Upcycling + Materials

Advertising Billboard Mesh (ABM)

The most common material utilized in the outdoor advertising industry is a lightweight product that is 100% polyester and coated with PVC. This material is strong enough to withstand the rigours of nature yet still allows for crisp image detail and brilliant colour. The perforation of the material ensures that the billboards have a low wind flow resistance and contribute to the material being lightweight, flexible and highly durable.

Bedouin Stretch Tent

Bedouin Stretch Tent (BS)

This material used for commercial stretch tents is waterproof, stretchable and often consists of a durable polymeric coating. The material is easily washable and possesses anti-microbial and anti-mould properties along with various UV stabilizers.

The material used for our products is either reused from old tents or has not passed certification tests to be utilized in its primary application.

Truck Tarppaulin

Truck Tarpaulin (TT)

Vinyl tarpaulins are made of vinyl-coated polyester and are often coated with flame-retardant polyvinyl chloride. They are a more heavy-duty tarp than polyethylene and used where more reliable protection is needed. They tend to be waterproof, highly abrasion resistant, and resistant to corrosion or contamination from oil, acid, grease and mildew. They are commonly used as the protection cover on the back of trucks.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Upcycling is the practice of creating a useable product from waste or unwanted items, or adapting existing spent materials in some way that is useful or creative, but importantly, that adds value in a new context. The essence of upcycling is the reduction of waste through the prolongation of the use of its properties, thus achieving efficiency gains in resource use.

Upcycling is designed to work in opposition to consumer culture, encouraging people to think of new and innovative ways of using things instead of only buying new consumables. By promoting re-use over disposal, upcycling benefits the environment and mitigates the production of new waste.

Unlike recycling, upcycling is less energy intensive on account of waste being upcycled as opposed to broken down, reprocessed or denatured. This makes upcycling a better option than recycling whenever a choice is available and imagination not in short supply.

Yatch Sail (YS)

Yacht Sail (YS)

 

Most modern sails are made from synthetic fibres ranging from low-cost nylon or polyester to expensive aramid or carbon fibres. Polyethylene terephthalate, the most common type of polyester, is the most common fibre used in sailcloth, it is also commonly referred to by the brand name Dacron. Dacron has excellent resiliency, high abrasion resistance, high UV resistance, high flex strength and low cost. Low absorbency allows the fibre to dry quickly.

Advertising Nylon (AN)

Advertising Nylon (AN)

In-store advertising banners are printed onto a nylon based material, referred to as Poly Twill. This material is designed to allow a heat transfer process to take place and is therefore used in many advertising banner applications with exciting colours, patterns and lettering present. They are highly durable and weather resistant but also soft to the touch, this being a perfect lining for our bags.

Nylon Ripstop (RP)

Nylon Ripstop (NR)

Rip-stop fabric, is a woven, lightweight, nylon-threaded material that resists tearing and ripping. It can be water resistant and is commonly used for camping equipment such as tents and the outer shells of sleeping bags. This material is also used to make hang glider and parasail wings, parachutes, hot air balloons, sails, kites, flags, and sports clothes. This tough beating fabric is ideal for any application that requires material that won’t fail under stress.

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