CMYUK has launched its new UFABRIK Wallcover Canvas ECO, which is manufactured from recycled plastic bottles (rPET).  This high performing, innovative material forms part of CMYUK’s growing own-brand portfolio for the availability of quality, fit-for-purpose, environmentally responsible products and their disposal. 

 

UFABRIK Wallcover Canvas ECO is a premium woven canvas that is great for art reproductions, single piece wallcoverings, display graphics and tension frame systems. It provides the safety and security of a B1 flame retardancy making it suitable for use in public areas. It is compatible with latex, solvent or UV inks and available in various roll widths up to 3100mm.

 

Producing yarn from plastic waste involves the collection of pre and post consumer plastics that are cleaned, chopped and melted into an extruded fibre and then spun into yarn to produce a variety of new UFABRIK textiles for the digital print industry up to 5m wide. 

 

 

And while the recycling of man-made materials often points towards landfill, this material is highly suitable for waste-to-energy incineration at one of several Energy Recovery Facilities (ERF) in the UK, where it is transformed through clean and safe processes into renewable power for the National Grid. 

 

According to Simon Mckenzie, managing director at Hollywood Monster, who has been among the first in the UK to try the new product: “UFABRIK is an absolute industry game-changer balancing crucial ecological credentials with print quality at a great price.” 

 

He adds: “At the end of its life this material can be sent to an Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) where clean and safe incineration transforms it into energy for the National Grid. Awesome! And exactly what we’ve been waiting for.”

 

CMYUK’s Commercial Business director Michael Crook adds: “Already through word of mouth, we are seeing a great deal of interest in this material, and the fact that it comes in a variety of different widths just adds to its versatility and usability. As we continue into Q4, we will be launching other products that fulfil the same criteria performance, quality and planetary care.” 

"rPET has one of the smallest carbon footprints of any major packaging type."