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Akcros Takes the Floor

Akcros Chemicals has played a major role in getting a hi-tech interactive attraction off the ground.

Akcros Chemicals has played a major role in getting a hi-tech interactive attraction off the ground.

Akzo Nobel business unit made two important contributions to the Amtico flooring used at Sega World in Sydney, Australia, one of the few buildings in the world where the floor is the main attraction.

’ Lankroflex® plasticizers and Lankromark® liquid stabilizers have been used in more than 3,500 square meters of PVC flooring at the entertainment venue, which will help to maintain color and flexibility.

“We wanted to develop an interactive floor which would work with the lighting to enhance the feeling of being transported into another world and we wanted to experiment with the design possibilities of synthetic flooring,” said Renato Franceschelli of Attractions International, who designed the Sega World complex.

novel floor, which has to cope with vast numbers of visitors, integrates with its futuristic environment through the use of iridescent colors, metallic finishes and glow-in-the-dark tiles. Lankroflex and Lankromark play crucial roles in achieving the effect, delivering thermal co-stabilising properties, enhancing light stability and ensuring resistance to color drift.

more information about Akcros Chemicals (based in Eccles, UK) and its contribution to Sega World in Sydney, visit the company’s website.

(Released: November 2, 2000)

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