Doors are manufactured in a variety
of styles, in both matte and high-gloss
finishes. At one plant, roughly 327,000
square feet in size, Italdecor uses Cefla
Smartedge inert coating technology
in a two-sided model and applied by
vacuum, to sand and seal the exposed
MDF edges with an acrylic basecoat,
before UV drying.
Another line at Italdecor has parts
moving from the Sorbini panel cleaner
into a Roctre reciprocating sprayer
and, utilizing the Smart Conveyor, into
three sets of vertical dryers. Nearby,
a UV line has parts moving down a
series of Sorbini/Cefla SmartCoater
EVO roll coaters and UV dryers,
including a Superfocus, with Viet sanders strategically located along the line.
Also in use is a SmartCoater with a
Smart Conveyor that feeds into the curtain coater and linear oven, for building
the high-gloss finish. Another recently
installed Roctre line feeds into four-chamber and six-chamber vertical ovens.
The finishing of components for
bath and laundry room storage solutions was next on display at Maron di
Brugnera-based Arbi. The company
produces modular units and multi-functional units at its approximately
237,000-square-foot facility. Known for
its colorful cabinetry, it’s not unusual
for Arbi to have more than 40 color
changes a day with a variety of gloss
levels available, said a representative.
More than 5,000 square feet of
parts are processed daily. Sanded on
Costa sanders, parts on one line are
fed into a Roctre two-arm oscillating
spray system that scans the workpiece
Novamobili specializes in matte water-based laquer finishing. Smart Clean panel cleaners are
integral parts of both the iBotic and Roctre finishing lines.
At Arbi, tech tour participants get a firsthand look how the company finishes components used
for bath and laundry room storage.
The tech tour group enjoyed a day in Bologna, Italy, before embarking on visits to cabinetry,
furniture, closets and components manufacturers. Continued...