3A Composites USA will introduce FiberMate™ recyclable rigid print media in the NEW 5.5mm thickness at the 2013 ISA International Sign Expo April 4-6 at Booth No. 3122 in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. This new thickness is the second in the FiberMate line, which originally was introduced in the 3.2mm thickness at last year’s 2012 ISA Sign Expo.
Recyclable FiberMate is comprised of wood fiber that is manufactured into a high-density fiberboard. FiberMate graphic display boards are finished with Eco-Finish™ – a white water-based UV print coating on both sides. FiberMate’s Eco-Finish is designed to provide excellent ink and paint adhesion on both sides of this graphic display board, enabling double-sided printing and other double-sided finishing applications.
FiberMate can be recycled in either “wood” or “paper” waste streams depending on local community resources and providing that printing inks and/or mounting or other finishing materials applied to the media also are recyclable. FiberMate with Eco-Finish is CARB (California Air Resource Board) compliant.
“FiberMate has been very well-received by the graphic display industry since it was introduced last year; and, we’re pleased to be able to offer customers another product option in this popular recyclable rigid print media line,” said Brandon Wyatt, marketing manager, 3A Composites USA. “FiberMate is meeting the needs of graphic designers and retail display fabricators, who are encouraged more than ever to form partnerships with suppliers focused on ‘green’ initiatives. FiberMate was added to our product line specifically to meet the needs of major retailers that are specifying that their displays utilize rigid substrates and print media that can be channeled into wood and paper recycling streams.”
FiberMate now is stocked in 49-inch by 97-inch sheets in both the 3.2mm thickness and the 5.5mm thickness. FiberMate is designed for creating medium-term point-of-purchase displays, interior signage and exhibits/kiosks and for long-term framing applications. It can be finished with mounted graphics, digital printing, screen printing, and painted designs. FiberMate can be cut with a saw and routs extremely well.
ISA show-goers can pick up 5-by-7 inch FiberMate samples as well as copies of the “FiberMate Wood Fiber Panel with Eco-Finish™” two-page four-color product sheet at 3A Composites USA’s Booth No. 3122 at the 2013 ISA International Sign Expo.