One of the keys to Musion’s current and future success is the unique flame-retardant, optically-clear polymer foil that is used to create amazingly life-like Musion3D holographic images. The ‘optically-clear’ quality of the foil enables Musion to replace the delicate pane of glass, which was traditionally used to produce the Pepper’s Ghost effect, with an ultra-thin, easily-transported and easily-rigged foil that produces a far higher-quality holographic image.
The ‘flame-retardant’ quality of the foil is essential because the vast majority of Musion’s installations are in venues that are very concerned about fire safety. Every year, some 70,000 to 80,000 people die in fire accidents in about 7-8 million fires worldwide. Many of these deaths occur in public entertainment venues fitted with flammable materials. Flame-retardant, optically-clear foil is a relatively new product. It is manufactured exclusively by the German – Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH (MPF). MPF is the pioneer in the development and manufacture of non-halogenated foil; a far more eco-friendly process than the older brominated flame retardants used in the U.S.