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Combines the advantages of a sandwich material – lightweight, rigid, easy handling – with the look and feel of canvas.

  • The look and feel of a canvas
  • Printed images are given a three-dimensional effect and visual depth
  • 3-Dimensionally formable
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KAPA®tex is a lightweight foamboard with high-quality, textured covering layers on both sides and a polyurethane foam core. The canvas look surfaces, comprising embossed, latex-impregnated paper with a primer finish, create an optimum substrate for finely graded printed images. The impressive three-dimensional effect gives images and prints additional visual depth.

The boards deliver excellent flatness as well as high dimensional stability and are solvent-resistant. The sheet combines the advantages of a sandwich material – lightweight, rigid, easy handling - with the look and feel of canvas.

KAPA®tex is a premium board ideally suited to high-class applications including advertising signage and large-format image campaigns – printed using direct digital printing or screen printing – and to top-quality POS/POP advertising displays or as a robust canvas look painting surface.

KAPA®tex foamboards, as experience with KAPA® products has shown, are easy to process manually, the foam does not crumble and solvent-based paints or adhesives can be used without problems. By cutting a V-groove in KAPA®tex foamboards and then folding them, three-dimensional (picture) frames can be created.

Designation Value
Brand KAPA®
Serie tex
Material Lightweight foamboards
Applications Displays (POS/POP), Signage, Lettering, Corporate Design, Shop design, Shop window decoration, Interior Design, Furniture, Exhibition design, Exhibition technology, Short term promotional campaigns
Specifications Service temperature over 80°C
Processing Digital printing, 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 Thickness (mm)
Canvas 5 / 10
Special thicknesses
3 – 4.5 / 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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