Lintec Europe will use Fespa Global in Berlin to raise awareness of sustainable manufacturing practices within the graphic, print and visual communication industries. Among the products to be featured on the company’s stand will be Re-Pop RE505S Recycled, a clear, lightweight, dry apply film aimed at the POS and retail markets for short-term promotional campaigns. Re-Pop is Lintec’s first film to be manufactured with a minimum of 80% recycled PET material.
Andy Voss, managing director of Lintec Europe says, “The pace of change within the signage and wide format industries continues to accelerate at a consistent rate, with more diverse applications appearing every year. Sustainability and environmentally friendly practices are topics of great interest, a trend that is no doubt being driven by an increased awareness and a desire to ‘go green.’ As a result, businesses are becoming more environmentally conscious and a growing number of customers are requesting more eco-friendly substrates. Re-Pop is one of these products.”
A non-PVC dry apply adhesive, 50-micron polyester film, Re-Pop RE505S Recycled addresses the quality and environmental issues associated with traditional, highly plasticised ‘cling’ PVC window films. It is durable, offers improved see-through and dimensional stability qualities and is easy to apply, eliminating the need for professional installation or removal. The film’s paper release liner means that it can be used for screen, UV digital and litho print.
Highlighting the film’s green credentials, Voss says, “We have always been advocates of non-PVC composition films because of their print quality, durability and eco-credentials. RePop’s features and properties are reflective of this. The face-stock comprises over 80% of recycled PET materials in its content, which derives from discarded plastic bottles. This recycling method reduces the consumption of petroleum resources, as well as results in a 24% reduction in C02 during the manufacturing process. Overall, this represents a small yet significant step forward towards the preservation of the environment.”
Re-Pop’s flexibility and efficiency provides end users with considerable scope to rebrand and refresh their campaigns as often and as quickly as required, with a high quality promotional glass manifestation product that stands out. When the display needs to be changed, the film can be seamlessly peeled off.