3A Composites' Recyclable DISPA® Paper Board Now Available in the Americas

Written April 29, 2019

Categories: Graphics Production, Graphics Production, Industry News, News

3A Composites USA is pleased to announce that DISPA® graphic display board — a uniquely laminated structure of embossed formed paper that is 100% recyclable — now is available in the Americas.

DISPA consists of a patented embossed formed paper core that is laminated on both sides with bright white, smooth paper surfaces — a unique composition that makes this paper board lightweight yet extremely rigid, strong and dimensionally stable. Signs created with lightweight DISPA stay flat yet are easy to handle and hang. Manufactured with 100% Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)-certified paper (FSC-C074317), DISPA is fully recyclable.

(The FSC is a nongovernmental organization operating in more than 80 countries to facilitate responsible forest management in accordance with social, economic and ecological needs.)

DISPA provides a flat, smooth surface that offers excellent printability in both digital printing and screen printing applications and is available in both 48-inch and 60-inch widths for large-format printing. DISPA® is easy to fabricate — even with hand tools — and can be die-cut and CNC routed. This formed paper board is ideal for pre-printed double-sided offset litho sheet lamination.

DISPA is the ideal substrate for short-term promotional campaigns and can be used to create point-of-purchase and point-of-sale displays; hanging signs; window displays; trade show displays and exhibits; and 3D displays. It's also perfect for creating sophisticated packaging.

DISPA originally was introduced in 2015 in Europe by 3A Composites following extensive analysis and profile testing to develop the unique embossed structure that forms this paper board's central layer. This patented core and manufacturing process make DISPA® a uniquely stable board.

"We at 3A Composites USA are pleased to offer DISPA to our customers in the Americas as a fully recyclable, sustainable option in our continually expanding graphic display board line," said Chuck Kunze, Director, Product Management and Marketing, 3A Composites USA. "DISPA is the first all-paper graphic display board to feature a layered, embossed core with smooth facers, offering a high-quality appearance in signs and displays. With DISPA, there's no need to sacrifice graphic design for sustainability. 
"DISPA has received an enthusiastic response as a sustainable substrate by the graphic display industry in Europe because it is fully recyclable and is manufactured with 100% FSC-certified paper. Graphic designers and fabricators who specify DISPA not only are selecting a unique lightweight, flat, rigid substrate for their signs and displays but also are contributing to the sustainable management of forests around the world."

DISPA graphic display board is available with a white formed paper core and bright white paper liners in 3.8-millimeter thickness and 48-by-96-inch and 60-by-120-inch sheet sizes.