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non-pvc material to replace coroplast

Discussion in 'Think Green!' started by bigben, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. bigben

    bigben Very Active Member

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    I'm looking to replace coroplast with something that do not have pvc in it. So what is the cheapest non-pvc board around 3mm or 4mm that could replace coroplast?

    Also, other than the new 3m 480 vinyl. Is there a basic vinyl that have no pvc in it that can be printable?

    Thanks

    Ben
     
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  2. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    I would imagine regular cardboard would be your next step.

    As for a non-PVC vinyl.... I don't think that's gonna happen. That's why it's called vinyl.

    That's kinda like asking for pork not from a pig..... the other white meat.
     
  3. gabagoo

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    he could apply his prints to turkey bacon . that's the other other white meat:omg:
     
  4. bigben

    bigben Very Active Member

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    Pat: I have the converd product you've talked. It's a good option, but the outdoor durability is alot less than coroplast. But it still my no1 choice for now.

    Gino: by non-pvc vinyl I mean a white printable product with sticky backing that could be use as vinyl at approximately the same cost. The 3M 480 stuff is the right thing, but I was wondering if there was anything cheaper for regular flat surface.
     
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    Our Sun Supply driver just stopped by with a couple of samples of this stuff... looked good. I was trying to think of a use for it as it doesn't have flutes, but it still has the coro-type edge. Looks like good stuff, though, and it's recyclABLE... (not recyclED... POTENTIALLY green lol)
     
  7. MikePro

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    falconboard is great stuff, but I wouldn't trust it outdoors as it is basically thick cardboard with a printable posterboard laminate.
    but hey, its recycled & biodegradable & STILL a great price.
     
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    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Lol that one was great one
     
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    can I ask why no pvc? doesn't hold up well? client of yours doesn't want it? the why is important as not sure if you are just anti-pvc or if you have to find something without it to make spec's on a job.
     
  11. Ben Lindgren

    Ben Lindgren New Member

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    Hi guys!

    Just a quick info:
    3M 48c, non-pvc polymeric print film.
    Going thru my first roll, sadly it had coating issues, so cannot give definitive yes or no.

    With laminate kiss cut force had to be 510g ( summa s140t), which was pretty much.

    Profiling with Spectro LFP yielded poor results. I assume it is due to poor coating.

    I will get a new roll next week, will update then.



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  12. ikarasu

    ikarasu Very Active Member

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    3 year old thread... but oh well!

    We have a roll of 480, and it prints exactly like 180 - Didn't even need to make a new profile for it, our 180 profile yields the same results. What machine are you using?
     
  13. Ben Lindgren

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    Epson SC70600.
    Which rip do you use?

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