EFI applauds Kavalan PVC-free banner as a revolutionary game-changer

Sean Roberts, Manager, EFI Global Customer Experience Centres has described PVC-free Kavalan as a revolutionary game changer.
Sean Roberts, Manager, EFI Global Customer Experience Centres has described PVC-free Kavalan as a revolutionary game changer.

Sean Roberts, Manager, EFI Global Customer Experience Centres has described PVC-free Kavalan as a revolutionary game changer. The remarks come after Kavalan Sunlight Weldable Frontlit banner and Kavalan Spiderweb 300 Mesh banner were put through their paces at the EFI Customer Experience facility in Londonderry, New Hampshire.

Working jointly with CMYUK on the evaluation,  Sean praised the Kavalan materials for replicating the same look, feel, structural rigidity and weldability of PVC but with none of its eco malignance.

EFI has been an innovative market leader for over 30 years, which is why Sean and his team were eager to evaluate this green PVC-free replacement. “PVC-free friendly solutions are always interesting for all of our customers worldwide,”  he said.

Throughout testing, Kavalan delivered on ink adhesion, colour vibrancy and text definition. It also showed excellent material handling.

“Kavalan ticks all the boxes. I would have no reservation in recommending the Kavalan products on the VUTEk ‘R’ series or really any other VUTEk platform,” said Sean.   “Our customers have been looking for a PVC replacement for years. This is revolutionary, Kavalan really is a game-changer.”

Kavalan Sunlight Weldable Frontlit banner

Sunlight Weldable is a frontlit banner material with a grey reverse. It is made from 56% polyester scrim and a 44% PA water-based coating. With the strength, look, feel and performance of PVC banner, Kavalan Sunlight is a viable substitute for all indoor and outdoor banner applications. It has B1 and EN13501-1 fire ratings, and is EN-71, 33P, ROHS and REACH approved. Compatible with UV and Latex ink sets. Sunlight can be welded using hot weld and also high frequency welding when used in conjunction with Kavalan PVC-free welding tape.

Kavalan Spiderweb 300 Mesh banner

Spiderweb 300 Mesh is a PVC-free banner material with 46% polyester scrim and 54% PA water-based coating. It has the performance, look and feel of PVC mesh banner and is an excellent choice for internal and external banner mesh applications. It has B1 and EN13501-1 fire ratings, and is EN-71, 33P, ROHS and REACH compliant. Compatible with UV and Latex ink sets, it is available up to 5m wide. Spiderweb can be welded when used in conjunction with Kavalan PVC-free welding tape.

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