Earlier this year Contra Vision were once again successful in achieving a third Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.

Vycom, a market-leading manufacturer of highly innovative plastic sheet products, today announced it has expanded the Celtec® line by adding Black to its DigiLite™ family of light density PVC sheets. Celtec DigiLite is Vycom’s latest PVC sheet product designed specifically for use in the sign and graphics industry offering value and performance in a light-density signboard.

A global player in the supply of specialist plastic products for the construction, fabrication, print and display sectors, Brett Martin's new corporate identity will be rolled out over the coming months in a comprehensive program, which includes a new website, fleet livery, packaging and marketing materials.

Drytac is delighted to announce its Global Product Manager Shaun Holdom has been appointed to the ISA-UK council with 100 per cent support from his fellow council members.

Swanline Paper and Board (SPB) has been appointed by Reelbrands to distribute REELboard under Swanline’s Cygnus® brand. The ground-breaking new range of barrier coated materials gives a viable alternative to PE laminated grades, without the PE! Coated with a SeerPak™ aqueous coating, the brand-new line of material is suitable for direct food contact and has been proven to be resilient to grease and moisture through the clever micro applied, layered coatings.

Mactac® announces its role as a leading member in the newly founded CELAB (Circular Economy for Labels) global consortium, which promotes recycling in the self-adhesive label industry.

Drytac has become a member of the UK Slip Resistance Group (UKSRG), securing its role as a leading manufacturer of safe, legal and slip-resistant floor graphics media. It is currently the only supplier of products for floor graphics on the UKSRG members' list and demonstrates a move by the Group to broaden its reach.

When choosing floor graphics materials, it is essential they are suitable and safe for their intended environment. Products must adhere well to the floor surface for the desired duration of the project without curling at the edges and have a non-slip surface to prevent accidents. In the USA, UL 410 is the most commonly used certification for floor graphics products – but there are other tests and ratings that are more suitable for modern use.

There may be a lot of uncertainty related to the upcoming Brexit transition, but Avery Dennison has taken steps to ensure a steady supply of products and reliable local support to UK customers who rely on its sustainable and intelligent labels.

Leading UK plastics manufacturer, Brett Martin, has published the winners of its iAwards competition for this year. The company called on its global customer base from a range of sectors to submit details and images of their most innovative and creative projects using Brett Martin’s plastic sheet products. The winner in the ‘Visual Communications for Signage and Display’ category was Stadur Produktions GmbH, based west of Hamburg in Germany.

ADAPT - Amari Digital Printing Technologies has moved into bigger, better premises, allowing it to expand its team, services and the amount of stock it can hold.

LINTEC EUROPE is partnering with Decor Lab, based in Milan, Italy to showcase its range of innovative window film and interior décor solutions. Decor Lab is a showroom displaying a range of decorative solutions for interiors from a number of industry-leading companies to visiting architects, designers, printers and graphic professionals. Various thematic workshops are available, hosted in collaboration with its partners, that offer technical advice and show application examples of what can be achieved with various solutions and techniques. Visitors can arrange to view the showroom by appointment only, where a member of the Lintec Italy team will also be available to discuss the solutions on offer.

Following the successful launch of 3M Wrap Film Series 2080, William Smith's are delighted to announce wave three colours are now in stock and available to order.

Antalis presents Coala Interior Film, its new collection of creative self-adhesive finishes, which perfectly meet the needs of brands, interior architects, designers, and refurbishment companies.

Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., the oldest continuously operating paper mill in the United States, is pleased to introduce the “Un-Plastic Alternative” for in-store marketing applications. New ENVIsual Board is a renewable, fiber-based and curbside-recyclable option engineered for a new generation of retail and hospitality graphics, POP displays, and signage.

Mondi, a leading global packaging and paper manufacturer, has joined the newly created consortium CELAB (Circular Economy for Labels). This industry initiative was founded by companies in the self-adhesive label industry to create greater circularity for its products by enhancing and promoting matrix and release liner recycling around the world.

Spandex and 3M have announced the UK winner of their Lockdown Legends competition, celebrating creativity in vehicle wrapping. Refined Edition in Chelmsford, Essex, clinched the first cash prize of £1000, while Norfolk-based Signs FX took the second prize of £500.

The UK’s largest suppliers of lorry tension curtains have launched the Adaico Ada-Slider for commercial vehicle operators looking for a cost-effective sliding curtain for easy access and vibrant graphics.

When Antalis were asked to donate paper for the printing of a fundraising calendar, they were only too happy to help.

Ricoh is offering print service providers (PSPs) the chance to make massive savings on its Ricoh Pro L5160 printer this autumn.

Bosy Colak, President at Kernow North America shares his thoughts on where the future could be heading for the synthetic print industry…

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