3A COMPOSITES HEADING TO FESPA AFRICA

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3A Composites GmbH will exhibit at the FESPA Africa expo (2-4 July 2014, Gallagher Convention Centre). 3A Composites GmbH’s core markets include exhibition, shop and furniture design, signage as well as POS/POP applications.

The company’s stand will be located in hall three, booth H3A15 where the company will present the newcomers to the product portfolio and demonstrate the versatile possibilities in direct digital printing with printing substrates from 3A Composites.

LUMEX® is the new trademark for the highly transparent PET polyester sheets that have been added to the 3A Composites product range after the acquisition of the Irish company FOAMALITE Ltd. 3A Composites thus significantly enlarges its product portfolio with transparent and translucent sheet material.

Two product types are available: LUMEX® A (amorphous PET), available in 0.8-6mm thickness, for flat applications and ‘simple’ thermoforming and LUMEX® G (modified PET with Glycol), in 0.8-10mm thickness, for complex thermoforming and solvent bonding.

Both products show extremely good printability with UV inks. In addition, they have a B1 fire classification as well as an FDA approval. They are extremely impact resistant, show excellent outdoor durability and are easy and fast to transform and print.

3A Composites will exhibit the newly added FOAMALITE® PVC product range:
Next to FOAMALITE® premium, the perfect material for 3-dimensional or structural applications and FOAMALITE® x-press with impeccable ink adhesion thanks to its white, smooth and even surface, the sheet supplier will also present FOAMALITE® colour as well as FOAMLITE® plus.

With a selection of nine different vibrant colours, FOAMALITE® colour provides designers the best possible colour options for a wide variety of solutions in the field of visual communications. As the colouring is uniform throughout the rigid foam sheet, it offers optimum colour consistency and guarantees the same colour is seen from different angles. FOAMALITE® plus is a co-extruded rigid PVC foam sheet, consisting of high quality white outer skins and a black recycled core.

FOAMALITE® plus features a hard, flat, bright white surface making it more robust and offering greater scratch resistance than standard PVC foam sheet. The core consists of recycled PVC, meaning the whole sheet comprises 80% recycled material and makes an active contribution to the 3A Composites GmbH waste minimisation programme.

3A Composites will also present a talented newcomer to the KAPA® family: KAPA® tech with polyurethane foam core and coated aluminium skins is the first KAPA® product that is suitable for both exterior and interior use, thanks to temperature and moisture resistant core and surfaces. Areas of application are for example visual communication/display, insulation and constructive shop fitting. In addition to its outdoor capabilities, fire classification is one of the key benefits of the product: KAPA®tech is flame retardant and fulfils the requirements of Bs2d0 ‘fire retardant’ according to ISO 13501-1.

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