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Kernow FloorSharK® Achieves Anti-Slip R10 Rating for Floor Graphics on Xeikon 3000 Series

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Itasca, Ill. – Xeikon is pleased to announce that Kernow Coatings’ recently launched FloorSharK® Dry Toner has successfully passed the R10 slip test after being tried and tested on a Xeikon 3500 digital press. The two companies have been involved in a rigorous testing program to achieve the R10 anti-slip rating for floor graphics.

Hendrik De Backer, Sales Manager EMEA at Kernow Coatings, comments, “Our new FloorSharK® Dry Toner has performed outstandingly on the Xeikon 3500. We are delighted with the results. The excellent cooperation with Xeikon has led us to this significant point, and we now plan to test the product on Xeikon’s top performing CX500 dry toner press where we anticipate similar results. In these challenging times, diversification and adaptation are key. We are excited to be able to introduce a unique market-leading product that’s been tried and tested and will open doors for more applications on Xeikon’s digital presses.”

Printer OEMs and leading national brands trust and certify Kernow for wide format and narrow format specialized print media – synthetics, self-adhesives, colors, metallic and floor graphics. FloorSharK® Dry Toner is a textured white R10 slip-resistant PET film that is receptive to dry toner print, with an optimized pressure sensitive adhesive for floor graphic applications. It is available in a 500mm or 330mm width. With its unique sharkskin coating, excellent toner bonding and scratch resistant properties, it offers a very durable and safe surface even on short-pile carpet tiles. Moreover, it is easy to apply and easy to remove, which is a big time saver compared to other synthetic materials.

“This successful cooperation with Kernow Coatings opens up greater opportunities for our customers and meets the recent unprecedented and necessary demand for socially distanced floor signage,” said Xeikon’s Segment Director for Graphic Arts, Dimitri Van Gaever. “Now, with the new FloorSharK® with R10 rating, our customers can confidently print non-slip, resilient and creative floor decals to meet demand. And thanks to the unique properties of this material, no post-press lamination is required, saving a significant amount of time and cost in the process. This basically means that – thanks to the single-pass print process and 1200dpi resolution of a Xeikon press – our customers can offer an unbeatable quality/productivity/price ratio for this application, putting them well ahead of the typical wide format production environments.


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