Sample panels imprinted with Cefla processes.
Sample panels imprinted with Cefla processes.

CHARLOTTE, NC – Cefla has introduced a 3D coating system to imprint surfaces and edges of MDF and HDF fiberboard, honeycomb board and chip board, among other panel products.

The patented Sorbini Inert Coating 3D Technology creates any effect for surface and edge preparation of all panel types, simulating vein and pore wood in a look that mimics natural grain.

Cefla says the Inert Coating Technology employs a heat-free, UV curing process that applies a durable sealer coating on inexpensive raw materials like MDF or OSB. Once coated the surface can be printed with Cefla's Pixart digital printing to products "virtually indistinguishable from the real thing – at considerably lower cost," the company says. Applications include RTA furniture, flooring, store fixtures or any other high-production, flat wood panel processing operation.

Cefla Finishing Group says the Sorbini surface and edge preparation provides savings over other laminating processes, cutting energy usage by 65%, and CO2 emissions by 75%.

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.

Cefla 3D Panel Coater Simulates Wood Grain on MDF

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