Leach launches eco-friendly substrates range
Graphic display specialist Leach has revealed the latest environmentally-friendly additions to its substrates portfolio, following 12 months of research and development alongside a focused industry study.
The Yorkshire-based company has invested over 100 man-hours in its latest product suite over the past year, resulting in the release of 16 ‘green’ materials, which are PVC-free, recycled or recyclable and also include a ‘return to base’ model that encourages users to send back any obsolete graphics for onward recycling.
At the same time, Leach has also recently surveyed 164 decision-makers from some of the world’s leading brands, including Vauxhall, Arcadia Group, Estée Lauder and Beaverbrooks, in order to establish what really matters when it comes to visual communication installations.
Over half of the respondents stated that being ‘green’ was a strategic priority for their board, with 49 percent claiming that their company’s investment in sustainable products would increase during 2020. Interestingly, 64 percent of respondents also said that the ecological impact of their purchases was a very important consideration.
James Lavin, Managing Director at Leach, said: “It’s no secret that the environmental issues in society have pushed companies to adopt a greater ‘eco stance’ as part of their quest to ensure that business remains strong while striving to protect the planet.
“We have always been of this mindset, but we’ve taken things a step further with the launch of our complete eco range. We’ve already received some fantastic feedback and, most importantly, these greener solutions have no detrimental impact on the high-quality results achieved – the ‘wow factor’ is still extremely apparent!”
One of the newly released products is Eco Screen, a textile that is made from 100 percent recycled yarn, which can be used across a range of fabric graphic communications, with minimal impact upon the environment.
Another is the Leach Box, the latest iteration of the company’s lightbox. With power consumption having been reduced by 30 percent and with the manufacturing time having been reduced by half, this new design enables users to enjoy a reduction in their carbon footprint.
Leach has always been committed to reducing its carbon footprint. In 2008, it received the Queen’s Award for its investment into products incorporating LED lights for energy efficiency, changeable graphics to promote reusability, and lightweight rollable solutions to reduce transport costs.
For further information, visit: https://weareleach.com/eco-materials/