KAPA® fix (Lightweight foam boards)

Self-adhesive lightweight foam board with excellent flatness and high adhesive strength for lamination of large format digital prints, photos, cards and posters.
Easy to cut | Acid-free / pH-neutral | Fire protection class: B2 according to DIN 4102-1

One-sided self-adhesive (sk1)
Double-sided adhesive (sk2)
3.0 mm
5.0 mm
10.0 mm
Stock format
210 x 297 mm | A4
420 x 297 mm | A3
700 x 1000 mm
1400 x 1000 mm
1400 x 3000 mm
1530 x 3050 mm
3 boards
6 boards
8 boards
9 boards
12 boards
18 boards
20 boards
24 boards
40 boards
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KAPA® fix (Lightweight foam boards)
The ideal lightweight mounting board!

White sandwich boards with self-adhesive, stable, aluminium-reinforced outer layers of chromo substitute cardboard and a board core of light grey PUR hard foam (polyurethane foam). Fire protection class: B2 according to DIN 4102-1.

Available variants:
KAPA® fix boards are available either one-sided self-adhesive (in 3, 5 and 10 mm) or double-sided self-adhesive (in 5 and 10 mm):
- SK1: One-sided self-adhesive with checkered cover foil on the front and white cardboard on the reverse
- SK2: Double-sided self-adhesive on the front with checkered masking film and on the reverse with white masking film


Ideal for easy mounting/laminating of (digital) prints, (large-format) photos, pictures and plans for a variety of indoor applications. KAPA® fix is also suitable for signage, presentations, 3D applications such as shop-window decoration (even with high exposure to the sun e.g. south facing), as a background sheet for applications (fabrics, textiles, foils, etc.) and construction or fill-in sheet for POS/POP displays, as well as for trade fair stands and (architectural) model making.

Further processing:

The self-adhesive top layers of KAPA® fix lightweight boards have a high adhesive strength and can be mounted manually or mechanically (cold mounting). Due to their low weight, these ready-to-mount carrier boards (in contrast to PVC rigid foam boards) are very easy to further process and with their excellent flatness ideally suited for all mounting tasks in the graphic-decorative sector. Simple cutting (with a cutter/knife or digital cutting plotter) enables creative free forms.

(Special) sizes and freeforms:

As a leading 3A distributor KOHLSCHEIN offers the entire KAPA® fix range in all thicknesses and formats.
Individual (special) formats such as 1400 x 1500 or 1400 x 2000 mm and freeforms can be cut according to your specifications: cutting service.
DIN formats in stock: Single-sided self-adhesive KAPA® fix cuts in practical DIN formats (DIN A4: 210 x 297 mm & DIN A3: 420 x 297 mm) are available directly from stock.

Further features:

  • The mounting of inkjet or digital prints requires special handling: Too much or too little relative humidity can cause ripples or tunnels. Please carry out appropriate tests before final lamination.
  • The foam core is resistant to almost all solvents and adhesives. For adhesives containing toluene, please carry out tests before lamination.
  • Service temperature continuous Td = -20 to 100°C; short-term Tk = up to 130°C
  • Fire protection class: B2 according to DIN 4102-1 (normally ignitable materials)
  • pH value: self adhesive 1 = 8.5 / self adhesive 2 = 8.3 (acid-free)
  • Meets the following standards: DIN ISO 9001:2008, DIN ISO 14001:2004 & BS OHSAS 18001:2007
  • Made in Germany
All information is based on the current technical knowledge and experience of the manufacturer. It is to be regarded as advisory and therefore not legally binding.


KAPA® product information (PDF file)

KAPA® fix (Lightweight foam boards)


3.0 mm, 5.0 mm, 10.0 mm


900 g/m², 970 g/m², 1070 g/m², 1185 g/m², 1258 g/m²

Stock format:

210 x 297 mm | A4, 420 x 297 mm | A3, 700 x 1000 mm, 1400 x 1000 mm, 1400 x 3000 mm, 1530 x 3050 mm

Type of Material :

Lightweight foam board, Sandwich board


Cardboard, Self-adhesive


Polyurethane foam (bright), Grey

Further processing:

Cutting, Laminating

Application/range of use:

Decorations, Displays POS/POP, Figurines, Hanging signs, Lamination substrate for prints & photos, Posters, Shop window design, Signs, Stands

Special features:

CFC-free, Heat resistance, Low weight, Normal flammability, pH-neutral, Temperature resistant


Fire protection B2


3A Composites



Here is an overview of the grammages, thicknesses and formats we have in stock.
Special formats and/or special thicknesses are possible on request.

Self-adhesive on one side (sk1)

Grammage (g/m²) Thickness (mm) Available formats (mm)
900 3 - - 700 x 1000 1000 x 1400 - -
970 5 210 x 297 297 x 420 700 x 1000 1000 x 1400 1400 x 3000 -
1.185 10 - - 700 x 1000 1000 x 1400 1400 x 3000 1530 x 3050

Self-adhesive on both sides (sk2)

Grammage (g/m²)  Thickness (mm) Available formats (mm)
1070 5 700 x 1000 1000 x 1400 1400 x 3000
1258 10 700 x 1000 1000 x 1400 1400 x 3000


Cutting pads / desk pads with cm divisons for safe and precise cutting of paper, cardboard and lightweight foam boards
Professional cutter with extremely sharp blades and sturdy handle for the cutting table, the studio and further processing of cardboard, lightweight foamboards, etc.


Extra dimensionally stable, both sides white lightweight foam board with aluminum-reinforced surfaces for large-format laminations of digital prints and photos.
1-sided self-adhesive paperboard with high adhesive strength. This rigid board is used as a mounting / lamination board with excellent flatness & high stability or as directly printable sheet material with a self-adhesive reverse side.
Lightweight and stable sandwich boards for laminating photos and prints, POS displays and model making. Easy to cut (cutting knife / cutter).
Double-sided brown honeycomb panel with surfaces of uncoated kraft liner and a honeycomb kraft paper core for POS displays, packaging, substructures and more.
Double-sided white lightweight foam board with moisture-repellent surfaces of coated cardboard for direct printing, display purposes and visual communication.
Double-sided bright white direct printing board with moisture repellent surfaces and high stability for display purposes and visual communication.
Double sided bright white lightweight foam boards with bright white core for digital printing, screen printing and laminating purposes.
Both sides deep black or bright white lightweight foam boards with color-matching core for creative work, presentation & model making. 
Colored lightweight foam boards with glossy and homogeneous surfaces in black/grey for decorations, presentations and model making.
White lacquered, flame retardant and moisture resistant lightweight foam board for advertising displays, visual communication and industrial applications.