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HP HDPE Reinforced Banner
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) scrim banner material has been the go-to substrate for outdoor banners for many print service providers, as there were no viable weather-resistant alternatives on the market.
HP HDPE (high-density polyethylene) Reinforced Banner material is a tough, lightweight temperature- and weather-resistant alternative designed to stay vibrant, with a carbon footprint that’s more than 80% smaller than PVC scrim banner material.1 HP HDPE Reinforced Banner can also be returned for free through the HP Large Format Media take-back program. Plus, the material is lighter than PVC scrim banner material, which can reduce transportation costs by roughly half.3
Compared with PVC scrim banner material, lightweight HP HDPE Reinforced Banner uses fewer raw materials and produces fewer associated greenhouse gas emissions during the production process, reducing its carbon footprint. HP HDPE Reinforced Banner is also recyclable,2 giving print service providers a compelling alternative with no trade-off in performance.
1 Calculation by the HP IPG Environmental Technology Platform Team (and confirmed by an independent environmental life cycle assessment firm), based on the activities associated with the manufacturing of the product, and comparing 170 g/m2 (5-ounce) HP HDPE Reinforced Banner to 440 g/m2 (13-ounce) HP Outdoor Frontlit Scrim Banner using the Swiss Center for Life Cycle Inventories Ecoinvent 2.0 database and model IPCC 2007 version 1.02; primarily for the category of PVC/PET/HDPE, and measuring materials extraction, transportation to the manufacturing site, and greenhouse gas emissions generated during manufacturing.
2HP Large Format Media take-back program availability varies. Recycling programs may not exist in your area. See www.hp.com/recycle for details.
3Based on the transportation cost per square foot of material comparing a 30-roll pallet of HP HDPE Reinforced Banner (1067 mm x 45,7 m/42 in x 150 ft rolls, 773 lbs, 15750 ft2 of material) and a 20-roll pallet of HP Outdoor Frontlit Scrim Banner (1067 mm x 35 m/42 in x 115 ft, 844 lbs, 8050 ft2 of material); using FedEx National shipping rates (Standard Service) from San Diego, California to New York, New York of $4.87 per lb for 773 lbs and $4.87 per lb for 844 lbs. Ground transportation costs vary by region and ship-to location.