An independent Franco-Benelux publication
  • Nederlands
  • Français
An independent international publication
  • English
You are here:News»See, Feel and Protect Raw Wood – With the Successful LOBADUR 2K InvisibleProtect
Friday, 10 January 2020 11:27

See, Feel and Protect Raw Wood – With the Successful LOBADUR 2K InvisibleProtect

LOBADUR 2K InvisibleProtect is still on course for success: the invisible waterborne surface protection makes wood look and feel like untreated while making it as resistant as a finished floor.

LOBADUR 2K InvisibleProtect - for a natural raw timber look with optimum protection and minimum maintenance. Photo: LOBA
Ditzingen, Germany, January 2020. LOBADUR 2K InvisibleProtect is conquering the world market. Since its market launch in 2015, the waterborne, invisible surface protection has continued to be successful. In 2019, the volume sold rose by around 40 per cent. The winning formula for LOBA, the premium manufacturer for surface finishing and care? The 2K InvisibleProtect, manufactured from the highest quality raw materials, offers a beautiful, natural “look and feel” while at the same time offering optimal usability in everyday life.
Better in feel and appearance than raw wood
A recent survey by Institut für Holztechnologie Dresden (IHD) and Holzforschung Austria (HFA) proves the advantages of invisible surface protection. Sixty participants were asked to test wood surfaces coated with 35 different products, in comparison to untreated raw timber. The result of the survey was outstanding for 2K InvisibleProtect: for the participants, the appearance as well as the feel of the wood seemed more natural than the raw wood itself. At the same time, LOBA’s model of success impressed in metrological tests with its excellent resistance, which is equivalent to that of a film-forming two-component finish.
In addition, the anti-slip surface protection (according to BGR 181, and DIN 51130, evaluation group R9) scores points for elasticity, extreme scratch resistance and durability. Furthermore, it has very low emissions (EMICODE® EC1 Plus R/low VOC value/GISCODE W2/DD+). 2K InvisibleProtect is part of the proven and guaranteed LOBA and Wakol Connected Systems.
LOBA’s 2K InvisibleProtect is ideal for sophisticated room designs in shops, restaurants or public event venues and brings out the natural elegance of the wood to the full. Also in the living quarters of purists and nature lovers, 2K InvisibleProtect displays the incomparable effect of wood and invites you to feel at ease. It can be cleaned as easily as a finished surface.
In combination with 2K InvisibleProtect, the new LOBADUR Whitener also offers attractive design options. The additive picks up on the worldwide trend towards light and natural shades and creates the popular Scandinavian look with LOBADUR waterborne systems. When using the additive, all properties of this invisible extraordinary all-rounder are retained.
There are many – objectively measurable and subjectively perceptible – reasons for the success story of 2K InvisibleProtect. Whoever walks barefoot across the refined floor will love the feeling – in Germany and all over the world.