MagScapes range of ferrous wallcoverings in order of receptivity:
MagSteel™ - 5/5 vitreous ferrous steel writeable panels MagHPL™ - 5/5 coloured ferrous laminated panels MagLiner™ - 5/5 ferrous liner that can be covered with any wallpaper, print, paint or fabric MagWrite™ - 4/5 writeable ferrous wallcovering for use with dry erase pens MagChalk™ - 4/5 black ferrous wallcovering for chalks and chalk pens MagPrint™ Custom- 3/5 ferrous wallcoverings for custom print and maps MagPaintable™ - 2/5 ready-primed ferrous wallcovering for direct painting MagGlass™ - 2/5 coloured ferrous glass writeable panels
Each wallcovering is tested to provide a rating to determine how well magnets will perform.
1.1 Receptivity Test Materials: - a standard (15mm dia x 4mm thick) N35 Neodymium Disc Magnet - multiple sheets of standard 80 gsm A4 copy paper - a standard piece of MagScapes wallcovering fixed to a vertical wall surface
1.2 Receptivity Test Process: The Disc Magnet is used to hold multiple sheets of A4 paper to the wall. The number of sheets that it can hold securely provides a performance score that provides the Receptivity Rating.
1.3 Receptivity Factors: - magnet pull strength (grip strength of magnet) - gravity (downward force) - shear (slipability of the magnet on the surface) - receptivity (quality and strength of wall material)
MagPlus - are high-power Neodymium Magnets used for utility applications such as holding items on a wall.
MagLite - are low-power Flexible Sheet Magnet used for decorative applications such as for placement of decorative elements on a wall.
2.1 Magnet Grip Test Materials: - a MagPlus Neodymium Magnet - multiple sheets of standard 80 gsm A4 copy paper - a standard piece of MagLiner wallcovering fixed to a vertical wall surface
2.2 Magnet Grip Test Process: The number of A4 sheets held securely upon the MagLiner base by the magnet determines its Grip Rating.
2.3 Magnet Grip Factors: - the size/volume of the magnet - the material of the magnet (barium, iron, ceramic) - magnetising process
2.4 Magnet Grip Rating Conclusions: Grip Rating: 1 - 2 = low power magnets (safer for young kids - see guide) Grip Rating: 3 - 5 = high power magnets (requires careful handling - see guide)
How to use the ratings
Use the ratings to check the wallcovering and magnets are best suited for the intended purpose. If in any doubt feel free to contact our team or request a free sample pack to run a test on-site.
General Conclusion: MagScapes hope its rating method and guides make selecting wallcoverings and magnets easier when planning various magnetic applications at work, play, care or learning environments.