Eede, Netherlands, 09 May 2018 – Demonstrating the immensely large variety in digital printing was the focus for this year's FESPA in Berlin for the Felix Schoeller Group headquartered in Osnabrück. Brightly coloured trade fair walls printed on wallpaper material are the key focus in the 91 m2 space in Hall 2.1, Stand C52, proving to be a real eyecatcher for visitors. These included two sophisticated wall motifs printed on Felix Schoeller's STYLine non-woven wallpapers using the Xeikon Wall Decoration Suite.
"For Xeikon digital printing, we chose graphic 3D geometry and a golden metallic wallpaper that provides the ideal foil for toner digital printing in terms of look, haptics and feel. Our experience has shown that the Xeikon process is a commercially viable total solution for high volumes thanks to its print quality, high output, reliability and integrated finishing modules", says Michael Avermann, Product Manager for Digital Wallpaper at Felix Schoeller. “The high opacity of the additional white ink on the metallic background of the wallpaper and use of the painting module incorporated in the Wall Decoration Suite bring uniformity to the appearance and highlights the 3D motif. The printed greyish white fibres look almost lifelike.”
Felix Schoeller's STYLine non-woven wallpapers have been specially developed for state-of-the-art digital printing technologies. In their uncoated version, STYLine Hamburg, they are ideal for printing with dry toner systems from Xeikon. They guarantee excellent and homogeneous printing results with a soft and appealing matt surface. They are PVC-free and simultaneously meet the highest requirements for fire protection. Another advantage is the excellent dry strippability, meaning that frequent wallpaper changes can be carried out in a matter of minutes for living rooms and children's rooms, restaurants, bars, and hotels, as well as at exhibition stands and in corporate buildings.
Xeikon recently exhibited the CX500 Wall Decoration Suite at the Heimtextil trade show with great success. The Suite features maximum production capacity with a maximum printing speed of up to 900 m²/hour. This means it meets the market requirements for producing wall decoration in high volumes. The Wall Decoration Suite from Xeikon includes a specially developed wallpaper rewinder with cutter and remover to produce fully finished wallpaper rolls in one streamlined operation. A painting module is also available as an option. The suite is powered by the industry-leading X-800 digital front-end that offers numerous productivity and colour management features to ensure high colour stability and high output consistency.
About the Felix Schoeller Group
Founded in 1895, the Felix Schoeller Group is a family business with worldwide operations producing specialty papers. With around 2,315 employees, the renowned Osnabrück-based company produced and marketed almost 323,000 tonnes of specialty papers in 2017 and posted a total turnover of 747 million euros. The Felix Schoeller Group develops, produces and markets specialty papers for photographic applications, digital printing systems, the packaging market, self-adhesive applications and for the furniture, wood-based products and wallpaper industry.
In addition to its Osnabrück main site and headquarters, the Felix Schoeller Group has four other production facilities in Germany - in Weissenborn and Penig in Saxony, in Titisee-Neustadt (Baden-Württemberg) and in Günzach (Bavaria). It also has production facilities in the USA and Canada and is involved in joint ventures in the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China. It has sales offices in Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Melbourne, Moscow, and Prague.
The Felix Schoeller Group exemplifies uncompromising quality, unique flexibility and true partnership. The result: Best Performing Papers. Worldwide.
For any enquiries please contact:
Dr Friederike Texter
Senior Vice President Corporate Communication
Schoeller Technocell GmbH & Co. KG
Tel.: +49 (0) 541 3800-453
Fax: +49 (0) 541 3800-848
Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, is a long-standing leader and innovator in digital printing technology. Grounded in the principles of quality, flexibility and sustainability, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for label and packaging applications, document printing, and commercial printing. These presses utilise different imaging technologies, open workflow software and application-specific consumables.
As an OEM supplier, Xeikon also designs and produces plate makers for newspaper printing applications. In addition, Xeikon manufactures basysPrint computer-to-conventional plate (CtCP) solutions for the commercial offset printing market. For the flexographic market, Xeikon offers digital platemaking systems under the ThermoFlexX brand name. ThermoFlexX systems provide high-resolution plate exposure combined with unique plate handling, flexibility and unmatched productivity
In 2015, Xeikon joined Flint Group to create a new “Digital Printing Solutions” division for the leading global print consumables and solution provider to the packaging and print media industries. Flint Group develops and manufactures an extensive portfolio of printing consumables. These include a vast range of conventional and energy-curable inks and coatings, pressroom chemicals, printing plates and equipment, printing blankets and sleeves, and pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.