As the market-leading supplier of sheet material, 3A Composites offers a unique variety of branded products. The core markets include direct-to-substrate digital printing and screen printing, exhibition, shop and furniture design, signage as well as POS/POP applications. As market leader, we attach the highest importance to sustainability in our production processes and environmentally compliant materials. At this year’s FESPA Global Print Expo in Munich 3A Composites focuses on the sustainable printing substrates Dispa, Lumex A and Smart-X.
Dispa is made of 100% FSC®-certified paper (FSC® C127595). The FSC® label is a clear indicator that the paper layers come from responsible forest management. The unique structure of embossed formed paper gives it strength and rigidity and therefore Dispa is the perfect solution for short term promotional campaigns. The bright white and smooth surface delivers excellent printing results. 100% Paperboard – 100% Recyclable – 100% Ecological.
Lumex A are premium quality amorphous polyethylene terephthalate (A-PET) sheets. They are ideally suited to flat and cold bending applications. Lumex A shows extremely good printability with UV curing inks and is fire rated “difficult-to-ignite” (B-s1,d0 according to EN 13501-1) as well as suitable for use in the food industry. Lumex A sheets offer a unique combination of excellent properties and occupy an unrivalled ecological position amongst fully transparent and translucent sheet materials. Lumex A sheets are 100% recyclable within its own waste category 1 (PET).
Smart-X is a lightweight, all-plastic sheet material with surfaces of UV and weather resistant solid polystyrene (HIPS) and a core of expanded polystyrene that is completely moisture-resistant. These characteristics make Smart-X the lightweight foam board for external applications without any significant change in colour for a period of up to two years. The refined surface structure delivers excellent printing results in digital printing. On top of that, Smart-X is a mono-material composite made from 100% polystyrene (no adhesive between core and cover layers) and is therefore 100% recyclable.
Besides the above mentioned products the company presents furthermore the well-known printing substrates Dibond (aluminium composite panel), Forex and Foamalite (rigid PVC foam sheets) as well as Kapa (lightweight foam boards with a polyurethane foam core). The different materials will be directly integrated in the booth construction. Thereby the perfect interaction between digital printing and processing is the priority. Samples as well as additional information for all products will be available at the 3A Composites booth - Hall A5 / Stand G30.