Barberan recently delivered a new line to Dekker. The line is being installed at Dekker in Zevenhuizen, Netherlands, and will be used for gluing and postforming HPL sheets on kitchen counter tops with different edge radius for both, classic and anti- spill models. The Dutch manufacturer also visited Barberan to check the final works on the installation dedicated to manufacture kitchen worktops.

The new processes that Barberan has developed for Dekker includes a new feeding, guiding and alignment system for exact positioning of the HPL sheet on the board.

A new gluing method has been designed by using a PUR hot melt glue application on the board surface and a PVAc glue for the HPL sheet backside and board area that has to be postformed, enabling an in line continuous post forming process.

This new installation produces kitchen tops at 15 m/min and is fully automatic. The line is controlled through a PLC where the operator chooses work speed, kitchen top design and type of HPL , the complete line sets its self automatically to the new parameters.  See www.barberan.com.

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