Edgebanding Processing Information

ABS Edgebanding

1. What’s special about Doellken ABS Edgebanding

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

Doellken ABS Edgebanding have very low “free shrinkage” in the unglued condition already. The dimensional stability of ABS Edgebanding is another positive feature: The material starts softening only after 94 (± 2)°C (Vicat B 50).

2. Material characteristics ABS

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.

3. Doellken ABS Edgebanding applications

The range of applications for Doellken ABS Edgebanding 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 Edgebanding is often mandatory components in public and private tenders.

4. Processing by machine

Doellken ABS Edgebanding can be processed on all Edgebander machines (straight processing and machinery for curved profiles) 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 Edgebanding application, certain salient processing parameters should be followed which may be dependent on the materials used (Edgebanding, glue, boards), the Edgebander 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 Edgebanding. The low-shrink raw material formulation of Doellken ABS, together with highly heat-resistant Adhesive can guarantee reliable bonding even for Edgebanding thicker than 3 mm. Particularly heat-resistant Adhesive is 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 Edgebander 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 Edgebanding 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 Edgebanding, 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 Edgebanding, work with boards and Edgebanding at room temperature (not below 18°C). Material stored outdoors should be warmed up overnight. Hot melt glue will cure before the Edgebanding is in place if the temperature of the board or Edgebanding 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 Edgebanding raw material formulation is designed to suit feed rates required in both low and high volume processing. Depending on the Edgebander 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 profile 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 Edgebanding require higher extraction power than duroplastic Edgebanding. Doellken ABS Edgebanding has 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 Edgebanding. 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 Edgebanding. 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 Edgebander 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.

5. Manual processing

Doellken ABS 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 adhesives, solvent glues or cartridge adhesives (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 edgeband bonding when using contact Adhesive, ensure that the curing time after applying Adhesive to Edgebanding and board is adhered to. 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).

6. Mechanical characteristics

Resistance to abrasion

The surface of printed Doellken ABS Edgebanding 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 Edgebanding is ideally suited for use in the furniture industry and for interior furnishing.

Varnishing

Plain colored Doellken ABS Edgebanding 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.

7. Lightfastness

The Doellken Technical Department uses a special method for regular tests on Doellken ABS Edgebanding for lightfastness. With a permanence of 6 – 7 on the wool color scale, they are ideal for interior use (DIN EN 15187).

8. Cleaning

Special plastic cleaning agents are recommended for Doellken ABS Edgebanding. Do not use substances with substantial solvent or alcohol content.

9. Disposal

Doellken ABS Edgebanding waste may be incinerated together with wood chips in relevantly authorized plant. No chlorine compounds are generated. The stringent TA-Luft [Technical Guidelines on Air Quality] limits are complied with. Your chipboard manufacturer can also dispose of waste chipboard with ABS Edgebanding without a problem. There is no need for time-consuming sorting of waste or separation of Edgebanding from boards.

10. Quality/Tolerances

The consistently high quality of Doellken ABS Edgebanding is ensured through comprehensive quality assurance measures such as our Technical Department’s ongoing improvement of raw material characteristics. Manufacturing tolerances for Edgebanding are narrow and are checked for each manufacturing run.

PVC Edgebanding

1. 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 adhesives, to substrates.

2. Material characteristics of PVC

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 have, due to their outstanding materials properties, proven very successful. Especially the excellent processing characteristics of PVC have contributed to its penetration of the furniture manufacturing market.

3. Applications for Doellken PVC Edgebanding

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.

4. Processing by machine

Doellken PVC Edgebanding may be processed using hot melt adhesive techniques on all Edgebander 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 Edgebander 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 adhesives can guarantee reliable bonding even on Edgebanding 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. 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 Edgebanding, work with boards and Edgebanding at room temperature (not below 18°C). Material stored outdoors should be warmed up overnight. Hot melt glue will cure before the Edgebanding is in place if the temperature of the board or Edgebanding 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 Edgebander 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 Edgebanding 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 Edgebander 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.

5. 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 are 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) (see Point 4).

6. 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.

7. Lightfastness

The Doellken Technical Department uses a special method for regular tests on Doellken ABS Edgebanding for lightfastness. With a permanence of 7 to 8 on the wool color scale, they are ideal for interior use (DIN EN 15187).

8. Cleaning

Special plastic cleaning agents are recommended for cleaning Doellken PVC Edgebanding. Do not use substances with high solvent content.

9. Disposal

PVC processing waste should be separated out. A system exists for the return of such waste materials.

10. Quality/Tolerances

The consistently high quality of Doellken PVC Edgebanding is ensured through comprehensive quality assurance measures such as ongoing improvement of raw material properties by our own Technical Department. The manufacturing tolerances for Edgebanding are tight and are checked for each manufacturing run.

3D Edgebanding

1. Special features of Doellken 3D Edgebanding

Doellken has developed a novel method for manufacturing 3D Edgebanding, representing a new generation of Edgebanding for furniture manufacture.

Doellken 3D Edgebanding is made of ultra-transparent acrylic. The special, three-dimensional effect of the Edgebanding is created by the surface print on the reverse side.

Because the surface print is on the back of the Edgebanding, it also remains fully intact after milling the radius, creating a uniform appearance all-round, with no frame effects. The matt silk Edgebanding surface may be polished to virtually any desired gloss. Polishing is unnecessary with premium type 3D Edgebanding, since they have a finishing varnish already.

Since the surface print is on the reverse side, it cannot be rubbed o or damaged, no matter how high the stress. Physical damage to the acrylic surface, such as scratches or indentations, is easily remedied by buffing.

Doellken 3D Edgebanding is impact resistant, hygienic and withstand normal humidity of ambient air.

2. Acrylic material characteristics

Acrylic (PMMA = Polymethylmethacrylate) is an established high grade thermoplastic, setting new technical and aesthetic furniture edging standards in in the form of the Doellken 3D Edgebanding. The transparency of Acrylic furthermore exceeds that of glass.

3. Applications for Doellken 3D Edgebanding

Doellken 3D Edgebanding may be used virtually anywhere: e.g. as facings on kitchen and living room furniture, in bathrooms, on kitchen worktops and office desks and for shop fittings and interiors.

4. Processing by machine

Due to a special formulation of materials with excellent processing characteristics, Doellken 3D Edgebanding is easy to process either manually or by machine.

Through-feed

Straight processing of Doellken 3D Edgebanding poses no problems on all conventional Edgebanding gluing machines. It must be ensured that neither Edgebanding conveyor nor feed roller will damage the Edgebanding. Rubberized rollers for Edgebanding feed through have proven their merit in these machines. 3D Edgebanding require meticulous milling of the joints. This applies to DC 7XXR especially.

Work station processing

Doellken has developed a new material formulation, the Doellken 3D-BAZ Edgebanding, suited especially for processing of curved moldings on CNC controlled machining centers (BAZ) or on semi-automatic Edgebanding processing machines.

Doellken 3D-BAZ Edgebanding have a material formulation that is particularly suitable for machining, especially for processing of tight radii. As with every thermoplastic material, it is essential to ensure that the material is warm throughout when machining a radius. The surface print color of the Doellken 3D Edgebanding is a significant factor in this case. Standard colors such as plain colors or wood finishes easily absorb heat via infrared radiation of the processing machines. Metallic colors, on the other hand, tend to reflect much of this infrared radiation. Additional sources of heat should therefore be available during machining. Hot air units and/or Edgebanding preparation ovens can offer excellent support to processing.

For work station Edgebanding processing, many machine manufacturers (e.g. IMA or HOMAG) recommend applying hot melt Adhesive onto the Edgebanding directly. To prevent damage to the Edgebanding finish, Doellken and the machine manufacturers have together developed special Adhesive application rollers. These gluing rollers are modifications of conventional steel rollers. Processing of Edgebanding (including all primed Edgebanding materials) using these special Adhesive application rollers has been tried and tested. Machining centers which apply hot melt adhesive to the board (such as BIESSE or MORBIDELLI) do not need special rollers for Adhesive application.

Rubberized rollers should always be used for conveyance and feeding of Doellken 3D Edgebanding through the processing machines

Bonding

Doellken 3D Edgebanding and Doellken 3D-BAZ Edgebanding are consistently coated with a universal primer to assure perfect bonding to all suitable hot melt Adhesive. Special dispersion Adhesive may be used for manual gluing, provided the given pressing time is adhered to (see manual processing). Doellken 3D Edgebanding may be glued using most EVA, PA, APAO or PUR5 based hot melt Adhesive.

Adhesion quality is generally best using unfilled or partially filled Adhesive. As with highly heat-resistant types of adhesive such as PUR6, APAO or PA hot melt Adhesive, the low-shrink material formulation of Doellken 3D Edgebanding deliver reliable adhesion, even at higher application temperatures.

This feature is especially advantageous near hobs and ovens in kitchens or for export of furniture in containers.

“Free shrinkage” of Doellken 3D Edgebanding is excellent already even before gluing. The dimensional stability of Doellken 3D Edgebanding is another advantage here: Vicat B 50 testing shows that softening of the material only starts at temperatures over 90 (± 3)°C.

It should be ensured with machine gluing that the glue hopper always has sufficient Adhesive available. 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 spaces between chips will be filled and gluing is full-surface. The amount of glue applied depends, among other things, on the density of the chipboard: the lower the density, the hotter the hot melt Adhesive will be required.

The Adhesive manufacturers recommended processing guidelines must be heeded. Depending on the Adhesive type and base, the application temperature specified by the manufacturer may vary from 90°C to 210°C. Please note that the thermostats in the hot melt hopper are often inaccurate and may vary considerably from the actual temperature on the application roller. On request, we will gladly provide a list of hot melt Adhesive types suitable for use in machining centers.

Doellken 3D Edgebanding cannot be glued using PVAC glues and the cold activation method.

Application temperature

For best results fitting Edgebanding, work with boards and Edgebanding at room temperature (not below 18°C). Material stored outdoors should be warmed up overnight. If the boards or Edgebanding are too cold, the hot melt adhesive will cure before Edgebanding application. Draughts should for this reason also be avoided.

Wood moisture

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

Feed rate

Speeds up to 30 m/min. are easily achieved.

Press rollers

Considering machine parameters, the correct number and adjustment of the press rollers is paramount to achieving optimal appearance of the joint. To prevent gaps or cavities from appearing, the pressure of the rollers should be set high enough to ensure full-surface Edgebanding adhesion to the boards. The pressure rollers as such must be clean to prevent pressure marks on the Edgebanding.

Cross-cut blades

Cross-cut blades should be sharp enough to cut the Edgebanding material cleanly, leaving a minimum overhang for cross-cut milling to facilitate final trim by milling.

Cross-cut saw

Cross-cut saws should have their feed rate adjusted to allow clean cutting of the edgeband. Single-edged fine-toothed “ES” type saw teeth are advantageous, since they produce a neater cut through the Edgebanding than cross-cut saw blades with “WS” type alternating teeth, for instance.

Flush or radius milling

The overhang for cutting should be the same on both sides and not exceed 1.5 mm. The Edgebanding overhang should preferably not exceed the Edgebanding thickness. Too much overhang will increase the risk of chipping. Special design effects may be achieved by using chamfer bits on Doellken 3D Edgebanding. As a rule, multiblade tools with at least 4 to 6 blades and an operating speed of 12 000 – 18 000 rpm are recommended for chamfering.

Scraping

Scraping of Doellken 3D Edgebanding will yield excellent results with no stress whitening. To prevent stress whitening, plastic scrapings should not exceed 0.1 mm in thickness.

Polishing

After machining, the material may be polished with a soft buffing wheel to achieve virtually any desired gloss. A high gloss is easily achieved with polishing paste. We will gladly provide a list of suitable types on request. Some machine manufacturers are offering mechanical polishing units. Please contact your machine manufacturer in this regard. Adhesive residuals may also be removed using electronically controlled release agent spray guns. It is essential when using auxiliary process agents (such as release agents) to ensure that they do not contain solvents and alcohols, since PMMA should not come into contact with these.

Extraction

Thermoplastic Edgebanding generally require higher extraction power than duroplastic or melamine Edgebanding. Doellken 3D Edgebanding has an advantage of lower electrostatic charging compared to other thermoplastic Edgebanding materials.

5. Manual processing

Doellken 3D Edgebanding may also easily be applied manually, at room temperature. Gluing jigs or Edgebanding clamps would be useful accessories. Adhesive manufacturers can offer special dispersion glues for application without any aids. We will gladly provide a list of suitable types on request.

No contact Adhesive containing solvents should in principle be used!

PUR7 Adhesive or systems with similar characteristics are preferred for special requirements such as kitchen worktops (waterproof and resistant to warping under heat). Chipboards should be masked at the joint during manual application, to prevent staining due to excess glue.

Warming the material at radii

The areas to form should be carefully heated to thermoelastic temperatures (100 – 120 °C), using hot air or infrared heaters. The softened edgeband should then be molded using a wooden block to match the shape of the board and fixated using a jig. Be careful not to excessively stretch the material. The Edgebanding must be clamped in its shape until it cools down. Once fully cooled down, it may be glued as usual (press-on time per Adhesive manufacturer’s instructions). This method applies to both BAZ and standard material.

The Edgebanding overhang may be trimmed using a manual router, for instance. For high durability, diamond-tipped or carbide cutters are recommended. Should smearing occur, the speed of rotation often requires adjusting or the direction of rotation of the router may need to change. Best results are generally achieved by cutting against the feed.

Any chatter marks remaining after milling can be removed or smoothed out with emery paper or abrasive sponge (240 to 400 grain). Top results may be achieved by buffing the material with a buffing wheel and also using polishing agents as required. This facilitates creating the desired level of gloss both on the milled edge and on the face.

6. Mechanical characteristics

Resistance to abrasion

Because the surface prints are applied to the back of the Doellken 3D Edgebanding, they will be protected against external mechanical stress (such as abrasion and scratches).

Ball indentation hardness/Shore hardness D

Doellken 3D Edgebanding achieve excellent surface hardness pursuant to DIN EN ISO 2039-1 or DIN EN ISO 868. Surface damage to the base material (such as scratches or abrasion) may simply be polished away.

Resistance to warpage under heat

Sporting a value of 90 (± 3)°C (pursuant to DIN EN ISO 306), Doellken 3D Edgebanding is superbly suited to applications in the furniture industry and interior finishes.

7. Lightfastness

The Doellken laboratory uses a special method for regular tests on Doellken 3D Edgebanding for lightfastness. The lightfastness of Doellken 3D Edgebanding was rated as excellent to outstanding. This corresponds to a value of 7 to 8 on the wool color scale.

8. Surface quality

Silk gloss to high gloss. Achieved by buffing with soft buffing wheels made of cotton or similar material. Polishing agents suitable for acrylic may also be used without a problem. By applying finishing varnish, premium type surfaces may be rendered matt to high gloss.

9. Cleaning

Doellken 3D Edgebanding may be cleaned using ordinary soapy water or special cleaners specifically formulated for cleaning of acrylic materials.

Never use substances containing solvents or alcohol!

10. Disposal

Doellken 3D Edgeband material may be incinerated together with wood shavings. No chlorine compounds are generated. Other TA-Luft [Technical Guidelines on Air Quality] limits should be observed during incineration.

11. Quality/Tolerances

The consistently high quality of Doellken 3D Edgebands and Doellken 3D-BAZ edgebands is ensured through comprehensive quality assurance measures such as ongoing improvement of raw material properties by our own Technical Department. The manufacturing tolerances for 3D Edgebands are closely defined and regularly checked for each manufacturing run.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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JC Penney uses 4469 Kensington Maple in their retail locations.

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

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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