How do excimer ovens work?
Excimer technology adopts a short-wave UV polymerisation process performed in an oxygen-free atmosphere. This is an effective way of obtaining high-performance, matt surfaces whose scratch and abrasion resistance is complemented by a soft-touch effect, enhancing the look and feel of the panel, be it wood or another substrate suitable for excimer drying. The physical effect on the lacquer, once it is fully cured, is such that it amounts to an extremely low-gloss finish, anywhere between 5 and 20 gloss, with an excellent anti-fingerprint effect.
Taking excimer matting technology beyond its customary limits
So far, this technology has been used on flat panels because removing oxygen from 3D objects, especially the edges of a raised panel, has never been accomplished satisfactorily. Exydry-Z is the next step which breaks down the barriers that were present until now. Boasting three patent pending technologies, this innovative system developed by Cefla Finishing effectively washes away all the oxygen from the X, Y and Z axes of a raised panel, enabling excimer matting on all surfaces. Furthermore, Exydry-Z achieves an impressive below-5 gloss finish and cuts back on nitrogen consumption.
So if you were looking for a way to obtain a super matt, super resistant, soft-touch finish for your raised panels, Exydry-Z is the oven for you.
Discover more about Exydry-Z at Ligna 2019