Changing requirements and increased environmental awareness require the development of new products, and this also applies to the banner market. With this in mind, Heytex has released its new PVC-free ecotex® line.
The textiles are for medium-term outdoor use and feature high sustainability. In March 2019, Heytex launched its new ecotex® frontlit, and is now extending its portfolio with the PVC-free textile mesh. To complete the range, a backlit and a blackback are also expected soon. The new ecotex® materials are available in production widths up to 500cm (frontlit) and 505cm (mesh) and are perfect for UV, solvent, eco-solvent and latex printing.
Due to their high tear strength and dimensional stability, they can withstand high wind loads and are ultra-light (frontlit is up to 50% less than conventional frontlits). This facilitates processing, reduces transport costs and saves CO2.
Environmentally friendly, sustainable and health-conscious, the material is free of plasticisers, phthalates and isocyanate-containing compounds. The ecotex® materials are the unique alternative for outdoor applications when PVC banners are not desired (with a proven durability of 12 months in Northern European outdoor use).
In addition, fire-certified according to DIN 4102 B1 and EN13501-1, they even comply with official building regulations, thus preventing the need to stock both flame-retardant and non-flame-retardant products at the same time. Ecotex® textiles feature overwhelming printing dimension with vivid colour fastness.