FUNCTIONS

ACHILLES WALLCOVERING Collection offers a wide range of performance characteristics,
allowing us to propose the best product according to your environment.
The following icons are used to make the performance characteristics easier to understand.
The details of each performance characteristic are displayed when clicking the corresponding icon.

GB0308058JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard)※All products are certified JIS

Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) pursue the most reliable quality of Japanese industrial products in accordance with the Industrial Standardization Law. Wallpapers provided by Achilles comply with the standards for safe use,
as do other wallpapers classified under JIS A 6921.

Items Judgment Criteria Achilles Wallcovering
Color fastness(grade) Class 4 or higher Pass
Color fading by friction Class 4 or higher Pass
Hiding property(grade) Class 3 or higher Pass
Workability No float or peeling to be found Pass
Wet strength 5.0N/1.5cm or higher Pass
Formaldehyde emission 0.2mg/L or smaller Pass

F Four stars All products※All products are certified F☆☆☆☆

In order to use wallpapers into Japanese building, companies are required to acquire a certification from the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) or the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism, and clarify the formaldehyde emission rate. Building materials are classified into four types according to the emission rate.
As for wallpapers, all of the JIS-certified wallpapers falls under the classification with the shortest emission rate of formaldehyde, "Approved for use without restrictions (F☆☆☆☆)."
Achilles wallpapers comply with JIS and can be used without restrictions (F☆☆☆☆).

Fire retardant

JAPAN: Quasi-noncombustible material certification acquired
CHINA: B1 Class passed in GB standard fire-protection test.

Good lightfastness

Fading is regulated by JIS, and Achilles wallpapers comply with it.

Antibacterial

A material with antibacterial property is used for the wallpaper.
The proliferation of bacteria attached to the surface of the wallpaper is controlled. 
※It does not mean the wallpaper makes completely disappear bacteria.

Test result

  • Staphylococcus aureusStaphylococcus aureus
  • Escherichia coilEscherichia coil

Test method: Standard specification for antibacterial wallcovering by Wallcoverings Association in Japan

Antifungus

The wallpaper is mildew-proofed. It controls mold growth on the wallpaper surface.

Test result

  • PRETICO(Film Laminated)
    Class『0』PRETICO(Film Laminated)Class『0』
  • Not anti fungus material wallpaper
    Class『4』Not anti fungus material wallpaper Class『4』

Test method: Standard specification for fungi wallcoverings by Wallcoverings Association in Japan

Water repellent

The surface of the wallpaper is specially treated to repel water. It does not stain easily compared to ordinary vinyl wallpaper, and daily, light water-based stains can be wiped off quickly.

Antistain

The surface of the wallpaper is laminated with a special film.
Stains or water attached to the wallpaper can be wiped off with water or detergent.

Walltech(Class 5) General PVC wall paper(Class 1-2)
Before wiping After wiping Before wiping After wiping
Coffee Walltech(Class 5) Coffee Before wiping Walltech(Class 5) Coffee After wiping General PVC wall paper(Class 1-2) Coffee Before wiping General PVC wall paper(Class 1-2) Coffee After wiping
Soy sauce Walltech(Class 5) Soy sauce Before wiping Walltech(Class 5) Soy sauce After wiping General PVC wall paper(Class 1-2) Soy sauce Before wiping General PVC wall paper(Class 1-2) Soy sauce After wiping
Crayon Walltech(Class 5) Crayon Before wiping Walltech(Class 5) Crayon After wiping General PVC wall paper(Class 1-2) Crayon Before wiping General PVC wall paper(Class 1-2) Crayon After wiping
Water-based
pen
Walltech(Class 5) Water-based pen Before wiping Walltech(Class 5) Water-based pen After wiping General PVC wall paper(Class 1-2) Water-based pen Before wiping General PVC wall paper(Class 1-2) Water-based pen After wiping

Test method: Standard specification for antistain wallcoverings by Wallcoverings Association in Japan

apply adhesive on wallpaper

Apply adhesive to the back of wallpapers.
After applying adhesive to the wallpapers, take plenty of time before taking the next step.
This will make the installation of wallpapers easier, and prevent trapped air and ripped seams.

apply adhesive on wall

We recommend applying adhesive to the wall surface.

easy to remove pearable

When wallpapers are removed, backing will be delaminated, and wallpapers will remain on the substrate.
Achilles recommend adhesive “Starch adhesive”.

easy to remove pearable

easy to remove strippable

When wallpapers are removed, it can be removed from the substrate neatly.Wallpapers will not remain on the substrate. Achilles recommend adhesive “Methyl cellulose adhesive”.

easy to remove strippable

High durability

Wallpaper has high durability, made of special compounded and with special film laminated, also Scratch-resistence.

Test method

Test method: Performance Standards for Surface-reinforced Wallcoverings by Wallcovering Association in Japan(tested with a load of 500 g)

Test result

  • Walltech

    After rubbing 500 timesAfter rubbing 500 times
  • Common wallpaper

    After rubbing 5 timesAfter rubbing 5 times