In the exhibition world, there are two fundamentally different
philosophies: System exhibition construction scores when it comes to sustainability, planning, and costs. Conventional exhibition construction, on the other hand, has its advantages when it comes to individual adjustments and the free choice of employed materials, but has big shortcomings when it comes to sustainability and recyclability.
Often, chipboard is used instead of aluminium components.
At first glance, this might seem more ecological, when actually it isn't: for one ton of OSB chipboard for dry areas (with 10 % urea formaldehyde resin), almost the same amount of energy is needed as for one ton of recycled
aluminium. And at the end of the day, aluminium is recyclable and reusable - wood panels generally aren't.
A conventionally built exhibition stand will be torn down and
disposed of after one exhibition. According to estimates of
the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy,
“almost 90 % of the employed conventional materials and
products are disposed of as mixed waste” after the exhibition. A system exhibition stand made from aluminium, however, is deconstructed at the end of an exhibition and can, thanks to its light weight and modular structure, be rebuilt quickly and easily at any time. This makes the system exhibition stand the smarter choice for exhibition builders and exhibitors alike - both from an ecological and economical viewpoint.