At Grafityp, we care about the environment, our products and our people. We are your sustainable partner in visual communication. These are not empty words, we live up to this promise. We drew up a sustainability policy in which the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations are the starting point and compass. The sustainable PVC-free films fall within this policy. We produce them under the name ‘Grafityp Ecological Films’ (GEF). The GEF line is not new, we already launched it back in 2005. Over the years, the range expanded to include LATEX print films (GEF LX), GEF UV for UV inks, GEF ES, top coated for eco solvent inks and now the two films GEF112S and GEF116HT.
With the expansion of our PVC-free products, we want to offer a sustainable alternative to our current range.
Advantages of PVC-free
The PVC-free Grafityp Ecological Films have quite a lot of advantages. We are happy to list them for you:
- No plasticisers
- Solvent-free adhesive
- Clean recycling: no harmful substances are released during combustion
In addition, PVC-free films have a couple of sustainable advantages during the production process:
- Considerably reduced CO2 emissions
- Significantly less electricity
- Virtually no natural gas consumption
All GEF products have been tested thoroughly and certified (ISO 14001 and ISO 9001).
They are also fireproof (EN-13501).
Launch new GEF films
The sustainable GEF range is now expanding with two new films:
GEF112S is the sustainable alternative to the PVC print film M112R. It is a white glossy PVC-free film with removable adhesive.
Applications: Alle possible indoor applications and short-term outdoor applications (± 3 years).
GEF116HT is the sustainable brother of the wall decoration film NM116HT. It is a white matt PVC-free film with grey high tack adhesive.
Applications: wall decoration indoors. You apply the film directly on:
- plastered walls
- painted walls
- structured walls
- even walls
In addition, GEF116HT has a very good adhesion to various types of paint such as matt, gloss and even latex!
Discover the sustainable range
We are adding the two films to our existing PVC-free range.
There are sustainable alternatives for all visual applications.
Sign making films
Our PVC-free sign making films are available in glossy or matt versions. They have a 5-year colour guarantee and contain a semi-permanent adhesive for the matt cutting films and permanent adhesive for the glossy cutting films. In addition, they are also shrink-proof.
Digital print media films
We have quite a lot of PVC-free films for digital print applications in our range. GEF ES, suitable for eco solvent printing, GEF UV for UV printing and GEF LX, suitable for LATEX printers. The films have a 5-year colour guarantee and contain a permanent adhesive. They are also shrink-proof. They are mainly used for shop fitting, displays and panels.
Printfilms for car wrapping
Also for car wrapping there is a PVC-free alternative in the form of PU50C. The film is suitable for eco-solvent printing and soon also for latex printing. It contains a permanent, grey adhesive. It is shrink-proof and plasticiser-free. The main applications are the wrapping of cars, vans and trains.
PU50C is manufactured with the Air Escape technology. This makes it possible to apply the film safely, efficiently and without bubbles.
Applications: 3D applications, like e.g. a digital full wrap, cars, trains, … For additional protection, you can combine the print film with the corresponding laminate LAMPU38.
As for the laminates, we have several PVC-free variants in our range. Transparent laminate films are meant to protect your print, they are shrink-proof and have a matt, satin or glossy finish. GEF laminates also have a good UV resistance, up to 5 years in outdoor applications.
LAM 121 (UV) Matt, LAM 130 (UV) Satin, LAM 171 (UV) glossy fit perfectly with the GEF ES and GEF LX films. LAMPU38C Glossy, is suitable as a finish on PU50C.
Discover the GEF laminates:
Do you want to learn more about the PVC-free films and Grafityp’s sustainable operation?
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