Furniture with a very high gloss index (>90 GE) or a supermatt finish (<5 GE) are a current trend. Across the world, renowned manufacturers of wood-based materials and furniture are now using HotCoating to finish melamine faced wood-based panels, HPL and CPL. Working widths are usually between 1220mm and 2400mm. HotCoating enables very high color precision, impressive depth effects, super smooth haptics and sheer glossy finishes, and excellent resistance to scratches and impact. Above all, it has impressive processing properties in terms of drilling, milling and sawing the finished products, providing a leading edge over conventionally varnished panels.
InertCalandarCoating (ICC) enables reliable and high-quality production of high-gloss surfaces. KLEIBERIT’s high-gloss TopCoat is applied with grooved rollers, glazed with a transparent process film, and then hardened with UV light. This results in top-quality surfaces with an excellent high-gloss finish, perfect smoothness, and depth effects. The surfaces are very resistant and can also be customized with antimicrobial properties, among others.
Super matt surfaces can be physically matted with KLEIBERIT HotCoating® using excimer technology. With this method, a monochromatic UV lamp creates a microfold on the still liquid coating in an inert atmosphere, thus generating a very low and precise gloss index (<5 GE). The desired look-and-feel can be tailored to the customer’s wishes by adjusting the pre-gelling settings.
One of the key advantages of HotCoating finishes is the flexibility of the surface. Curved and/or molded furniture parts can be produced in a postforming process (DesignEdge) with the smallest radii and without any stress whitening. The absolutely smooth transition between surfaces and edges opens up new possibilities in furniture design, especially for digital printing.