Henkel will present the “Fusion Coating” process at the Cefla 2014 Event from 9-11 October. “Fusion Coating” is a surface finishing concept for the decorative treatment of melamine-faced chipboard.
In the “Fusion Coating” process, the UV-curing hotmelt Technomelt CHS 370 UV is applied directly to the melamine-faced wood particle panel as the primer for one or several further lacquer coatings designed to create the desired high-gloss effect. Due to its good adhesion to melamine, its flexibility and its extensive compatibility with UV lacquers matched to the system, Technomelt CHS 370 UV creates the basis for generating high-gloss effects.
Traditional processes to achieve a high-gloss finish have some disadvantages: Laminating a high-gloss film to the chipboard tends to be very expensive, while the application of lacquer coats to melamine-faced chipboard likewise gives rise to problems as the primers used exhibit poor adhesion to melamine resin and lack the flexibility of a UV-curing hotmelt.
Henkel is marketing the “Fusion Coating” process together with Cefla Group, the Italian painting line manufacturer, and also producers of lacquers ideally matched to the system.
Picture:In “Fusion Coating,” the UV-curing hotmelt Technomelt CHS 370 UV is applied directly to the melamine resin-laminated particle board where it acts as a primer for one or several further coats of lacquer to create the desired high-gloss effect.