Welcome to this one-of-a-kind informative guide on printing on Biodegradable Cotton fabrics.
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What is PVC Vinyl?
Polyvinyl chloride commonly known as “vinyl” is one among 7 different plastic types and it is marked as 3. We find it all around us: trade shows, business premises, events and hundreds of other products.
Its advantages are that it is highly versatile and relatively inexpensive. PVC processing requires the use of many additives to make the plastic soft, 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’s not so good for the environment either. It has high environmental & human health costs that its manufacturers fail to tell its consumers. Notably, it’s made from petroleum, one of our scarce natural resources.
From its manufacture to its disposal, PVC emits toxic compounds. During the manufacture of the building block ingredients of PVC (such as the vinyl chloride monomer) dioxin and other persistent pollutants are emitted into the air, water and land, which present both acute and chronic health hazards. During use, PVC products can leach toxic additives, for example flooring can release softeners called phthalates.
Can You Recycle PVC?
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 leaches toxic additives, or incinerated, again emitting dioxin 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’s no safe way to manufacture, use or dispose of PVC products.
THE ALTERNATIVE: “Biodegradable fabric cotton”
Why Should you Choose Biodegradable Fabric Cotton ?
Made of 100% natural cotton fabric, it gets decayed naturally spanning within 2 months. Our fabrics have wrinkle- resistant and UV qualities, ensuring that they remain intact despite exposure to the elements. Fade-resistant and breathable, they are pleasant to use and long-lasting
What are the benefits of using this alternative?
With a matte, glare-free finish, you can display your banner anywhere - from the beach to brightly-lit convention centers - or in auditoriums or in swimming pools & also as a photo frame. All our custom biodegradable cotton printed fabric uses eco-friendly printing process, that preserves banner’s hue with colors from the darkest black to the brightest white, remaining vibrant and strong.
Our printing process is also eco-solvent. Most ink solvents are harsh and use powerful chemicals which can leave harmful traces & make the banner smell pungent. Eco-solvent printing processes use all-natural solvents which are much kinder on your body.
What are the attributes?
Keeping in mind the environmental requirements, our print media fabrics are produced under controlled manufacturing processes. Our fabrics provide value for money and don’t leave any hazardous pollutant or face any recycling challenges. Also, being lighter it reduces the transportation cost to a huge extent. Apart from all these, our fabric does provide excellent resistance to weather, and hence, delivers protracted life to the campaign even in the outdoor applications.
Who Should Use?
Biodegradable fabrics are not as expensive as vinyl banners. The marginal price difference between biodegradable fabric & PVC Vinyl is because they’re made with higher quality 100% natural cotton material that is reflected in the price. If, however, you’re in more of a sensitive environment or looking to become a green business, it’s a good match for you. It is highly recommended to use biodegradable prints in places with children, elderly, and healthcare environments.
This guide hopefully explains the nature of vinyl/PVC products and the necessity to avoid buying PVC products whenever possible, which eventually reduces the overall usage of plastics. The next step is up to you whether to go for PVC or take action and go for Safer and cost-effective alternatives for every PVC product.