Never PVC in Perma Press transfers

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), sometimes irregularly abbreviated to PV, is one of the most common types of plastics, which, together with polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS), are called volume plastics. PVC is a polymer made up of several bonded vinyl chloride molecules. It is a thermoplastic made by adding chlorine to ethylene. ;

PVC plastic has both an environmental and health risk. Since heat transfer uses high temperature in both the creation of the product and also the application of transfer on fabric, we have taken a sharp distance from this plastic.

When heated, chlorine can be released from PVC, which is cancerous, Perma Press has not used this plastic since 1990 to ensure that both our employees and our customers should never have to worry about their health when using our products.

Phthalates are plasticizers in PVC. Some of the most dangerous phthalates are currently banned in toys, but they are still found among a large number of other transfer manufacturers. Phthalates may appear to be endocrine disruptors. It is not easy to answer why there is still PVC and phthalates in the transfer market, but the principle of substitution does not always work by itself. Prohibitions and stricter restrictions are needed to phase out the worst alternatives. Perma Press is proud to have been active for both environmental and health reasons since 1990. For us, this is not a fad or a trend, but has been our most important vision from the start.