Discover some of the latest products and services available in the retail industry….



Affinity 255 Propels Bar into 1960s with Stylish Nostalgic Finish

Delivering a luxurious and bespoke design, Ark Interiors, were able to create a high-end bar and restaurant setting for staff and customers to enjoy at The Propeller Bar & Grill, Humberside Airport. Their objective – to provide a nostalgic 1960s aircraft impression and theme in keeping with the history and location. This was achieved with the installation of Polyflor’s Affinity 255 in 3 complementary shades: Dappled Oak, Flamed Chestnut and Seasoned Grey Oak.

Affinity 255 is a beautifully engineered collection of high design luxury vinyl tiles developed for heavy traffic environments and presents an eclectic mix of authentically reproduced wood plank designs, incorporating contemporary and recycled timber patterns.


Doro Tape UK Ltd

Dorotape make a statement with glitter

Dorotape have introduced a self-adhesive textured glitter vinyl to their range of specialist films. Available in nine different colours from striking magenta to sophisticated black, this high shine vinyl is not only perfect for Christmas displays, but injects instant glamour into any design. With its stable coating, this film will leave virtually no residue, making it a great impactful addition to retail displays and promotional signage where standing out is key.


JS Air Curtains

JS Air Curtains fit in at 1Rebel gym

JS Air Curtains has recently supplied two Rund air curtains to 1Rebel boutique gym in Victoria, London. Described as a “Ride studio like no other” the 1Rebel gym at Victoria fuses amazing sound systems and lighting with a full body bike workout.

With two entrances into its reception, the building was suffering from a wind-tunnel effect and wanted to eliminate the draught to maintain a comfortable internal temperature for staff and customers.

JS Air Curtains’ Rund air curtain was chosen by architects as its cylindrical design perfectly complements the industrialised and futuristic interior, and could be suspended with inverted goal-post like supports.


Kernow Coatings

                                                                                                                                                                                               KernowJet MetaliK®: the WOW effect everyone noticed at FESPA Munich and the perfect substrate for your upcoming Christmas campaigns

The MetaliK self-adhesive films were developed to not only match indoor or outdoor applications, but also installation and deinstallation expectations. The MetaliK products are split in two ranges – MetaliK Cut&Print® and MetaliK Inkjet®. The films created a remarkable interest during the show; the team was swamped with enquiries from dealers, specialist printers, sign-makers and brand designers for applications, including high-end packaging, luxury boutiques and next winter season campaigns.

With MetaliK Cut&Print, Kernow focuses on glass applications. Designed for promotional campaigns, MetaliK Cut&Print comes with a removable adhesive, hence why it is perfect for applications like Christmas and holiday decorations. Since its launch, KernowJet MetaliK has already been used by several major clothing retailers.


Minki Balinki

Minki Balinki delivers high quality bespoke solutions, from concept and design to prototyping, production, delivery and installation.

We offer clients a dynamic 360 service with a diverse range of projects undertaken from one off window installations to international roll outs and all other aspects of visual merchandising requirements from point of sale to internal VM features.

In-house manufacturing gives us total control on production times, quality and cost.

We have 18 years of experience with production and materials processes.

Our client includes: Selfridges, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Mulberry, Fenwicks and Mappin & Webb.


Plan 2 Install

We’re at the tip of your finger…

Your investment in display stands is wasted unless they are well positioned, assembled correctly and fully compliant.

So, when planning your next project, call Plan 2 for a different perspective on installation anywhere in the UK.

From the installation of a single display stand to a rollout to support a major product launch, Plan 2 Install will not be beaten on service or price.

For more information please call Mike Kirchin.


 HI-MACS® by LG Hausys

New HI-MACS® Intense Ultra combining the best of two worlds: Intense Colour Technology and Ultra-Thermoforming

Hi-Tech materials manufacturer, LG Hausys continues to develop innovative and quality new products for the architectural and design sectors. Following the recent launch of the HI-MACS® Strato collection, the company is now introducing HI-MACS® Intense Ultra, a revolution for the Solid Surface market which opens new possibilities for surface design.

The aptly named Intense, which is a brand new material formulation, gives a powerful and remarkable performance. The product range combines the characteristics from two disparate worlds: Intense Colour Technology and Ultra-Thermoforming.

Dark colours become more “intense”, darker and also more resistant, with less visible scratches. The new formulation allows for colour consistency during and after fabrication, maintaining the dark colour when worked, producing less sanding dust and leaving fewer sanding marks on the surface and edges.

The new HI-MACS® Intense Ultra, also has excellent thermoforming capabilities. This new formula allows the material to reach a very small internal radius, up to 6mm, with almost no whitening effect even when using dark colours. Sharp curves and dramatic designs in darker tones that were once out of reach for solid surface materials, are now made possible with HI-MACS®.

HI-MACS® Intense Ultra is available from September 2019 in the following colours: Black, Dark Grey and Grey.

HI-MACS®. Because Quality Wins.


Hacel Lighting 

Chyme® Pendant by Hacel Lighting

Presenting the new slim, contemporary Chyme Pendant designed and manufactured in the UK by Hacel. Offering Cylo and Accent etched design features, the Chyme is available in three lengths with a maximum size of 1050mm and delivers lumen outputs up to 1137 lumens and efficacies of 95 lm/W. Distinctive powder coat finishes establish the Chyme as an elegant choice; used as a single focal point or in a cluster arrangement to create an exceptional, artistic statement in surrounding architecture.



Durabook adds ultra cost effective rugged device to tablet series 

Durabook has launched a new, lightweight, affordable rugged tablet designed specifically for retail. The tablet – the R11L – will boost productivity and efficiency for retail workers, supporting logistics, workforce management, asset and inventory management, mobile POS, line-busting and in-aisle assistance.

Demand has never been stronger for Durabook’s 11-inch fully rugged tablets, as more customers demand thin, light devices that offer quality, durability and top performance, all at an unmatched price in the current market. Its current range of rugged tablets is benefiting hundreds of people, and the R11L will deliver the agility, efficiency and responsiveness that businesses demand today.


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