Posted on 22 April 2020

Categories: Products

We’ve been producing tensioned fabric graphics for many years. They are made from polyester which can be recycled to create a closed loop system. Great! Now we’ve gone one step further and have a new fabric product that is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles!

 

Yes you read that correctly. Our new environmental wall graphics are made from 100% recycled bottles.

 

We are delighted that we can offer this product and do our bit, steering harmful plastics away from the oceans and transforming them into fabulously vibrant wall graphics for your office, retail or leisure space. In fact, for every square metre of environmental wall graphics we print, we are actually printing to about twelve recycled plastic bottles.

 

EVERY ROLL OF SAVES OVER 3,000 BOTTLES FROM THE OCEAN!

 

The fabric itself looks and feels like our regular polyester fabrics so you can be assured that none of our infamous quality and detail will be lost. Plus, it is PVC free which allows our environmental wall graphics to tick another box on your eco graphics wish-list.

 

Wondering how a bottle becomes one of our wonderful fabric graphics?

Then here’s a quick overview in just five simple steps…

 

1. BALING

Empty plastic bottle are crushed and baled at a recycling plant and moved the the manufacturing plant. Here, they’re vibrated at super-speed to sort them.

 

2. GRINDING

The separated bottle are ground down into flakes.

 

3. PELLETISING

The flakes are first washed and dried to removed any excess fluid, labels or caps and are then turned into small plastic pellets using a specialist vented extruder

 

4. SPINNING

These pellets are transported to the yarn manufacturing facility where they are melted down and spun into polyester.

 

5. WOVEN

The yarn is finally woven into polyester fabric and mounted onto rolls which we print onto using our dye-sublimation printer!

 

For more information on our Environmentally Friendly Wall Graphic products, then you can read more here with a link to download our ‘Plan it for the planet’ graphics Guide

 

If you have any questions or would like to use this incredible new product for your next project, give our team a call on 0845 862 0322