Pairing Henkel’s technology with Cefla’s Inert Coater by Sorbini is said to shorten production lines, saving equipment and labor costs, while reducing space and waste.

Technomelt CHS UV bonds to all melamines and offers the advantage of an immediate cure with ultraviolet light, so it can be incorporated into a wet-on-wet process with Cefla’s Inert Technology to achieve the right coating weight and avoid repetitive sanding.

Traditional finishing lines can be more than 300ft long, designed for adding up to seven layers of coating.

Each layer requires a UV cure lamp, followed by a sanding station to prepare for the next application. The streamlined processing created by the partnership between Cefla and Henkel saves the costs associated with extra labour, additional machines, and replacement parts such as sanding belts.

Inert Technology, one of the products demonstrated at Ligna 2015, is now showcased for testing by customers and prospects at Cefla’s comprehensive laboratory located at its North American headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.