For decades, edgebanding of wood-based panels with a variety of edgebands has been an established practice in the furniture industry. The quality demands concerning visual appeal, the technological progress in engineering, and also the almost unlimited diversity of materials to be processed - all of these factors represent special challenges for the adhesive technology. In modern, high-quality furniture manufacture, the quality of the edgebanding is increasingly becoming a key criterion for evaluating the quality of the entire furniture item. The end customer demands a glueline that is hardly visible and perfect.
Not least of all due to the development of ultramodern manufacturing methods, like laser, plasma or HotAir technologies, the industry has been talking about the so-called “zero bondline“ for a long time. These technologies are often using edgebands precoated with a reverse coextruded polymer material. The manufacture of these coextruded edgebands, however, is limited to thermoplastic materials, and these, due to the continuous and very involved manufacturing process, can not be as widely used.
Jowat SE has met these challenges and offers modern and innovative solutions for these new, but also for the conventional bonding technologies, and they all lead to the “zero bondline“. A milestone was the development of unfilled EVA hot melt adhesives for edgebanding, and this makes Jowatherm® 280.30 a real standard classic. A modern improvement of the recent generation is Jowatherm® 280.50, which has become established due to the excellent adhesion properties and the very wide processing window as very tolerant allrounder. Higher demands with regard to heat resistance can be met using hot melts based on polyolefines.
Exhibitor: Jowat Adhesives India Pvt. Ltd.