Exwood

By: Hutchco  05-Apr-2012

 


Good news for furniture manufacturers, cabinetmakers & shopfitters

Developed in Germany, produced and marketed by edgebanding giant Heitz, EXwood offers the

furniture and cabinetry manufacturer an alternative to other paintable edgebanding materials such

as ABS and PVC but with a decided advantage. The secret lies in the product’s ingredients and it’s

characteristics. EXwood is a composite extrusion made from wood fibres and polypropylene which

shrinks and swells in the same ratio as the board material. This is particularly advantageous in changing

conditions such as humidity variation.

Applied easily, paintable and comes in convenient sizes

The surface of the tape is flashed while the backside is coated with a special adhesive primer that

ensures a good bond with Polyolefin, EVA and PU adhesives. There is no need to pre sand or treat with

solvents (unless you want to lose it’s adhesive properties and affect the adhesive powers of a lacquer

finish). It can be applied using conventional edgebanding machinery and once applied it is immediately

paintable. The flashed surface can be finished with all commercially available wood finishes and paints.

It is particularly good for layered clashing involving two or more boards. EXwood comes in an off white

coloured, pre primed 2mm thick roll format in sizes from 22mm to 65mm wide cut to a minimum length

of 10 metres.

The solvability of the raw product means it can be applied to all surfaces such as in the case of kitchen

and bathroom cabinetry: it is water insoluble. What about the environment? All the raw materials are

eco friendly being formaldehyde free and with low or no solvent content. This product has already

caught the eye of furniture and cabinetry manufacturers several of whom have already successfully

trialled it. One case in point are cabinetry manufacturers X-Cube based in Avondale. In talking to their

edgebanding operator Demsiel he makes the observations “EXwood has made quite a difference from

an operational point of view. It is a harder wearing tape as we get no denting. It eliminates the need to

sand and that can save up to 20% in the overall processing time and significantly it eliminates what I call

in house disagreements – the painter coming back saying the surface needs to be sanded more to get

a better painting surface.” EXwood is good news for furniture and cabinet makers and shopfitters : a

paintable, cost effective tape available in sizes to suit.

"EXwood has made quite a difference from an operational point of view. It is a harder wearing tape as we get no denting. It eliminates the need to sand and that can save up to 20% in the overall processing time and significantly it eliminates what I call in house disagreements – the painter coming back saying the surface needs to be sanded more to get a better painting surface."
Demsiel from X-Cube in Avondale, Auckland

"Easy to apply, good finish with radius cutters standard 2mm thickness. Huge labour savings on lacquer finished products eliminates all edge landing. Easy to apply to curved work pieces.  Good chip resistant edges."
Paul Posa from Dalma International Limited

  "We now use Ex-wood for all our lacquered joinery, it provides an excellent finish, and eliminates any over sanding as well as a significantly saving on the labour content of a job."
Guy Shallard from Formatt Kitchens, Queenstown


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