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Green Surface Technologies and Sihl Join Forces to Lauch Permovable

Monday, April 08, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

Green Surface Technologies, an Atlanta technology developmentvcompany, and Sihl Digital Imaging, a world  leader in production, sale and distribution of specialty films and substrates for digital printing, announce today the launch of Permovable™ outdoor graphic film at International Sign Association trade fair, in Las Vegas.

Permovable™ is a self-adhesive, digitally printable sign and advertising graphic media for use outdoors on rough, porous surfaces. Permovable™ offers a host of benefits in comparison to previously available graphic films. It can be printed on commonly used large format digital printers. It is easily installed without need for special tools or surface preparation. Once installed, the printed film conforms to the structure underneath...concrete, asphalt, or other porous materials used in walls, slabs, sidewalks, streets and parking lots. It meets the anti-slip standards for outdoor walkways, and requires no over-laminate. Permovable™ is “vinyl-free”, posing no risk to the environment that can arise from metals and toxic plasticizers found in many conformable vinyl films. And, when the graphic is no longer needed, it is easily removed with a power-washer, fracturing into sand-like particles that need no special disposal methods. The adhesive washes off as well.

Chris Geeslin, speaking for Green Surface Technologies (GST), said, “After years of work, we are ready to launch Permovable™ as the first of what we anticipate to be a family of products. We were granted our United States patent in 2012, and have been extending that patent worldwide. In parallel, we knew we had to get our manufacturing process right, to ensure we could meet market demand with high quality and dependable supply. We’re especially happy to bring an alternative to vinyl to the digital and screen-print marketplace … an industry that consumes, and disposes, millions of pounds of non-bio degradable advertising graphics. Permovable™ won’t replace it all, but we’ll fill a small niche with a green solution.”

Phil Hursh, Managing Director for Sihl Digital Imaging, added, “It’s an honor to be selected by GST as their exclusive, world-wide distribution partner." Sihl is one of the world leaders in the production and sale of digitally printable graphic substrates … paper, photo-paper, backlit films, window films, self-adhesive films...but nothing that fills the Permovable™ niche for outdoor graphics for porous surfaces. It’s a logical add-on to our product assortment, and is a superb fit with our global reseller channel and customer base. And, we think it’s a really clever product. Any person that has had to spend hours with a heat gun removing a selfadhesive advertising graphic will be over the moon to use a product that can be washed away.”

When asked why GST chose Sihl as its distribution partner, Geeslin said, “they are the world leader in the field, and have a global network of sales, distribution and a loyal customer base. GST is in the business of technology development. Putting our product into Sihl’s network lets us stay focused on what we do best...product innovation.”

 

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Richard Romano

Richard Romano, Section Editor/Senior Analyst
Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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