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Super-Wide Digital eyes eco with CMYUK

Lancashire-based trade services printer Super-Wide Digital has bolstered its environmental credentials by partnering with CMYUK to use PVC-free Kavalan and UFabrik ECO materials.

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[L to R] Chris Doherty, Tristan Haslam and Adam Woodhouse of the Super-Wide Format print team

Kavalan will be used for banner production, while UFabrik ECO materials, a range of textiles made with yarn produced from recycled single-use waste plastic, will be put to use on a range of applications.

In recent years, Super-Wide has been working to reduce the use of foam PVC and PVC self-adhesive vinyls, with the adoption of the new materials from CMYUK forming part of this process.

Luke Drogan at Super-Wide Digital comments: “We want to get to a point where we’re turning more people over to non-PVC-free products – banner, rigid materials or vinyl, and other eco materials – to the point where it’s actually a more cost-effective option to go green for all our clients. 

“The main problem has been creating banners that are more environmentally- friendly and recyclable, which has been a big issue in terms of our green credentials.
 
“It’s only now with the introduction of the Kavalan products that we have a solution we are able to offer on a large scale. We’re also able to cater for the finishing of those products, as we all know the welding and finishing of non-PVC products, up until now have been an issue.

“To make these changes and to move forward you have to really care about what you’re doing, but we’re going to get to a point that if you don’t embrace sustainable practice, it will damage your future successes. 

“Ultimately, it’s people in the industry that will drive the eco message forward.”

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