A Uniquely Sustainable Solution

100% Paper – 100% Recyclable

DISPA is the new 100% paper board from 3A Composites USA with flat, smooth surfaces that offer excellent digital or screen printing results. The unique structure of the core makes this paper board lightweight yet dimensionally stable, and prevents distracting “read-through” lines that occur when alternative corrugated materials are used. Combined with its easy fabrication and recyclability, DISPA is the ideal substrate for short-term interior displays.

Material Composition

DISPA is comprised of a uniquely laminated structure of embossed paper as the central core with flat, smooth paper facers. Manufactured by 3A Composites GmbH.

Advantages with DISPA®

  • Bright white, smooth paper surfaces
  • Extremely lightweight for easy handling and installation
  • Excellent for digital & screen printing applications  
  • Can be V-cut or creased and folded to create dimensional displays
  • Can easily be CNC or die cut/punched
  • Lightweight with good dimensional stability
  • Fast, efficient processing – even with hand tools!
  • Ideal for pre-printed double-sided offset litho sheet lamination
  • Made of 100% FSC® Certified Paper (FSC®-C074317)
  • 100% Recyclable! 

Recommended Applications

Below are some of the more common applications for which DISPA® provides a solution. While these are frequent uses for our material, we love to see the unique applications designers & artists come up with!

  • POP / POS Displays Short-term application life
  • Exhibits & Kiosks Short-term application life
  • Interior Signage & Displays Short-term application life
  • Sophisticated Packaging Short-term application life
  • Hanging Signage Short-term application life
  • Window Displays Short-term application life
  • Promotional Campaigns Short-term application life
  • 3-Dimensional Displays Short-term application life

Recommended Fabrication Methods

Thanks to over 40 years of manufacturing experience, we are able to provide general fabrication guidelines and best practices that have been successful with our materials.”

  • Mounting
  • Digital Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Painting
  • Knife Cutting
  • Saw Cutting
  • Routing
  • Die Cut/Punch
  • Forming Curves V-cutting/Creasing

Gauges, Colors & Sheet Sizes

Gauges and Colors Stock Sheet Sizes
3.8mm (0.15”) - Bright White Paper Facers – White Core 48” x 96”; 60”x120”


3A Product Brochure

3A Product Brochure

Product Sheet - DISPA®

Product Sheet - DISPA®

3A Composites Product Master (Monster Guide)

3A Composites Product Master (Monster Guide)

PDF 02/13/2018 
Application Guide

Application Guide

PDF 10/20/2019 

Fabrication "Quick Guide"

PDF 10/20/2019 
Fabrication Guide - DISPA®

Fabrication Guide - DISPA®

DISPA® Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

DISPA® Safety Data Sheet (SDS)



Graphic Display USA: Corporate Image Branding From the Inside Out

Graphic Display USA: Corporate Image Branding From the Inside Out

At 3A Composites USA, we recognize that corporate identity is essential to communicating and developing a brand image. As the industry leader for both interior rigid substrates and exterior cladding, our vast versatile product lines are the materials of choice for corporate identity.  


Case Histories

Fully Recyclable DISPA® Paper Board To Be Showcased At PRINTING United By 3A Composites USA

DISPA® graphic display board – 3A Composites USA’s newest sustainable substrate solution – will be showcased at the PRINTING United Expo Oct. 23-25 at the Ken Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Show-goers are invited to stop by the 3A Composites USA Booth No. 7227 to view DISPA® samples.

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.

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.)

Fully Reyclable Dispa® Paper Board Introduced to the Americas for Signs, Displays

3A Composites USA is pleased to announce that DISPA® graphic display board – a uniquely laminated structure of embossed formed paper that is 100 percent recyclable – now is available in the Americas. DISPA® will be showcased at the 2019 ISA International Sign Expo April 24-26 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Show-goers are invited to stop by the 3A Composites USA Booth No. 1327 to view DISPA® samples.