Which edge are to be machined with which thickness?
Most buyers of edge banding machines require only the machining of ABS-edges in thickness from up to 2 mm.
Also egde specialist Ostermann confirms on request that 1 and 2 mm thick edges are sold in single and most carpenters prefer the material ABS for its positive qualities. Melamin is a cheap alternative and is suitable for little-demanded spots as straight edge for small surface coating of woodmaterials, Osterman says. Requests to machines for glueing solid wood edges have surely not only extensively decreased with us and used machines with such suitable configuration are not sellable any more.
Small material customers: ABS and Melamin
- ABS is short for the production of plastic used for edgematerial Acrylnitril-Butadien-Styrol. ABS is a mechanically and thermally reslient, impact resistent, thermo plastic, chlor free plastic material which btw reacts insensitively to strong fluctuations in temperature and humidity. It's resistent against salts, alcohol, acids, lyes and oils (restrictively against organic solvents and benzine).
- Melamin edges are produced of special paper impregnated with duro-plastic resins. They are a cheap alternative to plastic edges and are perfectly suitable especially for the little-demanded edges. They usually have a thickness of 0,3 or 0,4 mm.
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