Photoluminescent (phosphorescent) foil is a type of soft film made from synthetic material with an additional layer of glue or anti-adhesive paper.
The foil absorbs energy from any nearby ambient light such as sunlight or lamps. Once the source of extraneous light is removed, AS-44 foil immediately emits a light of its own. In opposite to fluorescent foils, AS-44 is able to emit light in complete darkness.
This product is non-toxic, non-hazardous, non-radioactive, comes in variuos colours and has a high glow intensity and long term durability.
Photoluminescent foil is often used in the production of health and safety signage systems – eg. warning tapes and evacuation signs. It can also serve as a background to create an unusual innovative glow-in-the-dark effect. This type of foil can also be used in the production of information signs.
Photoluminescent foil can also be applied in the home and serve as decoration or ornaments, it can be stuck onto a light swich, telephone, door knob or an electrical appliance. Among many of its applications the following can be named: toys, fitness room equipment, entertainment and public buildings and institutions such as: hotels, corridors, offices, theaters, warehouses and underground passages.
- Produced from PVC with an enhanced fire resitance
- Some resistance to sea water and detergents (it can be cleaned using detergents)
- Increased resistance to exterme temperatures. Can be used at temperatures ranging from -20°C to +50°C
- High physical and mechanical durability
- Self-adhesive layer which makes it possible to stick the foil onto a range on different surfaces.
|Adhesive type||water adhesive|
|Adhesive glutinosity (acc. to GB/T 2792-1988)||≥400N/m|
|Service temperature||-20°C to 50°C|
|OI (oxygen index)||>26|
|Store temperature||+15°C to +30°C|
|Store humidity||40% to 60%|
|Service lifetime||5-10 years (indoor)
3-5 years (outdoor)
|Product code||Brightness (mcd/m2)||Afterglow time||Dimension|
|10 min||60 min|
|AS-44/B||≥ 111||≥ 14||min. 1970 min||1000mm x 50m|
|AS-44/C||≥ 176||≥ 22||min. 2752 min||1000mm x 50m|
|AS-44/D||≥ 265||≥ 33||min. 4256 min||1000mm x 50m|
*Measurement performed in accordance with DIN 67510-1
Maintenance and storing
AS-44 Photoluminescent foils should be stored in dry and well ventilated area in temperature range between +15°C and 30°C and humidity 40-60%.