Kernow Coatings unveils KernowJet® WallSharK™
16 July 2019, Penryn, UK : Kernow Coatings introduces WallSharK™, a new self-adhesive film for wallcoverings. Kernow is at it again, taking a different approach to market with the goal of always focusing on customer’s needs and expectations; this new film for wallcoverings is self-adhesive, PVC-free, slightly textured, very stable and scratch resistant. It will not shrink even after longer application, and therefore enables perfectly invisible butt-joint applications. The coating offers excellent colour gamut options for all types of wide format inks.
Kernow’s goal is to cover all the expectations of the printers, appliers and end users. After application the satin-matt finish of the material and the seamless joints between the different panels will offer the impression of a traditional wallcovering rather than a vinyl. This is what end users are looking for. The installer will be able to apply it like a self-adhesive vinyl with a wet or dry application but enjoy the unique stability of the WallSharK that will not distort when repositioning, guaranteeing a perfect alignment of the print pattern. Printers will love the versatility of WallSharK when it comes to printing as it will work perfectly on all standard eco-solvent, solvent, latex and UV printing devices.
The 170µm (6.7 mil) PVC-free film was developed from the very successful floor graphics film, FloorSharK, using the same shark-skin ink-receptive technology. After drying, the ink will be very scratch-resistant, avoiding the time-consuming and costly additional step of laminating. The adhesive is designed for internal smooth walls, with an emphasis on good adhesion and suitability on most wall paints and lacquers. WallSharK is available in 1372 and 1524 mm widths (54” & 60”).
Offering benefits to distributors, printing companies, sign makers, installers and end-users
For the coating specialist, offering new products is certainly not only about having something new or innovative to show. At the heart of it, it is always about having helpful solutions for the sign and print industry. The Kernow team focuses on offering benefits to all links of the printing production chain from distributors, printing companies, sign makers and installers through to the end users. This covers features like ease of printing thanks to bespoke coatings, PVC-free materials, adhesive for specific use and applications and much more. Each new product needs to have something special to offer to be approved for the range. WallSharK perfectly fits into this philosophy!