Evolon from Freudenberg certified for HP latex inks
Colmar, September 17th, 2014 – Performance textile manufacturer Freudenberg is pleased to announce that its microfilament material Evolon has been certified by Hewlett Packard for printing with HP latex inks.
Evolon’s variants EVO 100 PMB FR and EVO 130 PMB FR have been certified by HP for the HP Latex 200 (HP Latex 260 / HP Latex 280) and HP Latex 800 (HP Latex 820 / HP Latex 850) Printer series.
Both Evolon products are also certified as flame-retardant under French fire regulations and awarded M1 classification, which makes them fully compatible for indoor use. Evolon media are easy to handle thanks to their high mechanical strength and dimensional stability, their light weight and anti-wrinkle properties. These characteristics, combined with Evolon’s versatility, allow a wide range of printing applications, including signs and advertising banners as well as booth design, decoration items and acoustic solutions.
Weighing between 110 and 150gsm, the certified Evolon media are 2 to 4 times lighter than traditional banner material, which represents significant savings in raw materials and lower transportation costs.
Together with HP latex printing technologies, Evolon has proved successful in substituting conventional textile banner printing media by providing a high-standard matt look, anti-wrinkle drape, and improved cost-effectiveness.
An eco-friendly combination
The combination of Evolon printing substrates and HP Latex printing technologies has an excellent eco-profile.
Manufactured at an ISO 14001 and ISO 50001-certified site, Evolon contains no PVC, no solvents and no chemical binders. With their water-based formulations, HP Latex inks reduce the impact of printing on the environment, produce vivid odorless prints of a very high image quality and for a wide range of applications.
Evolon media are available in widths of up to 220cm. There are numerous converting possibilities such as sewing, heat-sealing, eyelets, adhesive tape, etc., all of them made easier because of Evolon’s non-fraying edges. Users appreciate additional benefits of Evolon such as breathability and textile feel, for example when used in racing numbers for sports events, or for indoor sound absorption.
Evolon microfilament fabrics are produced using Freudenberg’s globally patented technology. Located in Colmar, France, the Freudenberg Evolon production plant is ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 50001 accredited.
Details of the certified media and the related printing profiles are available for download online from the HP Media Locator (www.hp.com/go/mediasolutionslocator). Detailed information about Evolon is available from www.evolon.com.
Headquartered in Colmar, France, Freudenberg Evolon is part of Freudenberg Nonwovens.
Freudenberg Nonwovens is one of the world’s largest producers of nonwovens, with 21 manufacturing and processing sites in 13 countries. The company manufactures interlinings for the apparel industry and develops nonwovens for the following markets: Energy, Automotive Interiors, Hygiene, Medical, Building Interiors, Geotextiles and Specialties. Freudenberg Nonwovens markets innovative products such as Lutradur ECO®, Vilene®, Soundtex® and Evolon®. In the 2013 financial year, Freudenberg Nonwovens employed 3,200 people and generated sales of €660 million. www.freudenberg-nw.com
The company is part of the Freudenberg Group. In 2013, the Freudenberg Group with its Seals and Vibration Control Technology, Nonwovens and Filtration, Home and Cleaning Solutions, and Specialties and Others Business Areas generated sales of over €6.6 billion and employed 40,000 people in 60 countries.
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