PALBOARD® Terra
eco-friendly PVC

PVC Composite Panel with Climate Positive UBQ™

PALBOARD Terra is an ecological alternative to conventional sign & display substrates. It is the world’s first composite panel made from unsorted household waste diverted from landfills, and from recycled PVC. UBQ™ is the only material upcycled from 100% unsorted waste, utilizing trash, and turning it into a sustainable resource. PALBOARD Terra is engineered for wide-format printing and mechanical fabrication. Making it easy for designers to accomplish sustainability goals.

Benefits

PALBOARD Terra combines solid PVC surface with a foam core made with climate positive UBQ.

Climate Neutral

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

  • Advertising signage

  • Exhibition booth and display

  • Shop fitting

  • Shelving and organizational storage

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

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.
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.
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.
Why do I have to pre-drill fastener holes in roofing with corrugated panels?
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Pre-drilling the holes ensures that the panels have room to expand and contract properly with temperature changes. Skipping this step can lead to distorted, warped or cracked panels.
Which materials can be used in the construction of my sign?
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Sign faces are usually made from polycarbonate or acrylic. For extreme conditions such as heavy hail, low temperatures, or high temperatures produced when thermo-forming, polycarbonate is probably more suitable. For sign boxes or channel letter cans, PVC, multi-layered PVC and foam PVC can be used.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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