With a fleet of over 1000 electric vehicles, the successful online supermarket Picnic won the hearts and minds of the Dutch consumer. Picnic is the fastest-growing company in the Netherlands with a competitive and sustainable proposition, and they recently started to expand to France and Germany. The eye-catching electric vans with printed sidecurtains with SolidskinTec address a fundamental flaw in online grocery shopping and delivery; its impact on carbon emissions.
Dutch sailmaker Albers Zeilmakerij BV produces the printed sidecurtains for all Picnic’s electric vans, and we’re happy and proud they chose our printed side curtains with SolidskinTec. As a consumer brand, Picnic needs to balance brand image and sustainability. Our printed side curtains add to this aim. They stay in pristine condition for years, maintaining the brand’s reputation and adding to its sustainability. The long durability significantly reduces the need for the short-term replacement of the curtains.
Benefits of printed sidecurtains with SolidskinTec
Another significant advantage is achieved by the a-polar characteristics of our SolidskinTec fusion process. This creates a self-cleaning effect since dirt can not attach to the printed side curtains and will be easily rinsed off with water through rainfall or cleaned in the shop with only water. This reduces the cleaning frequency; moreover, no aggressive cleaning agents are needed. The SolidskinTec process with polyurethane varnish enhances its resistance to UV radiation. UV radiation can break down the ink pigment molecules, causing discoloration. Our polyurethane varnish ensures that the pigments cannot be affected, and the print will therefore look the same even after many years. SolidskinTec adds a 5-year warranty to your printed side curtains, which applies to the retention of color intensity, flex-resistance, and the dirt-repellent effect.