In a bid to contain the global outbreak of Coronavirus, Events and Exhibitions, Conferences and Festivals (to name just a few) have either been postponed and/or cancelled in 2020 and rightly so. Life as we know it has changed and after seeing their calendars wiped out this year, one of the questions organisers will be asking themselves is: Will Events and Exhibitions happen in 2021?
Much depends on the progress of vaccinations, but the general consensus amongst leading scientists is that even potentially successful vaccines and treatments will probably not be enough to eliminate it and humanity will have to live with it for "decades to come". This presents an unprecedented challenge to industries built around gathering people together. As a supplier to the events and exhibition industry, we know much will depend on how safe the environment is for attendees and exhibitors;
Here at 5 Studio UK we pride ourselves on bringing you the most innovative and up-to-date visual marketing and graphic display solutions, which is why we are pleased to announce that our range of Tension Fabric Displays and Stretch Fabric Exhibition Stands are now available with a Self-Sanitising Graphic.
The HeiQ Viroblock® NPJ03 technology has been tested to be 99.99% effective within 30 minutes against SARS-CoV-2*, the COVID-19 causing virus and is designed to inhibit the growth and persistence of bacteria enveloped viruses on textile surfaces. Its antiviral and antibacterial properties are due to a unique combination of silver and vesicle technologies designed to significantly reduce viral and bacterial infectivity on treated surfaces.
Stringent tests have been carried out to ensure the treated textile with the HeiQ Viroblock® technology has a strong antimicrobial efficacy demonstrated by ISO 20743 and ISO18184. The technology is EU REACH compliant and certified as safe, as all its ingredients are cosmetic grade, bio-based (72% bio-based carbon) and recycled. The treated textile can be cleaned if graphics become dirty by gently washing at 60°C for up to 30 washes, without effecting the antimicrobial** properties. The HeiQ Viroblock® NPJ03 technology is a patent pending technology and is also OEKOTEX® certified, ZDHC and bluesign® homologized.
LEADING THE WAY
Our range of Stretch Fabric Graphic Displays are the mainstay of the portable displays and self-build exhibition stand market. These include Formulate, the tool-free assembled, innovative and inspiring lightweight alternative to a ‘Pop-up’ stand and Modulate®, the revolutionary self-build exhibition stand system with its innovative 360® MagLink connectors. Both systems will be available with the revolutionary treated printed graphic.
Will a self-sanitising graphic cost more?
The HeiQ Viroblock® NPJ03 treatment is an additional manufacturing cost. Unfortunately, this means that opting for the self-sanitising graphic will come at an additional cost. However, we are still continuing to purchase and stock the original stretch fabric media for those who don’t necessarily need a self-sanitising stretch fabric graphic with their chosen display solution.
To complement our stretch fabric displays, a display polyester version is also available for use with our range of wall-mounted or freestanding Tension Fabric System Frames & Displays.
What is a Tension Fabric System?
A multitude of superior quality modular displays, combining precision engineered aluminium frames and tensioned fabric graphics.
Tension Fabric consists of a high resolution, dye-sublimation printed graphic, finished with a silicone edge sewn onto the edge. The graphic simply ‘push-fits’ into the perimeter channel of the aluminium framework of your display, stretching the fabric graphics across the surface of the frame for a smooth, taut and crease free finish every time.
*Data provided by HeiQ based on testing conducted on other materials. HEIQ, VIROBLOCK® and HEIQ VIROBLOCK® are trademark(s) or registered trademark(s) and properties of HeiQ Materials AG.
** Treated with a biocide to protect it from spoilage. Active ingredient: silver chloride