Digital color printing technology provider Xeikon, a subsidiary of the Flint Group has qualified Ahlstrom-Munksjö WALLSTAR DIGITAL nonwoven wallcovering media for use on Xeikon digital presses as part of the alliance between the two companies.
WALLSTAR DIGITAL nonwoven wallpapers have been specifically developed for digital printing technologies, they guarantee excellent homogeneous print results and are also PVC-free.
The range features smooth, structured, coated and non-coated substrates, from 110gsm to 180gsm, that ensure very easy handling and excellent dry stripability. Ahlstrom-Munksjö also reports high customer satisfaction, especially regarding the soft-touch feeling.
The latest addition, the BR9708, is the only matt fibrous option on the market. It opens up a whole range of new applications and design opportunities for Xeikon customers and prospects.
Xeikon Wall Decoration Suite
The long-standing cooperation between Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Xeikon intensified last year when the non-woven manufacturer and printing specialist worked together to qualify a range of papers for Xeikon presses.
This includes Xeikon’s Wall-Decoration Suite. It enables cost-efficient production of high-quality wall decoration for commercial, retail and residential purposes. It consists of five major components, a Xeikon Digital Press, a dedicated workflow, application-specific toners, process optimization tools and pre- and post-press solutions.
Xeikon’s Success in Wall Decoration
Xeikon Business Development Manager Dimitri Van Gaever said: “We have seen an excellent 2018 performance of our Wall Decoration segment, both in terms of production volumes at our existing customers and new installations of Xeikon production lines in the field.”
“We are pleased to be adding the WALLSTAR DIGITAL media to our catalogue of qualified wallcovering substrates. The BR9708 grade from Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a textured high-quality grade. We were impressed by its luxurious, textile-like appearance and its natural, esthetic and fibrous tactile touch.
Both Xeikon and Ahlstrom-Munksjö are displaying their expertise and products this week at Heimtextil 8 to 11 January 2019, in Frankfurt, Germany. Xeikon will be located in Hall 3.0 booth J65.
Gaever added: “We expect to see good market uptake of this exceptional wallcovering substrate, especially with the growing demand for customized interior décor solutions, both among interior decorators and consumers.”
Source: Company Press Release.