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Developed for fast manual and machine lamination.

  • Self-adhesive covering layers on one or both sides
  • Ready-to-laminate substrate
  • Large photos, digital prints, posters, plans or maps can be laminated without any problems
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KAPA®fix is a lightweight foamboard with self-adhesive, aluminium-reinforced paperboard covering layers on one or both sides – and a polyurethane foam core. KAPA®fix-1 has a self-adhesive covering layer on one side; KAPA®fix-2 is the version with self-adhesive covering layers on both sides.

As a ready-to-laminate substrate, KAPA®fix has been developed especially for fast manual and machine lamination. Conventional large photos, digital prints, posters, plans or maps can be laminated onto the board without any problems. But KAPA®fix boards can also be used as a mount in other applications such as for fabrics or films, or as fill-in panels for exhibition stands and display systems.

The outstandingly flat boards are rigid and the aluminium-reinforced covering layers mean there is no need to counter-laminate on the reverse side. In addition, thanks to the self-adhesive covering layers, the work process is reduced by one step. KAPA®fix-1 boards are flame retardant in accordance with DIN 4102-1:1998-05, building material class B2.

KAPA®fix is even suitable for short-term outdoor applications due to the special structure of its covering layers. Once the edges of the foamboard are covered by edge protecting profiles, KAPA®fix sheets can be used outdoors for up to 3 months, depending on the ambient climatic conditions. We recommend carrying out the appropriate tests under real conditions before final use.

Designation Value
Brand KAPA®
Serie fix
Material Lightweight foamboards
Applications Displays (POS/POP), Signage, Lettering, Corporate Design, Shop design, Shop window decoration, Interior Design, Furniture, Exhibition design, Exhibition technology, Model making, Craft supplies, Short term promotional campaigns
Specifications Interior only, Service temperature over 80°C
Processing Laminating, Laminating, Cutting, Die cutting, Plotting, Contour milling, Water jet cutting, Sawing, Gluing, Drilling


KAPA®, a high-quality lightweight foamboard with a polyurethane foam core and individual paper cover layers, has been assessed in line with our MISSION: TOGETHER. RESPONSIBLE. The product currently achieves a FIVE-DOT classification with a total of 6 points.

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Biobased Content

Not only polyurethane but also an assortment of paper cover layers is used in the production of our KAPA®, foamboard manufacture. The expanded polyurethane foam core comprises 15 % of organic content. These polyols are sourced from renewable raw materials.  In the production of our KAPA® boards most of the paper used is FSC® certified and this makes up the main part of the board. The FSC® label stands for a continuous and credible tracking process. It is a clear indicator that the paper comes from responsible forestry and other controlled sources. We are constantly monitoring the availability of other FSC®-certified cover layers, as we are committed to manufacturing as many products as possible using paper from responsible sources.

All raw materials used in our KAPA® boards also comply with the requirements in the current version of the European Union's Chemicals Regulation (REACH). In particular, KAPA® boards are free of any of the substances listed in the current version of the ECHA Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). The boards do not contain any toxic substances or heavy metals that may harm the environment or create health risks.

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Fossil CO2 bound in the material

KAPA® is ultra-light due to the special manufacturing technology featuring an expanded foam core between the two outer paper cover layers. As the foam core requires fewer resources to manufacture, the material has a lower carbon footprint. Using paper, a renewable raw material, as the main component in terms of weight results in less fossil CO2 bound in the material.

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Product life cycle

The average life span for KAPA® foamboards ranges from several weeks to several months. Depending on the application and location, e.g. in museums, the foamboards’ service life can be considerably longer. KAPA® is more durable than other lightweight foamboards especially when service temperatures are at a consistent -20° to +100°C. The KAPA® product family has been successful in the market for over 50 years and is simply indispensable for numerous short-term and medium-term interior applications.

Colour Variant Thickness (mm)
White fix–1 3 / 5 / 10
Special thicknesses
fix–1 3.5 – 4.5 / 5 – 10 / 10.5 – 15
White fix–2 5 / 10
Special thicknesses
fix–2 5 – 10

For more detailed information on our product range (e.g. formats, additional colours/thicknesses, textures), please contact us. We are looking forward to helping you.


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