Schattdecor launches SynDECOR-based product line
Schattdecor is the first décor printer to introduce a SynDECOR®-based decorative overlay that’s produced in Europe. Smartflex Nature is Schattdecor’s innovative solution to the demand for thermoplastic surfaces in the furniture and interior design industry. It features a “decorSynchronous” look and matte finish with real wood character.
The flexibility and formability enabled by the SynDECOR film makes Smartflex Nature ideally suited for wrapping wood components and trim. It’s flexible enough for hinged or folded components such as shelf inserts or cabinet backs while also offering an anti-fingerprint technology that’s engineered into the surface. In addition, its superior water resistance and easy-clean surface make it a perfect choice for use in wet environments such as kitchens and baths.
SynDECOR film is produced in Ti’s Alcala la Real plant in Spain. Schattdecor prints and lacquer coats the film to produce the finished decorative overlay which is then supplied in roll form to their customers for lamination to wood substrates.
According to Klaus Müller, Executive Sales Director for Processed Surfaces at Schattdecor, “Smartflex Nature is the first printed, ready-to-use thermoplastic surface we have ever offered for furniture. Using Taghleef’s SynDECOR film as the print substrate allows us to offer vastly superior moisture resistance and flexibility than would be possible with other materials.”
SynDECOR is the ideal material for decorative overlays like Smartflex Nature because it provides a smooth, consistent print surface for superior print quality while also using less ink in the printing process than paper-based overlays. A polypropylene-based BOPP film, SynDECOR is a more environmentally conscious choice than other thermoplastics such as PVC. In addition, the board protection performance is achieved using less material, promoting sustainability.
Ti looks forward to the continuous innovations coming from Schattdecor using SynDECOR film for their Smartflex Nature decorative overlays in the future.