Digital printing itself is not an innovation anymore. It has been in use in many different industries like printing & packaging for quite some time. The use of Digital Printing Technology in the flooring and furniture industry however is a true innovation.
The crucial difference compared to common indirect printing technology is the application of a digital printer, printing the desired image directly onto the (pre-finished) substrate.
The water or UV-based ink is applied onto a water or UV-based receptive layer in a single pass or even multi-pass process.
The colorless performance coatings above the decor are usually done with UV varnishes.
Primers are used for direct adhesive bonding between the substrate and the coating structure that is applied subsequently. The applied primers adhere to a variety of substrates and are formulated to be waterproof.
In addition, there are special adhesion primers, which are applied after the application of the printing inks, thus fixing them and integrating them ideally into the overall structure via their adhesive bond.
UV putties are used to fill in irregularities. They are an absolute must when wishing to present smooth, homogeneous surfaces, as required in digital printing.
Klumpp Coatings offers the following putty types:
Light UV putties which can be fed in with commercial membrane pumps and can be applied in a cycle. This setting makes it easy to handle.
Heavy UV putties which are usually applied with closed jaws and have exceptional attributes in terms of filling capability.
In the digital printing process, a distinction is made between the UV primers, which are used before the digital printing to fix up the digital print layer and those that follow the digital printing to enable a high degree of abrasive strength .
Before digital printing:
Coloring UV sealers as printing base.
UV sealers to fix up the digital print layer for a precise, sharp print image.
After digital printing:
SIS-UV sealers have been especially developed by Klumpp Coatings to the Swedish Industrial Standard (SIS). They enable a high degree of abrasive strength according to the Falling Sand method.
Anti-abrasive UV sealers achieve the best abrasion results according to the sandpaper technique (S429..
UV sanding sealers make efficient lacquer sanding possible.
DPL floorings provide maximum product diversity. On top of that, the visual and haptic appearance of the surface can be varied by a 3D-structured surface.
There are several methods for this, which we can all be mapped with our coating systems:
In industrial coating of flooring, the topcoat must be regarded as being of particular importance because it fulfills several important functions at the same time, and as a finish is mainly responsible for how the surface look is assessed.
Anti-scratch topcoatshave been developed by Klumpp Coatings. In 1995 we were demonstrably the first coating manufacturer to apply this innovation to parquet applications. They have since become the state of the art. They are based on the very latest nano-particle technology which offers optimal levels of scratch resistance. The topcoat not only offers anti-scratch protection, but also gives the surface the desired glossiness and homogenous look. Klumpp Coatings topcoats are known as being very pleasant to the touch.
Klumpp Micro-bevel coatings are universally applicable with different application systems (vacuum, crown wheel, spray head, etc.).
The specific adaptation of the formulation to the respective field of application fulfills all required properties to a very high degree: