RideWrap Releases Super Cutter Dealer Software

RideWrap announced the launch of software for the bike frame and fork protection industry.

“Our Super Cutter software is an on-site, on-demand bike protection kit cutting solution for use in bike shops, PPF/tint shops, bike manufacturing facilities, sign shops, mobile bike service businesses or any place that is looking to offer kit creation and installation service to customers,” the release states.

Patterns are carefully designed to suit all types of bicycle frames and forks, including mountain bikes, e-bikes, fat bikes, road bikes, gravel bikes and commuters, according to the release.

Avery Dennison Named as Newest Member of Vinyl Sustainability Council

The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), a self-funded business council advancing sustainability in the vinyl industry, has welcomed Avery Dennison as its newest member. VSC membership is reserved for organizations taking a leadership role to advance sustainability throughout the vinyl industry, according to the council.

“Collaborating with leaders of different sectors within the vinyl industry is a driving factor in our success at the VSC, and we’re excited to see how Avery Dennison contributes to advancing our collective sustainability goals,” says Jay Thomas, VSC executive director. “Based on their expertise and their product array, Avery Dennison touches so many other industries. Their participation in our ongoing effort is welcome.”

“Joining the VSC provides us with a great opportunity to drive more ecosystem engagement. We’re looking forward to gaining a better understanding of what drivers impact sustainable change for PVC and how that impacts our graphic materials industry,” adds Cassandra Yu, segment development manager at Avery Dennison Graphics. “We are looking forward to learning ways we can leverage and advance material change through innovation and service development.”

Wrap of the Week: STEK’s Dyno Blue Chrome PPF

The Las Vegas convention center is home to a plethora of paint protection film (PPF) solutions. STEK made quite the splash by unveiling its brand new protective wrap on a BMW M4 Competition turned pickup truck.

STEK’s new product has been in the works for four years.

“This is a TPU-based PPF,” says Howard Goldberg, operations manager at STEK. “It’s nine-mil thick layered film with an actual layer of blue chrome in it. All of the protections, qualities, gloss and self-healing of our traditional PPF—but now in blue chrome.”

STEK began its Fashion Films line several years ago, starting with gloss black and moving into carbon fiber and forged carbon fiber. Dyno Blue Chrome PPF has been in the laboratory and in the works for four years.

“Before, if you wanted a long-term, high-quality chrome wrap, you had to get a good vinyl, wrap the full body with that and then re-do the full body in PPF,” Goldberg adds. “You had a product that didn’t look amazing but you still had to charge a high premium for it because so much labor is involved. Now it’s all-in-one.”

Goldberg adds, “People can’t believe it. First, they’re stunned that this is an M4 Competition that someone chopped in half and made a pickup truck. And then most people think it’s a vinyl. When they learn it’s PPF, they’re stunned. We’ve been keeping this secret for a very long time.”

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