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LBA Innovation Tour – LIGNA 2017

LBA is pleased to announce its presence at LIGNA 2017, the world’s leading trade for woodworking and wood processing machinery, plants and equipments.

Come to visit us at
22 – 26 May 2017




“Your best way to finish” is our commitment to contribute to the improvement of every kind of surface trough high quality, high performance and worker friendly coated abrasives, easy to use and able to improve the environment in which they are used.




You will touch with hand the world premier of the new COMBI ALL BLACK, the last evolution of the famous COMBI family, innovative abrasive belts with a
revolutionary patented backing, suitable for nowadays high performance sanding & painting lines.



You will have the possibility to discover CT18, the new ultra tear resistant paper ideal for high stock removal sanding processes, coming from the HP series: high performance abrasive belts for unbelievable & uncoventional applications!



You will have the chanche to find our HQ series: high quality abrasive belts for specific applications in the main industrial sectors and worldwide recognized for their constancy and reliability.




It would be a pleasure for us to tell you something more about our environmental commitment and our products proudly Made in Italy with love! 


LBA Innovation Tour – Dubai Woodshow 2017

LBA is pleased to announce its presence at the Dubai WoodShow Exhibition 2017, the only dedicated trade show in the Middle East for the wood and woodworking machinery industry.

We will be hosted by Cefla Middle East – the world-leading provider of finishing, decoration and digital printing solutions for wooden articles –  and we will exhibit the countless novelties that LBA has to offer
for the Middle East sanding needs.

Come to visit us at
7 – 9 March 2017

Visitors will be screened into a new approach called “sanding + innovation”, through which maximize the efficiency of production cycles, minimize running costs and increase the quality of the finished product.
Visitors will have the honour to touch with hand the new  LBA Taylor Made service, aimed to find the ideal sanding cycle, completely designed to meet nowadays customer needs!

Will you be there? Let’s make an appointment!


LBA Innovation Tour 2016

Follow the Innovation Tour and discover how for more than 30 years LBA has been developing and producing innovative abrasive systems and patented products for specific applications in the wood, metal, glass, automotive, composites, leather and textile industries, and wherever the need arises for a perfect surface finishing.
LBA is not only synonymous with revolutionary patented abrasive products! Above all it is promoting a new approach to sanding called “sanding + innovation”, that could maximize the efficiency of production cycles, minimize production costs and increase the quality of your finished product, through a customized service, aimed at finding the ideal sanding cycle, totally customized and designed to meet your needs!

During the tour we will be presenting our brand new collection “Wild Effects”, inspired by the most fascinating and savage Nature.

How does it works? Discover it at one of the next leg of the Innovation Tour!


PESARO, ITALY    13/10 > 15/10
Via della meccanica, 16 Pesaro – Italy

IMOLA, ITALY    12/10 > 14/10
Via Bicocca, 14/C Imola – Italy

PORDENONE, ITALY    18/10 > 21/10


Book your entry or ask us for a meeting, we’ll be there!


Wild Effects. Take a walk on the wild side

For more than 30 years LBA® has been developing and producing innovative abrasive systems and patented products for the sanding, finishing and polishing of every kind of surface. Now the company proudly leads the eclectic FINISHING LAB®: a research center born from the collaboration with the Italian research institute CATAS and with the main producers of sanding machines, now collaborating 360 degrees with the architecture and design world and in general with every research and development entities focused on surface finishing. The aim of the lab is to create new finishes achievable through simple production processes, in a synergy between sanding machines, innovative abrasive belts and human creativity. Among the successes of FINISHING LAB®, there are four innovative finishes that have already become classics in the production of wooden floors and pre-finished parquets, panels, doors and cabinet doors.
The Saw Effect, the Pickled Effectthe Skived Effect and the Scratched Effect.

The main contribution of FINISHING LAB® is to allow the automation and internalisation of production processes that are typically handcrafted and made in outsourcing, with a fast and low-cost set-up phase: in fact, in comparison with the usual production systems, these processes plan the use of automatic sanding machines, that are usually already part of the main industrial plants producing furnishings and components.

Thanks to these processes, a lot of finishes can be easily achieved, ready to be processed with further treatments such as antiquing, brushing, painting, oiling and varnishing, multiplying the expressive possibilities of wood and derivatives. In this way LBA® provides a substantial contribution not only in the sanding and finishing of the product, but also in the style research and in the choice of materials, and acts as a connective link between the manufacturing context and the design world, multiplying the palette of finishes that inspire the creativity of architects and designers.

From the research and experimentation of LBA® the successful Pickled Collection is born, a new way of conceiving
the pickled finish playing with color contrasts like in an haute-couture atelier. But there’s more! The brand new collection of Wild Effects is here, inspired by the natural beauty of stone surfaces, by daydreams of exotic landscapes and by the unexpected patterns of Nature in its most fascinating and savage form. The collection is composed by the elegant Stone effect, reproducing the tactile and visual feel of a smooth stone, and by the eccentric zebra-like pattern of the Savanna effect. For the urban-style lovers seeking for something new, here’s the classic Skived effect reinterpreted in a soft touch version with three new matte colors: white, magnolia and anthracite, all produced thanks to abrasive belts by LBA®.

For more info visit the FINISHING LAB® section of the website!


LBA Taylor Made – The importance of a proper sanding cycle

LBA strongly believes that the effectiveness of a proper sanding cycle depends not only on the choice of the most suitable abrasive product, but rather is the result of a more complex system of actions based on a new interaction between customer and supplier, that are continuously sharing their know-how.
For this reason we are proud to present the innovative service LBA Taylor Made, an improving process based on a fluid collaboration between customer and supplier with the aim of identifying the most proper sanding cycle, designed specifically and totally customized, like a tailored suit measured on the customer’s needs.
This service is composed by 5 steps:


at first we have a phase of overall diagnostic of the current manufacturing cycle, ranging from the items to be sanded up to the coating products used, passing through the productive technologies available in the production plant.
The next step is the analysis of the customer’s finishing needs, considering the main trends of the market or the new finishes proposed by our laboratory Finishing Lab.
The third step relates to the formulation of the proposal of the new sanding cycle that is shared with the customer and is put into practice during a test phase with the help of technicians and with a subsequent verification of the results achieved.
When the cycle is completed an important training phase begins with all the people involved in the production process, starting with a basic course about coated abrasives that can be deepened with special “on demand” trainings structured according to the customer’s needs.
Finally LBA decides with the customer some moments of confrontation to safeguard the improvement process, by monitoring results and providing eventual corrections.
Taylor Made service is available for customers always seeking for production improvement.

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