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Pamela ZonsiusBy Pamela Zonsius
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Pamela ZonsiusBy Pamela Zonsius
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$1,030
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 23 2013

About

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The current BRELLIX-pvc is:

a PVC - (polyvinyl chloride) film material, that holds a negative stigma of use throughout many industries. 

produced with phthalates, for flexibility, which holds a negative connotation for consumer product use.

limited in production width to 72” (not wide enough for very large applications).

as a film material, is not easily printable. 

not burnable for disposal (most European landfills burn disposed material).

not heat stabilized. 

biodegradable in 2-5 years.

99% Ultra Violet light protected. 

MADE IN AMERICA

The future BRELLIX-pp will be: 

a polypropylene film material – made of only carbon (C) and hydrogen (H), which inherently is a greener material.

produced with no plasticizers (phthalates) for flexibility. 

produced to the maximum production width of 120”. 

printable. 

stable in cold weather. 

30% lower in density. 

stronger as a material.

99% Ultra Violet light protected.

will be more economical to produce than pvc. 

100% recyclable. 

100% biodegradable. 

MADE IN AMERICA

Our Challenge:

in this project; is to create a (non-phthalate) flexible polypropylene film, that is printable and biodegradable, with 99% UV protection. And to confirm, through extensive laboratory tests, how many years it will take to biodegrade in oxygen (aerobic) and non-oxygen (anaerobic) landfill environments. 

Why should I back this project?

Through your backing you will be part of an exciting and important global design movement, which recognizes the need for new and innovative designed materials and products that are earth responsible.

This is the current BRELLIX-pvc film with print. (images courtesy of Brelli)
This is the current BRELLIX-pvc film with print. (images courtesy of Brelli)

What are some of the future applications for BRELLIX-PP?

Because the film will be 99% UV sun protective, printable and produced in a range of gauges (4-20 mil) and widths (2”-120”), it will have broad applications of use in products such as: umbrellas, beach umbrellas, outdoor market umbrellas, tent structures, outdoor awnings/canopies, baby carriage covers, rainwear, etc…

With your successful backing of BRELLIX-PP, we may see this unique film used as a key material in future Kickstarter projects run by users like you…making the possibilities truly endless.

How do I know that it is possible to create BRELLIX-PP?

Our US manufacturer recently obtained the capacity to produce BRELLIX-Polypropylene film with state of the art machinery from Germany.We are confident that we will be able to produce this unique film given the funding. After testing several prints methods on the current BRELLIX-pvc film we now know EXACTLY what to alter in the BRELLIX-pp film in order to produce better quality prints. The image below is the beginning of how a test print is created:

(beginning development) Camouflage Print
(beginning development) Camouflage Print

REWARDS

There is nothing better than a child's smile and laughter…this is what the BRELLI evokes when a child opens one for the first time! Anyone can create their own art with the BRELLImarkers, they are non-toxic permanent paint markers…"so your art won't wash off in the rain!"

The BRELLIwear Poncho is perfect for spur-of-the-moment rain!  It easily slides over your head and features a large hood with bamboo toggels.  You'll stay nice and dry even in the heaviest downpour.  The Poncho also has a large front pocket for keys, cell phone, or anything that you need to keep dry.  It is made from BRELLIX - PVC.

It provides superior protection from the rain, sun (blocks 99% of UVA/UVB/UVC rays) and withstands winds up to 40 mph. All handmade using sustainable and renewable bamboo, organic cotton and BRELLIX -  PVC. It comes with a custom carrying case for easy handling with style.

Risks and challenges

Our goal to produce the BRELLIX film in polypropylene, with the same attributes as the current BRELLIX film in pvc, is attainable. The manufacturer of this film is very confident we can accomplished this given the funding to produce it, so therefore the risk is minimal. Success of this project will be confirmed through extensive laboratory testing.

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    In the mail you will receive a personalized thank you note from Pam Zonsius.

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    A HUGE THANKS! We will follow you on Twitter, Facebook and/or Pinterest.

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    You will receive a pack of Brelli markers!

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    You will get a fabulously fun and functional Brelli poncho!

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    You will receive the small clear BRELLI - it is the #1 most popular style!

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    You will get an exclusive small BRELLI signed by the designer!

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    Your support is inspirational. You will get a medium or large sized BRELLI (of your choice of size and color) signed by the designer!

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    You will get a brand new 10 Foot beachBRELLI made from the new BRELLIX-Polypropylene!

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    Dinner in NYC with both the President and CEO of BRELLI, Pamela and Frederic Zonsius...with a suprise gift! (Within NYC Only)

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Funding period

- (30 days)