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Photo-luminescent sheets exceed safety standards

RTP Company : 14 September, 2004  (New Product)
RTP Company has introduced a new line of photo-luminescent sheet products that meet or exceed common photo-luminescent safety and egress standards.
RTP Company has introduced a new line of photo-luminescent sheet products that meet or exceed common photo-luminescent safety and egress standards.

The new product line consists of glow-in-the-dark standard products that are available in roll stock or cut to length. The product offerings include a rigid polycarbonate sheet with white backing and a flexible product designed for egress tape that is suitable for use as an ‘EXIT’ sign sheet. The egress tape product is flexible, durable, resistant to cleaning chemicals and is tear resistant.

'Our new product line was specifically designed for the safety and egress markets,' says Bill Minogue, General Manager of RTP Company's Sheet Division. 'We are on the leading edge of glow-in-the-dark technology and these products glow with an intensity and duration unlike any other material.'

RTPs photo-luminescent extruded sheet products offer many advantages over current products in the market place. The clear top-coat provides protection against abrasion to minimise scratching and scuffing. This protective film is also resistant to water, oil, acid and alkaline materials. The sheet products are easily printed on with water-based or solvent-based inks using flexography, offset lithography, screen printing and UV-curable ink printing. They also can be laser marked with no pre-treatment.

Because the photo-luminescent sheet products are not made from PVC, the plasticizers will not migrate to surface interfering with adhesion of printing inks or adhesives that are applied to signs or wall surfaces. Nor do they have shrinkage problems and odour, or out-gassing, that are associated with PVC Products.

'We believe that RTP Company's extrusion technology has provided the market place with major product advancement, compared with the current cast, liquid resin systems.' said Minogue. 'Our extruded sheet process evenly distributes the phosphorescent pigment particles, which results in a brighter and longer glowing product.'
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