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Toppan Forms Markets "Smart Barrier" A Multi-Purpose High Performace Film with Enhanced Durability, Safety, and Cleanness
- Enables Long Lasting Advertisement and Sign on Floor and Wall -

October 29, 2014

Information Management Solution Company Toppan Forms Co., Ltd. (Toppan Forms hereunder) will start marketing "Smart Barrier" a multi-purpose high-performance film that excels in durability, safety, and cleanliness. "Smart Barrier" coated with a special urethane material provides durability, less slippage when wet, anti-bacteria and mold, chemical resistant, non-flammability, electrical charge prevention, and UV cut. By just applying it on floor and wall, the barrier protects the surface from scratches and reduces dirt accumulation that prevents deterioration over time and sustain the beauty.

Floor and Wall of Facility Table in the Restaurant

There are variation in the product line up – regular film for protection, printable film for designing, mirror film, and color line tape for zoning production floor. It is also friendly to the environment and people since it is using a recyclable PET base material. Toppan Forms will provide from printing to installation of film. The standard price per one square meter is 5,000 yen for the transparent film and 10,000 Yen for the printable film. (Installation fee separate)

Background

It is not unusual to adhere label and film to protect surface of advertisement billboard on walls and floors. Depending on the use environment, however, it was difficult to keep the adhesion for a long period. For example, the floor surface would wear out quickly due to pedestrian walking over it causing chip and peel in a short period. By using a highly durable "Smart Barrier", lost lasting display will reduce the high cost and operation of re-affixing.

Features

  • 1. Durability (Test Result of Gloss Sustainability)
  • Test Result
    Product N 89→53(40%Degradation)
    Product M 96→60(37%Degradation)
    Smart Barrier 101→80(21%Degradation)
    • ※ Test Method= Sand Wapping Method:
      Place silica sand on the coated surface and apply weight of a human, walk back and forth 40 times, and check the 60 degrees glossiness (The higher number indicates the level of glossiness)


  • 2. Safety (Pedestrian safety 〈slippage resistance〉 test result)
  • Shoes condition/
    Shoes type
    Business Shoes Sports Shoes
    Dry condition 0.913 0.830
    Wet condition 0.418 0.406
    • Appropriate Value; Above 0.4


  • 3. Cleanness (Antibacterial test result)
  • Test Bacterium Colon Bacteria Staphylococcus aureus
    Without Film Immediately after Application 1.2 × 104 1.5 × 104
    35℃
    After 24 Hours
    1.1 × 106 5.0 × 104
    Smart Barrier 35℃
    After 24 Hours
    <10
    (Anti-bacteria activation value 6.0)
    <10
    (Anti-bacteria activation value 4.8)
    • (Japan Food Analysis Center/Test Method JIS Z2801)
      ※ Anti-bacteria effect: Anti-bacteria activation value abovfe 2.0


  • 4. Workability
    The glue type can be changed such as permanent, temporary adhesion, plying up depending on the material of the floor and wall surfaces.

Future Direction

Toppan Forms will start marketing the multi-purpose high-performance film "Smart Barrier" as a part of the effort to strengthen the film business. The company aims to sell cumulative 300 million yen by 2016.

  • ※ "Smart Barrier" is the registered trademark of Toppan Forms Co., Ltd.
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