Environmentally friendly substrates are demanded more and more.
Most large companies with social responsibility policies demand that all printed visual communications for their products and services must be totally green and environmentally friendly. In other words, it should not contain any PVC, have recycled fibres an can be recycled again after use.
In the current market, the most common alternative to printable substrates that are less hazardous than PVC are PE, PP and PET films.
In reality, the most eco-friendly alternative is paper-based material. Paper is disposable, controlled, and can provide huge advantages in the recycling stream.
When a paper sign is no longer required, it can go right into the paper-bin, without any special need to sort it. This reduces the cost of speciality waste removal. It also represents the opportunity to achieve major cost benefits over the total life-cycle cost of a product, which is a key factor in going green.
Sentec offers with Neenah Wide Format a range of paper-based solutions to customers that are more environmentally aware and prefer paper-based products as a logical alternative to non-recyclables. The Neenah range contains 10% post-consumer waste, is FSC certified and PVC-free.