Jointless connection between the panel and the edge (zero bondline) is a quality feature for modern furnitures. Therefore, it is important to enable an invisible edge. A common approach is the bonding of furniture edges by adhesives to the facing panel, however, this method leads to visible darkening of the bond line. The discharge of glue can be easily avoided by plasma.
In the Düstec® plasma edge the application of adhesive is replaced by a polymeric functional layer. Several manufacturers offer edge bands suitable for the plasma process. During processing in the edgebanding machine the plasma activates the functional layer and ensures direct adhesion of the bands when they are pressed onto the furniture panel - The result is an absolutely tight sealing.
POLYMER COMPOSITES 2019
ADHESION Adhesives & Sealants (4/2018)