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