Interview summary: Karen Koenig and Dave Ortmayer, COO, discuss machines that Italpresse features. Including: – XL/8 Hot Press for laminating veneer and HPL to panels and a Formatic Fluid Membrane Press for 3-D lamination of wood veneer to shaped MDF panels such as raised panels for passage doors or cabinet doors. Of special notation, see the Formatic’s unique characteristics that allows 3-D lamination of today’s very popular high-gloss RTF thermofoils with unparalleled appearance quality. There are a couple of other units that are not at the show that need special mention as well including: Matrix 3-D laminating press and the Modular Deep Tray for laminating curved parts. The Matrix is Italpresse’s top of the line 3-D laminating press for RTF thermofoil components featuring a panel scanning system with fully automatic pin pedestal system and an automatic rollover unloading system. The Modular Deep Tray was recently introduced as an optional feature for Italpresse’s Estrema 3-D laminating press that allows RTF thermofoil to be laminated to curved parts. The system is a 3-tier modular frame that creates chamber depths ranging from 2” up to 7”.

For more than 50 years, Italpresse has been a leading supplier of laminating and clamping presses to the woodworking industry in more than 60 countries worldwide. Servicing the US and Canadian markets from its base in Southwest Florida, Italpresse USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Italpresse factory.


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