Since my last post explaining High Temperature Curing (HTC) I’ve had many people asking about the processes used to make Ecoglo fakes.

The products pictured have been offered up for arena and stadia in Australia as an alternative to Ecoglo.

Clearly the aluminium extrusion has been made to resemble an Ecoglo product. Unfortunately the process used to manufacture the products looks to be a liquid pour (wet pour) process.

The photoluminescent material has shrunk and is slowly delaminating, totally unacceptable for an emergency visibility system. HTC products won’t suffer from shrinkage, delamination or discolouring and are therefore more durable delivering higher and more reliable luminance and visibility.

Specifiers and construction companies need to be alert and make sure that “Ecoglo equivalents” use HTC technology and have well documented and rigorous testing.