So what is eco vinyl and why should I care?
Well first off lets start with what vinyl actually is. Ever heard of PVC, well vinyl is just another name for that. Ok so you've heard of PVC it's in a lot of things in your house, what's so bad about it? Well lets get to the science PVC stands for Polyvinyl chloride now it sounds a bit more serious, in fact PVC is the most toxic plastic for our health and it’s not so good for the environment either. It's the C of the PVC that is the harmful bit, the production process using Chloride has been identified in the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and they want to eliminate due to the production of dioxins (know to you and I as Toxic compounds).
Ok so now I care about eco vinyl. Tell me about the eco vinyl PHOME uses.
So we source our eco vinyl from Belgium and think it's really good stuff. All our colour range is chlorine free which means it's safe for use on food packaging, childrens toys and are also specified by the nuclear industry for labelling pipelines. (Although I'm not sure how many of you will be doing that with your purchase)
- Completely free of harmful Chlorine and Plasticisers
- Fire Resistant (Class 1) BS 476 Part 7.
- Ideal for indoor and outdoor applications
- None solvent waterbased pressure sensitive adhesive
- 5 year outdoor life span
We are pretty pleased with it and hope you will be too.
How do I know if another product I was looking at on another site is eco vinyl?
In short you won't, “vinyl” as a product description almost always means made of PVC.
When in doubt about the use of the term “vinyl”, ask if it is PVC. Like everything that is good for ourselves and our environment eco vinyl is more expensive than traditional vinyl, so the clue maybe in the price.