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Many options to take care of the environment

The care for the environment is one of the main issues to be addressed today; many of the large companies have joined the initiative by providing customers high quality products that at the same time offer the advantage of being eco-friendly.

Companies now have biodegradable printable products; the interesting thing about these products and companies is that they work perfectly with small and large format printers.

Photo courtesy: embalajescarbonell.com

Photo courtesy: embalajescarbonell.com

Some of the products that we can find in the market are:

BioBanner: in 2017 they presented a product especially for the printing industry, a canvas for advertising produced with Bioplastics (100% biodegradable and compostable materials). It is a product made with raw material and it is certified under the European standards of compostability and biodegradability, which allows it to be composted after 365 days.

At the same time, the biolone supports all kinds of printing systems, giving the graphic industry an alternative that replaces PVC as the most used material.

Converd (Fibermark): Has eco-friendly recyclable products such as Converd Panel; which has greater stiffness compared to PVC materials, so they make a great substitute for these. Other similar products from this brand are:

  • Converd Blox Lite (100% ecological, opaque banner)
  • Converd Blox Lite Chrome (banner 100% ecological, opaque with metallic appearance).
  • Converd Green Light (Translucent 100% ecological).
  • Converd Mural HD + (Mural Paper, with water activated adhesive)

In recent months, a story came to light about plastic bags that dissolve in water created by Roberto Astete and Cristian Olivares. They began to do experiments to make biodegradable detergent, but eventually found out that the chemical formula based on PVA (polyvinyl alcohol, was water soluble) and that it could replace petroleum derivatives, the cause of the indestructibility of plastics that have been integrated into the food chain of the animals that inhabit the oceans and deteriorate the environment.

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Photograph of the press conference held by Astete and Olivares. Photo courtesy: www.eluniverso.com

To give the process a greater guarantee, Astete and Olivares made a demonstration before the press to prove the effectiveness of the new formula and give assurance that the component is not a pollutant.

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Photograph of the press conference held by Astete and Olivares. Photo courtesy: www.eluniverso.com

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Photograph of the press conference held by Astete and Olivares. Photo courtesy: www.eluniverso.com

“The base material has different origins, we look for the possibility of lowering the production costs and that led us to experiment with different suppliers to guarantee the quality of our product and to always be friendly with the environment,” said Astete.

 

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