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Go green with custom biodegradable banners

Posted by Support Team Backdropsource on

Intro to fabric

Welcome to this one-of-a-kind, informative guide to printing on

Biodegradable cotton fabrics

What is PVC vinyl?

Polyvinyl chloride commonly known as "vinyl" is one of 7 different types of plastics and it is marked with the number 3. It is found everywhere around us: trade shows, commercial premises, events and hundreds of other products .

Its advantages are that it is very versatile and relatively inexpensive. The processing of PVC requires the use of many additives to make the plastic flexible, to obtain products for different purposes and with different levels of flexibility. As a building material, PVC is cheap, easy to install and easy to replace.

Why is it considered harmful?

Polyvinyl chloride – PVC – is the most toxic plastic for our health and it is not so good for the environment either. It has high environmental and human health costs that its manufacturers fail to tell its consumers. In particular, it is made from oil, one of our rare natural resources.

From its manufacture to its disposal, PVC emits toxic compounds. During the manufacture of the constituent components of PVC (such as vinyl chloride monomer), dioxin and other persistent pollutants are emitted into the air, water and soil, posing acute and chronic risks for health. When used, PVC products can release toxic additives, for example flooring can release fabric softeners called phthalates.

Can PVC be recycled?

Plastic is plastic, right?

When PVC reaches the end of its useful life, it cannot be recycled, so it must either be landfilled, where it releases toxic additives, or incinerated, again emitting dioxins and heavy metals. When PVC burns in accidental fires, hydrogen chloride gas and dioxin are formed. No other plastic contains or releases as many dangerous chemicals as PVC vinyl. There is no safe way to manufacture, use or dispose of PVC products.

THE ALTERNATIVE: "Biodegradable cotton fabric"

Our eco-friendly, biodegradable cotton fabric banner is the perfect solution for people who want to advertise in an eco-friendly way.

Why choose a biodegradable cotton fabric?

Made of 100% natural cotton fabric, it decomposes naturally in 2 months. Our fabrics have wrinkle and UV resistant qualities, ensuring they stay intact despite exposure to the elements. Fade-resistant and breathable, they are comfortable to use and durable.

What are the benefits of using this alternative?

With a matte, anti-glare finish, you can display your banner anywhere - from the beach to brightly lit convention centers - or in auditoriums or swimming pools and also as a picture frame. All of our custom biodegradable cotton printed fabrics use an eco-friendly printing process, which preserves the hue of the banner with colors ranging from the darkest black to the brightest white remaining vibrant and strong.
Our printing process is also eco-solvent. Most ink removers are harsh and use harsh chemicals that can leave harmful streaks and give the banner a pungent odor. Eco-solvent printing processes use all-natural solvents that are much gentler on your body.

What are the attributes?

Keeping environmental requirements in mind, our print media fabrics are produced under controlled manufacturing processes. Our fabrics offer good value for money and leave no dangerous pollutants or face recycling problems. In addition, being lighter, it significantly reduces transport costs. Apart from all this, our fabric offers excellent weather resistance and as a result, provides extended life in the countryside, even in outdoor applications.

Who should use?

Biodegradable fabrics are not as expensive as vinyl banners. The marginal price difference between the biodegradable fabric banner and the PVC vinyl banner is due to the fact that they are made with premium 100% natural cotton material which is reflected in the price. If, however, you are in a more sensitive environment or looking to become a green business, this is a good match for you. It is strongly recommended that biodegradable prints be used in areas with children, the elderly, and healthcare environments. This guide hopefully explains the nature of vinyl/PVC products and the need to avoid purchasing PVC products whenever possible, ultimately reducing the overall use of plastics. The next step is for you to go PVC or take action and opt for safer and cost effective alternatives for each PVC product.

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