kraftplex Types

Which kraftplex type is right for my project?

Our sustainable laser material kraftplex is available in three different types, each in different formats. Get to know kraftplex ST, CL & FO below and learn all about the technical and aesthetic properties of the different types.

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What do all kraftplex types have in common?

100% Cellulose

Sustainable softwood from Scandinavia (FSC)

0% Additives

No usage of adhesives or bleaching and binding agents

Secure

Safety confirmed for manufacture of children's toys according to DIN standard

Sustainable

Resource-saving production, short transport routes, recyclable

Laser cutter suitable

Filigree cutouts, clean engravings, less smut & filter friendly

Flexible & Breakproof

Deep drawing, upsetting, edging and embossing possible with high break resistance and tear strength

Surface Design

Treatable with all products suitable for wood: Lacquers, oils, waxes, chalk paints and many more

Easy Printability

Plate direct printing and UV printing suitable, good flatness on the printer

What is special about kraftplex ST FO CL ?

Which kraftplex type is suitable for your project depends on various factors.

The three kraftplex types differ in terms of strength, material thickness, format and surface.

You will always receive kraftplex in its untreated form. This gives you complete freedom of design.

kraftplex ST

kraftplex FO

kraftplex CL

kraftplex ST stands for “stiff”. The material is a bit firmer than the other kraftplex types. 

  • It is available in thicknesses of 1.0, 1.5 and 3.0 mm in the formats 56 x 34 cm and 80 x 50 cm
  • The surface has a light screen structure with a matte look
  • Special formats can be requested from a minimum order quantity of 100 m2.

kraftplex FO stands for “formable”. The material is more flexible and pliable than ST.

  • It is available in the thickness 0.8 mm in the format 56 x 34 cm. In the Mr Beam Shop you can get it in 2.0 mm thickness.
  • The surface has a very fine structure and a smooth look.
  • Special formats up to 131 x 100 cm can be requested individually

kraftplex CL stands for “curve”. The material is particularly flexible. It can be cut with scissors.

  • It is available in a thickness of 0.5 mm in a 40 x 30 cm format.
  • The smooth surface is lightly calendered.
  • Special formats up to 131 x 100 cm can be requested individually.

kraftplex ST

Material: 100% unbleached cellulose fiber, pressed, without the use of adhesives and binders.

Raw material: softwood (FSC)

Thicknesses: 1.0 / 1.5 / 3.0 mm

Stock formats: 56 x 34 cm / 60 x 30 cm / 80 x 50 cm

Special formats: Cut to size from 100 sqm up to 315 x 160 cm

Surface: light screen structure

Density: 1,0 – 1,30 g/cm³

Strength: ST stands for “stiff”. This kraftplex type has the highest density and is therefore the most rigid. Especially in the two smaller thicknesses it is still easily bendable and break-proof.

Processing: optimally suited for cutting and engraving with the laser cutter. Paintable and printable.

Tolerances: Material thickness: +/- 7.5%; length and width: < 2%.

Certification: DIN EN 71-3 (no toxic substances contained, suitable for children’s toys.) 

Fire protection class: DIN 4102-B2, upgrade to B1 with approved fire retardants.

kraftplex FO

Material: 100% unbleached cellulose fiber, pressed, without the use of adhesives and binders.

Raw material: softwood (FSC)

Thickness: 0.8 mm

Stock formats: 56 x 34 cm

Special formats: individual cuts up to 131 x 100 cm board size possible on request

Surface: very fine structure, smooth appearance

Density: 1.0 – 1.30 g/cm³

Strength: FO stands for “formable”. This kraftplex type exhibits high flexibility combined with high resistance to fracture. 

Processing: optimally suited for cutting and engraving with the laser cutter. Paintable and printable.

Tolerances: Material thickness: +/- 7.5%; length and width: < 2%.

Certification: DIN EN 71-3 (no toxic substances contained, suitable for children’s toys.) 

Fire protection class: DIN 4102-B2, upgrade to B1 with approved fire retardants.

kraftplex CL

Material: 100% unbleached cellulose fiber, pressed, without the use of adhesives and binders.

Raw material: softwood (FSC)

Thickness: 0.5 mm

Stock formats: 40 x 30 cm

Special sizes: Individual cuts up to 131 x 100 cm board size possible on request

Surface: smooth, slightly calendered surface

Density: 1.0 – 1.30 g/cm³

Strength: CL stands for “curve” and “light”. This kraftplex type is particularly flexible, pliable and rollable, with good resistance to breakage and tearing.

Processing: optimally suited for cutting and engraving with the laser cutter. Also suitable for cutting with scissors. Paintable and printable.

Tolerances: Material thickness: +/- 7.5%; length and width: < 2%.

Certification: DIN EN 71-3 (no toxic substances contained, suitable for children’s toys.) 

Fire protection class: DIN 4102-B2, upgrade to B1 with approved fire retardants.

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