More flexibility thanks to the new digital printing procedure at SURTECO

- Higher production speed and shorter delivery time with larger design variety and flexibility at the same time 

- Several customer orders successfully produced and delivered

- Funding received from the Federal Environment Agency (UBA)

Buttenwiesen, February 2024: Surface specialist SURTECO is introducing a new process for full-width digital printing. This will enable customers to produce decorative surfaces for furniture and flooring in a much more flexible and resource-efficient way in future.

Customer benefits

The system can be used to produce high-quality decor prints up to 225 cm wide - with several decors on one roll and a repeat length of up to six meters. Unconventional structures and large colour spaces are also possible even with the smallest batch sizes. Even dimensionally critical decor papers can be printed with the machine configuration. And new, creative designs - such as fantasy decors - are no problem either. "The system opens up completely new possibilities for our customers in terms of flexibility, quality and decor variety," summarizes Robert Vancko, Head of Business Unit Surfaces.

Customer orders delivered

Since the digital printing system was commissioned, numerous customer orders have been accepted, produced, and delivered. "The customers are very satisfied with the quality and so are we. This enables us to fulfill demanding customer requests, both from existing customers and new customers," says Vancko.

Sustainability funding

SURTECO has been able to develop the new digital printing process in recent years and bring it to market maturity with the help of funding. The funding was awarded in 2017 as a part of the Environmental Innovation Program of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and was administered by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) in subsequent years. Since 1979, the Environmental Innovation Program has supported companies in putting innovative and environmentally friendly processes into practice to combine ecological and economic requirements.


SURTECO GROUP SE, based in Buttenwiesen, is a medium-sized, internationally active, listed company. The company unites leading national and international brands in surface technology under one roof. The extensive product portfolio includes printed decor papers, impregnates, release papers, decorative surface films and edgebanding based on special technical papers and plastics, as well as plastic skirtings, technical profiles for industry and roller shutter systems and coated fabrics. The Group manufactures its products at 26 locations on four continents worldwide and employs around 3,800 people. In 2022, the company generated annual sales of € 748 million and EBIT of € 40 million. The customers of the SURTECO Group mainly come from the wood-based materials, flooring and furniture industries, including the interior design sector. The shares of SURTECO GROUP SE are listed on the official market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt and Munich stock exchanges under the abbreviation SUR and ISIN DE0005176903 and are also traded on the stock exchanges in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart.

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