You’ve opened a business, maybe you’re throwing a party or you otherwise need something such as blank banner material to catch the eye of and attract visitors and patrons of all kinds. Maybe this was not your intention after all and you instead need a material that is durable, protective, and can be cut, crafted and formed into just about anything. If this is the case, vinyl, one of the most popular and well known materials in the world may be just the answer you are looking for.
As previously mentioned, vinyl is by a wide margin one of the most famous and mass produced materials in the world. Polyvinyl chloride, commonly called simply vinyl or abbreviated as PVC, which you may recognize from its pipe applications is, in the world of plastics, the second most manufactured in the world and you can readily buy vinyl fabric. PVC pipes are used in a large number of different construction applications due to it’s versatility and durability over more traditional materials like wood or iron. However, printable vinyl as we know it is used in thousands of different mass market applications such as, perhaps most famously, vinyl records. Other applications include wiring and floor tiles. Different vinyl fabrics can be cut and formed into shower curtains, floor mats, and banners.
While vinyl has been around since the mid 1800’s, the word from which it comes is much older than that. It derives itself from the Latin word “vinum” which is the same word from which “wine” was born. This is due to the fact that they both come from ethyl alcohol. Vinyl became quite a boon during the World War II period, it’s value being widely recognized, as it was used as a stand in for rubber which was in very short supply due to the needs of servicemen and women in the war effort.
Outdoor vinyl fabric is great for for work and recreational use. All it needs to be cleaned from whatever may accumulate on it is some soap and water. Whether it be blank banner material, a truck tarp, tenting or camping, it can be cut and formed to your needs.