Kleiberit exhibited a comprehensive range of new developments and innovations at the recent Ligna event.  

The main topics were new fields of application in surface finishing with the Kleiberit HotCoating® technology, for both indoor and outdoor use, and high gloss lamination using the flat lamination process with PUR hotmelt adhesives.

In addition, Kleiberit presented an extensive range of ME (micro emission) PUR adhesives in various theme-based displays. Interesting and technically challenging application solutions, eg for profile wrapping, edgebanding, flat lamination, and complete line process, was the primary focus.

Solutions for surface finishing, flat lamination, profile wrapping and edgebanding by Kleiberit ME (Micro Emission) PUR adhesive technology

The Kleiberit stand was again the marketplace for practical live communication. Three lines were running continuously so that visitors could experience surface finishing under real conditions. For example, a line for finishing digitally printed roll-material in the HotCoating process was in use. In the future, it will be possible to coat materials with widths up to 1.5m wide, which gives users completely new possibilities in high quality wrapping of components, such as doors.

On a Compact-Line, high quality transparent high gloss films were shown being bonded with a PUR hotmelt developed specifically for the process, and the classic HotCoating line produced both high gloss and super matt finishes which will be embossed for structure in another process. 

This impressive technology is a true highlight in surface finishing, as the flexible HotCoating functional layer doesn’t crack like when using classic lacquers.

For the first time at Ligna, Kleiberit chose to focus on its adhesive solutions in ME quality.

Under the title ‘The future is now’, hotmelt adhesives for various applications were offered, which definitely made an impact in terms of user benefits. The products feature highest bonding properties, combined with safe and easy handling, as well as environmentally friendliness and no labelling requirements.  

In proactive discussions with users, and with regard to use considering the REACH discussion, this is one of the highlight topics for which Kleiberit offers solutions and products. These solutions were being clearly presented in theme-based displays, such as flat lamination, profile wrapping or edgebanding.

The entire program was complemented with new adhesive formulations for flat lamination of different materials, eg for the production of doors, finger jointing of load-bearing components, as well as reliable production of LVT design flooring, and also feature the service and product range for demanding interior finishing.

Visitors were also able to participate in guided tours where the key topic was smart surface technology.