Research and Environment

Ensuring future success through research

Ever since we were founded in 1922, research & development has been a major part of our daily business.

Competitive advantage through research

LOBA plays a leading role in the research and development of new technologies for parquet finishes. More than 25 experts work in the development of varnishes, oils and floor-care products, in the testing laboratory and in applications technology. The now indispensable two-component, waterborne varnishes for floors were first made marketable by LOBA!

With quality comes reliability

We devote more than 60 % of our production time to quality control! Numerous quality control tests are performed throughout the entire production process: from the raw materials to the final inspection. And LOBA’s quality control does not stop when the product is sold! Samples of all production batches are continuously tested, long after the products have been sold. Through our batch tracking system we are able to identify exactly which customers have received which batch at all times."

 

Innovations from LOBA

• Two-component waterborne varnishes

• Floor-care products for matt finishes

• Solvent-free oils

• Waterborne varnishes without side bonding

• Floor-care products with adherence to anti-scratch UV varnishes

• High-solid primers for waterborne varnishes

• Low-emission fire protection systems

• Two-component waterborne filler

• Waterborne maintenance oil and wax"

 

Advanced Technology – for the discerning customer

Advanced Technology (A.T.) represents the latest generation of LOBA products with revolutionary technologies, innovative raw materials and/or improved application. These products have outstanding properties that are unique in the industry.
A.T. products are low-emission (VOC < 80g/L) and meet all current employment and consumerprotection requirements.

 

For Mankind and the Environment

For us, environmental responsibility means: taking action Out of a sense of responsibility for our customers, our employees and our environment we have been committed to the development of waterborne and low-emission products for many years now. We reduce solvent content and use natural raw materials.
Furthermore, the solvent content for our waterborne varnishes is far below the limit of 140 g/l specified in the Decopaint Directive – newly developed varnishes will have a VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) content of max. 80 g / l, even further below the already strict requirements. In October 2011 LOBA was awarded certification for its quality and environmental management system in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004.

EMICODE® certifications

The legally registered and protected EMICODE® mark certifies building materials and products that release either zero or very low fugitive emissions into indoor air. The licence is awarded by the Association for the Control of Emissions in Products for Flooring Installation, Adhesives and Building Materials (GEV). EMICODE® EC1 and EMICODE® EC1R stand for very low emissions. Products marked with this rating offer maximum protection from indoor air contaminants.

Certified with EC1R PLUS (very low emission):
LOBADUR® WS 2K Duo, WS Rush A.T.

 

Certified with EC1R (very low emission):
LOBADUR® 2K Ultra 2.0

Certified with EC1 (very low emission):
LOBADUR® WS EasyFinish, WS EasyPrime, WS EasyFillPlus, OptiFill

Certified with EC2 (low emission):
LOBADUR® WS Viva, WS Life

DIBt – 'national technical approval'

For health and safety reasons, the German approval body DIBt (Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik) requires ‘national technical approval’ (allgemeine bauaufsichtliche Zulassung) for all building products used for the on-site treatment and gluing of parquet and wood flooring; certified building materials are labelled with the Ü mark. This approval requirement went into effect in Germany on 1 January 2011. In order to receive approval, the product’s compliance with emission limits must be demonstrated, and the DIBt must be provided with comprehensive information on the product’s composition.

 

Certified are:

 

Z-157.10-124
UV finish on-site

  • WS Rush A.T.


Z-157.10-2

All LOBADUR® 2-component varnishes:

  • WS 2K Duo (gloss level: semi-gloss, matt, extramatt, anti-slip R9 + R10)
  • 2K Supra A.T.
  • WS 2K SportExtreme

 

Z-157.10-96
2-component varnish for resilient design flooring:

  • 2K Ultra 2.0

 

Z-157.10-19
All LOBADUR® 1-component varnishes and primers

  • WS EasyFinish (Glanzgrade: glänzend, halbmatt, matt)
  • WS Viva (Glanzgrade: halbmatt, matt)
  • WS Life (Glanzgrade: glänzend, halbmatt)
  • Hybrid A.T.
  • WS EasyPrime
  • WS SportFinish
  • WS SportPrimer


Z-157.10-2

Primer:

  • WS EasyPrime
  • WS GlobaSeal

 

 

Z-157.10-13 und Z-157.10-14

All LOBASOL® High-Solid Oils

  • HS 2K ImpactOil and ImpactOil Color (all colours)
  • HS Akzent 100 Oil
  • HS Akzent 100 Wax
  • HS Select 100 Oil/Wax

 

 

Z-157.10-86

Fire Retardant:

  • WS Sealer FR

 

Z-157.10-86

Filler:

  • WS TopGel

 

Z-157.10-122

Special Products:

  • ProColor

 

 

LOBASOL® 100 % Nature

LOBASOL® 100% Nature stands for totally solvent-free LOBASOL® high solid oil and wax systems with a solids content of 100%, meaning zero solvent content.

Thus, for following products:

 

LOBASOL® HS 2K ImpactOil / HS 2K ImpactOilColor
LOBASOL® HS Select 100 Oil/Wax
LOBASOL® HS Akzent 100 Oil
LOBASOL® HS Akzent 100 Wax