Protec's products have been used in a number of different, non-traditional ways in the past but as a back drop in a Royal Shakespeare Company production has to be unique. A production of Dr Faustus recently performed at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon used Protec's Flame Retardant LPS1207 Certificated Bubblewrap as a backdrop.
The Dr Faustus production team approached us with brief to provide a suitable flame retardant material to be secured onto a frame for the backdrop during the production. Initially the production team’s design incorporated standard clear plastic sheeting, however on the advice of the team at Protec this was changed to bubble wrap due to the requirements for the material to be flame retardant and tear-able.
The production manager confirmed that the flame retardant bubble wrap fitted the bill perfectly.
'We used this specific plastic because we needed it to be flame resistant, clear (no colour nor white) and easily tear-able (which it isn’t actually, we cheat and pre-slit it with blades to get it to rip the way we want, but the bubble wrap makes the slit hardly noticeable).
Our original design was for standard clear plastic, but as you know, we couldn’t find a tear-able and clear flame-resistant plastic, therefore this FR Bubble Wrap was a great alternative.
We do project on it at the beginning of the show, before it gets torn. It takes projection quite well.'
Production Manager - Dr Faustus
Royal Shakespeare Company
We are always interested in hearing how you have used our products for non-traditional uses.Next post: Children's Sandpit Made from an Old Tyre and Proscaff Scaffold Sheeting
Products used in this blog post
Your Guide to ‘Growing Your Own’ at Home
Given the extremely warm weather we have experienced in the UK this summer, you might have found that your plants, fruits and vegetables have grown a huge amount throughout the…
Protec: Part of 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain
All the team at Protec are proud to have been identified as one of 2018’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain by the London Stock Exchange Group, a great achievement by…
We are celebrating International Women’s Day
As a leading supplier of temporary protection materials to the construction industry, we wanted to take a minute to celebrate International Women’s Day and more specifically, women in construction.The construction…
©2018 Protec International Ltd. Registered in England No. 3686287. VAT No. 725 7799 83.
The Company reserves the right to amend or vary its conditions of sale and to alter its prices and charges in respect of goods and/or services supplied to the customer without notice. Prices and charges payable by the customer shall be those prevailing at the time of delivery and so invoiced by the Company.