comments: "We pride ourselves on leading the way in offering customers the latest product innovations and this includes those items that sometimes are often essential but inconspicuous. Mop trays are crucial in high traffic retail environments such as supermarkets to protect corrugated FSDU displays against knocks, spills and floor cleaning.
MopGuard not only provides quality benefits in its rigidity and sharpness but also has the advantage of being 100 per cent recyclable. It is also a cost effective choice compared to similar thin gauge PVC and PP products.”
For customers typically using acrylic as its default material for graphical applications, Antalis has introduced Lumex A from 3A Polycasa; an extruded APET thermoplastic polyester sheet that is ideally suited to flat and arched applications. The sheets can offer a more cost-effective alternative to acrylic with the added benefit of being fire resistant and more impact resistant. Lumex A is suited to range of applications, including printed POS and display, printed translucent or backlit signs and displays, interior design, shop and exhibition design and poster covers or protective glazing (printed or unprinted).
Paul adds: “It is our belief that customers are over-specifying acrylic for many applications when products like Lumex A can do just as good a job and can be up to 20 per cent cheaper. Lumex A also offers better ink adhesion across most flatbed printers so we would encourage our customers who haven’t tried it as an alternative to get in touch to see if it could work more effectively for them.”
MopGuard comes in a range of sheet sizes suitable to fit standard FSDU footprints.
Lumex A sheets are available in various thicknesses and suitable for outdoor use up to four years.