3M Launches New Carbon Fiber White for Scotchprint Wrap Film Series 1080

Plus: Scotchcal Gloss Overlaminate 8508, and Virtual Presenter, Jenelle.

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3M Commercial Graphics has launched a new Carbon Fiber White for its Scotchprint Wrap Film Series 1080. Like the other films in the 1080 series, the new Carbon Fiber White is a pressure-sensitive, long-term, removable cast film designed for solid color vehicle detailing, decoration, and full wraps. Available in 60-in.-wide rolls.

Also introduced: Scotchcal Gloss Overlaminate 8508, a 2.3-mil clear vinyl overlam suitable for flat and simple-curve applications. Designed to deliver higher gloss than 3M’s Luster Overlaminate 8508, the new Gloss Overlaminate is applied by cold roll lamination. Available in 54-in. widths (50-yd rolls). And at the recent ISA Expo, the company showcased its Scotchcal Gloss Overlaminate 8528, specifically designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, which we reported on in our April issue.

Also receiving a lot of attention at the 3M booth at ISA Exo 2011 was its Virtual Presenter, Jenelle. A video of a 3M representative was recorded and a cutout created using the outline of her form. A piece of 3M Rear Projection Film was used for the upper projection screen and 3M Controltac Graphic Film with Comply Adhesive IJ180C-10 used for the lower half of the Virtual Presenter. A projector placed behind the display created the video portion of the Virtual Presenter, while directional hidden speakers provided the voice.


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