The Glass Fiber Step "Smartstep", a New Generation of Escalator Steps

Mr. Dr. Wolfgang Stein and Mr. Dipl. -Ing. Hartmuth Willnauer

Monday 1st May 2000

Escalators not only transport people in malls, department stores, fair- and convention centers, but by means of their attractive design they also encourage visitors to look around. Hence the coloration of the steps has been a long standing request of architects and customers. But traditional lacquer was too quickly damaged, resulting in an unattractive look of the step band. The new "smartstep" however, made of a completely dyed material solves this problem, in addition it offers a number of new creative possibilities by combining the coloured step body with demarcation- or decoration strips of a different colour.

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