CMYUK and the ultimate black back digital textile

PONGS® factory, Germany.
PONGS® factory, Germany.

It's the consummate all–rounder, ubiquitous in every configuration for events, entertainment, exhibitions and retail applications, and now DirectTex® Softimage Contrast  is officially PONGS® top selling textile in the range.

Whether a wall covering, room divider or curtain, DirectTex® Softimage Contrast  is held to be the best blackout product in the market courtesy of its many impressive attributes.

Exclusively sold in the UK and Ireland by CMYUK, the UK’s largest independent supplier of wide format digital printers, cutters and materials, this product comes in rolls of 1550/2520/3100/3200/5050mm wide at lengths of 50/100m.

Compatible with all standard UV and sublimation inks, this high white, optimal flat textile achieves highest possible print results. The coated black reverse side is non-sticky and scratch-resistant offering total blockout, and it is a highly effective projection medium thanks to its innovative light scattering properties.

This pleasant-to-the-touch polyester fabric is produced under conventional, environmentally friendly standards and can be cut cold. It is foldable, crease-free and flame-retardant according to B-s1, d0 DIN EN 13501-1. The certificate Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® guarantees tested, ecologically sound quality

Unlike cheaper, inferior products on the market that have no sustainable supply chain or quality control parameters, PONGS® materials are manufactured in Germany and adhere to the strictest standards both in terms of product quality and environmental credentials.

PONGS® uses state-of-the-art energy and environmental technology to conserve resources, minimise the impact on the environment and produce climate-neutral products. Thanks to a fully biological wastewater treatment plant, ozone reactors, flotation and ultrafiltration, electrocoagulation, wastewater leaves the production cycle as cleanly as it enters. Exhaust air pollutants are filtered out with state-of-the-art air washers, neutralisation and activated carbon filters at a rate of 99.9%. 

The PONGS® goal is to generate heat, compressed air and electricity completely, thanks to the latest block heating, compressed air heat and solar power plants. PONGS® power plants already generate 40% of its heating requirements, and have reduced the company's CO2 emissions by around 900 tonnes per year. Another solar power plant of approx. 600,000kw is already being planned. In order to use the energy for further processes, almost all machines and the compressed air thermal power plant are connected to heat recovery systems translating into                                                                                                                                       energy savings of more than 300,000 litres of heating oil per annum. 

PONGS® takes its responsibility to the planet very seriously, and to stay true to its green philosophy it invests in the latest and future-oriented process technologies. The majority of PONGS® textiles are labelled with the OEKO-TEX® label, and chemicals used in their finishing processes are REACH compliant. As a member of the Institute for Building and Environment, its construction products are also EPD certified according to DIN EN 15804, which verifies their sustainability. The company also attaches great importance to the quality and reliability of its suppliers, so for example, cardboard packaging for its products is 100 per cent recyclable.

Together with the world's most renowned research institutes, such as the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, PONGS® is researching environmentally friendly, naturally degradable fibres and coatings. Today these are free of antimony halides, formaldehyde, bromine compounds and heavy metals, and because they are water-based, contain no solvents. 

Says Michael Crook Commercial Director at CMYUK: “There are a number of inferior products that have been launched to market that make all sorts of claims, but PONGS® produce quality products manufactured with great respect to the environment and accompanied by correct certification. The company is constantly striving to pioneer products that meet the most stringent environmental parameters. It is acting consciously today to develop the best products of tomorrow.”


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