At the European HOLZ-HANDWERK trade fair in Nuremberg from 21 to 24 March, the wood-based panel manufacturer Pfleiderer will be presenting besides trendy decors from its current collection also its new high-end lacquered surfaces Pfleiderer PrimeBoard and Pfleiderer Duropal HPL Compact Exterior. With these products the company is setting new standards in surface technology.
Innovative lacquer technology Early in 2018, Pfleiderer’s new lacquering line worth approx. 12 million euros went on stream at its Leutkirch site. Using an innovative HotCoating procedure, a high-quality multiple-layer UV-cured acrylic coating is applied onto wood-based materials. “This multi-layer coating system ensures the excellent surface quality of our products. It stands out for its elegant appearance, very good workability, resistance, UV- durability and easy cleaning”, says Rüdiger Jürke, Head of Product Management Decor Boards at Pfleiderer. The developed technology is unrivalled in the market, and with a length of 165 metres the new lacquering line is currently the largest HotCoating Plant in the world.
Design-oriented solutionsThe new high-end lacquered surfaces will be available in super matt and high-gloss. Pfleiderer follows this trend already since years. “Products such as XTreme Matt for Duropal HPL have been successfully placed in this segment in the past. This low-reflective surface has a very classy touch, and the additional functional properties, such as the anti-fingerprint effect, enthuse our customers. After careful analysis of the market development we are sure that this surface will be highly important for us also in the future”, says Rüdiger Jürke. The same goes for the HotCoating high gloss surface that lends plain decors a particular depth in combinations with a mirror shine effect. Pfleiderer PrimeBoard is available in the format of 2,800 mm x 2,100 mm.
Venturing into the outdoor business
With Duropal HPL Compact Exterior Pfleiderer is for the first time venturing into the outdoor business. In the future, the Exterior Matt (EM) surface will be produced in Leutkirch in the waste-efficient format of 2,800 x 2,070 mm. Its high UV-durability and lightfastness is met with enthusiasm by customers. “The product allows the use of intensive colours for exterior purpose even under permanent solar exposure”, explains Christian Stiefermann, Product Manager Core Materials at Pfleiderer. In addition, the new product was approved as fall protection by the relevant authorities and can therefore be used for example as balcony parapet. By entering the market for outdoor applications, Pfleiderer is closing the last gap in its portfolio.
Inspirations close to you.
Moreover, Pfleiderer’s current Design Collection 2017-2020 will be also on display. Eleven colour worlds, 360 decors und 21 surface textures with an unprecedented array of possible combinations are awaiting visitors to the fair. Most decors of the collection are available in the colour match range on MFC and HPL. In combination with various textures and core materials they meet different demands. Thanks to the integration of Pfleiderer Germany and Pfleiderer Poland into ONE Pfleiderer, the company is now able to offer this collection woldwide to all customers.
Texture lends naturalness
Surfaces, among others, take on particular importance because it is the authenticity of materials that is crucial to the atmosphere and quality of interiors and spaces. The touch and feel and certain visual effects, such as gloss and matt, sharp-edged details or soft transitions give a natural and classy look to wood, stone, metal and textile decors.