What are Evolon®Sol & Evolon®Jet
Evolon®Sol and Evolon®Jet are the result of a co-operation between Freudenberg Evolon and Kernow Coatings HydroSol & Hydrojet to produce unique material that offers the best blend of high impact imaging with a low environmental impact durable fabric.
Evolon® is a patented continuous micro-filament textile substrate which unlike standard ‘nonwoven’ products (in the sense of just a mass of short fibres bonded together) offers superior strength, tear resistance and stability. It combines nonwoven processes with the superior benefits from an endless spun polyester/polyamide microfibres, 100 times thinner than a human hair, that are then fractured by Evolon’s high-pressure water-jet process that simultaneously entangles and consolidates the microfilaments.
Evolon®Sol/Jet Contributes to sustainable Graphic design and display production.
Compared to standard fabrics, its superb non-fray characteristics and polyester/polyamide stability
mean edges generally do not need finishing, resisting curl and potentially, reducing operations steps,
Compared to standard vinyl banners, it’s a third of the weight and totally PVC-free.
saving production energies.
Now that’s low-impact!
A clean substrate, a clean coating…
Kernow Coatings “HydroSol” technology is using a water-based, non-toxic coating process, infused into the matrix of the material, adding minimal environmental burden to the basic substrate, minimising the natural gloss of solvent inks but imparting an attractive ‘leatherette’ sheen to solid printed areas. The coating is pliant to retain a textile ‘handle’ and excellent draping characteristics.
. And what’s more, the whole material has been successfully certified to European flame retardant M1, held to be the most demanding in Europe.
Suitable for hard, mild, eco-solvent, UVC and latex inks, even with saturated ink levels, to produce deep, vibrant colours you will see no seepage on the back, unlike most fabrics.
Kernow Coatings “HydroJet” technology is water-based, non-toxic coating infused into the matrix of the material, adding minimal environmental burden to the basic substrate, with a high matt finish, killing unwelcome light reflections and retaining an artistic look to prints. And what’s more, the whole material has been successfully certified to European flame retardant M1, held to be the most demanding in Europe.
Printable by any aqueous inkjet printer, can be saturated to levels that produce deep, vibrant colours unknown on most fabrics but with no seepage on the back.
… use as drop banners, wrinkle-resistant roll-up displays and roller blinds, Evolon®Sol or Evolon®Jet are clean, phthalate-free material that can be disposed of without worries or incinerated to energy, lightness alone minimising environmental burden by two-thirds compared to standard PVC banners. And it’s completely manufactured in the EU, fully compliant with its stringent environmental laws.
It’s an exciting combination of an easy-to-use, versatile, low-impact material with world-class imaging performance.
The best of all worlds?