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Xeikon has qualified Ahlstrom-Munksjö Wallstar Digital non woven wall covering media for use on its digital presses as part of the alliance between the two companies.
Wallstar Digital non woven 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 110 to 180 g/m2, 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.
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 optimisation tools and pre and post press solutions.
‘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,’ said Dimitri Van Gaever, business development manager, Xeikon.
‘We are pleased to be adding the Wallstar Digital media to our catalogue of qualified wall covering 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, aesthetic and fibrous tactile touch. We expect to see good market uptake of this exceptional wall covering substrate, especially with the growing demand for customised interior décor solutions, both among interior decorators and consumers.’