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Train rocks the dragon with Hexis wrap

Wednesday, 27 March 2019
By Jake Nelson

Colourful: train wrapped inside and out with Hexis film

An entire TGV high-speed train has been wrapped in Hexis film, featuring characters from the new anime movie Dragon Ball Super – Broly.

French high-speed rail operator Ouigo unveiled the train, which is decorated in eye-catching imagery from the film, at Gare de Lyon station in Paris. According to Ian Parsonson, managing director of Hexis Australia, a variety of Hexis products were used for the project.

“The movie distributor linked up with the French railways and came up with the concept of wrapping the train,” he said. “The exterior is all wrapped with Dragon Ball Z images printed on Hexis anti-graffiti and digital print products, as well as Purezone anti-microbial laminates on handrails and other surfaces inside.”

Hexis supplies all the films used in the French project in Australia as well, across a broad swathe of the industry from small vehicle wrappers to big corporates. According to Parsonson, Hexis is a respected name in wrapping films.

“The London Underground and London railways projects for the last three tenders have all been done with Hexis – only us and 3M qualify for their specifications,” he said. “We meet all the fire ratings, the adhesive ratings, and the durability required.

“The quality is way up there at the top end, and we’re well respected by all the big train manufacturers – they’re keen to specify Hexis films.”

The train and others like it will run across France for two weeks, and Hexis is pleased with how the project turned out, added Parsonson.

“This industry is all about getting signs out there to make people stop and look, and this certainly got the message across,” he said.

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