With recent concern over the use of phthalates in the production of PVC, many larger companies and in particular, some of the major high street brands have expressed an interest in using only PVC FREE products.
These internationally recognised names must keep their share holders happy by being seen as being forward thinking and they do not want their brand image to be associated with polluting the environment.
How is PVC harmful to the environment?
PVC contains high levels of chlorine as well as phthalates, which are plasticizers, added to make the vinyl softer and more flexible. There have been health concerns over the use of phthalates for many years. The use of some phthalates have been restricted in the European Union for use in children's toys since 1999.
Those at high risk of exposure to phthalates are painters, printers and workers involved in the the manufacture, formulation and processing of plastics, where because of the heavy chlorine content, dioxins are released.
PVC FREE alternatives such as PP avoid the formation of dioxins such as hydrogen chloride and hydrochloric acid.
In response to this, we are proud to be launching a new range of PVC FREE media allowing you to choose environmentally friendly alternatives for digital printing & laminating, cad cutting and glass decoration.Specially formulated to give the best possible results using these inks
Environmentally friendly PVC FREE self-adhesive digital print film to be used as a vinyl replacement. This glossy white PP film is easy to apply, will not shrink back and is easy to remove. Compatible with eco solvent, solvent, UV and latex digital printers. More info..........
Enviro-Wall PVC free non woven wallpaper for environmentally friendly wallcoverings. This 150gsm matt paper has a soft touch feeling and is free of harmful substances (Oeko-Tex). Certified for HP Latex inks and compatible with solvent, eco-solvent and UV inks. More info..........
REMOVABLE SELF ADHESIVE DIGITALLY PRINTABLE FABRIC. 310gsm polyester woven fabric with a removable adhesive that will stick to any smooth, non porous surface. Even the worst crinkles can be smoothed out during application making this material perfect as a wallcovering for displays and interior decoration which is easy to apply and remove.
A 155 micron optically clear self-adhesive polyester film with a solvent based crystal clear adhesive for wet application onto glass internally or externally. Excellent scratch resistance and completely removable without residue.
A 140 micron ultra clear polyester film with a clear micro-porous sucker adhesive technology for use onto glass or any flat smooth surface internally or short term externally. The adhesive is repositionable many times without the loss of adhesion value and removal is residue free even after 2-3 years.
A 160 micron matt white PP film with glue free adhesion for use onto glass and most flat smooth surfaces internally. The adhesive is re-positional many times without the loss of adhesion value.
A self-adhesive PP film with easy to apply, air escape technology specifically designed for the production of whiteboards. Use this PVC FREE film with whiteboard dry wipe pens and write / erase as often as you like without ghosting or degrading the film. A more environmentally friendly alternative for use in schools and hospitals. Buy it by the metre.
Tack S WO is a 190 micron matt white polypropylene film manufactured by Folex with glue free adhesion for use onto glass and most flat smooth surfaces internally. The adhesive is re-positional many times without the loss of adhesion value. Roll size: 1270mm x 20m
PVC Free glass decoration film with a Dusted Etch effect for dry application. Buy it by the metre.
Versatile 100% polyester textured textile 210gsm & 300gsm for a wide range of applications including printed retail backdrops as well as hanging displays and drapes for exhibitions and theatre.
A low cost 200gsm semi-gloss paper. Fast ink drying with crisp sharp images makes this poster paper a great choice and it is suitable for indoor & outdoor use.
D-Paper 140 is a satin general purpose poster paper, great for creating photo realistic graphics for both indoor & outdoor applications.