US-based manufacturer of plastic sheet products will be conducting a pilot version of its recycling program at next week’s Printing United trade show, where printed and unprinted rigid PVC and acrylic scraps and trim will be collected for recycling. Vycom will also showcase its Celtec signboard solutions that incorporate user-specified colours and sizes.
Vycom will be collecting printed and unprinted rigid PVC and acrylic sheets from select exhibitors for recycling. The company will provide bulk containers where exhibitors can store scrap and recyclable materials. PVC, Acrylic and PE waste must be placed in separate bins. Printed and unprinted sheets, with or without attached Velcro and vinyl, are accepted.
“Vycom will be conducting a pilot version of its recycling program for PRINTING United 2022 where printed and unprinted rigid PVC and acrylic scraps and trim are collected for recycling into the company’s internal products,” said a press release. “Designated collection bins will be stationed in the Canon, Cutworx, Kongsberg, and Zünd booths, to collect rigid PVC and acrylic scraps and trim as part of their demonstrations.
“Working with Shepard, the official event services provider for PRINTING United 2022, printed and cut sheets will be collected from the bins and picked up by Return Polymers, an affiliate of The AZEK Company and a leader in PVC recycling and processing. The materials are then reprocessed into the company’s internal products, ensuring they do not end up in landfills.
“The program is provided at no charge to participating Printing United 2022 pilot exhibitors and is a win-win-win for all – the print service provider/fabricator, the customer, and the environment – with the opportunity to keep tens of millions of pounds of signage and graphics waste out of landfills each year, revolutionizing the industry to create a more sustainable future.”
Vycom Celtic materials
Vycom manufactures market-leading brands of innovative plastic sheet products. “For the display graphics industry, the company’s printable Celtec family – including DigiLite, Woodgrain, and Thick Gauge materials – is the most complete in range of thicknesses, finishes, and textures, for extruded PVC sheets available from a single manufacturer of 100% U.S.-made products,” it said.
“Celtec materials are available in ten standard colours, three finishes, and a range of thicknesses from 1-38 mm in a variety of sizes. Vycom can provide custom colours and run-to-size manufacturing of its entire Celtec line, which can help streamline the production process of high-volume, digitally printed graphics. Print service providers, exhibit houses, and fabrication studios that use large quantities of materials can maximize yield and reduce waste by bypassing pre- or post-cutting rigid PVC and go straight into print production once materials are received. Colours tailored to meet clients’ identity or brand needs can also be manufactured, within available thicknesses or finishes.”
Headquartered in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Vycom (a subsidiary of The AZEK Company) is a manufacturer of market-leading brands of plastic sheet products. The AZEK Company employs over 500 team members at 4 locations, with 1,000,000sqf of manufacturing under one roof.
Selected Vycom sheet products are available through ASGA-member, All Star Plastics of Southport, Qld.