Kolok Announces New HEXIS Product Range

Clément Mateu, HEXIS CEO; Laure Lecoeur, Export Area Manager, HEXIS and Caroline Mateu, Chairman of the Board at HEXIS, with Derik van Deventer, Business Unit Manager at Kolok Graphic Supplies, at the HEXIS Frontignan production facility in France.
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Kolok Graphic Supplies has announced that it is now a distributor for HEXIS in South Africa. HEXIS, a leading manufacturer of self-adhesive films used for visual communication, is celebrating 30 years of innovation this year.

Constant innovation in the field of adhesives and cast films has always been a powerful driving force of HEXIS’ growth. The R&D laboratories are very much involved in the development of colour plotter and printable cast films as well as in the development of major innovations such as antimicrobial films intended to combat bacteria proliferation in public areas, new ranges dedicated to textile markings and to car body protection (e.g. BODYFENCE film).

The company’s comprehensive product offering consists of the following six major product categories:
• Products designed for plotter cutting.
• Films for full wraps and decoration.
• Films for textile marking.
• Media for large format digital printing.
• Surface protection (anti-microbial, anti-graffiti, anti-scratch, etc.)
• Paint Protection Film.

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Application areas include: billboards, lightboxes, signs, decoration of premises and objects, vehicle markings (cars, trains, tramways, boats, aeroplanes and more), markings of textiles, lamination etc. The development of the ecological product ranges continues, with the launch of a new generation of films made from aqueous emulsions (latex, PU, etc.)

These PVC-free films have been designed for top-of-the-range visual communication. They satisfy even the strictest requirements of sustainable development. The new production technology with an aqueous base reduces the quantity of solvents used during the manufacturing process by 70%. These products comply with regulations and do not contain chlorine, phthalates or heavy metals.

HEXIS stock will arrive in early February 2019 and should be available at most Kolok branches by March 2019. ‘We had been searching for a reputable brand to complement our existing product range and because HEXIS is a well-known premium brand, it just made so much sense to partner with them,’ said Derik van Deventer, Business Unit Manager at Kolok Graphic Supplies.

‘Through Kolok’s existing distribution channel, we will be able to add value to both HEXIS, our supplier, and our customers. As a new business unit within the Kolok family, Kolok Graphic Supplies will continue developing new markets and grow our product offering. ‘It’s our dream to become one of the leading signage supply companies in South Africa. Watch this space for new products and more exciting news!’

‘In order to meet the growing demand in South Africa, HEXIS is proud to announce the appointment of Kolok as one of our distributors for the South African market,’ said Laure Lecoeur, Export Area Manager, HEXIS. ‘Kolok’s appointment will reinforce the availability of Hexis’ products, marketing and service in this market. This is in line with our strategy to expand our worldwide distribution network. We are confident that our local partners will reach a broad spectrum of customers, in various businesses, and develop bespoke solutions.’

Kolok Graphic Supplies is a leading South African supplier of large format digital print media and ink, drawing office equipment and materials, as well as wet-strength books. The company has an extensive footprint, with offices across South Africa.

It offers a complete large format solution offering; a highly skilled and experienced team; target market expertise; world-class technology infrastructure and is a level 4 BBBEE contributor, as part of KOLOK.

Kolok Graphic Supplies (+27 11) 248 0382 www.kolokgs.co.za

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