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Below you will find our current press releases as well as excerpts from press reports of recent months.

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31.10.2023 | NEW PRODUCTS: FN Acustico HEXAGO & FN Wally ZEBRA

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NEW PRODUCTS: FN Acustico HEXAGO & FN Wally ZEBRA

FN Acustico HEXAGO - hexagonal acoustic elements
With this unusual wall decoration, you can bring the walls to life and create an individual atmosphere in any room in just a few simple steps. Less or more, symmetrical or asymmetrical, tightly or loosely arranged. Unpack, stick on, done.

It's wonderful to be able to create oases of calm in your own home or other places. Reverberation-reducing, sound-absorbing elements, deliberately placed on the walls, can work wonders. One way to do this is to use the “FN Acustico HEXAGO” hexagonal acoustic elements.

Design: The hexagonal shape of these reverberation-reducing elements provides scope for an almost infinite number of possibilities for arranging the elements in relation to each other on the wall and thus for an individual design of the room. Numerous decors and colours of the surfaces additionally extend the possibility of individualisation by combining different decors on the wall.

Structure: The product consists of approx. 9 mm thick polyester felt. The beautiful look is created with MDF slats, which are in turn covered with decorative foils or real wood veneers.

Function: This product has two functions. One is to beautify the room and is purely decorative.
The second function is to reduce reverberation. Sound waves emitted by noise sources hit the product. The PET felt in particular absorbs these waves and deflects them through its construction
as a tangled fibre network, so that some of them get lost in the felt and cannot be reflected again. This reduces the room reverberation and makes the room seem quieter.

Assembly: The hexagonal elements are simply glued or screwed to the wall with assembly adhesive in the arrangement that suits personal design preferences.



FN Wally ZEBRA - decorative wall cladding
Set beautiful accents or cover entire walls: FN Wally ZEBRA made of the derived timber product MDF convinces with its elegant-modern lamella look and the simple and quick installation.
What's more, FN Wally ZEBRA is an inexpensive alternative to acoustic panels.

Product: The innovative wall cladding made of black MDF is available with different surfaces - trendy with haptic or decorative foil, classically elegant with real wood veneer.
By milling out strips from the decor surface, the black MDF underneath appears and the slatted look is created.

Mounting: For a clean and visually flawless result, it is essential to carefully set up the first slat with the spirit level. The profile is simply fixed to the wall with mounting adhesive. A slight overhang on
one side on the long side of the profile ensures overlapping and therefore a clean joint on the subsequent profile.

Decorative wall design is thus quickly and easily possible for everyone. With FN Wally Zebra, walls become pieces of jewellery!

16.10.2023 | Expertise, novelties and the beautiful game at the "FN INNOVATION EXPO in Zell am Moos

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Expertise, novelties and the beautiful game at the "FN INNOVATION EXPO
in Zell am Moos

"Be there and experience innovation, expertise, inspiration, joy of life and - if you like - your best game!" was the motto of the FN Neuhofer autumn event in Zell am Moos, Austria.

The "FN Innovation Expo" at FN Neuhofer's headquarters in Zell am Moos, took place from 12-14 October 2023. In the course of an innovative interpretation of an in-house exhibition, an
FN golf tournament was also held at the "Leading Golf Course GC am Mondsee". Here, the guests could not only enjoy playing golf, but also network in the best possible way.

"We were delighted with the large number of visitors, interesting discussions and lively interest," said owner and managing director Franz Neuhofer about the successful event.

The programme of the "FN Innovation Expo" was varied and was heralded with the opening of the new "FN Innovation and Science Centre".
Here, four test stations with robot applications were demonstrated to illustrate the load-bearing capacity and high quality of FN products, three-dimensional representations of profile structures including explanations as well as general information on wood and its functions with interesting facts also on the demand for responsible sustainability.

Afterwards, the visitors went on a guided tour of the company with a special feature. Visitors could bring a picture of their choice, which was then printed live, either on Alu-Dibond, OSB or FN Acustico, using the new digital printing machine on site. In this way, the guests could experience how a work of art on 60x60 cm was created from their desired picture and, of course, take it home with them.

Another highlight was the expert dialogue with international keynote speaker Christoph Holz on "Artificial Intelligence and its impact on production, trade and the future of us all". Customers, partners, employees and even applicants were invited to learn exciting facts, ask questions and discuss with the expert. Conclusion: Fascination and a bit of caution.

Between the programme items, there was of course time to exchange ideas in a relaxed atmosphere over coffee, rolls and desserts at the FN Café. "All in all, it was a more than successful event with many interesting encounters and promising business deals," says Franz Neuhofer.




FN innovations at more than 20 trade fairs worldwide this year
The family business from Zell am Moos has already exhibited over 20 trade fairs/congresses this year. FN Neuhofer was thus able to present and make accessible its wide range of products, from accessories for floors, walls and ceilings, to many international visitors. The family-owned company's new mainstay - the FN acoustic panels, which are offered in the further development of shapely variants to hexagonal acoustic elements - met with particular interest.

Two trade fairs are still outstanding. In November, the Branchentag Holz in Cologne (Hall 8, Stand B21) will follow and in December, the Big 5 Global in Dubai will conclude the successful trade fair marathon 2023.

16.01.2023 | Functionality and design: Pioneering innovations from FN Neuhofer “live” at Domotex

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Functionality and design: Pioneering innovations from FN Neuhofer “live” at Domotex

The Austrian family business was pleased to take part in Domotex in Hanover and present its innovations for 2023 to existing and potential customers in person. In addition to the functional design acoustic panels, the company presented an innovative fastening system as well as its new, state-of-the-art digital printing system.

“We are very pleased to take part in trade fairs in person again and meet customers ‘live’,” said Managing Director Franz Neuhofer, who was on site in Hanover with his sales and product development team.
FN Neuhofer presented the FN Acustico, its functional acoustic panels in various designs, as well as the new, screwless fastening system “FN Clipholder CH25”.
This clip is a true innovation – without tools or drilling, it quickly and easily clamps into the expansion joint between the floor and the wall. The skirting board is held in place by the compressive force of the floor.

Another highlight was the presentation of the incredible potential of the state-of-the-art digital printing system for panels that has already been installed and activated at the Zell am Moos site. With this system, FN Neuhofer can produce panels made of MDF, metal (e.g. Alcan-Dibond/alu-composite), rigid foam (e.g. Forex, Sintra), soft foam (e.g. Kapa), three-layer panels made of spruce, pressboard panels as well as folding carton/corrugated cardboard, and glass.
It is able to print FN Acustico panels up to a width of 250 cm in the highest resolution. The potential applications are wide-ranging and the system perfectly complements the FN standard range.

The enthusiasm of the many international visitors at the FN Neuhofer booth was very high, making the trade fair an incredible start to the new business year.

FN Neuhofer invests in a new, ultra-modern digital printing system

FN Neuhofer, the innovative supplier of accessories for floors, walls and ceilings, has installed its third printing system on site – a state-of-the-art, digital surface printing machine for panels.

“A high-tech system like this complements our existing digital printing competence centre in many ways,” says owner and CEO Franz Neuhofer. With this system, FN Neuhofer can now also print on panels made from MDF, metal (e.g. Alcan-Dibond/alu-composite), plastic hard foam (e.g. Forex, Sintra), soft foam (e.g. Kapa), three-layer spruce, pressboard as well as folding cardboard/corrugated cardboard and glass up to a width of 250 cm.

Customisation as a USP
This means that the innovative family company can not only custom print its recently launched
“FN Acustico” acoustic panels, but also profile boards, floorboards, wall coverings and kitchen splashbacks.
“This gives us another USP for our customers and partners when it comes to creativity, problem-solving and trends.”

Technologically ahead of the game
The system has 120 individual print heads and achieves an impressive resolution of 1000 dpi.
This means that there are hardly any limits to the imagination when it comes to choosing a picture and design.
The system can apply any photo or logo to the base. In addition to its own products, FN Neuhofer
can also produce, for example, POS materials for the shelves in hardware stores.

The digital printing line for plates was already commissioned in December 2022.

Key figures of the system:

  • UV flatbed printing with 120 individual print heads
  • Single and multi-web printing possible
  • Max. print width 250 cm
  • Resolution: 1,000 dpi
  • Annual capacity: 3.3 million m²
  • Low ink consumption
  • Very large colour space
  • GREENGUARD GOLD certified


New and innovative fastening system: “FN Clipholder CH25”

True innovation for DIY and professional: the new Clipholder CH25 from FN Neuhofer. Installation is extremely easy and quick – no tools, no drilling and no mess. This metal clip, made from spring steel, clamps into position in the expansion joint between the floor and the wall using our patented system. Then you simply install the skirting board and you’re done. You can also use the clip on all existing skirting boards with the tried-and-true groove for the CH23 clip.

Product advantages:

  • For clamping in the floor expansion joint
  • Installs quickly and easily without tools
  • No drilling, no mess during assembly
  • Plug-in skirting clip for quick, clean and invisible installation of the skirting board
  • Repeated assembly and disassembly possible
  • For skirting with a height up to 90 mm
  • For floor thicknesses of 7 mm and up
  • Patented

"FN Wally" - decorative wall cladding

Wall panelling is in! This is also shown by the trend towards FN acoustic panels as a beautiful and functional design element.
If the sound-absorbing effect is not so important, "FN Wally" is the ideal product. This is manufactured in MDF with digitally printed decorative foil. A wide variety of profile shapes are possible. And for the perfect finish, there are matching end trims - as usual also with the same decor as the wall panelling.

Product advantages:

  • Wall panelling made of MDF with decorative foil
  • A wide variety of decors possible using digital printing
  • Matching end trims for the beginning and end
  • Decorative wall cladding

Digital communication at FN Neuhofer – innovations for 2023

Relaunch of the homepage and new product catalogue in 2023
The company's new website will be modern and user-friendly. Customers, partners and interested parties can find information about FN products and applications quickly and easily on www.fnprofile.com, as well as a wide variety of videos from all areas, folders and the new product catalogue for download, or useful information and direct application options via the careers sub-page. We are also creating individual microsites for product highlights. The homepage and the microsites are available in German, English, French and Spanish.

B2B shop for customers
A B2B shop for our customers is currently under construction. A complete PIM/DAM system will be connected to the shop, so that media assets and product attributes can be transmitted to our customers quickly and easily. The shop will optimise the ordering process and also display the complete order history for our customers. The concept will enable the customer to place an order quickly and with few obstacles.

From technical assembly videos to the “FN DIY Show” – our FN YouTube channel
The FN YouTube channel will be an entertaining self-help resource. With a variety of practical installation clips and – new in 2023 – the FN DIY Show. The diverse and fun videos will show real-life applications for our products with explanations and helpful tips from professionals.
By the way: in the catalogue you will find a QR code on the respective product pages – scan this to access the installation video directly.
https://www.youtube.com/@neuhoferholz

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