We had a 120 m² stand at SICAM, which ran from October 10–13, 2017. This is the foremost Italian supplier trade fair; this year’s event numbered 583 exhibitors. After Interzum, SICAM is one of the most important trade fairs for us, attracting visitors from over 130 countries.
Our impregnation division – Impregnated Surfaces by Schattdecor – has already announced our investment in the Chinese impregnation location Saintdecor in Huanggang, China. With the conclusion of the contract for the joint venture at the end of March 2017, we took over 50% of the Chinese impregnation facility. Construction work, assembly, and commissioning of the two impregnation plants are currently in high gear. Production at the first plant is set to begin before the end of this year.
We will be showcasing our expertise in digital and rotogravure printing at Sicam, which will take place from October 10 to 13, 2017, at Stand A30/34, Hall 6, in Pordenone, Italy. Along with inspiring decors, visitors to the trade fair will be able to find out about exciting new products like Smartfoil Mat+.
Thanks to the new Palis 2250 digital printing line, we have completely new opportunities in the area of printing. Among other things, multi-colors and material mixes are no longer a problem. The new printing process also influences our new collections. But a word of caution: Digital printing does not equal Digital Visions!