Lintec has launched PrintGrip PE-5000ZW, a slip-resistant floor material with a hard-wearing grit coating to meet the growing demand for social distancing graphics.
The films used to produce social distancing graphics are assigned a slip rating between R9 and R13 – with R9 being the lowest and R13 the highest slip resistance. Lintec’s PrintGrip provides high levels of grip in dry and wet conditions, with independent testing indicating a Pendulum Test Value (PTV) of 75 for dry and 68 for wet surfaces. This equates to an R12 rating, which is the minimum recommended rating for floor surfaces likely to get wet.
PrintGrip is constructed from a UV-stabilized PE-based film that is coated with grit. This is covered with a printable top coating that provides excellent adhesion qualities for eco-solvent, UV and latex based inkjet inks. The coating is also suitable for printing with solvent and UV screen printing inks. Featuring a 50-micron adhesive, the product offers high adhesion to most exterior paved surfaces, including concrete, natural stone and tarmac.
‘With regulations around social distancing constantly being reviewed, and businesses keen to return as quickly as possible to normal operations, the demand for floor graphics is higher than ever,’ said Andy Voss, managing director of Lintec Europe. ‘It is essential that organizations do not overlook the potential slip hazards surrounding floor graphics when carrying out risk assessments.
Failure to do so can result in injuries to the public and the possibility of legal claims. With the launch of PrintGrip, we are pleased to offer an innovative, cost-effective solution to assure compliance with social distancing regulations, while also minimizing the risk of injury.’