The leading manufacturer of sheet materials for the field of visual communication.
  • Creative work
  • Decorative lighting
  • Digital printing
  • Displays (POS/POP)
  • Exhibition design
  • Furniture
  • Glazing / roof lights
  • Interior design
  • Lettering
  • Partitions / cladding
  • Screen printing
  • Shop design / shop fitting
  • Signage
  • Clarity
  • Easy to process
  • Extensive colour range
  • Fire resistance
  • Food contact approved
  • Formability
  • Gloss level
  • Hard wearing / weather resistant
  • Impact resistance
  • Light transmission
  • Lightweight
  • Stiffness / rigidity
  • UV resistant
  • Wide service temperature
  • Acryl glass (PMMA)
  • Aluminium composite
  • Paper
  • PET
  • Polycarbonat
  • PVC
  • Styrenics
  • Wood
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New generation Banova: still ultra-lightweight but tougher and more flexible.


3A Composites has just extended the BANOVA product family by adding three new products: The first is BANOVA PLUS, combining a laminated balsa wood veneer core with high quality surfaces, the next is BANOVA DIGITAL with an enhanced surface optimised for digital and screen-printing, and finally, BANOVA SUPERFLEX a pliable and highly flexible plywood panel.


BANOVA PLUS: same weight; more robust
A balsa veneer core and surfaces faced with regionally available lightweight hardwood. That is BANOVA PLUS. An exacting selection process for raw materials ensures the surface layers are thinner, more resistant and even higher grade than the famous BANOVA PLY. The construction of the panel offers great advantages both in processing and in use – what is more, the raw panel is just as lightweight.

BANOVA DIGITAL: printable featherweight
BANOVA DIGITAL is the ideal printing substrate for sustainable advertising campaigns. Available in thicknesses of up to 50 mm, BANOVA DIGITAL is impressively lightweight, rigid and flat– ideal for digital and screen-printing. The lightweight panel is also easy to process on conventional printing and milling equipment.

BANOVA SUPERFLEX: more flexible bending and shaping
Thanks to a textile core layer, BANOVA SUPERFLEX is highly flexible and, due to the low restoring force of the surface layers, can be glued to form permanently shaped components. Shapes with radii up to 40mm can be manufactured with best surface quality.

BANOVA: Natural and sustainable
3A Composites manages many thousands of hectares of its own FSC®-certified balsa wood plantations in Ecuador (FSC®-C019065) and Papua New Guinea (FSC®-C125018). All the wood for BANOVA products is sourced from local plantations in Ecuador. 3A Composites’ sustainable plantation stewardship ensures longterm availability and supply. BANOVA PLUS and BANOVA DIGITAL come with a comprehensive FSC®-Mix (FSC®-C127318) certification.


About 3A Composites GmbH (BANOVA)
3A Composites GmbH has developed, manufactured and marketed high-quality aluminum composite panels, structural composite material, plastic sheets and lightweight foam boards for architecture, visual communication and transport & industry markets since 1969. Our famous brands ALUCOBOND, DIBOND, ALUCORE, KAPA and FOREX, have established our reputation as a global company. BANOVA has been part of our range since 2014. It is a high-quality lightweight wood panel produced from FSC® certified balsa veneers (FSC®-C127318).

The company is part of the international 3A Composites group of companies and belongs to Schweiter Technologies, (a Swiss listed company) with headquarters in Horgen/Switzerland. 3A Composites, formerly Alcan Composites, has been an independent division of Schweiter Technologies since 1st December 2009 and employs about 4,700 people worldwide. In addition to the market segments mentioned above, 3A Composites has core business areas in wind energy and marine applications with the brands AIREX and BALTEK.

Press contact
3A Composites GmbH
Martin Tobler, Global Head BANOVA
+41 41 789 66 46