Innotech expands recycled PVC-free banner range

Richard Stuart-Turner
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Innotech Digital has expanded its Vertex Marine range of PVC-free fabric display products made from fully recycled PET yarns.

The new products are made from fully recycled PET yarns
The new products are made from fully recycled PET yarns

The wide-format consumables supplier said the availability of the two new products means it now supplies fabrics made from recycled PET yarns “for the majority of large-format printing applications”.

The Vertex Marine range of 100% polyester fabric made entirely from recycled plastic bottles is said to efficiently conserve natural resources and reduce the burden of single-use plastics on nature, especially marine life.

Innotech said the range achieves this without losing any of the qualities of a virgin polyester yarn, to ensure there is no compromise to a quality print finish when using dye-sub, UV-C, or Latex printers.

Commercially available immediately in widths up to 3.2m, the new additions to the range include Vertex Glacier R-PET Backlit Display Textile, a 180gsm material designed for backlit tension fabric displays. Fire rated to B1, it is suitable for high traffic areas where POS signage is required, such as retail spaces, airports, car showrooms, and museums. The substrate is completely crease-free for easy application.

Also new is Vertex Texture R-PET PVC-free Coated Polyester Grey Back, which is a 240gsm substrate that is also fire rated to B1 and suitable for one-piece wall coverings, hanging displays, exhibitions, and canvas frames.

Innotech Digital marketing manager Kieran Dallow said: “Using PVC-free products made from recycled materials has become an essential requirement for many more businesses and applications. Over five years ago Innotech saw the signs that PVC-free medias would eventually take over PVC materials and were the first to launch a comprehensive PVC-free media range.

“Two years ago, we also saw the increasing demand for materials made of recycled yarns, and were the first to launch a range made from recycled PET. We are continuing this innovation with an exciting new range of products that makes us the obvious choice for anyone looking for the best possible PVC-free materials for their graphic display projects.”

He added: “We believe Vertex Marine is one of the most eco-friendly print materials the wide and grand-format print trade has ever seen. These products are ideal for large tension displays, promotional textiles, such as tablecloths and flags, exhibition and stage backdrops, and a range of frontlit applications.”

Earlier this year the business released a PVC-free banner material that it said is priced comparably to standard 440gsm PVC frontlit media.

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