Vehicle conspicuity system with extended performance life

RennicksA special high-visibility system designed to make the emergency services stand out from the crowd is now guaranteed to stand the test of time too.

Rennicks UK utilised the latest technology to develop a conspicuity material offering top-grade visibility. The system – comprising Nikkalite® Flexible Crystal Grade Microprismatic sheeting – was first launched last year. But Rennicks has now technically verified a 10-year performance life when converted by a Gold level partner.

The material, used in conjunction with AdvantEdge technology, features an enhanced top-layer pigment, which provides long-lasting protection against the elements with an impenetrable industry-leading and highly accurate edge-seal preventing water ingress and dirt damage. The end result is tough and highly durable livery that is flexible enough for the contours of vehicle bodywork and provides outstanding visibility. And its 10-year working life means it is also designed to cope with the longer service times now faced by many emergency vehicles.

John Swift, of Rennicks UK, said, “We pride ourselves on offering fully compliant, high impact conspicuity materials for the emergency services. This material offers a market-leading solution with a tough, bright pigment and unique conformability characteristics geared up to meet exacting demands.

“Emergency vehicles stay in service longer these days with ambulances often in operation for up to seven years and fire vehicles up to 15 years, so it’s important the livery remains bright and vibrant during these time frames.

“The Rennicks 10-year outstanding performance life should give the emergency services peace of mind that their livery will remain just that for the working life of the vehicle.”

Rennicks UK runs a ‘Gold Converters’ approval process to endorse companies who maintain the highest standards in the production of their products and the company insists the conspicuity system has a 10-year life when it’s edge-sealed and applied by one of those in the scheme. John Swift added, “Ultimately, Gold Convertors represent the very highest standards of the process, quality control, traceability and delivered product – which is why we’re happy to endorse their work and support the 10-year performance life.