Hexis launches easy position film

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Manufacturer and distributor of visual communication media Hexis Group is launching a new film, which it says enables easy installation thanks to its sliding properties and reduced initial tack.

Easy install: New Hexis film
Easy install: New Hexis film

THE200EVO, a premium printable polymeric PVC film with Take Heat Easy technology is the result of a combination of a solvent based adhesive and a micro-structured liner developed by the Hexis research and development team. This innovation has been designed to reduce the initial tack and immediate adhesion, thus making the installation of the vinyl more convenient, with an optimal adhesive bonding process. THE200EVO is compatible with all printing technologies.

Ease of repositioning, print quality, and optimal durability are all assets that Hexis says will allow its customers to express their creativity with unlimited possibilities, and installers to use it conveniently on flat or slightly curved surfaces, for 2D wrapping projects (buses, lorries, fleet vehicles and the like) and large-format signage.

Thibault Veuillet, business development manager Automotive, said: “With its excellent sliding properties on the substrate, THE200EVO is an ideal solution, especially when an installer needs to quickly and accurately position two printed widths. It is amazingly easy to find the perfect alignment for a design.”

In 2018 Hexis combined this technology for the first time with a THE190EVO cast PVC film, and, in view of its success, the company says it made sense to now use it on a high-end polymeric PVC film.

Hexis has also developed and is now launching the V850B laminate, with a thickness of 50μm. Ian Parsonson, managing director Australia, said: “Combined with the printable THE200EVO film, our customers will be able to obtain and appreciate a particularly flexible complex.”

Caroline Mateu, chairman of the board of directors at Hexis, said: “Our research laboratory and our industrial team have combined their respective strengths and skills to complete the design and manufacturing process of these two new products in the most successful way.

“In the year 2020, despite the current health issues, HEXIS continues its race for technological innovation with the launch of the new self-healing X technology for our vehicle body protection films BodyFencex and the antimicrobial Pure Zone technology for surface protection.”

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