Vycom (Scranton, Pennsylvania), a leading U.S. manufacturer of innovative plastic sheet products designed to replace wood, metal and other traditional materials in a variety of applications, has launched its Celtec DigiLite light-density PVC sheets that “offer economy while retaining the same print quality of Celtec premium signboard materials.” Previewed at the PRINTING United Tradeshow in October of 2019, Celtec DigiLite materials are now available for order through Vycom authorized distributors.
Celtec DigiLite signboard is a premium PVC material that improves throughput in finishing, enabling printers to consistently produce high-value display graphics applications. The new DigiLite line provides comparable levels of quality and performance in an economical sheet that’s approximately 15% lighter than Celtec premium signboard sheets. “Lighter-density sheets offer a more cost-effective solution by reducing shipping costs and providing ease in handling,” said the company. “DigiLite sheets offer superior ink adhesion for digital and screen printing processes and can also be stained, varnished, laminated and cut.”
DigiLite sign materials offer exceptional UV performance, an optimized white point, and a satin finish that’s ideal for light-duty applications such as exhibit signage, point-of-purchase displays, indoor and outdoor signage, decorated store fixtures, and more. The Celtec line – including new DigiLite, plus recently introduced Woodgrain and Thick Gauge materials – is one of the most complete when it comes to thicknesses, finishes and textures for extruded PVC sheets available from a single manufacturer of 100% U.S.-made products. Celtec DigiLite sheets are available for purchase in 3 mm and 6 mm thicknesses in standard sizes. Custom sheet dimensions are also available by special order.
Vycom Recycling Take-Back Program. Vycom also recently introduced its Recycling Take-Back Program intended to capture and recycle printed and unprinted PVC sheets, as well as scraps and drops from finishing and fabricating. The program is designed for users of PVC and PE products including DigiLite – in coordination with authorized distributors for drop-off or collection – to recycle used signage and scrap. Material is returned to Vycom facilities and recycled into the company’s various products, ensuring these materials do not end up in landfills and instead in “long-lasting, functional-performance products.”