Updated: Jan 12
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The process of covering the raw edges of wood panels with a thin strip of wood, PVC, or resinous material is called edge banding. The narrow strips themselves are known as edge bands. Commercially, edge banding is done using industry-grade heat applicators and a hot-melt adhesive. For modular furniture, this is a popular and widely used process and the material used is mostly PVC which is easy to fix and has a long life.
Why is Edge Banding required?
It is known to us that wooden boards have a raw edge when cut. This raw edge, if left uncovered, can pose serious threats to the furniture as wood has a natural tendency to absorb water. This tendency cannot be removed completely however it can only be reduced. Above all, these raw edges can also injure the consumer if he / she is not alert. With a slight careless movement these raw edges can cause a serious injury. That is the reason edge banding is essential for furniture like workstations, office tables, executive tables, reception tables and all those furniture that has sharp edges.
Edge banding protects the wooden panels in your furniture from moisture, thus reducing the effects of atmospheric humidity and liquid spills. This means, the strength and durability of the wood increases. So, next time you spill coffee on your table, and it drips down the edge, thank the edge banding for protecting the wood. In few of the home & living furniture one can also find edge banding like the doors of cabinets, wardrobes and side units. This home & living furniture require more than office furniture because there will be kids at home and they will require a danger free zone always.
How is Edge Banding applied?
Essentially, an edge band is a thin strip of impermeable PVC that is cut to fit the size of a wooden panel. It is then applied to the raw edge using a strong adhesive. A heat roller is then used to melt the adhesive and glue the edge band over the wood. The ends are trimmed flush and bent so that they cover the wood and do not have any sharp ends.
At Ergoflex, we strive hard to provide consistent solutions to our customers through innovative product design and concepts. Not only edge banding but our advanced technology and research drive us to produce quality furniture and gain customers’ confidence over the years. To know more, please connect with us.
Time has changed and so has the definition of furniture production. Quality time is dedicated to extensive research work to enhance customers’ convenience and experience. It is important for furniture manufacturers to constantly invent and produce furniture of the highest quality and durability. That’s the reason edge bands are used in order to protect furniture from moisture.
Our Value Addition
At Ergoflex, we make extra efforts to create furniture that are not only well designed but also functional in terms of usage and benefits. We have latest international production machines that facilitates edge banding in a way that it adds value to our furniture products. Edge banding is majorly used in workstations, executive tables and office tables that offers smooth edges and smart finish. The edge bands are only implemented by leading furniture manufacturer like Ergoflex due to the production strength and hold in technology.