Embrace launch PVC-free scaffold banners & building wraps
As a business we continue to investigate ways to protect the environment & reduce waste. We started off in 2017 with our unique Banner Karma initiative for upcycling our clients’ spent solid PVC banners into the agricultural sector.
We are now able to offer our clients PVC-free printed building and scaffold wraps. Our goal is to reduce reliance on PVC and move to more sustainable printable media solutions as the sector’s leader in environmental positivity.
We have concluded our own in-house testing on print quality to ensure that the material delivers the same visual appearance & manufacturing process with heat and vibration welding. To ensure the structural integrity of the material we have conduced pull tests to ensure that the material is robust. The results were that the PVC-banners can withstand up to 774 kg on average, suitable for the considerable stresses Mother Nature throws at our bespoke installs over the four seasons.
The materials have passed fire tests reports in the UK with SGS a UKAS certified fire test centre for both in its natural state off the roll and with our chosen cured inks to BS 5867 Type B. The manufacturer of the eco-friendly Kavalan textile also has supporting fire test reports to the EN13501-1 and DIN 4102-1 standard.
Our PVC-free banners are suitable for indoor and outdoor use as a solid flexible print substrate, constructed from a 56% polyester scrim and a 44% PA water-based coating. The great news is that we will still send the material to be repurposed and then – even when the second life of the wrap is over – the material can be sent for energy-from-waste disposal.
The material may not be suitable for all installations dependant on the location and required longevity of the install, please contact your Embrace Building Wraps representative for further information.