Riding on the new trends in surface technology
Holger Scherrenbacher, Head of the Technology Center
Product/Solution: KLEIBERIT HotCoating Technology
At this year’s LIGNA trade fair, KLEIBERIT presented interesting developments and solutions in the fields of surface finishing, surface lamination, edge banding, profile wrapping and LVT flooring adhesives.
Production lines demonstrated the advantages and uses of KLEIBERIT’s HotCoating® technology, including high-gloss and super matt finishing for wood-based boards, and the roll-to-roll coating method.
An inline digital printing line that can print inline and subsequently hot coat in a single pass – a method that KLEIBERIT recently enhanced in cooperation with machine manufacturer Huser was demonstrated. The system’s compact integrated digital printer is worth a special mention. Embossed structures are also possible, thus opening up completely new opportunities for paper manufacturers, relating to profile wrapping and surface lamination. In future, paper laminations up to a width of 1.60m will be possible.
Wide printed and coated papers hold substantial potential for the furniture industry – manufacturers can laminate large surfaces and coat edges in one go with KLEIBERIT’s technology – as well as the flooring sector. Luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) are currently in high demand and flooring manufacturers are calling for materials that are printable up to 2.10 metres and also have very abrasion-proof coating, a super matt finish and can be reactivated in a short-cycle press. Such papers provide a soft touch finish that also has excellent acoustic properties and can even be embossed with deep structures.