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A translucent recycled polypropylene material, ecologia® Transeco® is suitable for packaging, stationery, signing and so on.
Manufactured from post-industrial scrap PP, ecologia is non-toxic and highly energy efficient during its manufacture. 40 times less energy is used transforming ecologia back into sheet form than if using a virgin material. Replacing 1kg of virgin PP with 1kg of ecologia reduces CO2 emissions by 97%. It has carbon-neutral certification #CN172.
This material has a grainy recycled look that doesn’t, however, compromise on quality. Its folding, thermoforming and cutting properties are similar to those of a virgin material, with the additional environmental benefits of being recycled and recyclable. The producer stresses that stringent attention to the recycling process ensures that ecologia has superior quality, consistency and appearance.
Standard sheet sizes are 665mm x 1220mm, though custom sizes and gauge ranges are available on request. This material is surface treated and offers excellent ink adhesion for screen, offset and digital printing. It can additionally be die-cut, creased and thermoformed.