Friday, 08 Feb 2019 16:44 GMT

Drytac introduces whiteboard-style films

Self-adhesive manufacturer Drytac has announced the global availability of two new additions to its WipeErase range of films.

Designed for environments such as hospitals, schools, universities and offices, the WipeErase film range provides a write on/wipe off surface for standard whiteboard markers.

The product is a 6mil white, dry-erase film, coated with a scratch- and stain-resistant lacquer. Due to its easy handling, the film can be applied to a smooth surface and can be taken down and repositioned with no loss of adhesion.

For those wanting a permanent solution, Drytac’s second product, WipeErase White, has a permanent adhesive for locations where the signage will not need to be moved.

Shaun Holdom, global product manager at Drytac, comments: “ReTac WipeErase is ideal as a replacement for whiteboards and flipcharts where sheets can be moved around to help with visualising and planning.

ReTac WipeErase is ideal as a replacement for whiteboards and flipcharts where sheets can be moved around

Referring to the product as an ‘a-frame whiteboard in a tube,’ Holdom says: “This product is also hugely beneficial in a retail environment where messages need to be moved around the store relevant to specific product ranges.”

The WipeErase range was recognised at the SGIA Product of the Year awards in 2018, topping the Laminates, Adhesives, Films, Coatings category.

Describing the benefits of the WipeErase range compared to traditional whiteboards, Holdom says: “Whiteboards offer suffer from ‘ghosting’, making them look grey and shaded. In time, the pens used on these boards scratch the surface and when rubbed off leave a very faint impression of previous writing.

“A sheet of one of our WipeErase products applied to a whiteboard essentially makes it as good as new and is considerably cheaper than replacing it. Do this across a whole organisation and the savings could be huge.”

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