Gluetex Biovate Biobased Wallcovering
- story by MaterialDistrict
Contract wallpaper normally is made of PVC. Big Impact, a Dutch inkjet printer company, wanted to work with a more sustainable material however and thus developed the first biobased, quality contract wallcovering.
Gluetex biovate is made with cornstarch-based polymers leftover from the potato chips industry. This new biobased wallcovering is self-adhedive and easy to mount, strong and sustainable, light and colourfast, scratch and impact resistant. Furthermore, it is hygienic, low maintenance and achieves a performance standard of SBI euroclass B-s1 DO. Tiles up to 145 cm are printed with the sustainable UV Nordic Swan inkjet and even the glue is biobased.
Big Impact, a 15 year old company, produces around 1 million square meters of digital inktjet prints per year. With 50 professionals, the company is in action 24 hours a day.