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DIBOND® DIGITAL

OPTIMISED LACQUER SYSTEM ESPECIALLY FOR DIRECT TO SUBSTRATE DIGITAL PRINTING.

Guarantees the best possible adhesion for UV curable and solvent-based inks as well as for latex and UV-LED inks.

  • Optimised lacquer system guaranteeing best possible ink adhesion and allowing for high-speed printing
  • UV- and weather-resistant
  • Precise, high-definition printing results
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  • FIVE-DOT-MISSION
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DIBOND®digital has been developed specifically for direct digital printing on flatbed printers. The optimised coating system combined with the extremely smooth and flat surfaces offered by DIBOND®digital mean that even very fine lines and the smallest fonts can be printed at high speeds. What is more, DIBOND®digital guarantees the best possible adhesion for UV curable and solvent-based inks as well as for latex and UV-LED inks.

The specially optimised coating system used in the DIBOND®digital LX version makes it an ideal print substrate for latex and UV-LED inks. Featuring improved scratch resistance, the surface coating in conjunction with latex and UV-LED ink systems ensures weatherproof prints and reproduces brilliant colours at the same time.

DIBOND®digital LX is produced with two different standard surfaces: a coating suited to latex and UV-LED inks on the front; to PUR lacquer for conventional UV inks on the back. Double-sided DIBOND®digital LX is available on request.

Both DIBOND®digital versions have undergone numerous print tests, in cooperation with well-known manufacturers of digital printing machines, achieving perfect print quality and first-class results in the cross-cut test. Due to the panel’s excellent flatness and minimal variation in thickness, a very small standoff distance between the print heads and the substrate is possible.

DIBOND®digital, unlike other familiar DIBOND® versions, features 0.2 mm thick aluminium covering sheets, which are ideal for flat applications. In addition, DIBOND®digital is UV stable and temperature-resistant up to 80°C. This makes the panel suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications as a substrate for printed advertising boards, top-quality advertising campaign signage, trade fair structures and even as a decorative printed items for shop window displays.

Designation Value
Brand DIBOND®
Serie digital
Material Aluminium composite sheets
Applications Displays (POS/POP), Signage, Lettering, Corporate Design, Shop design, Shop window decoration, Interior Design, Furniture, Partitions, Cladding, Exhibition design, Exhibition technology
Specifications External medium-term (<3 years), Low temperature resistance below -20°C, High impact strength, Established recycling procedures
Processing Digital printing, Screen printing, Laminating, Laminating, Painting, Spray painting, Lacquering, Contour milling, Water jet cutting, Shearing, Sawing, Punching, Gluing, Drilling, Riveting, Screwing, Hot-air welding, Roll bending, Round bending, Engraving

DIBOND® FIVE-DOT-MISSION

DIBOND®, the original aluminium composite panel for the visual communication market, has been assessed in line with our MISSION: TOGETHER. RESPONSIBLE. The product currently achieves a FIVE-DOT classification with a total of 7 points.

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Recycled content

We have already completely replaced virgin materials in the core of our DIBOND® panels with recycled LDPE, and this means we are able to make an important contribution to closed-loop recycling. By using recycled core material, approximately 6,700 metric tons of LDPE virgin material can be saved every year. We work with selected European suppliers to source recycled LDPE of a consistently high quality. Continuous quality assurance is an essential part of this process for us. What is more, all DIBOND® panels comply with the requirements in the current version of the REACH & RoHS directives. Not only is DIBOND® core material recycled, the aluminium used in our aluminium cover sheets is also in part recycled. Aluminium is one of the materials best suited to recycling because regardless of how often it is recycled, there are no detrimental effects on its material properties. We intend to increase the proportion of recycled aluminium in our cover sheets in the future.

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Fossil CO2 bound in the material

As the production of aluminium and the core material polyethylene are energy-intensive, there is embedded fossil carbon in DIBOND®. Using recycled LDPE, has already significantly reduced the CO2 footprint. Changing electricity generating methods for aluminium production is another means of reducing the amount of fossil carbon.

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Product life cycle

Our high-quality, durable DIBOND® panels are used for long-term indoor and outdoor applications. In terms of weather resistance, the full range of selection criteria advocate the use of DIBOND®. The panels are temperature resistant from -50°C to +80°C, waterproof and UV-resistant. The composite structure of a DIBOND® panel comprises aluminium cover sheets which are particularly corrosion resistant. Depending on where the panel is installed, customers report a service life of up to 20 years.

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Recyclability

DIBOND® is completely recyclable, i.e. both the core material and the aluminium cover sheets are recycled and used to produce new material. There are different methods to separate the material components from the composite. We are the first manufacturer of aluminium composite panels in Europe to have established a recycling system for the return of our aluminium composite materials in Germany in April 2023. Collecting and recycling the material is carried out in cooperation with our strong partners in the A|U|F e.V.. This association of German metal construction companies, system houses and other companies, organizes a closed-loop recycling system to deal with the aluminium used in the window, door and façade sectors. Initially, the option of returning our aluminium composite panels will start in Germany and will soon be extended to include other European countries.

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Surface front side Surface reverse side Thickness (mm)
White White 2 – 3
White LX White 2 – 4

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