Fibre Cement finishing solutions

Finishing solutions to increase the aesthetic and functional characteristics of fibre cement products and articles such as sidings and roof tiles.

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Fibre cement finishing

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Decorative aspects vs functional characteristics

Fibre cement and cement-bonded materials need to be considered from two different viewpoints:
  • surface enhancement or decorative aspects
  • structural enhancement or functional characteristics
Companies using these materials will need to address both issues according to the final use of the product in question. Whereas decorative aspects are connected to the aesthetic appeal of the surface, the functional characteristics of cement-bonded materials are always extremely important when the final product is exposed to external, environmental factors.


Surface enhancement for fibre cement and cement-bonded materials

A broad range of coating equipment and technologies is available to decorate products such as façade elements, sidings, wall coverings, suspended ceilings, thermal or acoustic insulation panels as well as flat or corrugated roof tiles. This extends from curtain, spray and roller coating to industrial digital printing where a decorative effect may entail a need to produce a customised finish.

Many of our solutions will boost your productivity even when they require a smaller investment. For example, we supply roller coating solutions which apply different coatings to the top and bottom of a panel simultaneously and recoup each coating separately.

Amongst our spray coating solutions, a high degree of automation is ensured so as to minimise human intervention throughout the process. Machines are managed by different software solutions which enable tracking of each batch or even single pieces when necessary. Production parameters can be tweaked at all times from a single point on the line and even remote monitoring is possible via cell phone and a simple web connection.

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In which sectors are fibre cement finishing solutions used?

Integrated finishing lines for fibre cement and cement-bonded materials are applied in various sectors and use different technologies:

Application fields

Some of the products that can be processed on our finishing lines


Structural enhancement for fibre cement and cement-bonded materials

In order to conserve the characteristics and value of your product over time, it is equally important to enhance its structural strength and resistance to environmental conditions, providing durability, protecting against efflorescence, mould and rot, and making it resist vandalism or even chemical aggression. Our range of equipment has been developed to achieve such characteristics. This means that in addition to the quality of the substance used to impregnate the material, the application technology has been fine-tuned to ensure maximum penetration into each substrate type, perpetuating the structural and functional characteristics of the finished product.

We supply complete lines to process fibre cement products or cement-bonded materials. For example, roof tiles need to be impregnated to achieve water-resistant characteristics before being primed and decorated with a finishing coat. Our fully integrated lines feature the equipment and technologies you need and can also incorporate third-party machinery. So whatever your requirement, we are in a position to find the solution which we develop in order to reach your goals.

The durability of fibre cement finishes

They are built to apply the necessary substances and coatings to increase performance and resist vandalism, chemical aggression and all types of atmospheric aggression such as:

  • hail
  • extreme temperature excursions
  • moss
  • mould
  • rot
  • UV
  • pollutants
Superior performance reduces the need for regular maintenance and improves the durability of products in fibre cement and cement-bonded materials.
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A wide range of machines and technologies


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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

01 What finishes can I achieve using roller coating lines?

Thanks to roller coating technologies, various degrees of finish can be obtained, either clear or pigmented, matt, semi-gloss or glossy. Additionally, since the roller lines are made up of a number of applications, aluminium dioxide- or corundum-based coats can be applied in order to achieve high surface abrasion strength.

02 What sort of finishes can I achieve with a spray coating machine?

The range of finishes is practically unlimited, also because finishing is more closely linked to the product being coated.

03 Which applications are best suited to digital printing?
  • Flooring
  • Panel decoration
  • Door decoration
  • Edge-banding
  • Fibre cement decoration
  • Profiles
  • etc.
04 Is there something that allows me to monitor my coating process?
Of course. At all times cTracker, our line supervisor, lets you:
- set up and check the entire line from a single point
- trace workpieces on the line
- export alarms/production reports
- exchange information with your internal company systems.
05 How can I simulate my production process?
Simulation is a valuable tool, hence the introduction of a pre-sales service called cCloner. More specifically, this line simulator can:
- show a realistic 3D configuration of the line layout: a sound, reliable picture made up of measurements, 3D imaging and objective data.
- provide accurate line operation simulation: to prevent problems, avoid machine downtimes and have more general information right from the design stage.
- simulate real productivity and consumption: finding the best configuration gives you a realistic forecast of the situation, also in terms of productivity and energy/heat consumption.