panels go through the Cefla Rotostain,
are dried, then moved directly into
Cefla sprayers and Quickwood sanders
for the sealer and topcoat applications,
before drying in Cefla vertical ovens.
The company also recently in-
stalled a Cefla cogeneration system.
Another large producer, Pasiano di
Pordenone-based LAPM specializes in
gloss and matte lacquered panels and
doors, including slab, Shaker, integrated
handle and curved doors.
The focus of the tour was on the pre-finishing and finishing of the edge and
face. LAPM utilizes Cefla Smartedge
technology on MDF parts to coat and
sand the straight and shaped panel edges. In an adjacent area, the panels are
run through a Viet sander and Sorbini
Smart Clean panel cleaner, then into the
Cefla Roctre reciprocating sprayer which
applies primer and base coats onto the
face and edges before drying in a Cefla
six-chamber vertical oven.
Final coating application is performed at a nearby location, where
LAPM uses a Roctre reciprocating
system to apply the topcoat in various
gloss levels. LAPM, which has four facilities and more than 226,000 square feet
of production space, manufactures more
than 5 million lacquered doors per year,
according to its website.
At another high-volume MDF doors
and components manufacturer,
Italdecor, production has increased almost
18 percent in the last year, said a company representative. Headquartered
in Pramaggiore, Italdecor processes
thousands of parts per day and has
three production plants.
Known for its colorful cabinetry, it’s not unusual for Arbi to have more than 40 color changes
a day, in a variety of gloss levels. Photo: Arbi website.
A high-production manufacturer, Ilcam offers both high-gloss and matte finishes on its
cabinetry doors. (Also pictured on the opening page.)
LAPM utilizes Smartedge technology to coat and sand both straight and shaped panel edges.
The company specializes in gloss and matte lacquered cabinet doors.