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Holiday Shopping during Pandemic

The Next New: Retail’s Reaction to A Hectic 2020 Holiday Season

This holiday spending season is bound to be unlike any our industry has ever witnessed.  Retailers have been forced to react and create new in-store models while shoppers have completely altered their approach to buying.  The effects of COVID-19 on Retail, QSR and Fast Casual have resulted in a permanent evolution of the in-store experience. 

Architects Rejuvenate Cultural Services Center by Upcycling 200 DIBOND® Panels In Creative Installation

© Andrea Zanchi The Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara is a cultural services center situated in the northern mountains of Italy, in the province of Trento. The Center offers cultural arts events to the public, such as musical and theatrical performances, and historical installations as well as meeting and event spaces. Along with the Center's two theaters, an adjoining urban park links different parts of the city attracting people of all ages and cultures. Unfortunately, part of the Centro Servizi has been uninhabited for ages and in a severe state of disrepair despite the fact that it is partially protected by "Sovrintendenza dei Beni architettonici", a cultural heritage committee. Except for graffiti of a modest artistic level, there are offensive and xenophobic writings on the walls, evidence not only of urban but also civil decay. Local architects Elisa Burnazzi and Davide Feltrin, co-owners of Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti, have rejuvenated the entry way to the Centro Servizi by upcycling approximately 200 DIBOND® panels recovered from billboards used to advertise past performances at the Centro Servizi.
DIBOND application

Nationally Recognized Craft Brewery Tour Enhanced with Story-Telling DIBOND® Decor

Photos courtesy of Agio Imaging Bell’s Brewery, Inc., a regional brewer headquartered in Kalamazoo, Mich., has been making a name for itself since 1985 by brewing quality craft beers in both its Kalamazoo and Comstock, Mich., locations. While started as a quest by Larry Bell, president of Bell’s Brewery, to create a better beer in a 15-gallon stovetop soup kettle, this independent, family-owned business is now the seventh largest craft brewery in the United States, brewing more than 20 craft beers for distribution by Bell’s Brewery employees throughout 41 states as well as in Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.

Digitype Design Turns to Recyclable DISPA® Paper Board for Smooth Surfaced Economical Printing Solution

Tualatin, Ore.-based Digitype Design, Inc., weekly prints runs of short-term retail graphic interior signs, custom shapes installed as aisle markers and 4-by-4 foot double-sided posters on fully recyclable DISPA® embossed formed paper board by 3A Composites USA DISPA® – an embossed formed paper  graphic display board solution newly available from 3A Composites USA – is meeting the needs of designers and fabricators requiring a smooth-surfaced printable rigid substrate that is 100 percent recyclable. Digitype Design, Inc., a visual marketing communications company based in Tualatin, Ore., has been providing large-format printing solutions to customers in the northwestern United States and across the country for more than 25 years.
Dispa Installation at BDF 2019

Fully Recyclable DISPA® Installation Reveals Design Sin Confessions at BDF 2019

Earlier this year we received news that Birmingham based interior and architectural design studio SCULPT, in collaboration with STEAMhouse, a local center for creative innovation was developing an installation made of DISPA® with the goal of testing DISPA’s capabilities and unique properties. DISPA® consists of a patented embossed formed paper core that is laminated on both sides with bright white, smooth paper surfaces – a unique composition that makes this paper board lightweight yet extremely rigid, strong and dimensionally stable. Signs created with lightweight DISPA® stay flat yet are easy to handle and hang. Manufactured with 100 percent Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)-certified paper (FSC-C074317), DISPA® is fully recyclable. (The FSC is a nongovernmental organization operating in more than 80 countries to facilitate responsible forest management in accordance with social, economic and ecological needs.)