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Eco•Systems — About the ‘Green’ Materials Used

Eco•Systems is the culmination of years of research in sustainable technologies and materials relevant to the exhibit industry, followed by careful trial and design to truly create the greenest trade show displays available today.

This is a list of the environmentally conscious materials used in Eco•Systems' displays, and what you should know about them versus the standard materials that are used in the trade show exhibit industry today.

GreenCore

GreenCore

A durable, rigid substrate ideal for high resolution prints in full, vivid color on both sides. Made from completely natural, eco-friendly ingredients including FSC Certified Wood, flax and linseed, and ferrous oxide (iron). Fully biodegradable upon disposal. GreenCore comes in 2 thicknesses, 1/8" and 1/4".

Standard exhibits typically use Sintra, a high density foam board made with PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC). PVC contains chlorinated toxins, mercury, lead, and dioxins that are dangerous to human health and the environment.

Paradise Fabric

Paradise Fabric

Made from 100% recycled soda bottles, Paradise Fabric is the highest quality recycled content fabric made in America today — 40% more durable than similar ‘green’ fabric print media. Full colors print beautifully using water based, non-toxic inks. Made in the USA.

Standard exhibits typically use Nylon-Based Fabric treated with toxic chemicals. Woven with nylon and printed with petroleum-based inks. Nylon does not decompose in landfills.

Eco-Poly

Eco-Poly

A 100% recycled plastic print media capable of high resolutions, ideal for photomurals and detachable display graphics.

Standard exhibits typically use Print Substrates made from raw materials and printed with petroleum-based inks.

Recycled Aluminum Extrusions

Recycled Aluminum Extrusions

A very strong yet lightweight extrusion made with up to 77% recycled aluminum content. This practice is mindful to the environment in protecting valuable resources, slowing the need for further aluminum mining, saving energy and significantly reducing waste.

Standard exhibits typically use Aluminum Extrusions made entirely from new aluminum components. This drastically depletes natural resources and requires up to 12 times the energy to produce.

Eco-Glass

Eco-Glass

Made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastics into a strong, glossy, translucent material that looks like frosted glass. A versatile material ideal for stylish shelving, panels, accents, or even graphic printing.

Standard exhibits typically use Acrylic made from a petroleum-based virgin plastics that requires up to 10 times the energy to produce compared to Eco-Glass.

LED Lighting

LED Lighting

A highly efficient lighting technology that produces a bright, focused white light to enhance graphics and messaging. Uses 15 times less energy than traditional halogens.

Standard exhibits typically use Halogen Lighting, an inefficient light source that affects poor graphic color quality and operates at a dangerously high temperature. A growing number of trade show and conference venues are banning their use.

ReCo

ReCo

A flexible substrate material — made from 100% recycled plastics — that makes ideal lightweight panels and infills for displays. Available in a large variety of Laminate Options.

Standard exhibits typically use Virgin Plastics made from oil, or plywoods made with petroleum-based adhesives and finishes.

Eco-Fi (Velcro® Compatible)

Eco-Fi

A tough, Velcro® receptive fabric (great for detachable graphics) made from 100% post-consumer recycled soda bottles. The manufacture of this material alone prevents 3 billion plastic bottles from reaching the landfill annually.

Standard exhibits typically use Nylon-Based Fabric treated with toxic chemicals and printed with petroleum-based inks. Nylon does not decompose in landfills.

Bamboo

Bamboo

Part a the rapidly renewable grass family, bamboo re-grows to maturity in only 7 years and provides a beautiful and durable alternative that is much more eco-friendly. We use adhesives that are both strong and emission free, and it is finished with a water-based glossy glaze.

Standard exhibits typically use Particle Board, which contains formaldehyde and emits methane gas as it decomposes in a landfill, polluting both the air and the groundwater.

Low VOC Adhesives & Finishes

Low VOC Adhesives & Finishes

Water-based products. Low/No VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds). Petroleum-free production process is cleaner for the environment.

Standard exhibits typically use Petroleum-Based Adhesives & Finishes that release toxic fumes into the environment and the air we breathe during manufacturing and throughout much of their life cycle.