FAQs

  1. Where is my nearest Distributor?
  2. What is the standard roll size?
  3. How do I request a sample of KPMF vinyl films?
  4. Are KPMF products subject to minimum order quantities?
  5. How many rolls are included per pallet of material?
  6. Are discounts available for large orders?
  7. What are KPMF's standard delivery terms?
  8. Can films vary in colour from batch to batch?
  9. Does KPMF offer a colour matching service?
  10. Can KPMF provide materials that are equivalent to competitor products?
  11. Can KPMF vinyls be digitally printed?
  12. Do you have a Vehicle Wrapping Application Guide?
  13. Under what conditions should I store KPMF vinyls?
  14. What do I do if there is a problem with the material?
  15. What information has to be given when reporting a complaint?
  16. Do I need to send the material back to KPMF?
  17. What is the difference between calendered and cast vinyl films?
  18. What is the difference between polymeric and monomeric calendered vinyl?
  • What is the standard roll size?
  • KPMF materials are supplied in a variety of widths depending upon the product series.

    K70000 Series Premium Cast Vinyl

    1.22m x 50m / 1.52m x 50m - see the K70000 Series price structure for details

     

    K50000 Series Calendered Polymeric Vinyl

    1.22m x 50m / 1.52m x 50m - see the K50000 Series price structure for details.

     

    K40000 Series Calendered Monomeric Vinyl

    1.22x x 50m

     

    K82000 Series Aliphatic Polyurethane

    1.245m x 50m / 1.245m x 229m

     

    K88000 Series / K89000 Series Vehicle Wrapping System (VWS I)

    K75200 Series Vehicle Wrapping System (VWS II)

    K75300 Series Vehicle Wrapping System (VWS III)

    K75400 Series Vehicle Wrapping System (VWS IV)

    K87200 Series Vehicle Wrapping System (VWS V)

    1.52m x 50m

     

    Contact your local distributor for alternative widths and minimum order quantities.

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  • Are KPMF products subject to minimum order quantities?
  • Standard products are generally available as single rolls but non standard and made to order products are subject to a minimum order quantity.

    Contact your local distributor for further details.   Contact details for all KPMF Distributors can be found on the Distributor page of this website

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  • Can films vary in colour from batch to batch?
  • Although all KPMF products are manufactured to defined specifications there is an allowable +/- tolerance for the final colour production.  For this reason KPMF always advise that customers complete any application using material taken from a single batch of material.

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  • Can KPMF vinyls be digitally printed?
  • The majority of calendered and cast vinyls can be digitally printed however KPMF would always recommend that a print test is carried out prior to proceeding. 

    KPMF offer a number of vinyls specifically designed for digitally printing - for details please refer to the products section of this website.

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  • Under what conditions should I store KPMF vinyls?
  • Rolls of vinyl should be stored on end to avoid pressure marking. 

    Extremes in temperature and humidity should be avoided.  High temperatures can lead to adhesive bleed, whilst humidity may cause problems with the backing papers such as curl etc. 

    All self adhesive vinyl should be allowed 24 hours to acclimatise to workshop temperatures and humidlty levels, before usage.  The ideal recommended storage condition is 15°C - 25°C and 50% relative humidity. 

    Avoid storing in direct sunlight or near heaters.  Keep the rolls off the floor, as dampness from the floor may be absorbed into the backing paper.

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  • What is the difference between calendered and cast vinyl films?
  • Cast and Calendered vinyls get their names from the different production methods used to manufacture the films. 

    Cast vinyl film production begins with a recipe (formulation) that is mixed to produce a liquid known as an organosol.  The organosol is poured onto casting paper and processed through casting ovens to evaporate off the solvents resulting in a thin vinyl with excellent durability and conformability.  The type of casting paper used determines the finish of the face film e.g. gloss or matt.

    Cast vinyl offers low shrinkage, high conformability and a 10 - 12 year life.

    Calendered vinyl production begins with a dough like base formula that is fed through a series of polished steel calendering rollers to progressively squeeze and stretch the vinyl into the required thickness.  The finish on the rollers used determines the finish on the calendered vinyl film e.g. gloss, matt or patterned.

    Calendered vinyl is less expensive, offers minimal shrinkage, good conformability and a 5 - 7 year life.

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  • What is the difference between polymeric and monomeric calendered vinyl?
  • Monomeric calendered vinyl is the least expensive vinyl film option.  It offers a 1 - 3 year life but is liable to shrinkage.

    Polymeric calendered vinyl is manufactured with added polymers to reduce shrinkage, it offers a 5 - 7 year life.

    See "What is the difference between Cast and Calendered Vinyl" for details on how calendered vinyls are produced.

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Quality Certificates

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    BS EN ISO 9001:2008

    Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance. Quality Management System BS EN ISO 9001:2008 applicable to Design and Manufacture of Self Adhesive Plastic Film.

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    ISO/TS 16949:2009

    Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance. Quality Management System ISO/TS 16949:2009 applicable to Design and Manufacture of Self Adhesive Plastic Film.

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    ISO 14001:2004

    Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance. Quality Management System ISO 14001:2004 applicable to Design and Manufacture of Self Adhesive Plastic Film.

  • D 14.15 ROHS Statement v 02 PDF.pdf

    ROHS Compliance - Issue 2

    RoHS Compliance Certificate To the best of our knowledge, all of the products currently produced by Kay Premium Marking Films Limited comply with the requirements of the European Union Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of recognised hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, also known as “RoHS".

  • REACH SVHC Statement.pdf

    REACH - Article 33

    Article 33 of REACH Regulation