Or squaring-edgebanding: the process through which the edges of panels are finished. The process involves applying a plastic edge, usually made out of ABS as well as PP or PVC, to a panel by successive steps including adhe-sion, trimming and finishing. Conventional edgebanding uses hot-melt adhe-sives. Recently developed glue-free technologies use a suitable active layer on the back side of the edge, which is then fused together using a laser, hot air or infrared and becomes the adhesive for the panel.
This literally means folding. Manufacturing process for three-dimensional part-finished products, where the back of a panel is scored using V-shaped cutters to form grooves along which the panel is then folded, similar to the way in which cardboard boxes are made. This process enables you to simulate thick-er panels or to produce low-weight box beams.
Evolution of the preforming process in which, through angling cutters in a spe-cific way, you obtain a joint that enables you to get very small radii.
Edge coating process in which the pre-shaped rough board has already been coated on the flat surface using flat lamination (see flat lamination) leaving a part of the coating protruding, which is then shaped and glued onto the edge using heat and rubber rollers.
Process of cutting a panel to the requested measurements. It is carried out us-ing various machines, from manual saws to highly productive automatic saws. Depending on the order, panels are cut according to a cutting pattern that min-imises waste.
Custom drilling is completed on part-finished products using numerically con-trolled machines. The holes will then be home to hardware such as handles, hinges or plugs for shelves etc.
Milling is a process for removing material that enables the production of a wide range of surfaces (floors, grooves, shoulders, etc.) using a multicutting tool with defined angles.
Wooden core-based panel, composed of a central two-section core joined to-gether through adhesion and hot pressing. The frame is made out of wood, usually spruce, or out of wood-based derivatives and is filled with an alveolar (honeycomb) structure made out of cardboard or aluminium, or by a lattice of strips of plywood. The two sides are usually formed of wood-based panels or sheets of HPL plastic laminate. From a technical point of view, honeycomb panels are the best solution for obtaining structural elements that are both light and mechanically strong.