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The Green Building Alternative For Sustainable Exhibition Stands

Updated: Jun 2

The primary focus in choosing an exhibition stand supplier relates to the quality, durability, and sustainability of the materials used in building the structure of the stand. The use of repurposed and recycled materials with minimum impact on the environment is advised wherever possible.


Exhibition stands are usually built from medium density fibreboards (MDF) and perspex polystyrene sheet (PST) panels. The various modular configurations of these boards form the exhibition stand shell. Although stronger and denser than plywood, the engineered wood MDF contains a range of harmful VOC toxins when released into the atmosphere. The plastic-based PST is no different.


As an alternative to MDF and PST walls, engineered fibre boards (EFB) are becoming popular due to their no volatile organic compound (VOC) content, and a dozen of other benefits besides composition alone. These eco-certified fibre boards, such as Xanita, are made from paper and sugar cane waste. The natural fibres are pulped and turned into a tough kraft paper which gets processed and transformed into a lightweight board.


These boards are recyclable, reprintable, reusable, and easily repackable, an advantage for both the client exhibiting and the service provider. When discussing the exhibition stand shell and its components with your stand supplier, choose repurposed or recycled materials and fabrics options for walls, flooring/carpets, furniture and other elements such as lighting installations.


Speak to your exhibition stand supplier today to discuss the best green alternatives for your stand. Not sure where to start in choosing your sustainable exhibition display? From design and build and to the manufacturing of exhibition stands, The Exhibitionist has got you covered.

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