BRAMPTON, ONTARIO -- A new series of T-edge profiles from Doellken-Woodtape provides manufacturers of office furniture with an alternative to PVC for finishing curved surfaces, the company announced today.
The new T3 T-edge profiles are made from a new, pliable polypropylene-based raw material from Teknor Apex Company that provides the flexibility needed for application to the curved edges of desks, filing cabinets, and other items, providing permanent, uniform coverage even at corners with a 25 mm radius. This overcomes problems with deformation, spring-back, and stress-whitening encountered with T-edges made of other materials.
Custom-formulated for Doellken-Woodtape by Teknor Apex, the innovative pliable Synres compound provides a degree of flexibility not available with ABS, while retaining sufficient stiffness to ensure the permanent capture of the profile barb in the furniture edge groove, and while retaining the impact resistance needed for longer service life. Extrusion technology developed by Doellken-Woodtape yields profiles whose width is precisely controlled so that furniture edges are completely covered without need for trimming, according to Gene Dera, vice president of sales.
“Doellken-Woodtape takes an integrated approach to serving customers in the furniture industry, supplying both edgebanding for rectilinear shapes and T-edges for curved ones,” said Dera. “Our ability to supply these products in matching colors helps customers to harmonize all of the components in each series of furniture that they manufacture.”
Doellken-Woodtape is North America’s leading supplier of edgebanding—in PVC, ABS, PP, and acrylic—to the woodworking industry. It has factories, service centers and distribution partners throughout the U.S. and Canada. Surteco SE of which Doellken-Woodtape is a part, has production sites on four continents, with more than 1,950 employees, and the group realizes annual sales in excess of 400 million Euros. Doellken-Woodtape is headquartered at 230 Orenda Road, Brampton, Ontario L6T 1E9 Canada. Tel.: 800-461-0061 (toll-free) or 1-905-759-1074. Fax: 1-905-673-9372. Email: [email protected]. Visit Doellken-woodtape.com.
The Specialty Compounding Division of TEKNOR APEX CO. is a diversified custom manufacturer of thermoplastic compounds and masterbatches. Headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, U.S.A., Teknor Specialty Compounding directly operates manufacturing capacity at three U.S. facilities and accesses the capacity of other Teknor Apex plastics businesses. Visit TeknorApex.com.
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