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Laminating adds dimension and value to your business while adding functionality, strength and appeal to your products
The lamination process can be as basic as gluing two or more smaller pieces of wood together to construct a wider and larger component. Like finger jointing, laminated product can be stronger than solid wood and less likely to warp under stress.
But lamination is more commonly used to apply a veneer or other surface to a substrate such as MDF to create a product with the appearance and appeal of a more expensive piece of wood with a lower price tag.
Veneer lamination brings great design and manufacturing freedom, both sought by industries such as furniture marketers. Many of the world’s best known makers of fine home and office furniture have fully embraced lamination as an ideal way to make the most of wood and wood composite substrates.
Manufacturers looking to save weight without sacrificing aesthetics are using laminated composites and components of paper or plastic honeycomb cores. The ability to laminate a fragile material without damaging it is key to choosing a machine if you want a piece of this business.
Tight bends and deep profiles are now possible with lamination machines and profile wrapping techniques developed by innovative manufacturers such as Friz, Gottschild, and Wemhoner. Profile wrapping is key when making trim mouldings or vinyl windows.
Adhesive development has matched machine technology and you’ll find adhesives to suit all types of joint design and performance requirements. The adhesive you use is determined by the materials being joined, production speed, and the application of the final product.