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3M has a new non-PVC vinyl

Discussion in 'Think Green!' started by signswi, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. signswi

    signswi Very Active Member

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    So far just a cast version for vehicle wraps is out but hopefully they expand to a full line. I'd love to use non-PVC, phthalate free mediums for all of our interior jobs (especially schools...).

    I also hope Oracal sees this and gets in the game, or is already working on something similar. There's been enough pressure in the market that BPA's finally came to consumer attention and are being eliminated from key industries (though still many to go...), it's time the vinyl graphics industry woke up to the dangers phthalates pose.

    3Mgraphics.com/EnvisionWrap


    Thoughts?
     
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  2. bigben

    bigben Moderator

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    Cool! I was waiting a long time for this. :popcorn:
     
  3. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    whoa just watched the little slideablility demo on the site...crazy
     
  4. jayhawksigns

    jayhawksigns Very Active Member

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    Samples will ship the first of November if you request yours now.
     
  5. Malkin

    Malkin Very Active Member

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    So a vinyl that's no longer a vinyl?
    I wonder how well it will hold up in the real world.
     
  6. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    Vinyl free vinyl. Hmmm.... Well plastics and other stuff with bpa and what the heck ever it's called have been around my entire life. Aint killed me yet. Must only be bad for you in California like so much other stuff. :smile:

    Now if someone will just come up with a cordless extension cord, I'll be all over it.
     
  7. john1

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    Screw 3M.
     
  8. Charlie J

    Charlie J Very Active Member

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    Looks about the same as Avery's EZ RS.
     
  9. Kwiksigns

    Kwiksigns wookie

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    avery supercast RS already does this...
     
  10. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    guess I aint never seen that stuff neither
     
  11. Charlie J

    Charlie J Very Active Member

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    Has anyone gotten a price yet?
     
  12. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    It's non PVC vinyl that installs like jello. The stuff is gummy. Have fun with it, sticking with 3751.
     
  13. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    just watched their video. I wonder if they realize all wrap vinyls do that when heated... And Avery and oracal already has slidability? Good job on catching up.
     
  14. Sign Up Graphics

    Sign Up Graphics Very Active Member

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    Sign Up Graphics

    :cool1:
     
  15. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    Wow great strides catchin up.
     
  16. ProColorGraphics

    ProColorGraphics Very Active Member

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    I know too that Hexis has had a non-pvc vinyl for over a year already. So they aren't the first.
     
  17. mudmedia

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    so how much is this? 1.75 a sq ft for the vinyl?

    Adam...does Oracal make a non pvc vinyl?
     
  18. Charlie J

    Charlie J Very Active Member

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    So what's the big deal if its non PVC or not? It really makes no difference to me.
     
  19. mudmedia

    mudmedia Active Member

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    ya it doesn't matter to me neither. Some of the features on the video do look good but anyone can make stuff look good in a video.

    I switched over to 3751 and have not probably will never try to pull the whole back off a sheet and stick it on a panel on a box truck but that is just my install method.
     
  20. jkdbjj

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    I think the idea of this new product not turning to spaghetti in the hot sun makes it unique, right?
    It allows installation in hotter climates. It also works better in colder climates. Those are big claims IMO.
    Sucks its 3M in light of the other crap going on.
     
  21. Browner

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    Just another thing to be "Certified" for:

    http://www.sgppartnership.org/

    With the "green" movement in full stride, I could see more and more big companies and government agencies asking for some form of green initiatives to be demonstrated by their vendors. I've seen a few RFQs already from our municipal level of government that grade applicants on their "greenness". With 3M on board now, I could see them trying to brainwash all sorts of organizations into thinking that it's their way or the highway, so to speak.

    The following campaign has already begun:

    The Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership launched a new industry outreach program, Take Action, to raise the awareness of the sustainability of print, and the awareness of printers who are certified as sustainable.


    On this forum (and others) "certified" has become a very dirty word.

    Just some food for thought.
     
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