Specialist supplier Embrace Building Wraps said it is the UK’s first non-PVC digitally printed scaffold wrap
The site will have a steel façade retention system and access scaffold in place for the duration of the project with one of two planned scaffold wraps now in place.
Embrace has worked with specialist printer CMYUK using its Kavalan Sunlight eco-friendly material which is 56% polyester scrim and a 44% PA water-based coating.
Greg Forster, MD at Embrace, said: “Together our two organisations respect the environment and are always on the lookout for fresh innovative solutions.
“The distinctive design on the wrap is pixel-perfect, masking the scaffold whilst maintaining a delightful streetscape for the community during the build.”
The wrap measures 26m wide by 4.5m high and carries high-resolution photography of a Rabanna print on cotton supplied by Fermoie – creators of original fabrics with a local store on the Pimlico Road.
To ensure the structural integrity of the material Embrace have conduced pull tests showing the PVC-free banners can withstand up to 774 kg on average.
After use Embrace will still send the material to be repurposed and then – even when the second life of the wrap is over – the material can be sent for energy-from-waste disposal.