PALBOARD® TERRA
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY DISPLAY SUBSTRATE

Carbon negative PVC composite panel

PALBOARD Terra is an ecological alternative to conventional sign & display substrates. It is the world’s first PVC composite panel with a negative carbon footprint. Using recycled PVC and innovative UBQ™ material, its manufacturing process eliminates more CO2 than it emits. UBQ™ is the only material upcycled from 100% unsorted household waste diverted from landfills. Palram effectively utilizes waste material, and turns it into a sustainable product. PALBOARD Terra is engineered for wide-format printing and mechanical fabrication, making it easy for designers and printers to accomplish sustainability goals.

Benefits

PALBOARD Terra carbon negative PVC panel combines a solid surface with a foam core made with upcycled waste.

Negative Carbon
Emissions

Lightweight

Easy Processing

High Image Quality

Water Resistance

Chemical Resistance

Applications

Uniform surface for high quality printing. Foam core for structural stability. Ready for printing, cutting, and V-grooving.
  • Digital and Screen Printing

  • POP and Retail Displays

  • Routed Images & Lettering

  • Exhibition Booth and Display

  • Shop Fitouts

  • Advertising Signage

UBQ MATERIALS
CLIMATE TECH DEVELOPER OF ADVANCED MATERIALS MADE FROM ORGANIC AND UNRECYCLABLE WASTE
PROVIDING A SUSTAINABLE SUBSTITUTE TO PLASTIC

The environmental impact of PALBOARD® Terra

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FAQ

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What are three-dimensional or 3D logo signs?
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3D letters and/or 3D logos are made of plastic, metal or foam. They reinforce an upscale image and create a clear highlighted message. These signs can be illuminated when required.

Is the PE film suitable for thermoforming applications?
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Most of Palram’s products that are delivered with PE film covering are suitable for thermoforming. In general, we recommend using clear PE and not printed PE.

Which of Palram’s sheets are suitable for printing, sign & display applications?
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For use in illuminated signage, PALSUN, PALSUN CS (Coil Stock) and PALGLAS are suitable for the sign face; and PALBOARD, PALOPAQUE, and PALIGHT for the body of the letters or symbols. For print & display, Palram’s entire product portfolio can be used based on the specific application. This choice depends on a combination of several parameters, including the cost of the media, its durability, and its suitability for the specific application. Please visit Palram’s Flat sheet application catalog for more information.

What is the best wide-format inkjet media (substrate) for my application?
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This is based on a combination of several parameters, but the main ones are the cost of the media and its durability, and its fit to the required application. Please visit Palram’s Flat Sheet Application Catalog.

How do I handle inkjet printable media before and after printing?
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Before: use a protected sheet with PE masking, store unused inkjet printable media in original packaging and in a clean area, and avoid touching the print side by handling the edges of the sheet or by using lint-free white gloves.

After: avoid any finishing until prints are completely dry, store the printed media in a clean environment, and avoid dust from sticking to the fresh cured ink.

What can assure accurate double-sided printing or recto verso prints?
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A strict spec of diagonal (from angle to angle) during the production process is feasible for this.

What is the most accurate white point that is suitable for wide-format printing?
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There are different white substrates available but in order to achieve a true colored image according to the design, a process of profiling (ICC profile) needs to be done. By using a natural white substrate (a tint which been made with no extra additives), the process of measuring and profiling becomes very simple and fast.

Is the PE film suitable for thermoforming applications?
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Most of Palram’s products that are delivered with PE film covering are suitable for thermoforming. In general, we recommend using clear PE and not printed PE.

Should products be pre-dried before thermoforming?
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This depends on the production date and storage conditions of the product before thermoforming. It is recommended to check the product before thermoforming is attempted.

What is the difference between a polypropylene sheet and PVC?
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In terms of ink adhesion properties, both polymers act very differently. PVC is a ready-to-use polymer so no pre-treatment needs to be done before printing (on rigid or flexible media). Polypropylene has different chemical properties and for this reason, needs to get a pre-treatment coat (‘Corona’), which has a limited shelf life.

UBQ makes no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy or reliability of the above Climate Impact Estimation Assessment, which is based on Life Cycle Assessment made by Quantis on 2020 (the “LCA”) and other data provided by reliable third-party consultants. The Climate Impact Estimation Assessment is provided as an instructive guide only and shall under no circumstances be regarded as a definitive or binding assessment. For full comparative LCA, additional requirements must be met including a critical review by an external review panel