• PVC Edgebanding

    The most consistent edgebanding available. Highly impact resistant. Built to last.

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PVC Edgebanding

GreenguardDoellken PVC Edgebanding is the finest, most consistent product available on the market today. Typical applications of PVC Edgebanding include residential and office furniture, institutional casegoods (laboratories, hospitals, medical offices, schools, etc.), store fixtures, kitchens, locker rooms and numerous others. Doellken Edgebanding comes in thicknesses of  .018″ (0.45 mm) to 3 mm and widths ranging from 5/8″ (16mm) to 2-3/16″ (55mm).

Special Features of PVC Edgebanding

Doellken PVC Edgebanding is extruded and fully solid-colored. Solid-coloring of the material enables clean and simple rounding of edges. The impact resistant formulation of Doellken PVC material guarantees a long service life of milling and other cutting tools. Doellken PVC Edgebanding is coated on the back with a universal bonding agent for perfect adhesion, together with all suitable hot melt glues or solvent-based Adhesive, to substrates.

Characteristics

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is one of today’s best known and most common plastics. Edgebanding has been manufactured from this material for the furniture industry also for more than 40 years and has, due to its outstanding material properties, proven very successful. Especially the excellent processing characteristics of PVC have contributed to its penetration of the furniture manufacturing market.

Applications

The scope for application of Doellken PVC Edgebanding is virtually unlimited: from offices bathroom and kitchen, exhibition stands and shop fitting, in the home and up to general interior furnishing. The Doellken PVC raw material formulation is particularly application friendly and, in addition to straight-line processing, also enables simple application to all curved furniture components, irrespective whether inside or outside radii are required.

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PVC Edgebanding Details

Manual Processing

Doellken PVC Edgebanding may also be applied manually, using a gluing jig or Edgebanding press, for instance. 2-component, acrylic based dispersion Adhesive or suitable contact Adhesive is recommended. For further information, please contact your Adhesive manufacturer directly. Single component wood PVAC glue is not suitable for gluing. Special lacquer Adhesive, solvent glues or cartridge Adhesive (PU) may be used for manual gluing. We will gladly provide you with a list of Adhesive on request.

Gluing should be carried out at room temperature.

To achieve optimal Edgebanding bond when using contact Adhesive, ensure that the cure time after applying Adhesive to Edgebanding and board is observed. This is followed by tapping on the Edgebanding.

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 PVC Edgebanding may be processed using hot melt Adhesive techniques on all Edgebanding gluing machines (straight processing and machining centers). Gluing, cross-cutting, milling, scraping and subsequent buffing with polishing wheels and hot-air dryers for high quality surfaces poses no problem. To ensure clean and durable Edgebanding finishing, certain important processing parameters which may be dependent on materials used (Edgebanding, Adhesive, boards), on the Edgebanding gluing machine and on ambient temperature, must be observed. Trials to determine relevant optimal settings are therefore recommended. Manufacturers’ guidelines for an intended application should also be considered.

Adhesive

Doellken PVC Edgebanding may be processed using any standard hot melt Adhesive (EVA, PA, APAO, PUR). Used in combination with the low-shrink raw material formulation of Doellken PVC, highly heat-resistant Adhesive can guarantee reliable bonding even on Edgebanding thicker than 3 mm. Particularly heat-resistant Adhesive are recommended for applications exposed to high temperatures, e.g. near kitchen ovens or for furniture exported in containers. Doellken PVC Edgebanding exhibit very low “free shrinkage” before gluing already. Another positive feature is the dimensional stability of PVC Edgebanding: The material starts softening only after 80 (± 2)°C (Vicat B 50). Ensure that the container 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 PVC Edgebanding cannot be glued using PVAC glue and the cold activation method.

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 raw material formulation of Doellken PVC Edgebanding is designed for feed rates both in low as well as high volume processing. Depending on the Edgebanding gluing machine, speeds between 10 and 100 m/min. are possible. Speeds up to 30 m/min. are also feasible on modern portal type machining centers, depending on profile shape.

Rates of Adhesive application

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 Edgebanding, ensuring that the gaps between chips are filled. The amount of glue required depends on the density of the chipboard and the type of Adhesive.

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 Edgebanding requires higher extraction power than duroplastic Edgebanding. The advantage of Doellken PVC Edge- bands is the lower static charge picked up when 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 Edgebanding. In the event of smearing, reduce the speed of the cutter or cut against the feed (increase feed, if necessary).

Scraping


Because PVC tends to fade after scraping, the plastic scrapings should not exceed 0.1 to 0.2 mm in thickness. To avoid chatter marks, the routers used for milling should be running true Diamond coated cutters are recommended. Hot air blowers may be useful to optimize scraping, particularly where color quality is critical.

Buffing

Doellken PVC Edgebanding is easy to buff on their radii using a buffing wheel. Any fading after scraping may simply be buffed away with these wheels, with the color of the radius then matching that of the Edgebanding itself. With through-feed Edgebanding gluing machines, remnants of the glue may also be removed with the buffing wheel. Glue remnants may also be removed using electronically controlled separating 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 PVC Edgebanding is sealed with UV-hardened acrylic varnish to give a scratch-resistant finish. The printed patterns also have excellent resistance to scratching and abrasion.

Ball indentation/shore hardness D

Doellken PVC also scores excellent surface hardness pursuant to DIN EN ISO 2039-1 or DIN EN ISO 868.

Resistance to warp under heat

With a withstand value of 80 (± 2)°C as per Vicat B 50, Doellken PVC Edgebanding is ideally suited for use in the furniture industry and for interior fittings.

Varnishing

Plain colored Doellken PVC Edgebanding may easily be varnished in the color of your choice, without the need for pre-treatment. Contact your coatings manufacturer for the most suitable type of varnish.

Benefits

  • Availability from stock

    The SpecLine and DoellkenFlex program are available from stock in 5 different sizes

  • Colors, Designs, and Woodgrains

    All of our edgebanding products are available in solid colors, designer patterns and woodgrains

  • Embossing

    With 11 different embosses, your edgebands will have a natural appearance and a deep emboss feel

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