Mehler Texnologies/Printable Technical Textil...
Mehler Texnologies/Printable Technical Textiles

Sustainable side curtain for trucks

(Source: Mehler Texnologies)
(Source: Mehler Texnologies)

Crafted with fabric composed of yarns derived from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and featuring a coating of recyclates from processed coated textiles, Mehler and PTT have produced the first sustainable side curtain for trucks. The innovate new tarpaulin Polymar 8556 Eco CF, a collaboration between Mehler Texnologies GmbH, Hückelhoven/Germany, and Printable Technical Textiles (PTT), Barneveld/Netherlands, was develop with 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 and PTT developed a solution designed to meet both requirements. Polymar 8556 ECO CF with a SolidskinTec printing process provides very good 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% rPET yarns. The SolidskinTec printing process, applied by PTT, combines the pre-treatment of technical textiles with high-quality printing and a polyurethane varnishing process. Inks and varnish are fused with the technical textile, adding protective and dirt-repellent properties. This gives the truck side curtain a high print quality with a UV protection that guarantees its color intensity for at least 5 years. Furthermore, SolidskinTec's quality means 50% less truck washing is required compared to other truck tarpaulins.

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