Decor papers are single-color papers that carry dye throughout, not just on the surface. They can be used in that form, as uni-colored papers, or printed with numerous designs using water-soluble printing inks.
With the exception of our regenerated papers, Koehler Decor Papers are made from hardwood and softwood cellulose and are absorbent, making them easy to process in the impregnation stage.
Decor papers are given a filling so that they cover their dark chipboard or core paper backing. Titanium dioxide pigments are the main ones used for white and other pale colors, while kaolins can also be used for darker papers. These white and colored pigments must be highly fade-proof and should also be chemically resistant.
Decor papers always have to be water-resistant so that they do not tear when in contact with the various impregnating resins, since tearing would cause production to cease during impregnation.