Specialty Paper Manufacturer Felix Schoeller's Styline® Wallcovering Substrate Qualified for Xeikon Digital Presses
OUTSTANDING WALLCOVERINGS FEATURING THE STYLINE® NONWOVEN WALLPAPERS DISPLAYED AT FESPA 2017 ON FELIX SCHOELLER’S STAND B67 IN HALL A1

Eede, the Netherlands, May 8, 2017 – Xeikon, a market leader in digital colour printing technology for the labels and packaging as well as the document printing industry and a subsidiary of the Flint Group, today reported that it has qualified Felix Schoeller STYLine® nonwoven wallcovering media for use on Xeikon digital presses as part of the alliance between the two companies. Specifications for the STYLine®media are available on Xeikon’s Printmedia website: printmedia.xeikon.com.

The cooperation between Felix Schoeller and Xeikon started last year when the paper manufacturer and printing specialist worked together to qualify a range of papers for Xeikon presses. This product portfolio, including both wallpaper and high-end digital printing papers, opened up a whole range of new applications and design options for customers, and is now further expanded with the STYLine® range.

STYLine® nonwoven wallpapers have been specifically developed for digital printing technologies. With their soft and pleasantly matt surface, they guarantee excellent homogeneous print results and are also PVC-free. STYLine® wallpapers ensure very easy handling and excellent dry strippability. Felix Schoeller also reports high customer satisfaction, especially regarding the soft-touch feeling.

“We have seen excellent market response to our Wall Decoration Suite,” comments Dimitri Van Gaever, Business Development Manager, Xeikon. “We are pleased to be adding the Felix Schoeller STYLine® media to our catalogue of qualified wallcovering substrates. It’s a soft wallcovering and it works perfectly with our newly released coreless rewinder which was specifically developed for wall decoration. 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. We are looking forward to hearing visitor response to the new media selections at FESPA 2017.”

Xeikon’s Wall-Decoration Suite 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, software-driven dedicated workflow, application-specific toners, process optimization tools and pre- and post-press solutions.

Felix Schoeller will be displaying wallcovering samples produced on Xeikon presses at FESPA 2017, scheduled for 8 through 12 May in Hamburg, Germany. Felix Schoeller will be located in Hall A1, Stand B67 at the show.

For further information about the use of Felix Schoeller STYLine® media with Xeikon digital presses and the Xeikon Wallcovering Suite, stopover the Felix Schoeller booth at FESPA 2017 or visit www.felix-schoeller.com. Interested parties can also contact Michael Avermann, product manager for STYLine® products, via e-mail at MAvermann@Felix-Schoeller.com.

For information about Xeikon solutions for digital printing of home décor and other applications, visit

www.xeikon.com/en/services-solutions/wall-decoration-suite.

ABOUT FELIX SCHOELLER GROUP

Founded in 1895, the Felix Schoeller Group is a family business with worldwide operations producing specialty papers. With around 2,340 employees, the renowned Osnabrück-based company produced and marketed almost 310,000 tonnes of specialty papers in 2014 and posted a total turnover of 720 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 a joint venture in the Russian Federation. It has sales & service centres in Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, and Prague.

The Felix Schoeller Group exemplifies uncompromising quality, unique flexibility and true partnership. The result: Best Performing Papers. Worldwide. Since July 2013, the Felix Schoeller Group has been the official premium paper partner of the German Olympic team.

For any enquiries please contact:

Dr Friederike Texter

Senior Vice President Corporate Communication

Schoeller Technocell GmbH & Co. KG

Burg Gretesch

49086 Osnabrück

Tel.: +49 (0) 541 3800-453

Fax +49 (0) 541 3800-848

E-Mail: FTexter@Felix-Schoeller.com

www.felix-schoeller.com

ABOUT XEIKON

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 LED-array-based electrophotography, open workflow software and application-specific toners.

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.

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