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Graphic element A new process for applying wood veneer to curved moulding profiles
     
 
An innovative process uses new machinery, special flexibility-imbuing resin and hot-melt glue to wrap moulding profiles with wood veneer without the need for backing fleeces or sanding.
 

The use of wood veneers is widespread today in the interior finishing and furniture production industries. Typically, backing fleeces are used to enhance the flexibility of wood veneers which are to be applied to curved moulding profiles. The veneers must also be sanded to reduce their thickness. Even so, the wood often cracks during application and it must be scrapped.

This project was aimed at developing a new process for the wrapping of moulding profiles with wood veneer without the need for backing fleeces or sanding. The veneer is first steamed on both sides and then passed through rollers impregnated with a special resin imbuing flexibility. Hot-melt glue is then applied to the veneer which is attached directly to the substrate. A newly developed wrapping machine can be adjusted to suit a variety of moulded profiles.

The new process enhances wood veneer flexibility while eliminating the need for backing fleeces and sanding and the generation of large amounts of waste scrap. The new technology is cheaper than existing machinery and the production process is faster. The resulting product has no artificial additives and its appearance is attractive and completely natural.

Cordis RCN: 29259
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