Ligna Innovations


In an industry where market trends and customer demands change rapidly, only the leading names have the capacity to innovate fast enough and provide value as real partners.

Since Ligna 2017, Cefla Finishing has invested in technological evolution applied to all surface enhancement processes.  Cefla LAB has grown, and at the Cefla Live, the annual event held in autumn, gathers the leading names in the industry to share experience and solutions. 

The vast product range has evolved to raise the bar in terms of finished product quality.  The company’s service offering sets a new benchmark for the industry with UBIQUO, a carefully selected combination of service packs and software solutions, a step further than the basics of Industry 4.0. At Ligna 2019, Cefla showcased new equipment, new ways to ensure customers will benefit from greater efficiency, new patented technologies designed to maximise flexibility and minimise costs.

An array of innovations covering different processes, responding to current demands.

The broad experience relating to all finishing technologies and materials going beyond the realm of wood makes Cefla Finishing an ideal choice as a unique solutions provider for surface enhancement.

Innovations revealed at Ligna include the following:

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Patented savings for spray cleaning technology

This device cuts production costs through patented spray cleaning and delivers more than one benefit. Greater cleaning potential saves on paint consumption and allows a reduction in detergent during running time. Less detergent means lower operating costs, it safeguards equipment and ensures a healthier environment.

Five minutes set-up time for profile wrapping

RoboWrap by Düspohl, with its fully robotized mechanisms, allowing profile changeovers to be completed in just 5 minutes, combines limited set-up and maintenance times with high output rates. Automation is one of the simplest and most effective ways to boost profits through enhanced productivity.

Cost-efficient digital printing for 3D effects

The flexibility of digital printing allows an immediate and appealing response to changing trends and fashions, with high potential for customisation. Furthermore, the J-PRINT TD creates positive and negative tactile effects with outstanding realism and an affordable, reliable process using MyTexture surface texturing, also performing embossing in register (EIR), and printing in 400 dpi at speeds reaching 50 m/min.

Excimer matting technology for raised panels

The latest excimer oven by Cefla Finishing now handles raised panels and achieves a deep matt finish on all edges. Exydry-Z treats all 3 axes, X, Y and Z and achieves superb surface resistance as well as the sought-after soft touch effect.

The latest roller coating evolution: Smartcoater PRO

A response to what the market demands: more flexibility, a greater degree of automation and savings, both in terms of time and costs. The new addition to the consolidated Smartcoater range features automated cleaning solutions, automatic monitoring and adjustment of coating parameters, an optional pneumatic floating system with 4 screw jacks and more, all conceived to boost efficiency and improve coating quality.

Overhead spray coating that requires no manual programming

Elaborate 3D geometries represent a major challenge and manually programming all the moves and trajectories required to paint the object efficiently and consistently is not a simple task, or a quick one. iGiotto when used in conjunction with the cVision 3D Reading Barrier ensures time savings through coating process automation, improves the quality and consistency, thus leading to reduced lacquer consumption and lower costs.

An incredible productivity boost for vacuum application technology

Until now, disassembling the application head was a time-consuming operation, re-aligning the components to the next edge shape or size was even longer. Built into Smartedge, the patented Edge&Go head enables continuous processing of different edges. Edge shape changeovers using Edge&Go require no more than 15 seconds; for example from a straight edge with a 3 mm radius to a J-Pull handle edge.

Service value from the customer’s point of view with UBIQUO

UBIQUO has been created to enhance business profits by acting on all aspects with a tailored mix of service packs and software solutions, expert consultancy and digital tools. It addresses major issues such as efficiency, reliability, competence and predictability with an aim to answering a real business need with a concrete benefit. UBIQUO offers more than remote assistance to solve an unforeseen breakdown, data analysis to indicate a better way of optimising lacquer consumption, software tools enabling production line simulation, VR visors to help train staff. UBIQUO inverts the point of view to look at efficiency, competitiveness and profitability from a customer’s point of view.

Ligna Innovations