Laminating: a pressing issue.
LAMINATING: A PRESSING ISSUE
From real wood veneers to faux stone selections...metallic tambour tambour /tam·bour/ (tam-boor´) a drum-shaped appliance used in transmitting movements in a recording instrument. to pearlescent pearl·es·cent
Having a pearly luster or gloss.
Adj. 1. designs, today's decorative laminates offers a variety of selections and applications. Choices for adhesive supplies, edgebanding materials and specialty machinery have expanded, too. WOOD & WOOD PRODUCTS has compiled a list of 110 of the latest laminating, adhesive and edgebanding products. For more information, circle the corresponding number on the Reader's Service Card. Another valuable source for manufacturers, distributors and products is the 1991 WOOD & WOOD PRODUCTS Red Book Buyer's Specification Guide.
Abet Laminati has added 24 new solid colors to the Color Speciali line. The new Colori Speciali 90 has been divided into groups and identified by names of vast nations including Messicani, Americani and Fransesci. 331
Laminated Plastic Inc.'s new line of Matrix pattern laminates features the latest optical solid designs in both textured and gloss finishes. This new look is available in five colorways: Dune, Desert Pink, Neutral, Grey and Dark Grey. The Matrix line is suited for both commercial and residential applications including restaurant tables and store fixtures as well as residential countertops. 332
Westinghouse/Micarta offers "The Long Gray Line" group of high-pressure decorative laminates. Pale hues include Quick Silver, String Gray and Soft Gray. Medium variations include Gray Velour, Mercury, and Slate. Oxford Gray is the darkest color. 333
Flexible Materials Inc. offers: flexible veneers in 40 species, pre-finished or unfinished with a choice of four backers; edgebanding in wood, PVC PVC: see polyvinyl chloride.
in full polyvinyl chloride
Synthetic resin, an organic polymer made by treating vinyl chloride monomers with a peroxide. and polyester; and flexible tambour in solid wood, veneer, mylar, and metal. The company also offers the Contour Collection, exclusive tambour patterns in laminate half rounds and other specialty items. 334
Tacon surface materials and edgebanding is available in over 100 colors, in several textures, in solids, patterns, abstracts and wood reproductions. The company says it is equally suitable for industrial processing or the hand work of the craftsman. Its flexibility and ease with which it can be worked permits optimum forming with expensive long-run equipment or in short runs with inexpensive equipment made from wood based materials. 335
Formplac says its high-pressure laminate is ideal for any surface and can be applied directly to particleboard par·ti·cle·board or particle board
A structural material made of wood fragments, such as chips or shavings, that are mechanically pressed into sheet form and bonded together with resin. , plywood, wood, metal, plaster, concrete and masonry. The laminate is reportedly resistant to wear, scratches, hot and cold water, cigarette burns Cigarette Burns may refer to:
Interlam offers a wide variety of ARPA ARPA - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency brand high-pressure laminates. The company says these laminates meet or exceed all performance standards of NEMA NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NEMA National Emergency Management Agency
NEMA National Emergency Management Association
NEMA Nottingham East Midlands Airport (UK) Publication LD3-1985. The availability of grades and thicknesses are as follows: vertical, 0.032 in.; postform, 0.032 in.; postform, 0.035 in.; universal, 0.035 in. 337
Kurz-Hastings Inc. says its Tuff/Coat dry transfer finishes are mar-proof, scuff-resistant foils that are designed to meet the harsh processing conditions of manufacturing operations Manufacturing operations concern the operation of a facility, as opposed to maintenance, supply and distribution, health, and safety, emergency response, human resources, security, information technology and other infrastructural support organizations. . Improved product handling and higher operating efficiencies are the direct result of Tuff/Coat's durability. Available in a diverse range of wood grain, solid color and decorative styles, the foils are applied to full size and cut-to-size panels in an continuous, one-step process which uses no VOCs and is self-trimming. 338
Multidecor GmbH says strict USA NEMA standards certify that its top foil features melamine melamine (mĕl`əmēn'), common name for 2,4,6-triamino-1,3,5-triazine. Melamine is a trimer (see polymer) of cyanamide, H2NC≡N, and is synthesized from calcium carbide. short cycle qualities. A special multi-layer lacquering system allows for the application of finish foils on materials which were, until now, only suited for direct lamination lamination
a laminar structure or arrangement. , the company says. Offered are finish foils with a basis weight in the range of 80 to 120 g/[m.sup.2] especially for flat press processing and highly plane application. 339
Dyno Overlays offers decorative Plyocite, a series of polyester and melamine thermosetting thermosetting,
adj having the property of becoming irreversibly rigid or hardened with the application of heat. In dentistry the term is used in connection with resins. overlays which can be hotpress fused to particleboard or MDF (1) (Main Distribution Frame) A wiring rack that connects outside lines with internal lines. It is used to connect public or private lines coming into the building to internal networks. . The laminates are produced in a wide range of solid colors and woodgrain patterns. 340
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2. Public Works Administration Decor Inc. produces base papers for resin impregnation impregnation /im·preg·na·tion/ (im?preg-na´shun)
2. saturation (1).
1. the act of fertilizing or rendering pregnant.
2. saturation. of laminates onto substrates such as particleboard, plywood and MDF. 341
Panelyte high-pressure laminates are offered in a variety of popular solid colors, woodgrains, patterns and dimensional surfaces. Applications include: countertops, cabinets, case goods case goods
a. Pieces of furniture, such as bookcases or chests of drawers, that provide interior storage space.
b. Pieces of dining or bedroom furniture sold as sets.
2. , commercial and institutional fixtures, interior doors and partitions, desks, tables and furniture. 342
Avery Decorative Films Div. offers a brochure which includes application tips, troubleshooting tips, profile edge decoration and application equipment. Applications include: end caps, raised panel doors, shaped edges, shelving and drawer slides. 343
Pioneer Plastics Corp. offers Patina, a Roscoe-winning design, in an all new series in the Strata II line. The company says the decorative laminate is unparalleled in the industry with its pearlescent and metallic inks. Patina emulated aged or stressed and comes in four colors: silver, gold, platinum and verdigris verdigris (vûr`dəgrēs'), one of three copper acetates: blue verdigris, Cu(CH3COO)2·CuO·6H2O; green verdigris, 2Cu(CH3COO)2·CuO·6H2 . Laminates are designed especially for retail applications such as fixtures and displays. 344
International Paper offers Gatorply natural wood backer. It is made from sturdy resin-impregnated wood fiber and can actually last longer and hold up better than conventional wood veneer, the company says. It comes in a variety of thicknesses and colors and needs no special equipment. 345
Advanced Printing Technologies Inc. manufactures standard and industrial lightweight grades of paper, Kraft paper, pigmented white, wrapping grades and saturating papers. 346
Forbo-Cova says its Cova Classic is a decorative overlay wiping vinyl with dimensional woodgrain effect. A durable, scratch-resistant coating that requires no sanding, staining or buffing is available in continuous rolls. 347
Reneer Films Corp. says all its laminates pass a light table test as well as others before being shipped from the plant. The company supplies realistic woodgrains and solid opaque laminates for the home electronic and furniture industries. 348
Interior Products Inc. says it offers the largest and most comprehensive line of tambours found anywhere. Available services include laminating as thin as 30 gram paper, notching, moulding and grooving. Custom sizes are available. 349
Northway Industries offers a wide selection of high-pressure laminates and backer sheets on industrial particleboard panels for desks and tabletops. It also offers services such as: cut-to-size, drilling, shaping, PVC, self-edge, wood edgebanding, T-moulding, finished components and packaging. 350
Occidental Chemical Corp. offers three additional woodgrain patterns in Oxyline woodgrain laminating films: Fairview Oak, Max Oak and Royal Oak. The company says that its Klearview woodgrains feature a strong sandwich construction for V-grooving and are durable for standard laminations. 351
Art Betterley Enterprises Inc.'s postforming machine makes 90 [degrees], 180 [degrees] and 360 [degrees] wraps with plastic laminates in about a minute, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the company. The postforming equipment comes with a clamping system for fast contact with substrate as well as heated lengths of 22 in., 38 in., 65 in., 78 in., 106 in. and 150 in. 353
The air file from Beaver Tools Inc. can trim laminates without hand filing except inside corners more efficiently. The company also says labor costs will be reduced with the tool. 354
Allwood Machinery Inc. represents three lines of laminating equipment including Barberan profile laminators, continuous laminators and laminator postformers. Sergiani multi-daylight presses and Ormamachine feed through press lines, membrane presses, bending presses and hot and cold presses. 355
The Aro Corp. offers a wide selection of portable tools including laminate trimmers, automatic drills and orbital sanders. 356
The Miniform automatic postformer from Midwest Automation Inc. does automatic, two-sided postforming at up to 30 fpm. The Miniform 118 system does automatic 180 [degrees], one- and two-sided postforming on thicknesses up to 2 1/2-in. Features include: infrared heating Infrared heating refers to heating objects (or people) through electromagnetic radiation.
Infrared radiation is nothing but another name for a specific part of the electromagnetic spectrum. stations, manual upper beam adjustment, dual transport drive, quick change width adjustments and state-of-the-art electronic controls, the company says. 357
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BROS Barnes and Richmond Operatic Society (London, UK) . Co. offers a computer-controlled air pod plated laminating press that will be integrated into a complete laminating system. By entering the size of the board being handled and the desired pressure, the computer will automatically load the stack in the proper press and apply the correct amount of pressure, the company says. 358 American Clamping Corp. offers Bessey's Variable Angle Device for profile clamping, flats to rounds and clamping of round objects. Designed to fit any make of clamp, this product makes a conventional clamp extremely versatile. This two-piece fixture comes complete with an Allen wrench which allows the user to fix the VAD (Value Added Dealer) Same as VAR. pad to both the fixed jaw and pad of the sliding arm. The fixture has two flat pads that can be tilted up to 60 [degrees] to accommodate inside and outside angles. 359
Dieffenbacher North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. Inc. says its laminating machinery offers quick changing of laminating foils and caul caul (kawl) a piece of amnion sometimes enveloping a child's head at birth.
1. A portion of the amnion, especially when it covers the head of a fetus at birth. plates. Loading and unloading is performed by a Synchro-Quick system, and different lengths, widths and thicknesses of board formats are also easily changeable, according to the company. 360
The Model 5800 double-sided continuous paper laminator from Evans Machinery is intended for use in high-volume, high-speed applications where simultaneous lamination of both sides of a substrate is desired. Features include: 9-in. steel rollers and rubber rollers, web tension controls that maintain even and constant paper tension, and top and bottom 10-in. glue line heaters. Operating speed The operating speed of a road is the speed at which motor vehicles generally operate on that road.
The precise definition of "operating speed", however, is open to debate. ranges from 5 to 75 fpm. 361
The PF-100 manual postformer from Edgetech Inc. allows edging of pieces before and after postforming and the company says geometric shapes This is a list of geometric shapes. Generally composed of straight line segments
GreCon's Hydro-Dyn double belt press offers: pressure up to 500 N/[cm.sup.2], heating and cooling under pressure, and economic and efficient texturing solutions. It also features CD-compact double belt presses for the continuous production of low pressure melamine (MFC (Microsoft Foundation Class) An application framework for writing Microsoft C/C++ and Visual C++ applications. See application framework.
MFC - Microsoft Foundation Class ). 363
Holzma U.S. supplies a complete line of profile wrapping machines manufactured by Friz Maschinenbau. These machines apply decorative PVC or paper overlays, or wood veneer to profiled substrates of MDF, particleboard, solid lumber or plywood. Hotmelt, solvent base or PVC glues can be used. Using automatic infeeding devices for veneers and profiles, a high degree of automation is achieved. Units for milling and sanding can also be added. 364
European Woodworking Machinery offers the Buerkle Multiform multiform /mul·ti·form/ (mul´ti-form) polymorphic.
Occurring in or having many forms or shapes; polymorphic. Press which functions like a membrane press, except it works without the membrane for thermoforming of a vinyl overlay to a substrate. This patented system is said to use less heat and less pressure and thus can be used to thermofuse vinyl on fragile substrates, including honeycomb honeycomb
a mosaic of closely packed units with depressed centers giving a honeycomb appearance.
reticulum. . Plus, sharper corners are possible than with a traditional membrane press. The press can also be used with a membrane to thermoform veneer; changover is about three minutes "Three Minutes" is the 46th episode of Lost. It is the twenty-second episode of the second season. The episode was directed by Stephen Williams, and written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. It first aired on May 17, 2006 on ABC. . 365
Hofer Woodworking Machinery offers presses suitable for the smallest to the largest production: hydraulic cold and hot presses; up and downstroke presses; short-phase presses with automatic feed and discharge system; combination veneer/lumber hot presses; press lines with dust brushing machine/glue spreader/automatic infeed/short phase thermo-oil hot press/ discharge-table and panel lay-up system. 366
Iberpress membrane presses from Veneer Systems Inc. are reported to have minimum press cycles of three minutes, safety and emergency stop systems from any side of the machine and need only electric power and compressed air compressed air, air whose volume has been decreased by the application of pressure. Air is compressed by various devices, including the simple hand pump and the reciprocating, rotary, centrifugal, and axial-flow compressors. to operate. 367
Duespohl U.S.A. offers a new technology in profile wrapping machines for veneers, papers and foils. The DUP DUP (in Northern Ireland) Democratic Unionist Party range has new features in production increase, and new glue technology. This machine offers possibilities for many applications in wrapping that were not possible before. 368
Hymmen says its Multibond double belt press offers the following advantages: high productivity with a production speed of 30-40 m/min.; safe handling of all urea glues,; a larger range of substrate panels; and fast foil exchange without stop, without adhesive tape, without costly foil losses. 369
Wemhoner offers membrane presses including the newcomer's model KT-M 13/28-200 and the larger, more automated system KT-M 34.17-440. Both models have the same application capabilities in thermal-plastic foil and veneer lamination on 3-D profiled core materials. The differences between the models involve their production capacities and the automation equipment available to and from the press. Each membrane press can also be equipped for double-sided operation. 370
Harlan Machinery Co. offers a hotmelt laminator which features a single 20-in. diameter laminating roll and is electric with variable speed drive. It is designed to laminate a variety of low-basis weight paper and foils with preapplied hotmelt adhesives to a variety of substrates. The company also says the machine utilizes pneumatic loading of the laminating roll for quick, safe disengagement disengagement /dis·en·gage·ment/ (dis?en-gaj´ment) emergence of the fetus from the vaginal canal.
n. . 371
Hoesch Maschinenfabrik builds press lines for the laminate industry according to the improved system from Becker & van Hullen. The company says its press lines can produce small batches of high pressure laminates economically, which minimizes the required quantity of press plates, which is flexible enough to adapt production demands and which satisfies quality requirements. 372
Able to perform 90 [degrees] and 180 [degrees] wraps, R.A. McDonald Co. says its machines can form 3/4-in. to 6-in. diameter edges on doors and countertops. Real wood veneers as well as all formable high pressure laminates can be formed and the machine is guaranteed against defects for one year. 373
Monco's TB 60 double-sided dry laminating system uses 14-in. diameter heated steel rolls and hydraulic pressure to laminate a wide range of thin papers and melamine papers that already have the adhesive pre-applied. The company says two men can easily laminate 10,000 square feet of good one-sided or two-sided board in less than 1 hour with a reject rate of less than 0.5%. 374
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Available individually or in a compact installer's kit, Porter-Cable Corp.'s line of laminate trimmers features a slim-line design with more power for easier handling and better results. The central element in the line is Model 7310, designed for general purpose trimming. The 7310 features a Microset depth adjusting knob that lets the operator adjust and lock bit depth with pinpoint accuracy in seconds, the company says. 376
Sorbilite Inc. says its membrane press can laminate flat and shaped articles on both sides. The system works with water, and in case of rupture, all fluids are contained within the press. Features include stainless steel stainless steel: see steel.
Any of a family of alloy steels usually containing 10–30% chromium. The presence of chromium, together with low carbon content, gives remarkable resistance to corrosion and heat. pumps and press tables that are guaranteed for life. 377
Arkansas Face Veneer Co. Inc. offers sliced, ready to lay fine face veneers in all foreign and domestic species in thicknesses from 1/24-in. to 1/55-in. The company also offers wood veneer edgebanding in a variety of widths and roll lengths. The edgebanding is finger-jointed in continuous rolls or strips. 378
Brookside Veneers offers a new line of polyurethane prefinished pre·fin·ished
Coated or treated before being sold or distributed: prefinished wood paneling. Braewood, which is also formulated for postforming and softforming applications. The environmentally-sound veneers feature a true five-step liquid polyurethane furniture finish that cannot be achieved with film overlay, the company says. 379
M. Bohlke Veneer Corp. offers a vast selection of hardwood veneers. The company says it travels the world to gather the highest quality domestic and foreign hardwoods. 380
General Woods & Veneers Ltd. says it offers veneers, lumber and logs in every imaginable domestic and exotic species. 381
Interforest offers veneers in a variety of species including: African mahogany African mahogany
a. Any of several African trees of the genus Khaya, having wood similar to that of the New World mahogany.
b. , red and white oak, rosewood, maple, hickory, gum, birch, cedar, ash, ebony, beech, American cherry and pine. 382
Jacaranda jacaranda (jăk'ərăn`də): see bignonia.
Any plant of the genus Jacaranda (family Bignoniaceae), especially the two ornamental trees J. mimosifolia and J. cuspidifolia. Inc. says its SanPly-4 flexible wood veneers are made of patented four-ply construction, which virtually eliminates bubbles, lifts and checks. Available in exotic and domestic wood species, sheet sizes are 2 by 8, 3 by 8, 4 by 8 and 4 by 10, all bookmatched and sequenced A-grade veneers. 383
Oakwood Veneer Co. offers wood veneers in both 5- and 10-mil paperbacking. The 5-mil backing is available with 3M pressure-sensitive adhesive. Red oak, white oak, white ash, birch, maple, walnut, mahogany and cherry in 2-ft-by 8-ft and 4-ft-by-8-ft sizes are available for immediate delivery. The veneers are Grade A for the very least color variation and virtually no knots, the company says. 384
Oberflex Inc. offers Grade-A bookmatch veneer, laminated with high-pressure melamine to permit use of exotic woods, such as Japanese elm, European ash or African mahogany, almost anywhere without fear of damage, the company says. The veneers have a phenolic phe·no·lic
Of, relating to, containing, or derived from phenol.
Any of various synthetic thermosetting resins, obtained by the reaction of phenols with simple aldehydes and used as adhesives. backing for easier fabrication fabrication (fab´rikā´shn),
n the construction or making of a restoration. . 385
Woodtape offers real wood sheet veneer laminated to a paper backer in light (0.020-in.) and heavy (0.025-in.) thicknesses. Sheets are flexed, filled and sanded. They come in 2-ft-by-8-ft, 3-ft-by-8-ft and 4-ft-by-8-ft sizes. They can be applied with contact adhesives or are available with a 3M pressure sensitive adhesive Pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA, self adhesive, self stick adhesive) is adhesive that forms a bond when pressure is applied to marry the adhesive with the adherend. No solvent, water, or heat is needed to activate the adhesive. . 386
Idaho Veneer Co. offers pine veneers for the manufacturer of shaped windows. Sliced pine comes 1/8-in. thick, 5 in. and 7 in. wide and in lengths up to 192 in. Rotary pine is 1/10-in. thick in widths up to 48 in. and in lengths up to 100 in. A variety of grades is available. 387
Vacuum Pressing Systems Inc. offers the VacuPress system, a vacuum veneer press designed for pressing both flat and curved panels. The uniformity of atmospheric pressure atmospheric pressure
or barometric pressure
Force per unit area exerted by the air above the surface of the Earth. Standard sea-level pressure, by definition, equals 1 atmosphere (atm), or 29.92 in. (760 mm) of mercury, 14.70 lbs per square in., or 101. , combined with the vacuum's ability to draw glue into the cell structure, assures dependable consistent results. The flexible vacuum bladders conform to Verb 1. conform to - satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
coordinate - be co-ordinated; "These activities coordinate well" almost any shape, allowing the user to press different size and shaped panels in the same operation. The VacuPress is available in three sizes, 4 in. by 8 in., 4 in. by 10 in. and 4 in. by 12 in. The Standard Model is designed for light-duty use and the Industrial model is available for heavy-duty jobs. 388
Diehl Machine's VS-81 tapeless veneer splicer splice
tr.v. spliced, splic·ing, splic·es
a. To join (two pieces of film, for example) at the ends.
b. To join (ropes, for example) by interweaving strands.
2. can accommodate veneer strips as short as 6 in. and as thin as 1/64 in. Two strips of veneer, with edges previously jointed and glued, are laid flat at the infeed guide. Fed into the machine, the strips are invisibly spliced together under controlled heat. Features include brass wear strips, oil-mist lubrication lubrication, introduction of a substance between the contact surfaces of moving parts to reduce friction and to dissipate heat. A lubricant may be oil, grease, graphite, or any substance—gas, liquid, semisolid, or solid—that permits free action of and variable feed speeds up to 140 fpm. 389
Therm O Web's Thick PVC Edgebanding is now available in more than 750 solid colors and in 1.4mm, 2mm, 3mm and 4.5mm, or any custom thickness. Semi-rigid edgebanding is available in rolls, while the rigid material comes in rolls or strips. The edgebanding is also available with a new UV-cured top coat for all profiles, to provide added strength and increased scratch resistance. 390
Veneers with flexible back, firm back, dual-ply, laminate back or pressure sensitive adhesive are available from Creative Products Inc. Sheets come in 2-ft-by-8-ft, 3-ft-by-8-ft and 4-ft-by-10-ft sizes. Forty species, including 24 in stock, are available cut-to-size with sequence matching. 391
Outwater Plastic/Industries now stocks a wide variety of PVC automatic edgebanding tape. This material is stocked in 10 colors and five wood grains, is sold by the coil, and can be purchased in custom colors that match Formica/Wilsonart laminates in quantities of just 3,000 ft. Other decorative varieties include a real metal anodized trim with adhesive and a metallic plastic trim with adhesive. Both are available in four finishes. 392
Frama-Tech offers over 600 colors of unglued un·glued
1. Loosened or separated; unfastened.
2. Informal In confused distress; upset.
come unglued Informal
To lose one's composure. and pre-glued PVC, melamine, polyester and all types of veneer. The company also offers a variety of mini, small and medium size edgebanders including hot bar, hot air and glue pot systems. 393
The October Co.'s Mettle Mica edgebanding is used for top inlays, cabinet and plinth base trim and additional furniture and cabinet accent purposes. The company says that easy handling and application makes it ideal for case goods, seating pieces, occasional tables, desks and architectural accents. 394 Rehau offers a 3mm PVC thick edgeband which is available in a variety of solid colors. The company says the 3mm flexible edgeband provides less memory than other thick edgebands, resulting in ease of application with standard edgebanding machines as well as the ability to accommodate radii ra·di·i
A plural of radius.
a plural of radius . 395
Edgemate edgebanding from Westvaco is available in polyester, PVC, melamine, metallic and wood veneers in a variety of patterns, colors and textures, glued and non-glued. Pre-anodized aluminum metallics are laminated to a resin-impregnated backer and available in polished brass, brushed brass, polished chrome and brushed chrome. Edgebanding comes in continuous 200-ft rolls with widths ranging from 1/2in. to 12 in. 396
Charter Industries stocks five solid colors of high quality PVC mouldings: white, almond, brown, black and grey in 1/2-in, 5/8-in., 11/16-in., 3/4-in., 7/8-in., and 1 1/4-in., and two woodgrains in 5/8-in., 3/4-in., and 7/8-in. to give over 40 combinations of edgings. 397
Altendorf America offers the Brandt KD series edgebander with QCS QCS Quadro Comunitario di Sostegno (Italian: Community Support Network)
QCS Quality Control System
QCS Queensland Core Skills (exam for Australian schools in Queensland) technology. QCS allows any edgebander operator to change edging material quickly and without running trial tests or pieces. The system incorporates mechanical digital counters which can be set to 0.1mm with repeated accuracy. The QCS system is available on the KD-76 Series edgebander. The KD-76 allows the operator to edgeband PVC coils, wood edgings, and 3mm PVC. 398
Adwood Corp. offers a retrofit kit for edgebanding machines supplied by the company and many other brands. The unit is pneumatic with electric controls. It uses two 3-in. diameter medium grade wheels and switches on and off automatically as the panel proceeds through the drag chain. 399
Danckaert Woodworking Machinery features Ocmac single- and double-sided edgebanding machines. Included is the Series HS for edgebanding material up to 10mm wide, Series BS for material up to 20mm wide, and HF 30 for material up to 30mm wide. Specialty machines for the application of 3mm and 5mm PVC material are available. 400
Fletcher Machine Co. Inc. offers two versions of its single edge machines, the FM-55 for larger volume and the FM-45 for medium-volume production. The company also offers the FM-82 flatline For The 1990 film, see .
The term flatline is usually used to describe an electrical measurement that shows no activity and therefore when represented, shows a flat line instead of a moving one. laminator, the FM-806 wheel grinders and the new FM-86 foil slitter. This machine enables manufacturers to save by buying foils in large rolls and then slit it to their desired width. 401
Quattro-Tech offers the IDM (1) See identity management.
(2) (Integrated Device Manufacturer) A company that performs every step of the chip-making process, including design, manufacture, test and packaging. Examples of IDMs are Intel, AMD, Motorola, IBM, TI and Lucent. Euromatic I-45. The machine features new scaping units standard on all of its edgebanders. In addition to scraping excess glue, the units help eliminate chatter marks on rounded edges, the company says. 402
The IMA (Interactive Multimedia Association, Annapolis, MD) An earlier trade association founded in 1988 originally as the Interactive Video Industry Association. It provided an open process for adopting existing technologies and was involved in subjects such as networked services, scripting QuadroMat from Roger Stiles Roger Stiles is a fictional character in the ITV soap Coronation Street. He is played by actor Andrew Dunn. Profile
Roger Stiles is a plumber in the soap who went round to fix Janice Battersby's heating in 2007 when her boiler broke down. & Assoc. Inc. features a shuttle device that returns the workpiece Noun 1. workpiece - work consisting of a piece of metal being machined
piece of work, work - a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; "it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works"; "the symphony was after it has been edgebanded. This allows one man to load and unload workpieces the company says. At Ligna, IMA demonstrated a one-man cabinet shop incorporating the QuadroMat and a CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) See numerical control.
CNC - Collaborative Networked Communication machining center. Routed and drilled pieces were fed onto the edgebander; while the pieces were beingbanded, the operator assembled cabinets. 403
Richard T. Byrnes Co. Inc. offers the Byrnes/Manea Model BCM/2 edgebander for straight and shaped workpieces. Used for applying edges with hot melt glue, the BCM/2 has the special feature of applying the glue to either the panel edge or to the gluing material to be banded. By slanting the work table, edges can be bevelled bev·el
1. The angle or inclination of a line or surface that meets another at any angle but 90°.
2. Two rules joined together as adjustable arms used to measure or draw angles of any size or to fix a surface at an angle. up to 20 [degrees]. The unit can be equipped with coil feed attachment with electronic control of the guillotine guillotine
Instrument for inflicting capital punishment by decapitation. A minimal wooden structure, it supported a heavy blade that, when released, slid down in vertical guides to sever the victim's head. and automatic feed devices. The available attachments are reported to increase the BCM/2's versatility and productivity. 404
SCMI SCMI Southern California Marine Institute (Terminal Island, CA)
SCMI Supply Chain Management Institute
SCMI South Carolina Military Institute offers a new range of edgebanders aimed at the small- and medium- sized companies. The four models are designed for a complete range of panel edging applications. These edgebanders feature: high-speed operating groups, capacity to edge both rolled edges and edges strips, practical setting up by means of a numerical indicator, a new store for rolled edges and a new system for fixing of groups. 405
Holz-Her U.S. Inc. offers the Accord industrial edgebander in 10 frame-lengths and 26 working units. Depending on frame-length, Accord may be ordered with up to 9 working units including various trimming units, dado, profiling, sanding, etc. A 2-motor end-trimming unit is standard on all models 1441 through 1450 and a buffer is standard on all 10 models. 406
Doucet Machineries Inc. says its conveyor offers a solution to panel problems, converts a 2 men operation into a one man job and can be used with any edgebander make or model. It features: 24 in. by 5 in. receiving table; 24 in. by 15 in. return conveyor; line shaft (Mach.) a main shaft of considerable length, in a shop or factory, usually bearing a number of pulleys by which machines are driven, commonly by means of countershafts; - called also line, or main line.
See also: Shaft type drive; 60 fpm speed; and air and electric controls. 407
Tekna offers the Olimpic Formula edgebanding machine, aimed at meeting the edgebanding needs of middle-scale companies. The Formula features: new design glue-pot; new cut-off saw with machining speeds of 25 m/min with edge thickness of up to 6mm for a height of 60mm; and trimmer trimmer
see resco nail trimmer, toenail scissors. with double follower disks. 408
Stefani group offers a new patented process of achieving a formed edge on a panel. The Preforming process receives a conventional melamine, continuous laminate, or veneer surfaced panel and processes the edge in such a way to wrap the laminate over the profiled edge while removing any potential for telegraphing of the core through the laminate. 409
The single-sided EB-77S2 edgebanding machine from SL Woodworking has been specially developed to apply edging material such as PVC and veneer in coils. When equipped with the SL universal feeding device option, it can feed PVC, high pressure laminate and wood in strip form, the company says. 410
Solid surfacing materials
Gibraltar from Ralph Wilson Plastics may be routed, grooved and shaped like fine hardwood with many of the same tools and techniques. But design options are limitless, the company says, for creating custom edge treatments and sandwiching contrasting colors. Gibraltar colors exactly match Wilsonart decorative laminates for complete interior coordination. 411
The Crystelle Collection, Avonite's newest solid surfacing product, is characterized by particulate sizes that graduate from specks to nearly 3/8-in. nuggets Nuggets can refer to several branches of interest:
Formica Corp. offers three new granite color treatments in Surell solid surfacing material: Teal, a rich blue-green; Tidal Sand, a warm almond; and Fire Stone, a soft terra cotta cot·ta
n. pl. cot·tae or cot·tas
A short surplice.
[Medieval Latin, of Germanic origin.] . Surell is now available in six granite patterns including Moonlight, Silverado and Graphite, and five pastels. 413
Guardsman Products says the rigid, non-porous surface of Solidex solid surfacing material won't support bacterial growth, which makes it ideal for use in restaurants, medical facilities and other commercial and institutional applications. A patented "In the Groove" system interlocks top and edge, reducing installation time by 75 percent, according to the company, and allows a custom edge for every project. For major projects involving large quantities of Solidex, custom colors are available. 414
Nevamar Corp. has added single bowl sinks to its Fountainhead foun·tain·head
1. A spring that is the source or head of a stream.
2. A chief and copious source; an originator: "the intellectual fountainhead of the black conservatives" line of solid surfacing material. They are said to be ideal for odd-sized spaces where installation of standard sinks might be difficult, thus allowing greater flexibility in kitchen design. The sinks come in Classic White, Architectural White and Sand Beige, and can be combined with colored inlay inlay /in·lay/ (-la) material laid into a defect in tissue; in dentistry, a filling made outside the tooth to correspond with the cavity form and then cemented into the tooth.
1. at the seam and drainboard drain´board`
n. 1. a board beside a kitchen sink having a surface inclined so as to drain into the sink.
Noun 1. drainboard - a board beside a kitchen sink and inclined to drain into the sink
draining board . 415
Five natural stone colors are included in Corian's new Jewel Series, an extension of DuPont's Sierra Collection. Burnt Amber is a rich, earthy brown; Garnet, a deep burgundy; Black Pearl, dramatic black; Sapphire, deep blue; and Jade, hunter green. The Jewel Series, which is available in sheets for horizontal and vertical applications, brings the company's color choices to a total of 18. 416
Safras Corp. says its Galaxy Granules Granules
Small packets of reactive chemicals stored within cells.
Mentioned in: Allergic Rhinitis, Allergies , a polyester particulate, are stain and corrosion resistant, color consistent and Class A fire retardant fire retardant Public health A chemical used to resist combustion, which may contain polybrominated biphenyls and antimony oxide . The product is available in 38 stock color blends and unlimited custom colors for fabricating granite-look countertops, sinks, tubs and a wide range of other functional and decorative products. 417
DurAllure solid surface countertops from VT Industries Inc. come in standard sizes, island dimensions and backsplashes and feature a special groove in the edge that accepts different woods, metals, laminates and solid surface strips. Four colors are available: Alpine White, Cameo, Pepperstone and Spicestone. 418
Jowat's Jowatherm 286 00 (pellet) and Jowatherm 286 60 (cartridge) are EVA Eva
to marry winner of singing contest. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, Meistersinger, Westerman, 225–228]
See : Prize
1. Eva - A toy ALGOL-like language used in "Formal Specification of Programming Languages: A Panoramic Primer", F.G. medium low viscosity hotmelts for automatic edgebanding. They are suitable for solid woods, veneer, PVC and resinated res·in·ate
tr.v. res·in·at·ed, res·in·at·ing, res·in·ates
To impregnate, permeate, or flavor with resin.
Adj. 1. resinated - impregnated or flavored with resin; "resinated wine" paper edgebands, Especially designed for HPL HPL - Language used in HP9825A/S/T "Desktop Calculators", 1978(?) and ported to the early Series 200 family (9826 and 9836, 68000). Fairly simple and standard, but with extensive I/O support for data acquisition and control (BCD, Serial, 16 bit custom and IEEE 488 interfaces), , but it also works with soft forming applications. Available in natural, black, brown and black. 419
Swift Adhesives says its BAND-LOK series of edgebanding and softforming adhesive products provides a superior bond with a wide variety of materials. They are available in colors to complement all surfaces. The company adds that the hotmelts have good machinability and heat resistance and stability. 420
Canplast says its new hotmelt offers improved thermal property because the material is exposed only 160 seconds to heat, increased loading capacity due to compact granule granule, in astronomy: see photosphere. size, and reduced fume fume Occupational medicine A solid suspension resulting from condensation of the products of combustion. See Inhalant Vox populi verbTo be in the midst of a mental mini-meltdown. emission due to the smaller granules. It bonds all edgebanding materials and is available in natural, black, white and brown, in granules (type 2055) and cartridge (2022). 421
The 9000 series thermosetting emulsions especially suited for curved plywood, truck flooring, window and doors and other woodworking applications has been introduced by the Adhesives and Resins North America Group of Borden Inc. They are said to offer fast cure speeds and Type I water-resistant bonds and excellent wet use performance. The emulsions are formulated for conventional hot pressing or high frequency curing operations. 422
National Starch and Chemical Co./Bondmaster Products has developed a family of PUR-FECT LOC LOC - lines of code reactive urethanes designed to stand up to rough treatment and maintain very strong bonds. PUR-FECT LOK adhesives, available in advanced hotmelts and one and two-part liquid systems provide durable yet flexible bonds between a wide range of substrates, including wood, EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) A PostScript file format used to transfer a graphic image between applications and platforms. EPS files contain PostScript code as well as an optional preview image in TIFF, WMF, PICT or EPSI, the latter being an ASCII-only format. , styrofoam, PVC, plastics and stainless, painted or galvanized gal·va·nize
tr.v. gal·va·nized, gal·va·niz·ing, gal·va·niz·es
1. To stimulate or shock with an electric current.
2. steel. PUR-FECT LOK adhesive bonds resist temperature extremes, water and many chemicals, including oils, solvents and plasticizers plasticizers
mostly triaryl phosphates, such as tricresyl, triphenyl phosphates, which are poisonous. See also triorthocresyl phosphate. . 423
National Casein casein (kā`sēn), well-defined group of proteins found in milk, constituting about 80% of the proteins in cow's milk, but only 40% in human milk. Co.'s CL 1809 CL 8800 and CL 4400 series of polyvinyl polyvinyl /poly·vi·nyl/ (-vi´nil) a polymerization product of a monomeric vinyl compound.
polyvinyl alcohol see under alcohol. crosslinking resin emulsion adhesives, when mixed with the appropriate catalyst, provide a Type II water-resistant bond. These systems are recommended for use when laminating a wide variety of porous and semi-porous substrates to hardboard hardboard: see composition board. , particleboard and other wood species. One part precatalyzed versions of the products are also available. 424
H.B. Fuller offers adhesives to fit a variety of woodworking needs including water-based, solvent cements, hotmelts and thermosets thermosets, materials that can not be softened on heating. In thermosetting polymers, the polymer chains are joined (or cross-linked) by intermolecular bonding. Thermosets are usually supplied as partially polymerized or as monomer-polymer mixtures. . A brochure is available which features a comparison chart for film laminating and a troubleshooting guide for water-based laminating. 425
Smith & Co. says its epoxy adhesives and fillers, originally developed for marine use, will bond all woods. The true adhesive bond is waterproof and permanent; epoxies have a 1:1 mix ration. Application notes tell how the adhesives work and how the coating systems are designed. 426
Franklin International offers booklets on calculating joint preparation, adhesive spread, pressing and moisture content. Also offered is literature on RF gluing and adhesive troubleshooting. 427
3M/Converter Specialties Div. says its Scotch brand pressure-sensitive laminating adhesive offers a high performance bond to a variety of surfaces, holding and resistance to lifting and easy application without solvent odors. 428
SEACO offers polyvinyl acetate adhesives for edgebanding and wrapping. The company offers a tri-fold brochure which explains which product is suggested for each job. 429
Bostik says its Supergrip 2000 is the first production adhesive to combine the strength of an epoxy with the convenience of a hotmelt. The company adds that its Gripper 2000 applicator ap·pli·ca·tor
An instrument for applying something, such as a medication.
n a device for applying medication; usually a slender rod of glass or wood, used with a pledget of cotton on the end. , designed especially for the adhesive, handles continuous production easily because of its two-cartridge pre-heater. 430
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ITW Into the Woods Devcon/Plexus Adhesive Systems offers a full line of methacrylate methacrylate /meth·ac·ry·late/ (meth-ak´ri-lat) an ester of methacrylic acid, or the resin derived from polymerization of the ester. See also acrylic resins, under resin. and epoxy structural adhesives for engineered plastic manufacturing applications that require high mechanical properties, excellent rheology, unattended room temperature curing, compatibility with a wide range of substrates and minimal surface preparation. 431 Smooth-On Inc. offers a two-part adhesive which provides a fast bond for temporary tacking. The epoxy reportedly bonds surfaces of almost any joint thickness, including glass, ceramics, hard plastics, wood, masonry and most metals. 432
Ashland Chemical Co. says its Isoset adhesive system is ideal for structural or non-structural wood-to-wood bonding or for bonding wood to any other material. They cure to form water-, chemical-, and heat-resistant bonds between wood and substrates like metal, plywood, high-pressure laminates, particleboard or other porous or non-porous substrates. 433
Imperial Adhesives offers a tri-fold booklet which lists its adhesives definitions, functions and characteristics. 434
Accu-System's Model GS-1 glue shooter is designed to shoot a metered amount of glue for dowel dowel /dow·el/ (dou´'l) a peg or pin for fastening an artificial crown or core to a natural tooth root, or affixing a die to a working model for construction of a crown, inlay, or partial denture. hole construction, in furniture or case goods assembly. The company says it is excellent for small batch work, or for shops just getting into doweling dow·el
1. A usually round pin that fits tightly into a corresponding hole to fasten or align two adjacent pieces.
2. A piece of wood driven into a wall to act as an anchor for nails.
tr.v. that cannot justify an automatic dowel inserter. The unit has an adjustable electronic timer for setting the proper amount of glue. 435
The Rosenquist electro-flow is a high production continuous radio frequency edge gluer and rim banding system. This system will operate with feed speeds up to 20 fpm, with a maximum of four ribbons of material being processed at once. The radio frequency generator rapidly cures the adhesive while the hydraulic drive and retard systems apply the edge gluing pressure. A flying cutoff saw cuts the material to the desired width. 436
The Harvor Group says its Glue Max adhesive spray system virtually never needs emptying or cleaning. Glue Max is mobile and requires only 5 cfm of air at 60-90 psi for a smooth application of a wide range of solvent-based glues. 437
Adwood Corp. presents a new line of hand held glue spreaders for common wood glues and contact cement. Two models are available -- one economical 5 1/2-in. spreader spreader,
n See condenser. with sturdy ABS hopper and one heavy-duty 7 in. aluminum spreader. Both spreaders have a glue flow control in order to spread an even and uniform coat of glue to the substrate. A special storage container avoids daily cleaning. 438
Nordson Corp.'s Model 5550 Bulk Melter/Applicator melts and pumps directly from a 55-gal drum in conjunction with Nordson manual or automatic guns for spray or bead extrusion in either single or dual gun/hose applications. 439
Polzer electrically heated single station gluing machines, available from Abrasive Engineering & Mfg., glue solid wood, laminate and layers of wood. Features of the Type EVS-1 include: six hydraulic cylinders, two hydraulic cylinders for top plate pressure, two heating plates with Eloxal coating and thermostat-control at 6 kW, automatic timer, ejector ejector
n by common usage, a device used to remove debris and fluids by negative pressure. Another term is
aspirator. See also aspirator. plate and safety fence. 440
PHOTO : The Buerkle Multiform Press from European Woodworking Machinery functions like a membrane press except it works without the membrane for thermoforming of a vinyl overlay to a substrate.
PHOTO : Quattro-Tech offers the IDM Euromatic 1-45. The machine features new scaping units standard on all of its edgebanders.
PHOTO : Stefani group's preforming process removes any potential of telegraphing.
PHOTO : Therm O Web's Thick PVC Edgebanding is available in more than 750 colors and in a variety of thicknesses.
PHOTO : Adwood Corp. presents a new line of hand held glue-spreaders for common wood glues and contact cement.
PHOTO : Vacuum Pressing Systems' VacuPress is designed for pressing both flat and curved panels. The standard model is for light-duty use and the industrial model is for heavy-duty jobs.
PHOTO : Canplast says its new hotmelt offers improved thermal property.
PHOTO : Westinghouse's Long Gray Line comes in pale hues of silver, soft and velour gray.
PHOTO : Outwater Plastic/Industries' PVC automatic edgebanding tape is available in 10 colors and five wood grains.
PHOTO : The IMA QuadroMat from Roger Stiles & Assoc. features a shuttle device that returns the workpiece after it has been edgebanded.
PHOTO : Abet Laminati's Color Speciali features 24 new color groups including Messicani and Americani.
PHOTO : American Clamping offers Bessey's Variable Angle Device for clamping
profiles, flat to round objects and other round objects.
PHOTO : Holzma offers Friz profile wrapping machines to apply decorative PVC, paper overlays, or wood veneer to profiled substrates of composite boards or solid lumber.
PHOTO : The Homag postforming system from Stiles Machinery eliminates the need for separate edging material, the company says.
PHOTO : Wemhoner membrane presses can perform double-sided production and laminate foil and veneer on 3-D profiled core materials.
PHOTO : Byrnes/Manea's BCM/2 applies glue to either the panel edge or material to be banded.
PHOTO : Laminated Plastics' Matrix pattern laminates comes in textured and gloss finishes.
PHOTO : Flexible Materials offers pre-finished and unfinished veneers in 40 species.
PHOTO : Accu-System's Model GS-1 glue shooter is designed to shoot a metered amount of glue.