• Woodgrain Prints

    ABS Edgebands come in designer woodgrain prints. Make your projects look like real wood without the weight and cost that it takes to produce real wood.

  • Designer Prints

    Even the most unusual designer print can be reproduced with Doellken’s large inventory of printing cylinders. Concrete, matte, and gloss finishes are possible and environmentally friendly.

ABS Edgebands

GreenguardABS manufactured edgebands are environmentally friendly, sustainable and recyclable – Doellken ABS edgebands are Greenguard Certified. Areas where health is of concern is perfect for the application of ABS edgebands. Doellken ABS Edgebands come in thicknesses of .018″ (0.45 mm) to 3 mm and widths ranging from 5/8″ (16mm) to 1-3/4″ (45mm).

Doellken uses only top grade polymers. All materials used are extensively tested prior to initial production using special test procedures that are based on the strict specifications and quality standards of the furniture industry. For this reason, Doellken customers will always obtain their products from the very best materials available on the market.

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) Material

ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is an impact resistant, mechanically and thermally robust, high grade thermoplastic with a positive eco balance. For the last 20 years this chlorine-free plastic has been successfully used in the furniture industry. The outstanding application, processing and disposal features of ABS contribute to its broad market penetration, in particular, in furniture production.

What is Special About ABS Edgebands?

Doellken ABS Edgebands are manufactured in an extrusion process and are through-colored. The even through-coloring of the material enables clean and simple rounding o of edges. The impact resistant Doellken-ABS material guarantees long service life of milling and other cutting tools. Doellken ABS Edgebands are coated on the back with a universal primer, to enable perfect adhesion of the edgeband to the substrate, using any suitable hot melt glue or solvent-based adhesive.

ABS Edgebands Application

The range of applications for Doellken ABS Edgebands is almost never-ending: from office via bathroom and kitchen, via exhibition stands and shop fitting, in the home and general interior furnishing. The Doellken-ABS raw material formulation makes it particularly easy to work with and, over and above straight application, also offers simple application on all curved furniture shapes, irrespective whether inside or outside radii. With a view to their excellent disposal properties, ABS Edgebands are often mandatory components in public and private tenders.

Edgeband Finder

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ABS Edgebanding Details

Manual Processing

Doellken ABS Edgebands may also be applied manually, using a gluing jig or edgeband press, for instance. 2-component, acrylic based dispersion adhesives or suitable contact adhesives are recommended. For further information, please contact your adhesives manufacturer directly. Single component wood PVAC glue is not suitable for gluing. Special lacquer adhesives, solvent glues or cartridge adhesives (PU) may be used for manual gluing. We will gladly provide you with a list of adhesives on request. Gluing should be carried out at room temperature. To achieve optimal edgeband bonding when using contact adhesives, ensure that the curing time after applying adhesive to edgeband and board is adhered to. This is followed by tapping on the edgeband. Heating to speed up adhesion (e.g. heating rails) is superfluous when using dispersion glues. Processing may continue after curing (up to ca. 6 hours, depending on adhesive).

Machine Processing

Doellken ABS Edgebands can be processed on all edgeband machines (straight processing and machinery for curved pro les) using hot melt glue. Gluing, cross-cutting, milling, scraping and subsequent buffing with polishing wheels and hot-air dryers for high quality surfaces pose no problem. To ensure clean and durable edgeband application, certain salient processing para- meters should be followed which may be dependent on the materials used (edgebands, glue, boards), the edgeband machine and ambient temperatures. Trials to determine relevant optimal settings are therefore recommended. Manufacturers’ guidelines for an intended application should also be considered.

Adhesive

All conventional hot melt glues (EVA, PA, APAO, PUR) may be used on Doellken ABS Edgebands. The low-shrink raw material formulation of Doellken ABS, together with highly heat-resistant adhesives can guarantee reliable bonding even for edgebands thicker than 3 mm. Particularly heat-resistant adhesives are recommended for applications exposed to high temperatures, e.g. near kitchen ovens or for furniture exported in containers. Ensure that the glue hopper on the edgeband machine has sufficient glue to maintain a constant temperature during application. The glue application temperature will vary between 90°C and 220°C, depending on the type of adhesive. Please note that thermostats in hot melt hoppers are often inaccurate and may deviate considerably from the actual temperature on application rollers. It is advisable to measure the temperature on the application roller. Doellken ABS Edgebands cannot be glued using PVAC glue and the CA method.

Adhesive amounts to apply

Please follow the adhesive manufacturer’s instructions. Apply the adhesive evenly and in sufficient quantities for beads of adhesive to be pressed out along the edges of the freshly glued edgebands, ensuring that the spaces between board wood- chips will be filled. The amount of glue required depends on the density of the chipboard and the type of adhesive.

Application temperature

For best results fitting edgebands, work with boards and edgebands at room temperature (not below 18°C). Material stored outdoors should be warmed up overnight. Hot melt glue will cure before the edgeband is in place if the temperature of the board or edgeband is too low. Draughts should for this reason also be avoided.

Wood moisture

The optimal moisture content of the boards should be between 7 and 10% for further processing.

Feed rate

The special Doellken ABS Edgeband raw material formulation is designed to suit feed rates required in both low and high volume processing. Depending on the edgeband gluing machine, speeds between 10 and 100 m/min. are possible. Speeds of up to 30 m/min. are also feasible on modern portal type machining centers, depending on the shape of the pro le to be processed.

Press rollers

Bearing in mind the machine parameters, ensure that an adequate number of rollers are available and adjust the pressure to achieve the best possible appearance of the joint.

Extraction

Thermoplastic edgebands require higher extraction power than duroplastic edgebands. Doellken ABS Edgebands have the advantage that electrostatic charging is lower, compared to other thermoplastic raw materials.

Milling

If possible, use cutters with 3 to 6 teeth, with ca. 70 mm diameter and at speeds between 12 000 and 18 000 rpm. Incorrect speeds or blunt cutters may damage the edgebands. In the event of smearing, reduce the speed of the cutter or cut against the feed (increase feed, if necessary).

Scraping

Since ABS colors tend to fade slightly after scraping, the plastic scrapings should be 0.1 to 0.2 mm thick at the most. To avoid chatter marks, the routers used for milling should be running true. Diamond coated cutters are recommended. Hot air blowers may be used for optimal scraping results where color shades are critical.

Buffing

Buffing wheels are ideal for buffing the radii of Doellken ABS Edgebands. Any fading after scraping may simply be buffed away with these wheels, with the color of the radius then matching that of the edgeband itself. With through-feed edgeband machines, remnants of the glue may also be removed with the buffing wheel. Glue remnants may also be removed using electronically controlled release agent spraying units as is common in industry. This improves the scraper blade finish as well.

Mechanical Characteristics

Resistance to abrasion

The surface of printed Doellken ABS Edgebands is sealed using UV-hardened acrylic varnish for a scratch-resistant finish. The printed patterns also have excellent resistance to scratching and abrasion. They are compliant with Stress Group 2E, DIN 68861 1-8.

Ball indentation/shore hardness D

According to DIN EN ISO 2039-1 or DIN EN ISO 868, Doellken ABS results are excellent, also in terms of surface hardness.

Resistance to warp under heat

With a value of 94 (± 2)°C as per Vicat B 50, Doellken ABS Edgebands are ideally suited for use in the furniture industry and for interior furnishing.

Varnishing

Plain colored Doellken ABS Edgebands may be varnished with a color of your choice without a problem and without requiring prior treatment. Use PUR or acrylic-based varnishes. Do not use nitro-cellulose varnishes. Contact your coatings manufacturer for the most suitable type of varnish.

Benefits

  • Availability from stock

    ABS Edgebands are available from stock in 5 different sizes

  • Solid Colors, Designer Prints, Metallics and Woodgrains

    All of our edgebanding products are available in a variety of finishes

  • Environmentally Friendly

    ABS Edgebands are environmentally sustainable and friendly

Customer Case Studies

Quiznos uses 3D 700R Brushed Aluminum on their table tops.

Especially in high traffic areas like Quiznos restaurants, Doellken 3D Edgebanding in 2mm is superbly suited to meet the highest durability standards.

Quiznos Restaurants
Quiznos RestaurantsDoellken 3D Edgebanding

Tim Hortons uses 3D 700R Polished Chrome in their downtown restaurants.

Especially in high traffic areas that are prone to high impact, Doellken 3D Edgebanding in 2mm is suited to be long-lasting and resistant to impact. The urban-looking metallic design fits perfectly into the downtown environment.

Tim Hortons
Tim HortonsDoellken 3D Edgebanding

Sears uses 4803 Gowanda Maple across 500 store locations across the USA.

A nationwide renovation project requires a reliable supplier of quality edgebanding. Retail stores require high-quality, durable edgebanding solutions due to high traffic and impact.

Sears
SearsPVC Edgebanding

Kohl’s uses 3179 Lakestreet Oak in their retail locations.

Kohl’s ulitilized a 3mm Woodcore pattern showing a natural looking woodgrain effect throughout the thickness of the material eliminating the ‘picture frame’ effect.

Kohl’s Stores
Kohl’s StoresWoodcore

Bed, Bath and Beyond uses 7515 White edgebanding in their retail locations.

3mm thick Edgebanding was applied on all visible parts like shelvings, table tops and free-standing displays to provide a clean look with the highest durability.

Bed, Bath and Beyond
Bed, Bath and BeyondDoellkenFlex

Krispy Kreme restaurants use 2001 White and 9155 Hunter Grey for their restaurant furniture.

Under the consideration of Krispy Kreme corporate colors, Doellken delivered 2mm and 3mm thick Edgebanding applied on all visible parts in a color consistent product quality.

Krispy Kreme
Krispy KremeThick PVC Edgebanding

JC Penney uses 4469 Kensington Maple in their retail locations.

JC Penney found perfectly matched edgebanding to their Wilsonart 10776 board.

JC Penney
JC PenneyWilsonart Matched Edgebanding

Burlington Coat Factory retail locations use 4397 Pearwood, 7309 Sage, and 6754 Blueberry Matrix.

The specified 2mm Edgebanding in Pearwood matches perfectly the laminate and significantly protects the edges of the fixtures in high traffic areas.

Burlington Coat Factory
Burlington Coat FactoryMatched to board manufacturer