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Superb printability and crisp images - moisture repellent and wipeable.

  • Excellent printing results
  • Mostly FSC®-certified paper cover layers
  • In a version with white foam core and in large-format up to 2 metres wide available.
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KAPA®plast is a lightweight foamboard with a polyurethane foam core and white, plastic-coated paperboard covering layers (primer finished) on both sides. Most of the paper covering layers used in the manufacture of KAPA®plast are already FSC®- certified. The primer finish ensures superb printability and crisp images, yielding excellent printing results. In addition, thanks to the coating on the covering layers, KAPA®plast is moisture repellent and wipeable. Most of the paper covering layers used in the manufacture of KAPA® plast are already FSC®- certified.

This makes KAPA®plast the premium direct printing substrate for both digital and screen printing. It is also an ideal mounting and presentation board for all kinds of design work and is suitable for model making or as a decoupage board for 3-D logos/lettering. KAPA®plast is a popular choice for applications on exhibition stands, as part of window displays, as POS/POP displays and for signage. Due to its special surface texture, even short-term outdoor applications are possible with KAPA®plast. Once the edges of the foamboard are covered by edge protecting profiles, KAPA®plast can be used outdoors for up to 3 months, depending on ambient climatic conditions. We recommend carrying out the appropriate tests under real conditions before final use.

Large-format foamboards, measuring up to 2030 mm in width, are especially valuable in the printing sector as they ensure a more cost-effective printing process. KAPA®plast boards more than fulfil the most stringent quality requirements. Their dimensional stability and excellent flatness along with smooth, clean-cut edges, make them indispensable for high calibre printing. KAPA®plast displays its excellent ink adhesion and fine colour graduation in printed images when using UV-curing or solvent-based inks. In addition, applying foil to KAPA®plast produces superb results.

KAPA®plast is available in the standard version with a grey foam core; also in the version with a white foam core.

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Brand KAPA®
Serie plast
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 External short-term (<1 year), Service temperature over 80°C, FSC®-certified
Processing Digital printing, Screen printing, Laminating, Laminating, Painting, Spray painting, Lacquering, Cutting, Die cutting, Plotting, Contour milling, Water jet cutting, Sawing, Punching, Gluing, Drilling, Folding (V‑groove)


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 grey foam core 3 / 5 / 10 / 15 / 19
White white foam core 3 / 5 / 10 / 15 / 19
Special thicknesses
white/grey foam core 3.5 – 4.5 / 5 – 10 / 10.5 – 20.5

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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