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3A Composites - 4/15/2013

New FiberMate Recyclable Rigid Print Media

3A Composites USA ( be exhibiting its well-known lines of rigid substrates for creating retail-store displays 
as well as architectural panels used inretail corporate identity programs at Booth No. 1222 at GlobalShop 2013, the retail design and shopper 
marketing show, at McCormick Place in Chicago April 16-18. 

New to 3A Composites’ lines of graphic display boards isFiberMate™recyclable rigid print mediain the NEW 5.5mm thickness.This new thickness is the 
second in the FiberMate line, which was introduced in 2012.

Recyclable FiberMate ( is comprised of wood fiber that is manufactured into a high-density fiberboard.FiberMate graphic 
display boards are finished with Eco-Finish™ – a white water-based UV print coating on both sides. FiberMate’s Eco-Finish is designed to provide 
excellent ink and paint adhesion on both sides of this graphic display board, enabling double-sided printing and other double-sided finishing applications.

FiberMate can be recycled in either “wood” or “paper” waste streams depending on local community resources and providing that printing inks 
and/or mounting or other finishing materials applied to the media also are recyclable. FiberMate with Eco-Finish is CARB (California Air Resource Board) compliant.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer customers another product option in the popular FiberMate recyclable rigid print media line,” said Brandon Wyatt, 
marketing manager, 3A Composites USA.  “FiberMate is meeting the needs of retail display designers, who are encouraged more than ever to form 
partnerships with suppliers focused on ‘green’ initiatives. FiberMate was added to our product line specifically to meet the needs of major retailers 
that are specifying that their displays utilize rigid substrates and print media that can be channeled into wood and paper recycling streams.”

FiberMate joins 3A Composites’ lines of well-known graphic display boards, including: Fome-Cor® board, the original paper-faced foam board; 
Omni-Flute™ fluted polypropylene board;Sintra®expanded PVC board; Gator®heavy-duty foam board; and Dibond®aluminum composite material.

Dibond is the lighter-weight cousin of Alucobond®( composite material, which consists of two sheets of 0.020” 
aluminum thermobonded to a plastic core.  Alucobond provides extraordinary flatness and rigidity, excellent formability, low weight and outstanding 
weather resistance. Alucobondpanels have been utilized in the architectural market as building cladding and to create corporate identity signage for 
more than 40 years.  Both Dibond and Alucobond are used to create durable exterior signage.

“3A Composites is happy to be able to display this combined offering of our well-known graphic display boards with our architectural products 
designed for creating exterior signage and corporate identity programs,” said Wyatt. “We’ll have retail-store designers covered both inside and out 
when they visit our booth at GlobalShop.”

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