Falconboard, a new environmentally-responsible graphic display board is being launched across North America and Europe by Hexacomb. The patent-pending product provides users with a unique alternative to petroleum-based display boards.
Ideally suited for digital and screen printing applications such as signage, point-of-purchase and trade show displays, the 100 percent paper-based product is made from renewable resources (a minimum of 20 percent recycled fiber content) and is recyclable to provide the perfect blend of printing performance and environmental stewardship.
Falconboard's process features an engineered paper core and water-based adhesives coupled with a white printing surface. Produced chlorofluorocarbon-free, it emits zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during manufacturing. The product is an excellent "green" alternative to traditional foam boards made from polyethylene (PE), polystyrene (PS) or polyvinylchloride (PVC). (The Paper Industry Association Council reported an overall 2008 US paper and paperboard recovery rate of 57.4 percent compared to 19.5 percent for expanded PS, as reported by Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers.)
Falconboard's resistance to bending or warping offers a superior alternative to printed corrugated alternatives where increased shelf life and three-dimensional point-of-purchase display stability is a requirement.
Further, printing capabilities—including a variety of wide formats and digital processes—are equal to traditional foam boards. Falconboard's unique structure can handle the most demanding of graphic display applications due to its high rigidity and dimensional stability.
The display board accommodates most inks and adhesives, as well as commercial connective systems such as edge tape and plastic or metal edging/channels. It is lightweight and heat-resistant up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Falconboard cuts easily and cleanly, is perfect for die-cutting and is great for demanding mounting applications. The tough core resists denting and its durable construction is scratch and warp resistant.
Target markets and ideal applications include: point-of-purchase displays, interior signage, exhibits, kiosks, framing, mounting, specialty print market, direct digital and screen printing, painting, etc.
Falconboard's pricing is comparable to traditional foam board. Further, because it is paper-based, its pricing is likely to be less volatile over the long term compared to petroleum-based solutions.
The product line is offered in eight standard thicknesses ranging from .25 to four inches. Standard sheet sizes are 48x96-inches, 48x120-inches, 60x96-inches, and 60x120-inches. Custom sizes also are available.