Taylor Sustainable Materials Handbook

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SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS HANDBOOK Maximizing opportunities to promote environmental sustainability


MATERIALS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE Taylor is committed to protecting the environment and serving as a responsible manager of precious natural resources. One way we do this is by sourcing a wide variety of eco-friendly raw materials that enable us to build brands while safeguarding the world around us. On the pages that follow, we take a closer look at the many alternative materials available for the most popular types of signs and graphics. All offer significant environmental advantages over the more commonly used raw materials and allow you to simultaneously maximize your brand impression and minimize the environmental footprint of your organization.


Contents Rigid Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Backlit Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Banners and Hanging Graphics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Applied Graphics (Walls, Windows, Floors). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Paper-Based Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12


Non-Sustainable

48" x 96"

A plywood constructed without the

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Wood

use of urea-formaldehyde adhesives; can be used for anything that requires wood.

Bamboo Plywood A naturally sustainable resource

Non-Sustainable

48" x 96"

Wood

that is recyclable; another option for applications that require wood.

Birch Plywood Recyclable and made from recycled

Non-Sustainable

48" x 96"

Wood

and sustainable materials; yet another alternative for applications requiring wood.

Duratex EcoDisplay Board (1.6mm, 3mm)

EPVC (Sintra, etc.)

48" x 96"

Styrene/Rigid

48" x 96"

Made from wood pulp, water and starch; 30% post-industrial recycled material and 100% recyclable.

Ecoplast A biodegradable styrene base with

Plastics

added corn starch; degrades in landfills with microorganisms over a 9-month to 5-year period.

E-Flute and C-Flute A corrugated board made from 70%

Styrene/EPVC

60" x 120"

(Sintra, etc.)

recycled materials; recyclable and ideal for either single- or double-sided printing and non-standard graphics like boxes and podiums. *Post-Consumer Waste **Standard commingled paper, glass, plastic and metal

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EPVC (Sintra, etc.)

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Falconboard™ Honeycomb Board (1/4, 1/2)

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60” x 120”

A plywood constructed without the use of urea-formaldehyde adhesives; can be used for anything that requires wood.

Gilman Brothers EAGLECELL™ Honeycomb Board (1/4, 1/2)

EPVC (Sintra, etc.)

48” x 96” 60” x 120”

Recyclable material; double-sided construction and available either all white or white/kraft/white.

KATZ Board (1.6mm, 3mm)

EPVC (Sintra, etc.)

48" x 96"

Styrene/Rigid

48" x 96"

A layered paper material (e.g., drink coaster); 100% recyclable.

Mapol by MAPLAN A substitute for rigid styrene sheets;

Plastics

made of recyclable materials and can

60” x 120”

itself be recycled as a polypropylene.

Neenah conVerd Board® (1.5mm, 3mm)

EPVC (Sintra, etc.)

48" x 96"

Styrene/EPVC

50" x 100"

A substitute for rigid styrene sheets; made of recyclable materials and can itself be recycled as a polypropylene.

Neenah DuoBoard® Cardstock (50pt)

(Sintra, etc.)

A sustainable paper-based product made with post-industrial recycled material; 100% recyclable.

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Neenah Imagemax® (.010, .020, .030, .040)

Styrene

.020" x 50" x 100"

A recyclable, degradable and

48” x 96”

sustainable paper-based material used as a substitute for styrene.

Tango C2S (24pt) Paper-based and made from post-

Styrene/Rigid

63" x 125"

Plastics

industrial recycled materials; fully recyclable.

Tango C2s (48pt)

Styrene/Rigid Plastic

48" x 96"

EPVC (Sintra, etc.)

48" x 96"

Paper-based and made from postindustrial recycled materials; fully recyclable.

UltraBoard™ Foam Board 100% recyclable and recoverable via a process of grinding and pelletizing the foam board for reuse in the plastic extrusion process.

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Rigid Graphics (cont’d)


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GreenLIT™

Non-Recycled

126" Roll

A fabric made from 100% recycled

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Backlit Materials

100%

Fabrics

polyester fiber; a green alternative to non-recycled fabrics for light boxes, SEG graphics, and banners.

LEXAN™ Velvet 8A35

Duratrans

.010" x 48" x 72”

Duratrans

50" x 300"

A transparent frosted polycarbonate film for specialty, backlit or window graphics; can be recycled.

Neenah GreenLight® II (.008")

10%

A paper-based translucent poster material for POP and backlit shelter poster applications; incorporates 10% post-consumer waste.

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Bravura™ Display 250 Fabric

Vinyl/Non-Recycled

122" Roll

A flexible fabric made from 100% PET

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Fabric

polyester; fully recyclable.

Clear PET (.020, .060) A clear, #1 recyclable thermoplastic

Acrylic/Clear Rigid

48" x 96"

Vinyl

known for its high strength and resistance to moisture, chemicals and temperature variations.

Deko-Green A printable fabric made from 100%

Vinyl/Non-Recycled

126” Roll

Fabric

recycled PET (e.g., pop bottles); durable, fully recyclable and results in vibrant color reproduction.

Eco Druid Drape Fabric An opaque fabric typically used in

Vinyl/Non-Recycled

120” Roll

Fabric

banners; made from recycled materials and fully recyclable.

Legacy Arabian Nights FR

Vinyl

80” Roll

Vinyl

50" x 60" x 100"

Duratrans

.010" x 48" x 72"

A PET-based fabric that is phthalatefree and 100% recyclable; an excellent substitute for canvas.

Legacy Smooth Roll-Up Poly Blockout (.008) A recyclable PET-based, PVC-free nonfabric material that can be utilized in a wide range of applications.

LEXAN™ Velvet 8A35 A transparent frosted polycarbonate film for specialty, backlit or window graphics; can be recycled.

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Banners and Hanging Graphics


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Vinyl/PET Banners

50" and 60" Rolls

Vinyl/Non-Recycled

67" Roll

A cellulose-based banner material

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Neenah Blox-Lite®

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made from 10% post-consumer waste; recyclable, PVC-free and FSC® certified.

Paradise A PVC-free fabric made from 100%

100%

Fabric

post-consumer waste; an eco-friendly alternative to vinyl and non-recycled fabrics.

SuperSmooth™ Ultraflex 15 PET

Vinyl

126" x 164"

Vinyl/PET

60" x 120"

Vinyl/PET

63" x 125"

A white double-sided banner material; made from matted PET for easier recycling.

Tango C2S (10pt, 12pt) Paper-based and made from post-industrial recycled materials; fully recyclable.

Tango C2S (18pt)

50%

Paper-based and made from post-industrial recycled materials; fully recyclable.

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Material/Media

A textured aluminum foil ideal for floor graphics; non-PVC and can be recycled with aluminum.

Bamboo Fabric A soft, silky fabric made from

Non-Sustainable

50" Roll

Fabrics

sustainable and fast-growing bamboo; an environmentally conscious alternative to less sustainable fabrics.

DreamScape Terralon™ A PVC-free wall covering material

Non-Recycled Wall Coverings

50" and 60" Rolls

31%

made from 31% post-consumer waste; not paper based.

Drytac® Viziprint Impress Clear

PVC-Based Cling

A clear, recyclable non-PVC cling material made from PET polyester.

Kernow FloorSharK®

Vinyl Floor Graphics

54" and 60" Rolls

PVC-Based Cling

50" and 60" Rolls

Vinyl/PET

54" Roll

A PVC-free floor graphic film designed for most types of hard floors and short-pile carpet tiles; easy to apply and remove.

Legacy Ultra-Clear A removable non-PVC cling material made from PET.

Neenah DigiScape® A durable PVC-free material made from 30% post-consumer waste; eligible for LEED credits.

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Applied Graphics (Walls/Windows/Floors)


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PVC-Based Cling

54" Roll

Self-Adhesive Vinyl

54" and 60" Rolls

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A PVC-free film material that is recyclable as #5 polypropylene.

Photo Tex™ A durable, PVC-free adhesive fabric made from 100% polyester; can be removed and reused for long life.

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Duratex EcoDisplay Board (1.6mm, 3mm)

EPVC (Sintra, etc.)

48" x 96"

Styrene/EPVC

60" x 120"

Made from wood pulp, water and starch; 30% post-industrial recycled material and 100% recyclable.

E-Flute and C-Flute A corrugated board made from 70%

(Sintra, etc.)

recycled materials; recyclable and ideal for either single- or double-sided printing and non-standard graphics like boxes and podiums.

Falconboard™ Honeycomb Board (1/4, 1/2)

EPVC (Sintra, etc.)

48" x 96" 60” x 120”

A display board material that is both recycled and recyclable; double-sided construction available either all white or white/kraft/white.

Gilman Brothers EAGLECELL™ Honeycomb Board (1/4, 1/2)

EPVC (Sintra, etc.)

48" x 96" 60” x 120”

Recyclable material; double-sided construction and available either all white or white/kraft/white.

KATZ Board (1.6mm, 3mm)

EPVC (Sintra, etc.)

48" x 96"

Vinyl/PET Banners

54" and 60" Rolls

A layered paper material (e.g., drink coaster); 100% recyclable.

Neenah Blox-Lite® A cellulose-based banner material made from 10% post-consumer waste; recyclable, PVC-free and FSC® certified.

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Paper-Based Graphics


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Neenah conVerd Board® (1.5mm, 3mm)

EPVC (Sintra, etc.)

48" x 96"

Duratrans

50" x 300"

10%

Non-Recycled

50" x 100"

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A white, fully recyclable rigid board made of 10% post-consumer waste that makes an ideal replacement for EPVC.

Neenah GreenLight® II (.008") A paper-based translucent poster material for POP and backlit shelter poster applications; incorporates 10% post-consumer waste.

Sonoma EcoPrint (.012") A 100% block-out paper product

Cardstocks

made with 10% post-consumer waste; recyclable and sustainable.

Tango C2S (10pt, 12pt) Paper-based and made from

Non-Recycled

60" x 120"

Cardstocks

post-industrial recycled materials; fully recyclable.

Tango C2S (18pt, 24pt) Paper-based and made from

Non-Recycled

63" x 125"

50%

Cardstocks

post-industrial recycled materials; fully recyclable.

Tango C2S (48pt) Paper-based and made from

Non-Recycled

48" x 96"

Cardstocks/Styrene

post-industrial recycled materials; fully recyclable.

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