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Precision Proco ups its sustainability quotient

Precision Proco ups its sustainability quotient
Precision Proco has recently switched to using UFabrik Eco materials purchased from CMYUK, a range that is made from yarn that has been manufactured from the waste of single-use PET plastics and is 100 percent recyclable. The UFabrik Eco range offers solutions for frontlit/backlit and blockout signs and wallcoverings, including single piece, and staple wrap-around frames.

Carl Jackson, Large Format Manager at Precision Proco , who is pictured above right with printer operators Anita Urbanowska and Bradley Bradshaw, explained: “For starters, the quality of the print is really good, and it compares very well with the material that we were using, so switching was a no-brainer, particularly as the costs are the same. It also provides us with a big advantage with clients because when we tell them UFabrik is made from recycled bottles, they are really impressed and, as the price isn’t an issue, they’re happy to swop instantly.”

One of the company’s main clients is a global sportswear retailer that has been pushing its supply chain towards greater sustainability. In this instance Precision Proco is using green materials for promotional applications including eco-friendly paper display board, and when using acrylics for signage, it uses 5mm thicknesses rather than 10mm.

 Precision Proco Group was formed last year, following a merger between Precision Printing, Proco, Prime, Where the Trade Buys, and digital marketing and e-commerce platform developer, Climb, when it became a £45m multi-site, commercial and online print group. With this move, the company is redefining the impact its combined activities impact on the world, and accordingly, it is developing a green plan that aims for greater levels of ethical and sustainable attainment.

Commenting on this, Kirsty Osborne, the Group’s Compliance and Quality Control Manager, said: “We want to balance profitability with doing the right thing, which involved the constant monitoring of our impact on the environment.”

 Carl Jackson has been working with CMYUK for three years, initially reaching out for help with a volume textile solution. He recalled: “That’s where the relationship started, and it’s just opened up from there. CMYUK was always first with a new product; it offers products that are out of the ordinary and a bit different from everybody else, which is why I’ve always kept it in mind. And, if I need material for specific use for our stock credentials, I know CMYUK will find it for me.”

At present, Carl is set to evaluate PVC-free Kavalan from CMYUK, the company’s alternative to traditional PVC, which he expects to add as the main product range for banner work.

Carl concluded: “The new group that we have created is all about exploring the future possibilities of print. Underpinning that is our commitment to the environment and using alternative products, including UFabrik and Kavalan. They not only perform better than the originals, they also offer environmental benefits, which is not only good for business – it also has added benefits for all of us too.”

For further information on Precison Proco, visit: www.precisionprocogroup.co.uk

For further information on CMYUK, visit: www.cmyuk.com

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