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Press Release: Water transfer printing tech to be used for interiors

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Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueLufthansa Technik is currently in the process of putting into operation a completely new production system for the printing of aircraft interior panels and cabin elements.

The so-called water transfer printing process involves printing onto the cabin elements with a wafer-thin film. Once the print is varnished, the result is a customized design with an especially high-grade surface.

“We have used this technology for more than ten years to create the most discerning one-off products for equipping VIP jets and we have built up a great deal of know-how,” says Thorsten Hagemann, Head of Aircraft Interior Production at the VIP & Special Mission Aircraft Services division at Lufthansa Technik. “Our new system is the largest of its kind. The automation of key process steps allows us to substantially shorten our lead times while maintaining an even higher standard of quality.”

Whether the look is imitation wood with the finest grain, a carbon fibre or a stone optic, there are no limits to what can be imagined.

“With this system, developed especially for us, we can make a quantum leap in the visual design of aircraft cabins while maintaining a high level of production efficiency,” says Thorsten Hagemann.

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