Jowapur® Appretur - Upgrade First Class
The physical characteristics of wood-based materials such as MDF and HDF can be improved significantly with the Jowapur® Appretur. This provides the opportunity to tap into new markets and fulfil the increasing requirements for the latest applications, and to achieve higher resistances. Especially the tensile strength, shear strength, bending strength, E modulus and transverse tensile strength can be increased by up to 100 %.
Finishes are applied to fabrics, textiles, yarns, and fibres to impart the required functional properties. For instance, they can be used to improve the surface structure, rigidity, strength, gloss, density of the substrate, but can also function as a hydrophobic, antistatic, flame-retardant, or antimicrobial agent.
The treatment of wood-based materials with a hydrophobing agent makes them either water-repellent or at least reduces the water absorption. The ingredients of the Jowapur® Appretur cover the wood fibres, pores and capillary surfaces, therefore preventing moisture ingress. Since the pores and the capillaries are not closed in this procedure, the diffusion capacity (breathability) of the material remains virtually unaffected by the hydrophobing treatment.
- Floor elements for rooms with high humidity
- Cladding panels
- Building products e.g. wood fibre insulation boards
- Lightweight building panels
- Roller applicators
- Curtain coating + vacuum deep-drawing
- Vacuum – spray application
- Brush or roller (manual application)
- Pressurised containers
The products listed only represent a limited selection of the available product portfolio. Product availability might differ by region. The technical data, characteristics and field of application provided in the table outline the differences between the individual adhesives of the product portfolio. Our Application Technology Department and our Sales Representatives are on hand to provide advice and support you finding the best adhesive for your particular application.
Note: The information on this page is based on test results from our laboratories as well as on experience gained in the field, and does in no way constitute any guarantee of properties. Due to the wide range of different applications, substrates, and processing methods beyond our control, no liability may be derived from these indications nor from the information provided by our free technical advisory service. Customer trials under everyday conditions, testing for suitability at normal processing conditions, and appropriate fit-for-purpose testing are absolutely necessary. For the specifications as well as further information, please refer to the latest technical data sheets.