Avery Dennison Films Offer Sustainable Alternative to PVC Print Film

TrueImpact film

by | Jul 9, 2013

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TrueImpact filmAvery Dennison has introduced a range of digital- and screen-printing films with a lower environmental impact.

Compared with existing PVC films, TrueImpact films lower greenhouse gas emissions 12 percent, produce 13 percent less solid waste and use 9 percent less energy, giving converters a more sustainable choice for indoor mid-term graphics applications, the company says.

The product line is currently available in six constructions, including a white multi-print film and the choice of a matte or gloss protective overlaminate.

Elizabeth Park, Avery Dennison senior product manager for new graphic technologies, says many end users have set a sustainability goal of “PVC out.”

The patented series TMP 7000/TOL 7000 films are 100 percent free of PVC and phthalates. Avery Dennison says the overlaminate is easy to clean, resists graffiti and protects the material for up to five years in interior applications. The films will conform to both flat surfaces and simple curves. Liners for the entire range are FSC- or SIF-certified, and the products are RoHS- and REACH- compliant.

In addition to the environmental benefits, TrueImpact TMP 7000/TOL 7000 series films limit stock holding and enable more design and color choices because they suit latex, UV, eco-solvent and solvent inkjet platforms, as well as screen printing, the company says. The TrueImpact portfolio also meets the international standards for flame propagation on burning (EN13501-1 and ASTM-E 84).

All TrueImpact materials are offered with the Avery Dennison Integrated Component System (ICS) warranty for individual projects.

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