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Ceramic tiles with photoluminescent properties

Metal Safe Sign introduces new ceramic tiles for use in connection to floors, walls and ceilings where the use of paint, low location strips or other is not feasible. The tiles can also be used in already existing tile arrangements where the tiles will show the way out if power black-outs occur or smoke starts to fill the room/area.

Some examples of ceramic tiles that can be incorporated in already existing ceramic tile configurations.

One possible use is to utilize these tiles in e.g. underground station areas. The green color will provide information to travelers during normal light conditions (e.g. a 2 meter long arrow pointing to the nearest exit), and will provide emergency wayfinding possibilities in black outs.

Here are some application areas:
1. tiles are already in use or are planned so that the esthetic value is maintained
2. the surface is subject to wear and tear that ordinary signage are not suitable
3. the surface need flashing or is even under water

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A close-up of one of Metal Safe Sign's ceramic tiles.

Press Release:
Non-electrical 'glow in the dark'-type signs developed for use in underground train stations, pedestrian subways and road tunnels for improved public wayfinding safety

The emergency evacuation of large numbers of people from underground train stations, pedestrian subways and blocked road or railway tunnels would be a potentially catastrophic situation if the main and auxiliary electrical power supplies fail for any reason. Similar public safety wayfinding problems would also occur if such subterranean locations became filled with smoke caused by fire, resulting in severely restricted overhead-light luminosity and very limited eye-level or even floor-level visibility.

These public safety considerations were the driving force behind the development and production of a new range of Photoluminescent (P/L) Ceramic Tiles now available from Metal Safe Sign International of Norway. MSSI is a leading innovator in the design and supply of high-performance P/L products based on the use of its advanced Strontium Aluminate pigments, designed to provide significantly improved 'passive' (non-electrical) safety warning and emergency wayfinding systems.

The new P/L Ceramic Tiles can be produced to any shape or size up to a specified maximum, and information/instruction displays can incorporate any pictograms or pictographs required for individual applications, such as 'running man' way out/safety exit, exit direction and distance, primary and secondary escape routes, nearest emergency telephone location, staircase hazard warning and similar. In addition to internationally-recognized and approved graphical symbols (eg. ISO, DIN, ANSI, IMO etc), customers can choose to have their own 'customized'-design signs to meet their particular requirements.

P/L afterglow colors are limited to two alternatives at present, being green and blue, with surrounding tile areas being white as standard, or of a color to match the customers' specification. At the present, only novelty products can use different colors. Other standard P/L colors will be introduced in due course, according to market demand.

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Latest news:
Third generation photo luminescent paint now available. Ideal for crew quarters, engine rooms, industries, tunnels and other enclosed areas!

Ceramic tiles for use in floors, walls and ceilings where the use of paint, low location strips or other solutions are not feasable.

Photos of directional signs before mounting

Brannfarlig isolasjon i bytunnel (Norwegian only).

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