Toppan will hold a décor materials exhibition in collaboration with Toppan Group companies INTERPRINT GmbH, Toppan Europe GmbH, and Toppan Interamerica Inc. The “&CO” event will be held from May 9 through 12 at Design Post Cologne in Cologne, Germany.
In its décor materials business, Toppan focuses on the global market as it designs and develops products that meet the quality requirements and environmental needs of each region. Based on the “&CO” concept of working together to “collaborate,” “connect,” and “co-create,” the exhibition will present the latest printed décor materials for the furniture and interior industries. It will also showcase ideas for eco-friendly products to help shape a sustainable society and digital technologies opening the way to the future.
What’s on show at “&CO”
Toppan will present the latest décor material designs using state-of-the-art printing technologies, proposals for a sustainable society, next-generation experiences employing digital technologies, and new possibilities for décor materials for the global market.
・Eco-friendly products to shape a sustainable society
Toppan will showcase multiple new products at the event. These include décor films that can protect the surfaces of furniture and fittings while also delivering attractive design, products that use recycled resin to promote a circular economy without sacrificing functionality, and biomass products that help drive a low-carbon economy by using sugar cane and other plant-derived materials.
・Digital technologies opening the way to the future
“&CO” will also run various demonstrations, including décor films that enable a wood-grain panel to turn into an information display device, a digital simulation tool for accurately reproducing décor films design on a tablet device, and a digital library of virtual spaces and virtual materials giving a glimpse of the metaverse society of the future.
About the &CO décor materials exhibition
・Dates and times (CEST): May 9 to 12 10:00—20:00 (10:00-18:00 on May 12)
・Venue: Design Post Cologne, Cologne, Germany
・Address: Deutz-Mülheimer-Str. 22a 50679 Köln
Toppan’s décor materials business
Toppan entered the décor printing business in 1956 and has developed and marketed a wide array of decorative materials for the surfaces of furniture, fittings, floors, and more. Toppan opened its first overseas location for sales of décor materials in 1971 and has expanded globally, to markets including the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Toppan Interamerica was established as a décor material printing plant in Georgia, U.S.A, in 1988. Toppan brought on board Spain’s Decotec and Germany’s INTERPRINT as subsidiaries in 2017 and 2019, respectively, bolstering manufacturing and supply capabilities for global markets and contributing to the creation of décor products and spaces with enhanced design and functionality.