Fibre cement finishing
Decorative aspects and functional characteristics
The solutions used to finish fibre cement and cement-bonded materials aim to improve the surfaces of these materials from several perspectives: on the one side, we have decorative aspects, or surface enhancement, on the other we have functional characteristics, or structural enhancement.
Companies using these materials need to address both aspects according to the final use of the product in question. Whereas decorative aspects concern the aesthetic appeal of the surface, the functional characteristics of cement-bonded materials are always extremely important when the final product is exposed to an outdoor environment.
Fibre cement finishing technology to enhance surfaces
A broad range of coating equipment and technology is available to decorate and bring out the best in fibre cement surfaces. These solutions range from curtain, spray and roller coating to industrial digital printing, which allows users to produce a customised finish.
Technologically innovative Cefla Finishing solutions for fibre cement ensure outstanding performance and quality. Every stage of the process offers remarkable efficiency: from roller coating solutions that simultaneously apply different coatings on the top and bottom of a panel to automated spray coating solutions that minimise human intervention throughout the process, plus software solutions that enable remote tracking and monitoring of production and allow parameter adjustment from a single point on the line. The result is an ultra-high performance finishing line that boosts productivity and ensures excellent quality.
In which sectors are fibre cement finishing solutions used?
Examples of products that can be processed on our finishing lines
Fibre cement finishing technologies to improve structural characteristics
If the company’s main goal is to improve the structural characteristics of fibre cement and cement-bonded materials, it’s important to enhance its strength and structural resistance to environmental conditions.
Our equipment range has been specially developed to meet those needs. Consequently, in addition to the quality of the substance used to impregnate the material, the application technology has been fine-tuned to maximise penetration into each substrate type. The result: the structural and functional characteristics of the finished product last longer.
We supply complete lines to treat fibre cement products or cement-bonded materials: from application of the impregnating agent to the primer and the surface finish.
Both finishing lines and individual machines are custom-configured and can be integrated with third-party machinery.
The durability of fibre cement finishes
Our technology applies the substances and coatings needed to increase performance, extend durability and protect against efflorescence, mould and rot, even providing resistance to acts of vandalism, chemical aggression and weathering phenomena, namely:
- extreme temperature excursions
- UV rays
A wide range of machines and technologies
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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
The range of finishes is practically unlimited, also because finishing is more closely linked to the product being coated.
- Panel decoration
- Door decoration
- Fibre cement decoration
- 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.
- 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.