Antalis has added three PVC-free materials to its range to help it meet its promise that by 2030 75% of all visual communications products sold will be rated Green Star 3 or higher.
New is Exten Opaque Polypropylene (Green Star rating 3), which is said to be 35% lighter than PVC equivalents. it is 100% recyclable and at end of life can be burnt without risk of toxic emissions. The products are coated in a primer that extends shelf life beyond that of standard corona treated polypropylene.
It is available in two large-format sheet variants: Exten Opaque 99 - gloss and satin, sheets from 400 to 850 microns; and Exten Opaque 100 - satin, has a black core for 100% block-out in a thickness of 220 microns
Also new is Mondo PET-GAG (Green Star rating 4), a range of clear polyester sheets made up of three layers - two G-PET outer layers and an 85% post-consumer waste recycled PET inner layer. It is 100% recyclable and chemically inert. It comes in sheets from 200 to 600 microns.
Product Manager for visual communications at Antalis, Paul Neale, said: “The introduction of Exten Opaque and Mondo PET-GAG gives customers even greater choice when making product selections that will reduce their impact on the environment, without compromising performance or quality. Improving our range of sign and display materials with a Green Star System™ rating of 3 or more is a key focus for us, and we are looking forward to announcing more additions to our range over the coming months”.