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Kavalan Partners with Frischknecht to Move into Sustainability Hub Switzerland


Kavalan announces its new distribution partnership with Frischknecht AG. Established in 1972, Frischknecht AG is based in Schlieren-Zurich with a longstanding and trusted reputation as a supplier of printing materials, lamination films, rigid sheets, frames, supplies, and services in Switzerland.


Graphics businesses across Switzerland will now have increased access to PVC-free textile and banner materials. Frischknecht will also have the ability to support customers to measure and compare environmental impacts of switching to Kavalan by using the Kavalan Eco Calculator. The tool is based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) certification data, which played a significant role in Frischknecht’s decision to partner with Kavalan. 


Roberto Carriero, Owner and Manager, Frischknecht, comments: “We’ve heard from many customers that they want to switch to more eco-friendly products, yet few make the step. As a country, Switzerland is meticulous about its environmental policies and aims to be at the forefront of sustainability practices. At Frischknecht, we believe that making the switch shouldn't compromise on quality or printing processes. Kavalan showcases a brilliant opportunity for the printing market to provide companies with the infrastructure to switch to sustainability. There is no better time than now to switch, and with Kavalan’s PVC-free products, there is not one reason to prolong change.”


Rob Karpenko, Kavalan’s European Sales Director, comments: “On a personal level, I’m extremely proud that Kavalan is launching in Switzerland and to be working with Roberto and the team is very rewarding as we define our joint strategy with Kavalan. Switzerland is my home country and very close to my heart, and I have firsthand experience with the demanding quality requirements for digital printers here. During the past few months, we’ve placed a substantial quantity of trial materials into printers for them to test and have received nothing but positive feedback with each printer wanting to know when they can acquire full-size rolls. This is a testament to the quality, support, and technical performance of our materials.”


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