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Cefla introduces new surface-finishing technology

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For large-scale manufacturers of panel-based products, Cefla North America is introducing new surface- and edge-finishing technologies that make low-cost materials into high-value panel products at a cost-effective price.

Visitors to the International Woodworking Fair from Aug. 20-23 in Atlanta can see a comprehensive audio visual demonstration of Cefla’s new Inert Coating Technology (ICT) in Booth No. 7853. There will also be a display of parts showing the many options ICT provides for manufacturing.

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ICT is a heat-free, UV-curing process that achieves the surface finish. The patented process applies a durable sealer coating on inexpensive raw materials, including MDF, OSB, chipboard, honeycomb and others. The resulting surface can be combined with Cefla Pixart digital printing to create high-value appearing products, virtually indistinguishable from the real thing — at considerably lower cost, according to the company.

ICT is ideal for RTA furniture, flooring, store fixtures or any other high-production flat panel operation.

For large-production operations ICT increases production options and flexibility, while reducing costs related to substrate material, energy (65 percent reduction), equipment (60 percent less floor space), emissions (75 percent less CO2) and coatings use (50 percent reduction), according to the company.

ICT also offers the flexibility to create perfectly smooth surfaces as well as three-dimensional grain. Realistic patterning can be creating in surfaces where additional depth or texture is desired, while reducing production time and processes.

For information, visit www.cefla.com or call 704-598-0020.

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