SPENCER, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--FLEXcon Company, Inc., an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, today announced that for the fifth consecutive year it has been selected by DAXAM, Inc. to help produce and donate graphics for the Chicago-area Operation North Pole (ONP) charity event. ONP provides a fun-filled day of holiday festivities and adventure for families who have a child battling a life threatening illness, including a “trip to the North Pole” on Metra’s Union Pacific Northwest line. On December 10, 2016, FLEXcon will partner with ONP to once again wrap the train cars with holiday themed graphics.
“Participating in ONP is a testament to our commitment to our customers to provide them with the highest quality solutions that not only meet their needs, but also improve the communities in which they live.”
Approximately 72 families will attend the event this year, which will embody a classical winter wonderland theme including an array of holiday activities as well as breakfast with local police and fire officials, and gift-giving for all of the participating children. Five train cars and an engine will be wrapped this year with festive displays including polar bears, presents, reindeer and snowmen. The cars will each be wrapped by DAXAM, Inc. using FLEXcon's BUSart™ Air Egress, SEETHRU-SIGN® White/Black Flex 2 and REFLECTAmark® U 450 products. The REFLECTAmark material will be used for reflective accent designs such as snowflakes and stars which will make it possible for the trains to be seen at night.
“Since 2001, Operation North Pole has organized this special event that so many local Chicago children and families look forward to each holiday season,” said Barb Dabler, president of Operation North Pole, Inc. “The day represents what the holidays are all about, giving back to the local community and helping those in need.”
“FLEXcon year after year continues to support our efforts to create a memorable event for local families,” said Wojtek Drobek, vice president, DAXAM, Inc. “The addition of the REFLECTAmark® U 450 product being used for the reflective accents has allowed us to bring the excitement of the trains from the daytime into the night for the first time ever. FLEXcon’s products continue to serve as the perfect solution due to the ease of handling during installation and clean removability following the conclusion of the event. It’s always a seamless transition.”
FLEXcon’s REFLECTAmark® U 450 is a glass bead product designed to reflect light from a wider angle than standard glass bead products, increasing visibility of objects off to the side such as parked highway equipment. REFLECTAmark® U 450 product provides wide angle reflectivity and allows for higher reflectivity at wider angles to increase awareness, visibility and safety. BUSart™ Air Egress product with air egress release liner technology is designed for short-term, large-format graphics on simple or compound curved surfaces. Applications include bus and train wraps, smooth column wraps, elevator doors, table/bar tops, and window graphics, along with signage laminated to rigid substrates. Its removable adhesive is designed to remove cleanly from a variety of surfaces. BUSart™ Air Egress is printable via UV and solvent screen and UV and solvent inkjet. SEETHRU-SIGN® White/Black Flex 2 (STSWBF2 - 60/40 pattern) perforated window film is used on the windows of vehicles to provide see-through viewing from the inside out and optimal graphics visibility when viewing from the outside looking in. It is printable via UV and solvent screen, UV and solvent inkjet and is HP Latex compatible. BUSart™ OV5055 2 mil optically clear cast vinyl overlaminate will be used on the body of the train, as well as the perforated window film. BUSart™ OV5055 provides optimal clarity for the window perforated film, graphic protection, and gloss look for the graphics.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating our fifth year participating in Operation North Pole and are honored to continue to work closely with such a charitable organization year after year,” said Brett Moll, Sales Representative at FLEXcon. “Participating in ONP is a testament to our commitment to our customers to provide them with the highest quality solutions that not only meet their needs, but also improve the communities in which they live.”
FLEXcon Company, Inc. is a global leader in coated and laminated films and adhesives used in graphics applications, manufactured goods and new products. For 60 years, FLEXcon has provided a collaborative, consultative approach to deliver unique solutions that help customers achieve better business results. FLEXcon is a trusted partner to a wide range of companies from printers and fabricators to engineers and designers developing products for existing and emerging markets. Headquartered in Spencer, Mass., the company has operations throughout North America and Europe with distribution worldwide. For more information, visit www.FLEXcon.com, follow FLEXcon on Twitter @FLEXcon, or call 1-508-885-8200.