WallPepper®/Group implements and produces its decorative solutions with respect and a sensitive approach to the environment.
Environmental choices have indeed always been part of WallPepper®'s DNA: founded in 1981 as a laboratory dedicated to high-quality photo printing, the company founded by Diego Locatelli paid the utmost attention to how to dispose of the chemicals used in analogue printing processes, with the associated loading and unloading registers.
It was also very important that the silver waste in the films was disposed of in full accordance with the rules, with special attention to the air quality in the working rooms. These questions allowed for the development of an increasing sensitivity towards environmental problems.
Dealing mainly with Fine-Art printing, the photo lab has always excluded solvents and vinyl materials to use only water-based inks and cotton paper.
"In this way, care and respect for the environment entered the logic of all productions, even when we decided to start printing wallpapers to create large decorative images using sustainable and certified materials," says Diego Locatelli.
WallPepper®/Group wallpapers are the result of continuous technical and artistic research, therefore high-quality coatings are made from natural, sustainable, certified PVC-free materials. They are able not only to respond to any project request, but also to achieve a perfect balance between different housing needs and the need to reduce environmental impact.
By judicious use of materials and best printing practices, which include the use of environmentally friendly and safe pigmented inks, WallPepper®/Group produces every graphic in the catalogue, in addition to those created on the project, customizing each one according to the size of the target wall, so that they can calculate the needs of material, minimize waste and optimize energy consumption.
The main material on which the graphics are printed is 100% ecological WP/Smooth TNT, which consists of cellulose and textile fibres obtained mainly from agave leaves, completely PVC-free, with good mechanical resistance, resistance to fire and light.
WP/Smooth is odourless, breathable, hypoallergenic and has a strong decorative effect due to the characteristics of the material making it extremely velvety to the touch (and easy to clean with a damp cloth). WP/Smooth is also UL, AgBB and Nordic Swan certified and complies with the Greenguard Children & Schools standard.
"WallPepper®/Group materials meet international standards for sustainability and end-of-life reuse to provide professionals with a certified qualification," continues Diego Locatelli.
WallPepper®/Group enables the rational and conscious decoration of modern spaces and offers certified designers’ high-performance solutions with a unique and outstanding aesthetic effect.