Panama: Good to Great

Panama - an all-round roller blind fabric in traditional but distinct and genuine Panama-weave. Brilliant colours by high-quality pigments. Wonderful look and make, durable and robust which emphasises the striking look. Both Panama fabrics - translucent are manufactured carefully without solvents, PVC and lead.  Details

| Monday, November 14th 2016 |

Style Perl Plissee

Style Perl Plissee is a trendy fabric with thin irregular stripe effects. A pearl coating on the back efficiently reflects the sun to ensure pleasant room temperatures even in summer. Style Perl is translucent but not transparent, therefore guarantees privacy when needed. Style Perl Plissee is available in five precious colours. Details

| Thursday, June 23rd 2016 |

Skylight BO

Skylight BO – especially designed for cassette systems and skylights.

The fairly thin fabric fits even in smallest boxes and is still 100% blackout. Due to the white foam back Skylight BO is energy efficient and reduces summer heat as well as arctic cold. This fabric clearly is a trendsetter for sophisticated customers. Details

| Monday, May 2nd 2016 |

Affiliated company Nanoflam receives the Queens Award for Enterprise

UK Textile Chemical supplier, Nanoflam limited, receives the Queens Award for Enterprise, International Trade, for its exceptional growth in overseas sales over the last 3 years. As part of the celebrations two members of the Nanoflam team were invited to meet Her Majesty the Queen, at an evening reception at the Palace. Managing Director Andrew Littlewood comments “This is a fantastic achievement for a company less than 6 years old. We are all very excited and proud to be honoured in this way”.
Now the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire Mr Andrew Coombs visited Barnsley based Textile Chemical manufacturer Nanoflam to present to the company, on behalf of her Majesty, The Queens Award for Enterprise, in the category of International Trade. The formal ceremony involved the presentation of a symbol and scroll by the Lord Lieutenant to employees Ian Leigh and Kevin Airstone. Both of whom had been involved in the original start-up of the company. Managing Director Andrew Littlewood thanked all those who had contributed to helping Nanoflam achieve this award. Customers, Suppliers, the landlord and Investors and of course the employees.

| Wednesday, September 30th 2015 |

Our new member of the executive board

In August Mrs. Alexandra Semrau was appointed as Managing Director of Bamberger Kaliko Textile Finishing GmbH. She´s responsible for Finance, Sales, Marketing and R&D. As Mr. Mark Littlewood, the CEO of the KLT-Holding said: "With Mrs. Semrau we have gained versatile and experienced manager in our team. She will continue to promote the strategic development we have started about one and a half years ago".
She will replace Andrew Littlewood as a Managing Director, who successfully led the company from 2014 and who has implemented the fundamental building blocks for our future growth and development strategy. Mrs. Alexandra Semrau will continue to develop this strategy and bring the company forward, supported by Mark Vautier, our Technical Director.
Alexandra Semrau brings many years of experience gained in manufacturing industry, especially packaging, reinforced synthetics and industrial ventilation technology.
With his experience at Kaliko Andrew Littlewood will continue to support the company as a consultant for strategic projects and he also continues to work as a Managing Director for a KLT-subsidiary.

| Monday, August 10th 2015 |

New distributor for bookcloth in Sweden

As of June 1st, 2015 our bookcloth range will be available through our new distributor ZETATRADE in Sweden (see Agents for Bookcloth).

| Monday, June 1st 2015 |

New all-purpose sun protection fabric Studio BO

The new all-purpose sun protection fabric blocks out the light and creates a cosy atmoshpere. Its outstanding features are a top quality coating, a textile front and a colour coordinated foam back.
Studio BO isavailable in 15 basic colours. Further trend colours coming soon. More information here or as PDF-File.
For all orders despatched until February 28th 2015 we offer a 10% discount on our standard list price. For all orders of at least 1.000 lin m per colour additional discounts are applicable.

|Friday, October 31st 2014 |

Color Selector

With our new "color selector" you can easily search for a specific color from our product range. Use this link for bookbinding fabrics or this link for sun protection fabrics.

|Thursday, April 24th 2014 |

A new start

The insolvency procedure of Bamberger Kaliko GmbH has successfully been brought to an end. Retroactively per date 01.01.2014 the group KL Textiles Holding is the new owner of Bamberger Kaliko Textile Finishing GmbH. Thus the long-established Bamberg company belongs to a company group that has been very succesful in the international market and as a specialist in textile finishing will be able to strengthen the competence of the group. This will guarantee the manufacture of high-quality products in the fields of book cloth, sun shade fabrics, abrasives and technical materials at the Bamberg location in future.

|Tuesday, January 21st 2014 |

Iris® Inkjet solvent white (ref.-no. 6201/100)

Based on our well-known item Iris® we have extended our inkjet range by a book cloth suitable for individual printing. Iris® 6201/100 Inkjet solvent white can be used for (eco-)solvent, uv- and latex-printers ensuring an excellent printing quality. For further information about our inkjet range please click here

| Friday, August 9th 2013 |

Play of light and shade by Bamberger Kaliko

The novelties 2013 embrace a wide spectrum - from decorative fabrics to ones with a more functional background. They will be introduced and described shortly below. For further information ...

| Wednesday, October, 31st 2012 |

Eco Screen FR and Eco Screen FR Alu - ecological screen fabrics for efficient interior window shades and better room acoustics.

Both Eco Screen FR fabrics are translucent fabrics with a distinctive textile texture and a flame-retardant coating, suitable for roller blinds, vertical blinds and panel tracks. The openness factor of approx. 3% allows for their use in offices with windows facing south. The fabrics are made to be environmentally friendly and resource-conserving.
The aluminium coating of Eco Screen FR Alu improves its energy efficiency significantly and helps reduce costs for heating and air conditioning. Eco Screen FR Alu keeps the heat outside in summer and inside in winter.
Datasheets: Eco Screen FR or Eco Screen FR Alu
Additional information please find here.

| Wednesday, January 12th 2011 |

Canoso - Kaliko`s latest bookcloth developement

As of January 2011 we will introduce Canoso in 16 brilliant fashionable colours to you (for more information please see here)

| Monday, January 3rd 2011 |

New warehouse for bookcloth in the US

Our bookcloth materials are now also available in the US from our warehouse at ContiTech (see Agents for Bookcloth).

| Thursday, August 19th 2010 |

Fespa 2010

From June 22 - 26, 2010, the FESPA 2010 exhibition in Munich was the meeting place for ca. 700 exhibitors and more than 20,000 visitors from all over the world. FESPA is considered the leading fair for the sector of wide format digital printing. Following an invitation by Epson Europe, Bamberger Kaliko were pleased to show how digitally printed fabrics could be used as roller blinds, panel tracks or vertical blinds. The fabrics Premium CA solvent and Premium CA waterbased - both also available with a flame-retardant coating classified DIN 4102 B1 – will give best results with almost all available printing systems. This opens up interesting options for the market, as it allows the production of individual single prints as well as small series (Corporate Design). Other Bamberger Kaliko fabrics also found much acclaim among the trade visitors: Art Canvas CA solvent and waterbased, e.g., allow excellent art reproduction prints. The fabric ranges Green Banner solvent / waterbased and Premium solvent / waterbased can be used as sunshades as well as for pop-up and roll-up screens.

All Bamberger Kaliko media shown at the FESPA exhibition are “CA Color-Alliance certified”. Color-Alliance is an international group of leading producers of RIP- and printing textiles cooperating together with the aim of simplifying production processes and of increasing productivity and process stability in all production stages for wide format printing.

CA-certified media offer you advantages such as:

  • coordinated products
  • 100% quality control by CA-Profile and CA Control Tool
  • PVC free
  • reduced color profiles and ink wastage
  • reduced setup times
  • good reproducibility of printing results
  • fewer misprints

For more information please see

| Monday, July 19th 2010 |

Change of core diametre

In order to meet international requirements we have decided to roll our bookbinding materials in the future on cores with an inner diametre of 76 mm (3") instead of 36 mm (1.41"), the core diametre we have been using for most of our items. By Switching to this new core size we will also reduce the tendency for curling and improve the flatness of our products.

| Monday, 28th June 2010 |

FSC-certified lining paper

We are pleased to confirm that we use FSC-certified lining paper for our complete book cloth range.

| Monday, June 28th 2010 |

Space venus – the new cover material for extraordinary books

Venus is a most wonderful addition to the colour range of Space 295. The specially treated lacquered surface guarantees best blocking results,offering at the same time a very good protection of the cloth against dirt and finger markings.

| Wednesday, January 20th 2010 |