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Value Vinyls is a family owned and operated company established in 1984 with much success in providing unmatched products and service to a highly diversified and growing industry of fabricators requiring industrial fabrics to make their products. Much of the company’s strength is due to the dedicated employees who are superior at the work. Our goal is to offer high quality products at competitive prices while providing unmatched customer service and sales support. This goal applies to all departments within our company, in that regardless of the task, it is for the benefit of our customer. Our Inside Customer Support Team has over 30 years of combined experience and trained to handle from your everyday to most complicated business needs. Additionally our team includes technically experienced manufacturer’s representatives located across the United States. Value Vinyls has the perfect combination of expertise and resources to work closely with you in developing your own customized product program to meet your exact requirements. Whether it is stocked products of products customized to your specifications, we can provide solutions with the help of our endless capabilities. Value Vinyls will be exhibiting at the 2017 IFAI EXPO / Booth #1127, to be held Sept. 27th – 29th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Our knowledgeable sales & support personnel will be available at the booth and ready to help with your fabric interests. Are You Planning to Attend Looking for Particular Fabrics? Contact us now and we’ll do our homework to provide you fabric options and present them to you at the show. You can reach out to us by calling 877-716-6651 or email us at info@valuevinyls.com or click on this Contact Us Link and leave a note. We are ready to help you with your fabric needs! Complimentary 3-Day Show Floor Pass – Please enjoy this invitation, compliments of Value Vinyls at Booth #1127.Use this VIP CODE: EP306 Enter the VIP Code at the beginning of the registration form to redeem free show floor admission. You will have the option to upgrade your registration if you are interested in any additional events or education. Register at: IFAIEXPO.com/Register

This month we will complete everyone’s favorite subject, flame retardancy and testing! The good news is, this is the last of three blogs addressing the three main FR testing methods. To refresh from my previous blog, the three FR test methods used for most Architectural Fabrics, Shadecloth and Vinyl Material are ASTM E-84, NFPA 701, and California State Fire Marshall (CSFM) Title 19. In my last two Dr. Shade blogs, we covered the CSFM and NFPA 701, so this month we are covering the ASTM E-84 Fire Retardancy test method. ASTM E-84 is a voluntary industry FR specification, and ASTM International who is an international standards organization, does not keep the detailed records on which fabrics pass. ASTM is typically used for wall covering and was the industry FR test standard for many years. It is now mostly used for indoor fabrics and some specialty outdoor fabrics. So, what is ASTM E84? ASTM E-84 is intended to provide only comparative measurements of surface flame spread and smoke density with that of select grade red oak and fiber-cement board surfaces under the specific fire exposure conditions. Simply put, ASTM E-84 measures the flame spread and smoke index, which are considered the surface burning characteristics of a material. Depending on the numbers, materials can have classifications of Class A, B, or C according to NFPA, ANSI/NFPA No. 101, “life Safety Code”, 2006 Edition, or IBC (International Building Code), 2006 Edition, Chapter 8, Interior Finishes, Section 803, if they pass any level of this standard.  The test is conducted in a fire tunnel using a 22″ x 24′ sample of the material.  The ignition source is 7 seconds in duration, total test is 10 minutes.  The flame front cannot exceed 24” during the test.  Results are expressed as Flame Spread Index, and Smoke Developed Value.  Following are the criteria for each level of this test, regardless of whether NFPA or IBC. For products that pass these criteria Class A, Flame Spread 1-25, Smoke Developed Less than or equal to 450 Class B, Flame Spread 26-75, Smoke Developed Less than or equal to 450 Class C, Flame Spread 76-200, Smoke Developed Less than or equal to 450 Please note, this test is comparable to UL 723, ANSI/NFPA No 255, and UBC No. 8-1 ASTM International does not do testing and certification of fabric, so you’ll need to have your material tested by an independent testing lab if you require a certificate. Value Vinyls have many fabrics that meet ASTM E-84 Standards. For more information contact us at the following link Value Vinyls, or call us at 877-716-6651. SOURCE American Society for Testing and Materials SOURCE National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) SOURCE Office of the California State Fire Marshal

With the advanced technology that is now available in printing equipment, the ease of digital and screen printing is being used on almost any type of substrate. We are experiencing a higher demand for industrial vinyl material that is printable. One example where we have seen a significant increase is in the school systems for printable fabrics used in gymnasiums and field sports. More wall pads, gym mats and landing pads are being personalized with team mottos and logos done in school colors. The National Center for Educational Statistics indicates there are close to 100,000 public schools and over 33,000 private schools with an additional 7,000 post-secondary schools in the United States. Now that is a fair number of gymnasiums and fields used for sports! Many other institutions are using printable materials for similar applications, including over 36,000 Fitness Centers and 227 sports stadiums with a seating capacity of 20,000 + as several more examples. As well, there are many other industrial markets that are using fabric for messaging and advertising. With all that said the question is, do you have a need for printable industrial vinyl? Value Vinyls is the premiere supplier of industrial PVC for many industries in need of printable vinyl. We produce a wide variety of PVC laminated and coated reinforced vinyl fabrics and vinyl mesh for every type of industrial application. Our printable PVC vinyl is designed to be durable and available in many different colors and embosses. These products are treated against UV and mildew, assuring your indoor-outdoor products can withstand adverse weather conditions. On top of all that, we offer PVC vinyl options that are fire retardant and CPSIA (6P) certified, have no detection of DnHP (7P), contain the lowest levels of lead on the market, and are phthalate-free, guaranteeing they are safe for children. Here are just a few of our primary printable industrial vinyl offerings and the applications/markets they are being used in: Athletic Soluna – Used for Stadium Wall Pads Champion MVP14 – Used for Gym Wall Pad, Mats and other Indoor Athletic Components Impact 16 – Used for Dummies, Landing Mats and other Indoor and Outdoor Athletic Components Sportiva 18 – Gymnasium Child Shapes, Floor Mats, Wall Pads and other Indoor Athletic Components Transportation Advantage MVP 18 – Used for Truck Tarps, Outdoor Tarps, Specialty Industrial Uses SIOEN B6000 – Used for Truck Side Curtains and Speed Doors in Commercial Warehouses Structure Fabrics StructureTec 22 PVC Vinyl Tensile Structure Fabric – Used for Tent Tops & Siding Soluna – Used for Awnings Mesh Fabrics CrossCourt Dip Coated Mesh 8 – Used for Windscreen on Tennis Court & Construction Site Fencing To learn more about our entire line of printable industrial vinyl contact us at 877-716-6651 or click on this link: Contact Us

You could say that Tammy Glover, in many ways, is the face of Value Vinyls. Her infectious smile and bright personality have been radiant at the company for the last 22 years! Yes, that is not a typo… Tammy has been an important part of Value Vinyls for close to a quarter century and believe me, she knows her vinyl! We have customers that refuse to visit with anyone else! Tammy is a Texas girl born and raised here all her life. She has a golden heart and is always doing something special for someone in the office. Be it making a cake for a birthday or handing out candy at her desk to anyone who walks by, she is always making someone smile. Tammy knows much about the internal mechanics of Value Vinyls and is always ready to lend a hand where needed. She has held down a number of positions but her love for our valued customers has always brought her back to customer service and she wears the title of Sales Support Specialist with honor and conviction. Known for her customer relations, Tammy strives to make certain every order she handles, large or small gets the individual attention to detail and expediant results that will meet her expectations. Everything from what the customer orders to providing the best shipment options available are a priority. Tammy goes above and beyond to arrive at a positive outcome. For example, one day our phones went down and she immediately jumped into action to offer up her cell phone number so we could reroute all our incoming calls to her phone. She was one busy girl that day until the phones were fixed but did it with a smile and was happy to assist in an otherwise bad situation. We are certainly miles ahead of the curve with Tammy being a loyal and important part of Value Vinyls, but to be honest, every customer that crosses paths with Tammy is getting the Gold Star Treatment! Of course it goes without saying that our Customer Service Specialists whom she works with, Kimber Easthom and Amanda Bledsoe have only benefited from their working relationships and are assured to provide that same Gold Star Treatment!

Kevin Boeck is Value Vinyls’ Warehouse Manager with a tenacious attitude that gives him the drive and persistence to always work toward perfection. Kevin’s background comes from the Oilfield industry where providing support was a critical on-time requirement and the demand was now to avoid costly shut downs. He knows the meaning of urgent and the importance of time. Kevin manages 6 distribution warehouses for Value Vinyls across the US and Canada, representing over 250,000 square feet of space and exceeding well over one million yards of stocked inventory. Boeck is quick to comment on this task saying, “we can handle the necessary demands our customers have come to expect”. With specializing in expedited shipment and timely deliveries, Kevin has a work background of on-time results, making his work ethic the right formula for meeting if not exceeding customer service demands. Kevin has the same expectations from his warehouse support team. As Kevin puts it, “Striving to meet our customer’s needs is priority one with how my team and I conduct business and with my team’s attention to detail, our customers will benefit from the correct stock being available and the accurate filling of orders”. Kevin also has a strong history of working directly with trucking companies, negotiating the best possible rates which allows Value Vinyls to provide the least expense in freight costs, yet highest quality service when shipping with us. Known for his outstanding customer relations, Kevin is always available to visit directly with our valued customers. We are proud to have Kevin Boeck as our Warehouse Manager, a true Pro for Value Vinyls!

Building Wraps are BIG BUSINESS!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 by

When it comes to billboard style advertising, Building Wraps have become a popular way of plastering a colorful graphic with a good message on the side of a tall building. This is mega marketing at its best! Advertising by way of Building Wraps have become big business and it speaks for itself all over the country, especially in larger metropolitan cities. These amazingly vivid works of art can be looked at in one aspect as advertisements that transition a space on the side of a building into a marketing device which not only will grab one’s attention, but results in generating sales. Building Wraps are also used to mask construction sites where building renovations are being done, even to show the new architectural design of how the building will look by printing a representation of it on the Building Wrap itself. Building Wraps can be customized to cover most any shape structure. They can also be custom fit to hide scaffolding that is set up in front of a building. Building codes must be addressed when putting up a Building Wrap and because this type of signage is temporary, compliance with city codes are usually not as time consuming with fewer permit approvals compared to permanent signs. Using the right material for Building Wraps will make a big difference with the durability of the fabric and the print quality of the graphics that are displayed. Using a printable mesh with anywhere from 35% to 40% air flow will allow normal wind conditions to blow through adequately, which can mean the difference of the material holding up or becoming tattered and torn due to wind whip. Value Vinyls offers RIO 9 oz. Mesh Supreme that will provide beautiful eye catching graphics, yet durable for outdoor use in vigorous weather conditions and has adequate air flow for holding up in normal to turbulent winds. RIO 9 oz. Mesh Supreme has proven itself many times over, displaying beautiful artwork and brand messaging on skyscrapers and other city tower buildings across the country. Known projects up to 11,000 square feet have been done with RIO 9 oz. Mesh Supreme. RIO 9 oz. Mesh Supreme has superior digital printability using solvent, UV or Latex Inks and is available with a film liner for large format printers that require a backing. RIO 9 oz. comes in several roll widths including a 196” width to accommodate for large building surface areas with fewer weld seams. So if you are currently printing Building Wraps or you have a grand format printer and are possibly looking to start, Value Vinyls is your trusted source! Contact us for more information and a printable sample. We are here to help. Contact us at info@valuevinyls.com or call 877-716-6651

Rio 6 oz. Event Mesh can be used for printing on one side. It is compatible with UV and solvent inks and is ideal for both indoor and outdoor mesh signs. This product was designed to be fire retardant, meeting the rigorous standards of NFPA-701 where additional fire code jurisdiction is required. This lightweight yet durable mesh has a 70% openness, which allows for maximum audio clarity. The vivid white points help to create eye-catching graphics that can be seen from afar. Additionally, we offer this mesh in wide widths of 126 inches and 196 inches.

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