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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.
- 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
"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.
- 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.
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