Ground-breaking solution for prefabricated parquet

New fast-curing one-component UV putty from Teknos
With Uvilux Putty 1465-20, Teknos launches the first pigmented one-component putty that cures in-line across the whole depth of the top veneer. Knots and other damage in prefabricated parquet can now be repaired in darker colours in a fast, economic process without intermediate curing. The product is available in black and dark brown. A light brown version will be launched during 2021. The colour choice covers most requirements of typical prefabricated parquet veneers.

In a conventional process with pigmented two-component putty, the material can not be cured in-line deeper than approx 1 mm. For full curing, the boards have to be dried for up to 24 hours, which interrupts and prolongs the process considerably. The new Teknos putty, by contrast, will cure up to 5 mm under UV light. Damages can be fully cured in-line across the whole depth of the top veneer. As soon as the workpiece has passed the UV lamp, processing can be continued.

Uvilux Putty 1465-20 can be easily used at typical line speeds of approx 8-16 m/min and with usual gallium and mercury lamps. Depending on the actual line speed, sufficient lamp power should be ensured. The putty is easy to use and has excellent adhesion properties. Damage and faults such as knots, cracks or joints can be filled perfectly, with minimal sanding requirements.

Uvilux Putty 1465-20 will optimize the production of wood that require pigmented repair of deeper damages, particularly flooring boards such as prefabricated parquet. These can now be repaired and finished in one continuous process. Processing times are reduced by up to 24 hours and valuable storage space is freed up. In short, then the processing will become faster, simpler and more economical.

There are additional advantages to a one-component solution. Uvilux Putty 1465-20 needs no hardener, so there is no short pot life. With conventional two-component putty, approx 20-30% of hardened material will be discarded due to limited pot life. With the new Uvilux putty, there is no such waste and with no hardener there are no added substances. The putty has 100% solids content, and no volatile organic compounds (VOC) have been added, making the whole solution more sustainable and economical than traditional solutions.

Uvilux Putty 1465-20 is available in black and dark brown. A light brown version will be launched during 2021. The colour choice will cover most requirements of typical prefabricated parquet veneers such as oak, ash, birch or walnut. One example of typical use will be repair of knots and other damage in oak parquet.

"Uvilux Putty 1465-20 sets new standards in flooring production", says Benjamin Röse, Teknos Business Development Director Flooring. "It reduces curing time from 24 hours to just a few seconds. Repairs with pigmented putty can now be performed in-line with a continuous, fast and economical process. The demand for such a solution is considerable, we have lots of inquiries from flooring manufacturers."

Carola Goldbach

Marketing Business Partner Flooring
carola.goldbach@teknos.com

Teknos is a global coatings company with operations in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, and the USA. It employs approximately 1,800 people and the net sales in 2019 was EUR 398 million. Teknos is one of the leading suppliers of industrial coatings with a strong position in retail and architectural coatings. Teknos wants to make the world last longer by providing smart, technically advanced paint and coating solutions to protect and prolong. Teknos always works in close cooperation with its customers. It was established in 1948, and is one of Finland’s largest family-owned businesses. For further information, visit www.teknos.com

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"Uvilux Putty 1465-20 sets new standards in flooring production. It reduces curing time from 24 hours to just a few seconds. Repairs with pigmented putty can now be performed in-line with a continuous, fast and economical process. The demand for such a solution is considerable, we have lots of inquiries from flooring manufacturers."
Benjamin Röse, Teknos Business Development Director Flooring