26/03/2019 – Follmann at Fespa — auf Deutsch lesen

New product range for digital printing

At Fespa in Munich, from May 14 to 17, 2019, Follmann will be presenting its water-based ink-receiving coatingsfor digital printing machines.


Follmann offers water-based coatings for digital print media. © Follmann


Last year, Fespa, the world’s largest exhibition for the wide-format printing industry, already proved to be an ideal platform for Follmann to present its expanded product range for digital printing to a specialist audience. “We are very pleased with our successful entry into the segment last year and the opportunity to showcase our new product range, which has expanded to include some interesting products which we will present at this year’s fair,” said Heiko Kirstein, Head of Sales Functional Coatings at Follmann.

Ready-to-use, water-based coatings for digital printing media

The aqueous, ready-to-use coatings from Follmann enable subsequent digital printing of numerous substrates such as films (PVC, PP, PE, PET), paper, textiles, wallpaper and canvas. They are suitable for various ink systems, including water-based pigment and dye inks, latex inks, solvent inks and UV-curable inks. The functional surface coatings ensure high-quality print designs and guarantee exceptional colour brilliance. Thanks to the impressive drying speeds, the media to be printed, e.g., roll-ups, banner ads, packaging and labels can be quickly processed. If required, the coatings can also be finished to meet more stringent UV stability, scratchresistance and flame retardancy standards.

New addition to our range: primers for digital printing

In addition to the aqueous coatings for the signage segment, Follmann now also offers product solutions specially developed for the industrial market. These are primers for digital printing processes like HP Indigo and laser printing. “These new products enable us to tap into new applications such as flexible packaging, corrugated board, and decorative films or labels,” said Heiko Kirstein. “We look forward to informing interested trade fair visitors at our stand about our range, our innovations, our customised solutions and our services.”

The company

Follmann is a family-owned company operating in the international chemicals industry. As part of the Minden-based Follmann Chemie Group the company achieved a turnover of 100 million euros in 2018. The Follmann product range comprises water-based printing inks and low migration adhesives for the packaging industry, decorative coatings for the wallpaper and décor industries, high-performance adhesives for the wood and furniture industries and functional coatings and microcapsules for a wide range of other industries. Renowned for its innovative products and customised solutions, Follmann has long been recognised as a leading market force for speciality chemicals in Europe.

Successfully represented worldwide by a number of affiliates, local distributors and sales offices, the Follmann Chemie Group, together with its subsidiaries, Follmann and Triflex, now has more than 780 employees and in 2018 achieved a turnover of more than 200 million euros.