Floorshark from Kernow Coatings
After great success at FESPA in Hamburg, Kernow North America announced that KernowJet FloorSharK is now available. Developed by the Kernow R&D team FloorSharK offers a unique solution for POS displays, offering significant benefits to distributors, printers, installation teams and end-users.
KernowJet FloorSharK is an easy-to-apply and remove floor graphic film, designed for most types of hard floors and short-pile carpet tiles. Typically, it will be used in shopping malls, convention centres, airports, and supermarket and on any smooth floors where you want to grab people’s attention.
The Kernow R&D team has developed a unique “sharkskin” coating technology. The objective was clear: a slip-resistant surface, tough enough to resist floor cleaning machines, pallet trucks and stiletto heels, directly printable without the need to laminate with all standard inks, easy to handle and no residues after removal.
Bosy Colak, president – Kernow North America, stated, “We set the bar high and our standards higher when bringing this idea to our R&D team. They have delivered and exceeded all expectations – with this product we’re marking a huge statement in the world of floor graphics!”
KernowJet FloorSharK is manufactured on an ultra-strong polyester base. Its “sharkskin” coating absorbs the ink which then hardens to a tough, non-slip surface. R10-certificated, it is also very scratch resistant. KernowJet FloorSharK does not need to be laminated, offering a far wider colour gamut and display “punch” versus traditional laminated floor graphics. KernowJet FloorSharK, is printable with (eco)solvent, UV curable and Latex inks (HP-Latex certification pending), is available in 54in and 60in widths to improve production workflow (less strips to apply) and saves further time, as no lamination is required. Later, installers can easily peel the tear-resistant film off the floor in one piece, with no post-cleaning.End-users will like the toughness even in hardest conditions, the quality of color, the slip-resistance even when wet, and ease in cleaning the graphic with normal floor cleaning solutions.