Drytac SpotOn SynPaper Speeds Into the Future at Shell Eco-marathon
BRISTOL, U.K. - July 23, 2018 - Drytac's SpotOn SynPaper felt the need for speed at Shell's Eco-marathon in London this month, where it was used for eye-catching vehicle graphics on innovative racing car designs.
The Shell Eco-marathon brought together 143 teams of young engineers from 24 countries at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from July 5th to 8th 2018, where they put their STEM skills to the test to attempt record-breaking levels of energy efficiency in one-seater cars. The event was covered live on social media, with viewers around the world able to see the skills of drivers and technicians close-up.
As a main sponsor for the event, HP provided all the PC and printing equipment for the student teams to produce their own graphics, including an HP PageWide XL large-format printer running Drytac's SpotOn SynPaper. As a product designed specifically for this HP system, SpotOn SynPaper was the material of choice for the vehicle decals speeding around the track.
A printable, matte white, self-adhesive film, SpotOn SynPaper has been developed to be incredibly easy to apply with a bubble-free finish - which meant the Eco-marathon teams could install their graphics themselves. The cars were made from a variety of materials, including polystyrene and silk fibres, in order to achieve the highest speeds with the lowest amount of energy.
Drytac has also ensured that SpotOn SynPaper, as a polypropylene film, is recyclable - in keeping with the sustainability ethos of Shell's Eco-marathon programme.