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Safety Signs - Materials Guide

 

NiteGlo Rigid 

  • 1mm thick photoluminescent rigid plastic used across our safety sign range
  • Exceeds PSPA Class B for ‘after-glow’ / ‘glow in the dark’ properties
  • Easy to punch / drill or apply with adhesive tabs / no nails adhesive
  • Extremely durable and long-lasting

NiteGlo Self Adhesive Vinyl 

  • Flexible photoluminescent material backed with permanent adhesive layer for easy fixing
  • Exceeds PSPA Class B for ‘after-glow’ / ‘glow in the dark’ properties
  • Quick and easy to apply to smooth / clean surfaces (indoor use recommended) 

2mm Polycarbonate 

  • A seriously strong sign making material (used in riot shields and many building applications)
  • Safety message is printed ‘sub-surface’
  • Provides protecting from vandalism and a virtually unbreakable sign solution
  • Weather & UV resistant
  • Matt surface helps to minimise glare
  • Use indoors or outdoors 

1mm Rigid Plastic 

  • Used extensively across our sign range - a most popular choice for safety & general sign solutions
  • Suitable for use indoors and outdoors
  • Durable & long-lasting 
  • Easily punched or drilled and easy to fix with adhesive tabs or no nails grab adhesive
  • Weather & UV resistant

Self-Adhesive Vinyl 

  • Our most economical sign material, used extensively across our sign range
  • Gloss finish with a permanent adhesive backing for quick and easy fixing
  • Mainly for use indoors, but can be used in outdoor situations that provide cover / shelter
  • For best results apply to clean, dry surfaces 

1mm Aluminium 

  • White powder coated aluminium is suitable for both internal and external applications
  • Scratch & solvent resistant and particularly suitable for building sites and other exposed environments
  • Offers a durability option / pricing point between rigid plastic and polycarbonate 

1mm Reflective Aluminium 

  • Used for our temporary road traffic / site traffic management signs
  • Improves visibility and communication of safety messages
  • (also sometimes referred to as 20/22 gauge Zintec plate)
  • Aluminium plate with 3M engineering grade (Class RA1) reflective sheet 

2mm Aluminium 

  • A white-faced powder coated aluminium material used for our ‘Fire Assembly Point’ sign range
  • Increased plate thickness improves dimensional stability and enables sign plate to be post mounted
  • Supplied with sign fixing channel to reverse for post mounting
  • Excellent durability 

3mm Aluminium with Class RA1 3M reflective face 

  • 7 year life span – used for our road traffic signs
  • Class RA1 reflectivity to help improve safety on private sites and car parks
  • Very strong sign plate, supplied with sign fixing channel to reverse for post mounting 

3mm Aluminium with Class R2 3M reflective face 

  • High intensity prismatic reflective material with 12 year life span
  • Used on our road traffic signs
  • Suitable for use on public highway or for site areas with higher risk
  • Very strong and durable, offers excellent safety / value over longer life span
  • Supplied with sign fixing channel to reverse for post mounting 

5mm Rigid Plastic 

  • Hard wearing, yet lightweight material used for larger format signs due to the extra rigidity and dimensional stability
  • Used for our double-sided and construction site board sign ranges
  • Warp resistant and durable 

Anti-slip Self Adhesive Vinyl 

  • A sub-surface printed safety sign for application to smooth, indoor floor surfaces
  • Safety message is over laminated in a hard wearing anti-slip polycarbonate film
  • A useful way to display safety messages in factories, warehouses and hospitals etc.
  • We recommend the use of a floor primer and sealer for improved adhesion and product longevity 

Face Adhesive Vinyl 

  • Used across our safety sign and glass aware sign ranges
  • The adhesive layer of the sign is on the printed face – allowing the sign to be applied to glass and be visible from the other side
  • Most typically used to place a no smoking message front of house which cannot be tampered with from the outside