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Evolon certified for printing with latex inks.

Freudenberg's Evolon microfilament nonwoven material has been certified by Hewlett Packard for printing with HP latex inks. Evolon's variants EVO 100 PMB FR and EVO 130 PMB FR have been certified by HP for the HP Latex 200 (HP Latex 260 / HP Latex 280) and HP Latex 800 (HP Latex 820 / HP Latex 850) Printer series.

Both Evolon products are also certified as flame retardant under French fire regulations and awarded M1 classification, which makes them fully compatible for indoor use. Evolon media are easy to handle thanks to their high mechanical strength and dimensional stability, their lightweight and anti-wrinkle properties.

These characteristics, combined with Evolon's versatility, allow a wide range of printing applications, including signs and advertising banners as well as booth design, decoration items and acoustic solutions.

Weighing between 110 and 150gsm, the certified Evolon media are two to four times lighter than traditional banner material, which represents significant savings in raw materials and lower transportation costs. Together with HP latex printing technologies, Evolon has proven successful in substituting conventional textile banner printing media by providing a high-standard matte look, anti-wrinkle drape, and improved cost-effectiveness.

Evolon media are available in widths of up to 220cm. There are numerous converting possibilities such as sewing, heat-sealing, eyelets, adhesive tape, etc., all of them made easier because of Evolon's non-fraying edges. Users appreciate additional benefits of Evolon such as breathability and textile feel, for example when used in racing numbers for sports events or for indoor sound absorption, according to Freudenberg.

Freudenberg introduced Evolon in the late 1990s and began a operating a second line dedicated to the technology in May 2013. Other applications for the material include cleaning cloths, automotives, medical and sunshades. Earlier this year, it was granted an ultraviolet protection factor of 80, the highest rating available under the UV standard 801.

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Title Annotation:Nonwovens News
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Date:Nov 1, 2014
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