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Materials guide

Materials guide

Our customers benefit from the fact that many of the productive processes are performed in our factories or under our design control. Telglow photoluminescent rigid materials, self-adhesive vinyl and Vynalast are all proprietary products while printing, forming and finishing are controlled by our graphics/factory staff.

Standard Sign Materials

Photoluminescent Rigid

Telglow ™ 1.3mm Photoluminescent rigid PVC. Available in three classes with luminosity in excess of PSPA Class B as standard plus PSPA Classes C and D upon request.

Recommended Uses: Low Location Lighting, evacuation route marking, LSA and fire signage. Excellent durability outside but can reduce in strong sunlight/humidity.

PV – Photoluminescent Vinyl

Telglow ™ 0.6mm Photoluminescent flexible PVC vinyl with permanent self-adhesive. Luminosity in excess PSPA Class B, and Class C for fire plans.

Recommended Uses: Evacuation route signs, fire and LSA plus general signage and Internal Wayfinding tape.

WR – Rigid PVC

950 micron / 1.00mm gloss white rigid PVC (other thicknesses available for bespoke signage).

Recommended Uses: Basic rigid material for signage often requiring the provision of emergency/support lighting. Use for internal and external application.

WV – Flexible PVC (Self-Adhesive)

90 micron flexible gloss white PVC vinyl with permanent self-adhesive.

Recommended Uses: Flexible material for internal signage often requiring emergency/support lighting.

TV – Transparent PVC (Self-Adhesive)

90 micron flexible transparent PVC vinyl with permanent self-adhesive.

Recommended Uses: Used mainly for superimposing signs on other backgrounds e.g. Low Location Lighting systems, wall coverings, glass doors, Safety rails combined with Telglow tapes.

Bespoke sign Materials

Cast and extruded acrylic Layered PVC

PERSPEX® acrylic colours are available in solid or opaque, translucent and transparent options. While no light will pass through an opaque colour, translucent colours are partially transparent permitting the passage of light without enabling us to distinguish the colour of objects seen through them.

Aluminium composite

ALUPANEL® aluminium composite sheet consists of a polyethylene core sandwiched between two 0.3mm aluminium skins. With all the benefits of aluminium composite and the full range of colours and finishes, ALUPANEL® combines durability with flexibility.

PVC Foam

Foamex® is a very hard-wearing PVC foam board that has been compressed to make it extremely strong and durable. It is the perfect material for a variety of creative projects and signage due to its light weight, rigidity and durability. The higher level of reflection from the white surface of the sheet allows more light to pass through the ink and yields more efficient colour subtraction – this makes printed colours appear more vibrant and makes Foamex® an ideal substrate for direct printing.

Polypropylene plastic

Correx® is an extruded, twin wall board manufactured from polypropylene plastic / co-polymer granules. Commonly referred to as fluted or corrugated plastic (and sometimes even plastic cardboard) it is a surprisingly durable yet lightweight sheet material.

Engraved multi-layered phenolic plastic sheets

Traffolyte® is a multi-coloured/layered material used for engraving small to large permanent signs and instructions with special resistance to UV light and sea water. The material is made up of three layers, the outer layers being engraved to expose the contrasting core. Traffolyte® excellent insulating properties make it extremely robust and easy to maintain. Traffolyte® is predominantly used for tags, labels, control panels and instructions with special resistance to UV light and sea water.

Sheet metal

Anodized Aluminium

Anodized Aluminium signs are an ideal choice for signs that require exceptional abrasion resistance. Graphics are sealed beneath an anodic layer that is impervious to weather, with excellent resistance to abrasion, corrosion, chemicals and solvents.

316L Marine Grade Stainless steel

316L Stainless steel, thanks to its chemical composition, is a metal alloy, which is naturally corrosion resistant. This excellent corrosion resistance is ideal for the harsh marine environments, with good performance at low and high temperatures on board. 316 marine grade stainless is steel strong, versatile and highly resistant to oxidation and corrosion, preventing harsh seawater, salt-rich sea breezes or spray tarnishing the metal.


Our brass plaques are durable, weather-proof and high quality. They are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. All our brass plaques are manufactured using digital printing, i.e. the text and image are printed digitally on a UV printer. Brass delivers a classic feel, possessing strength and durability, with the combination of zinc and copper contributing to its overall strength as a base material. A recyclable, sustainable substrate, brass also ages nicely, retaining its timeless look.

Sale of Raw Materials

Telegan Pressed Products Limited

Trade Enquiries for Photoluminescent and Pressed Products

Maritime Progress use a wide variety of materials manufactured by our sister company Telegan Pressed Products Limited We welcome trade enquiries within the marine industry. The following products are the most requested:
• Telglow™ photoluminescent rigid sheet (PSPA class B to D)
• Telglow™ photoluminescent self-adhesive vinyl (PSPA class B)
• Telbex™ standard colours range of pressed sheet
• Telbak™ C-Sharp range of optically clear materials
• Vynalast multi-coloured (layers) engraving pvc sheet
• Vynalast (with Telglow™ photoluminescent layer)
• Telscape Floor matting
• Plus many more specialist application materials
Whilst many products are available off the shelf, as manufacturers of these materials, they can also work with you for your bespoke requirements (subject to minimum quantities).
Typical applications and technical data of all materials are available on their website

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