Alfa Klebstoffe AG announced that it has opened the world's first competence centre for foam bonding, the Simalfa Competence Center, at its company headquarters in Rafz, Switzerland, on 2. June 2021. Due to the current Covid-19 regulations, the Competence Center was only presented and officially open during an online event.
Alfa Klebstoffe is a leading manufacturer of water-based bonding solutions for foam, known under the brand Simalfa. In order to further expand its customer support and services, the company has opened the world's first competence centre for water-based foam bonding, the Simalfa Competence Center.
According to the company, the centre is designed to map the entire bonding process on a production scale. For this purpose, the centre has been equipped with a complete full-size roller line in addition to all the equipment for adhesive spray application, so that, for example, the production of a mattress can be reproduced from the cut foam parts to the roll-packed end product. Other applications and numerous adhesive conveying methods can also be tested.
The company said customers and interested parties can benefit from the competence centre not only in terms of knowledge transfer, but also primarily because adhesive solutions can be tested, compared and evaluated without having to interrupt their own operations. For this purpose, the samples to be bonded are sent in advance to the Simalfa Competence Center and bonded on site together with the customer, if desired. Thanks to the latest camera setup, online demonstration is also possible. For this purpose, the bonding process is carried out by Simalfa experts and transmitted live. This service is a market first and offers customers and interested parties not only enormous time savings and security, but also financial benefits, said Alfa Klebstoffe.