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Environmentally Friendly PVC FREE Outdoor Banner Media

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Ultima Ecoflex is a 100% PVC free front lit material for short-term outdoor advertising for billboards, PoS, wall coverings and retail displays.

 

Businesses and organisations are increasingly seeking to improve their green credentials whilst striving to reduce their carbon footprint.

Currently the reduction in plastic use is high up the news agenda.  For example, we have recently seen major multi-national fast-food chains switch plastic drinking straws for recycled paper alternatives.

Adhering to ever stricter green policies has resulted in a growing shift towards sourcing sustainable products in the advertising industry.  Increasingly, companies are specifying that all their marketing materials are produced using either recycled or recyclable materials - to ensure they are making a minimal impact to the environment.

Sourcing an Eco-Friendly Outdoor Banner Media

And the 'green shift' certainly applies to outdoor advertising.

PVC is the most commonly used substrate to be utilised in the production of front lit banners.  However, there is also a growing demand for PVC-free banners.

This has resulted in a growing demand for PVC free outdoor front lit banners.  The industry has been working hard to find a solution.  It has been a long journey, but Ultraflex Europe is now proud to stock a market leading PVC free outdoor banner.

The Cure For PVC Banner Headaches

We now stock an environmentally friendly banner that is fully PVC Free.

The new Ultima Ecoflex material is a non-PVC matt white printable front lit banner, recommended for both UV and Latex print in up to 500cm width.

The material is free of plasticisers and phthalates, as well as isocyanate containing brominate compounds.

Ultima Ecoflex is the new unique alternative for short term outdoor applications, where PVC is not permitted, with a lifespan  of up to 6 months.

PVC FREE Outdoor Banners That Work

Several alternatives have been trialled over the years, but a PVC free banner that truly worked for the market could not be found.  Until now.

The Ultima Ecoflex endures high wind loads due to its very high tear resistance and form stability.  And the material's qualities enable easy processing, and reduced waste disposal costs after use. 

It is like traditional PVC banners in terms of texture and printing quality.  But using Ultima Ecoflex will enable you to continue to provide high-quality products to your clients, and due to its lightweight construction, it will reduce transport costs and thus reduce their carbon footprint.

PVC FREE Banner Media For Outdoor Advertising

Ultima Ecoflex is a 100% PVC free front lit material for short-term outdoor advertising for billboards, PoS, wall coverings and retail displays.

The light weight 270g fabric can be HF welded or sewn and is suitable for both UV and Latex printing.  Ultima Ecoflex is also B1 fire rated, and available in widths up to 5 meters.

Key Features of our PVC FREE Outdoor Banner Media

  • Phthalate Free
  • Free of Isocyanate and brominated compounds
  • Lightweight but strong for easy handling and lower transportation costs
  • With the use of a welding aid, high strength high frequency welds can be made
  • B1 Fire rated

Applications

  • Wall coverings
  • Retail Displays
  • Billboards and banners

Ink Compatibility

  • UV
  • Latex

Available Sizes

3.2, 5.0 x 50m