Our 3m Express ECO Wooden branded parasols are the parasols of the future. Comprising of a renewable, sustainable and biodegradable wooden frame with our brand new ECO canopy made from 100% recycled PET bottles. Not only are the canopies fully made from recycled plastic but the production process also uses 90% less water, 80% less energy and 65% less CO₂.
The hardwood frame is treated and varnished for extended durability. The central pole measures 38mm and comes in 2 parts with a brass fixture to join. The hardwood ribs are also varnished and treated and measure 13mm x 23mm.
Our ECO canopies are made from RECYCLED PET FABRIC made from 100% PET bottles. PET stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate. To create virgin PET, producers extract crude oil and natural gas from the Earth, then process and heat it to form a molten liquid and mould and solidify it into PET plastic containers. Once used these typically end up in landfill sites as single use plastic. We take these old PET containers and water bottles, process and heat them, spinning them into yarn.
Not only are the canopies fully made from recycled plastic but the production process versus virgin polyester uses 90% less water, 80% less energy and 65% less CO₂. Plus 1kg of RPET ensures 60 wasted water bottles are out of landfill.
This is an extremely strong parasol that offers great durability. RPET yarns offer the same performance durability and high strength as virgin polyester. Plus there is the added benefit of the canopies being treated with fire retardant coating which traditional polyester canopies aren’t.
The canopies have 6 panels and rib pockets. We Pantone match the canopies for you at no extra cost so you can match your branding exactly without high cost. You can opt for a valance which can also be printed. We can brand your promotional parasols with a simple logo print, or upgrade to all-over process print. We digitally print as standard allowing us to pantone match colours exact to your branding for a high end look. We use fade resistant canopy dyes, guaranteed to the highest fade resistance of the colours (7-8 degree according to ISO 105. B02), so you can trust your parasol will stay vibrant and eye catching.
These printed parasols have a neat and easy to use double pulley system to open and close the canopy.
We offer a range of optional bases for this printed parasol. To assess which base would be most appropriate we ask for the following information:
> The size of the parasol
> A brief description of the environment where the printed parasols will be located
> Will the parasol be attached to furniture e.g. within a table or stand alone?
> Will the branded parasol be in a group of parasols?
> Typical weather conditions – e.g. in sheltered area; in open space which is windy