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"Greener" Foamalux

Sign & Digital, Foamalux Engraving

Brett Martin Plastic Sheets' environmentally friendly substrate, Foamalux Xtra, was showcased by CNC experts Tekcel CNC Solutions at Sign & Digital UK to demonstrate its exceptional processing capabilities proving that this recycled option does not compromise on quality.

Manufactured from recycled Foam PVC recovered from production and post consumer signage waste, Foamalux Xtra is a distinctive material option comprising a black recycled core of up to 80% recycled content, sandwiched between pristine white layers of virgin material which creates a better quality finish for all types of processing. Foamalux Xtra is available in 3mm and 5mm single sided options (S1 Xtra) and 10mm, 13mm & 19mm double sided options (S2 Xtra) in sheet widths up to 1560mm.

Foamalux Xtra’s high density, smooth surface provides excellent resistance to knocks and scratches whilst the colour formulation of this surface layer has been developed specifically for digital processing to maximise colour reproduction and minimise the occurrence of UV yellowing resulting in a brighter whiter sheet with ‘green’ credentials. The unusual white surfaces and black core which is easy to work with provides endless creative design opportunities across many applications including signage, photo mounting, screen-printing, shop fitting and exhibition, mounting and fabrication.

Tekcel CNC Solutions, drawing on 20 years experience of CNC routing research and development, believe that Foamalux Xtra is one of the best products available to use for this process with the added benefit of being an environmentally friendly material. Huw Davies commented:
“The excellent machining properties of Foamalux Xtra complement the production capabilities of Tekcel routers. Many visitors to our stand commented that they were amazed by the finish quality of the samples that we produced straight from the routers at the show."

Duncan Smith, European Sales Director for Brett Martin, added:
“The Sign and Digital exhibition is the UK’s premier sign making and digital event and a fantastic opportunity to showcase the processing capabilities of Foamalux Xtra. We are delighted to be working with Tekcel to demonstrate the creative capabilities of Xtra in front of an important audience.”

Brett Martin’s Foamalux Foam PVC range is one of the most extensive in the world and has a reputation for quality and performance with endless applications in the sign, display and print industries: Foamalux White – Bright White option, Foamalux Colour satin finish in an extensive range of 12 colours. Foamalux Ultra - is available in white plus 6 colours in a weatherable gloss finish. With a recycled core Foamalux Xtra helps reduce waste and is better for the environment.  For further information on the Foamalux Xtra range visit Recycled Foam PVC.