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The PVC-free alternatives available to the market

Supplier of digitally prepared materials and textiles for the wide-format print industry, CMYUK, has outlined some environmental solutions for the print and sign industries.

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There are a range of sustainable alternatives for the sign and wide-format print markets

More and more consumers are beginning to take not of their environmental impact and in turn are looking to companies to offer sustainable solutions.

CMYUK has a sustainable PVC-free materials portfolio that can enable sign-makers and print-service-providers to achieve striking and high quality designs without impacting the environment.

The UPRINT PVC and plasticiser-free self-adhesives are available in either matt or gloss with grey permanent or removable adhesive. In addition to this, users can use an airflow liner with integrated channels for removing air bubbles during installation.

UTACK is a self-adhesive range ideal for décor, display and signage applications and includes PVC-free film and textiles for both high and low tack “repositionable functionality”.

Another solution is UDECO which is a sustainable sourced material for décor applications which is described as providing “a springboard base for inspirational design and exceptional wall décor”.

Brands are now specifying sustainable alternatives and placing their business with companies that deliver on green solutions

CMYUK also supplies the PVC-free Kavalan range produced by TAYA Groups. This substrate option provides an alternative to traditional PVC banner material and is available in widths of 1.6m, 3.2m, or 5m.

As well as being an environmental alternative to PVC banner material, the Kavalan range can be incinerated safely. According to CMYUK, emissions created during this process are “hundreds of times” lower than that of PVC banner.

Another benefit of Kavalan is that due to it weighing up to 50% less than PVC, it is also possible that it could reduce carbon emissions during transportation.

The final product in CMYUK’s portfolio is the German-made PONGS textiles. These textiles consist of recyclable polyester-based materials for use across a range of applications including textile architecture, exhibitions and displays, and retail.

Michael Crook, business development director of CMYUK, comments: “Brands are now specifying sustainable alternatives and placing their business with companies that deliver on green solutions. Our eco materials are 100% recyclable and deliver on aesthetics print quality and performance.”

If you have any news, please email carys@linkpublishing.co.uk or join in with the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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