Mehler Texnologies and Printable Technical Textiles are proud to announce their collaboration on the first sustainable side curtain, the POLYMAR® 8556 ECO CF.
POLYMAR® 8556 ECO CF is crafted with fabric composed of yarns derived from recycled PET bottles and features a coating of recyclates from processed coated textiles. This new tarpaulin delivers on a commitment to innovate the tarpaulin market and develop forward-looking business approaches designed for the circular economy.
Brand owners and transportation companies are increasingly focusing on sustainability to improve their footprint, and using trucks as an effective out-of-home advertising outlet to promote their brands. Mehler Texnologies and Printable Technical Textiles developed a ground-breaking solution designed to meet both requirements.
POLYMAR® 8556 ECO CF with SolidskinTec provides exceptional durability and a vivid print quality. The uniqueness of the material results from a share of up to 50% recycled raw materials, divided into a share of up to 25% recycled raw materials in the coating mass and 100% r-PES yarns. SolidskinTec, applied by Printable Technical Textiles, gives the truck side curtain an unrivalled print quality with a UV protection that guarantees its colour intensity for at least 5 years. Thanks to SolidskinTec’s quality, 50% less truck washing is required compared to other truck tarpaulins.
“For many years we have been advocating that tarpaulins printed with SolidskinTec last longer and are therefore a better option for brand owners and transportation companies, both from a cost as well as an exposure point of view. With the eco panama fabric from Mehler Texnologies, we can now also focus on the actual sustainability impact of a well-printed truck side curtain,” Steven Huisman, Product Sales Manager at Printable Technical Textiles, said.
Hugo Schoute, Sales Manager for Mehler Texnologies added: “This is just the start of a journey, definitely not the end game. By working with partners like Printable Technical Textiles, we are not only able to provide a tarpaulin that has a better environmental footprint, but we are also proposing a printed solution with added value.”