Gluing, Laminating and Veneering

Expanded veneer edgebanding selection

Westlund Distributing has expanded the availability of real wood veneer edgebanding on it's site, Edgebanding.com. The selections are available with the option to pre-finish or pre-glue the banding and are available in a variety of widths and thicknesses from .5in. to five inches and from .018mm to 3mm.

Cabinet components

Panel Processing Inc. manufactures components for the kitchen, bath, and institutional cabinet industries. The company says its fabrication expertise makes a wide variety of components possible. Among its capabilities Panel Processing can offer: cut-to-size or lineal strips, grooves, dados, French dovetails, case backs, end panels, tops and bottoms, as well as edge foiling, banding, printing and more.

Low VOC adhesive for modular market

NewStar Adhesive has introduced its Low VOC Econobond adhesive which offers temporary bonding of large panels and thermal insulation. Designed for the RV, manufactured housing, and modular building markets, it has less than 250 VOC grams per liter and has the ability to be re-positioned. Available in self-contained canisters large and small, it can be applied in the production units as they are conveyed down the line.

Color-coordinated surfaces

Wilsonart offers the highest quality matching textures program in the industry according to the company. Its coordinated surfaces program offers ready-to-install cabinet doors ideal for closets, multi-family, and commercial casework.

Decorative composite panels with PET foil laminate

Roseburg has introduced its PanelArtz Elite Surfaces product line to the North American market. The line offers decorative composite panels with PET foil laminate in a high gloss or a super matte finish with scratch- and fade-resistance for interior applications. The design options include 25 High Gloss and Super Matte finishes in solid colors, wood grains, and 3D designs. Each design has a matching edge band available in two sizes.

Laminate panels made from recycled plastic

3B SpA's Respet panels are made by either lamination or thermoforming from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Metallic impurities, caps, and labels are removed before crushing the plastic bottles into flakes, which are then extruded to create sheets. Respet panels are available in all color variations, in gloss and matte finishes, and are customizable with wood prints and abstract patterns.

Nature-inspired décor designs

Schattdecor says its Micro, Nero Marquina, and Acadia Maple decor designs accentuate the feeling of comfort with nature-inspired tones. The company says that overall restrained and neutral tones are also making room for variations of terracotta, yellow, orange, burgundy, blue, and green, which can be seen in products displaying refined craftsmanship with natural and synthetic fibers.

Entry-level thermofoil press

Vac-U-Clamp's FT 900 is an entry level thermofoil press. It comes standard with an eight inch touch screen embeded with an "on-screen" video tutorial. It also features a 30 cfm vacuum pump, contoured quartz heaters for complete film heating, and optional non-stick platens for use with pre-glued film.

Sophisticated textures & designs

Schatterdoor mixes woodgrains with other materials, mainly stone and metals, to create sophisticated yet classic looks for furniture and other products, including worktops and door fronts. Reminiscent of handmade, unfinished, and raw textures, Schattdecor’s offerings in stone, metal and dark timber include Corodona, Teramo, and Canyon Classic Hickory.

Décor catalog

Schattdecor's 2018 Decor Selection catalog presents the company's top decors. Schattdecor says the decors chosen for this catalog are considered to have global viability and represent key successes based on overall feedback from trade fairs. The selection includes decors that the company believes to be potential best sellers, and which have also enjoyed positive feedback from customers. The company has been able to gather a range of opinions from different markets, allowing it to select the decors with the greatest demand.