Häfele's High-Performance Wood Adhesive and Premium Grade PVA Adhesive are heat- and water-resistant and work well on wood, leather, MDF, particleboard and most porous materials. The company says both glues work just as well as name brand counterparts when put to the test and are available in 1-gallon (sold two per case) or 5-gallon containers.
Gluing, Laminating and Veneering
The base configuration of Italpresse's Mark press line includes a motorized belt conveyor for panel layup and press loading, an automatic down-stroke press, and a gravity roller out-feed conveyor. This configuration can be upgraded by adding: an automatic panel feeding unit, a panel cleaning machine, a glue spreader, a semi-automatic or fully automatic layup station, panel cooling system, and semi-automatic or fully automatic panel stacking unit.
Panel Processing now offers black Chalkboard Laminate one- and two-sided panels that will accept both traditional style chalk as well as liquid chalk pens. Great for digital and silk-screened printing, they are available as full panels, cut-to-size or in any shape.
Timesavers newly redesigned veneer polisher is targeted at architectural millwork and furniture companies. New features include narrower segmented platens for finer sensing capabilities, second and third segmented heads for the flexibility needed to handle a wider range of applications by changing surface speeds, and a widebelt chevron head for a cleaner finish than other head types.
Robotic Solutions specializes in the integration of various robotic applications for the woodworking industry. These include: machine tending, sanding, spraying paint, clear coatings and adhesive application. Other operations including heavy lifting, part flipping, or tasks considered a safety risk make perfect sense for robotics. CMA spray robots with 3D scanning technology and Kuka industrial robots are among the products available from the company.
Available from Interlam, Barnwood is a real wood veneer with texture, knots, and natural markings. The Barnwood series is available in brown, gray, natural and smoke oak patterns, as well as knotty pine. The 4x8-foot sheets are available with fleece or phenolic backing and are ideal for use in a variety of projects.
Palram says its Palight BuildBoard is a water-resistant, fire-retardant, lead-free and formaldehyde-free panel ideal for use in RTA furniture, cabinetry, and closet components. Easy to machine, paintable and printable, the lightweight PVC panel is also compatible with HPL, TFL and 3D laminates.
States Industries offers custom panels made to specification. Substrate options include veneer core, ApplePly premium veneer core, ArmorCore combination core or a composite core. States also has available a wide range of veneer species, in multiple grades, cuts and matches. Panels are offered unfinished or finished, with options including NOVA UV-cured, flatline, anti-microbial NOVA SI, NOVA LAB finish, NOVA Peak or custom color-matched. Machining is also available.
The Black Bros. Panel Express heat-assisted rotary laminator is designed to laminate all types of HPL, decorative plastics and other sheet products to particleboard or MDF. When used in conjunction with “fast tack” (high solids) PVA adhesives, the Panel Express laminating system allows users to move from laminating into production without the need for additional press time. The Black Bros. Panel Express system consists of a panel feeder, panel cleaner, adhesive spreader, laminate indexing station, Panel Express (which is a multiple nip rotary laminator with IR heaters), and an outfeed scissor lift.
CNC-Tool.com now offers edgebander tooling and accessories. Among the products supplied by the company are: pre-milling heads, roughing inserts, top and bottom trim inserts, glue scrape knives, grease, buffing wheels and trackpads. Adhesives, including EVA and PUR, are also available. CNC-Tool adds, "Maximizing production for your business is our business."