PVC edge banding is mainly used for sealing the cross-section of the board, so as to protect the board from the environmental damage, especially for the damage of the water in the air. In addition, PVC veneer edge banding not only can prevent the volatilization of formaldehyde inside the board, but also achieving a beautiful decorative effect for the furniture.
What is PVC edge banding?
The main component of PVC is polyvinyl chloride. It is made of PVC resin as main raw material, adding suitable anti aging agent, stabilizer, calcium carbonate, CPE, dyed agent, epoxidized soybean oil and modifier. It can be divided into soft PVC and hard PVC.
The category of PVC edge banding
PVC edge banding can be divided into plain PVC edge banding and wood grain PVC edge banding.
About the plaint color
Plain color refers to the red, yellow, blue, green, etc. in daily life, which can be called plain color,the essence of it is single color.
The structure of the plain PVC edge banding
The upper layer is made of PVC material, and the bottom layer is made of the glue. It is relatively simple to use plain color edge banding board first, while the white panel is white edge banding strip, and so on. Generally, the color is different, so when adjusting the color, the manufacturer will ask the customer to provide the reference color, such as the panel sample, the panel color card, etc.
About the wood grain color
Wood grain color is the surface with paint printing paint, forming similar to the effect of the wood veneer lines.
The structure of the wood grain PVC edge banding
The middle layer is PVC base material, the surface layer is paint printing, and the bottom layer is primer.
So the price of the wood grain edge banding is higher than that of the plain edge banding slightly.
The advantages of the PVC edge banding
- PVC edge banding is light, comparing with the metal and plexiglass. The reason why it is light is not because it is a high molecular compound, but because it is an organic compound, which is composed of light elements such as carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen。
2、The material of PVC edge band is plastic, which is easy to process. Plastic has plasticity, which means deformation after heating or pressure, and maintain its original shape after cooling or pressure disappearing. It can be processed into different shapes by extrusion, such as T-shaped, H-shaped, D-shaped, V-shaped, I-shaped, etc.
- PVC edge banding has high quality and low price, and the price changing of plastic is less than that of metal.
4、Plastic doesn’t easily to decay or rust. However, this feature also brings a serious problem to human beings: because plastic is not easy to decay, a large number of plastic wasted can not be absorbed and decomposed by nature, which results in a certain degree of environmental pollution.
What is the PVC edge banding?
PVC edge banding is one kind of thermoplasticity coiled material made by the polyvinyl chloride in the way of calender by mixing up with the auxiliary, such as the plasticizer, stabilizer, lubricant, and the dye.
The PVC edge banding is always used with furniture contact paper, to decorate a better overall effect of furniture. In the furniture decoration market, the wood grain furniture paper is one of the popular contact paper, so the popular PCV edge banding is wood grain edge banding too, especial for maple edge banding and walnut edge banding.
The advantages of the PVC edge banding
1、Soft surface, although the surface was printed the wood、marble and the cloth texture on the surface, it still could keep the surface soft.
2、Having the realism and the third-dimension as the real wood.
3、Having a certain degree of the cleanliness feature and the decorative feature.
4、Having certain degree of heat resistance, chemical resistance, and corrosion resistance.
5、Having certain degree of solidity on the surface.
The main function of the edge banding.
1、Banding the panel section to avoid the damage caused by some negative elements in the environment and the using process (pay more attention for the water).
2、Avoid the volatilization of the formaldehyde hiding in the panel to achieve the function of decorative feature.
About the calcium carbonate powder (usually be called lime powder)
Generally, there is some calcium carbonate in the PVC edge banding. And the content of the calcium carbonate powder should be kept in an appropriate quantity. If it too high which will make the structure of the PVC loose and affect the quality of the PVC edge banding heavily, causing a lot of problem, such as
1、Crease in white.
It means that the edge banding is flexed in arc-shaped which will caused the white crease. Once the white crease caused and it will not disappear, even through the edge banding is straightened again.
It means that handling the detail about the edge banding will cause a gap, producing the edge curl. There is no doubt that edge curl also caused by other situation, take a example, the different of the speed and the order of adding the hot melt adhesive and raw material will not make the edge banding attaching on the panel tightly which lead to the edge curl appearing。
3、Poor appearance with the dim glossiness
After the edge banding is cut in detail and polished. The glossiness of is will become dim and fuzzy, leading to the appearance poor. At the present market, a lot of manufactures will add more calcium carbonate powder. Sometimes the content of the calcium carbonate powder will even over 60%. And the reason for why dose the different type of edge banding with the same brand sell in different price, the key reason is the content of the calcium carbonate powder.
Due to the high content of calcium carbonate, the edge band has no toughness, and the internal structure will be loose. If it is affected by external force slightly, it will crack, especially in the transportation with low temperature.
5、The problems in surface printing
There are two technologies for surface printing: printing and heat transfer film. The surface of heat transfer film is glossy, and the product looks bright and layered. Then due to its high cost, slow transfer speed and inconvenient color assortment with the panel, it has been replaced by printing. However, some low quality PVC edge banding is added in excess calcium carbonate powder, which makes the problem about discoloration, whatever which printing technology we choose, the discoloration still can not be handled，so the technology of heat transfer film also be choose some time.
How to find the qualified PVC edge banding.
The notes of purchasing on PVC edge banding
A: Slide surface with no bubbles，no lines and temperate glossiness.
B:Both the surface of it should keep the same degree of flat, thickness and width.
C: Equitable hardness with higher elasticity, better quality and stronger wear resistance
D: After handing, the side color of the edge banding should be similar with the color of the surface. And we should make sure that the degree of the whiteness should not be very obvious, at the same time it should have a slight glossiness, if not the PVC edge banding must be made up by the low-quality materials, which will lead to the color of the furniture become inharmonious.
E: The treating agent of the back surface should be uniform. In general, the transparent and white treating agent is well. And if the back is not handled properly, it will lead to low bonding strength after edge sealing, or even can not be bonded.
F: The color of each batch of edge banding must be consistent. The smaller the color difference of different batches, the better the quality
G: The edge is cut off with flexibility and no cracking.
H: The transparent sealing glue (adhesive paper used for sealing carton) is pasted on the sealing edge. Rub it back and forth for several times with your finger at the position where the sealing glue is pasted, and then pull it to test whether there is discoloration in the edge banding.
About the PVC edge banding produced by the YODEAN.
YODEAN produces the PVC edge banding by using imported equipment and materials. The color of the edge and surface is the same, and it could resistant the high temperature and the low temperature. So the PVC edge banding produced by the YODEAN always be chosen in the field in upscale furniture, cabinet, door, shelf, office. Meanwhile, the YODEAN could provide a variety of sizes of the PVC edge banding according to the product specifications or customer requirements.
Yodean specializes in furniture decorative paper, with 5 years experience, equipped with imported edge banding machine and production lines, so Yoean has enough ability for big production in a short time, if you are looking for a PVC edge banding for furniture, please feel free to contact Yodean.
Panel type furniture VS Solid wood furniture
Solid wood furniture
The concept of solid wood furniture
Solid wood furniture is made of the natural timber directly, banning using any wood-based panel as the raw material.
Solid wood is usually used for producing the table and the closet’s cabinet door and side panel. And the real solid wood furniture requires high technology and quality material in the treatment of its raw material, the solid wood. For the solid wood, the selection, the drying process, and the jointing process must be treated with strict requirements.
In a summary, the solid wood grain furniture is made of real tree wood material and supplied strict surface treatment to make it smooth. Thus, the solid wood table, wood cabinets, wood shelves, etc wood furniture are more expensive than the panel-type furniture.
The disadvantages of solid wood furniture
The prominent shortcoming of solid wood furniture is flexible and hard to protect.
For instance, it can not be exposed in the sunshine circumstance.
Besides, the over-drying or over-damping circumstance also will do a harm to the furniture.
So it could be said that it’s hard to solve this shortcoming，no matter what kind of wood we choose or what kind of technology we use, these situations will occur frequently.
And sometimes even the solid wood furniture will become flexible and be cracking as the user swatches the air conditioner frequently, making a huge change about the air humidity.
However, the panel type furniture would not be easy to become flexible and be cracking. You will know why in the following.
Panel type furniture
What’s the panel type furniture?
Panel furniture is a combination of disassembly and assembly furniture, to use manual wood-based panels as the main substrate and panels.
About the artificial boards, the panel type furniture always uses the chipboard veneered, plywood, blockboard, particleboard, medium-density fiberboard (MDF), and so on.
At present, Woodgrain furniture accounts for a good large proportion in the category of Solid wood furniture.
Advantages of panel-type furniture?
Panel furniture is furniture made up of all surface-decorated man-made panels and hardware. It has basic features such as detachable, changeable shape, stylish appearance, not easy to deform, stable quality, and affordable.
The production of panel-type furniture
The superior panel type furniture must be made up of the superior chipboard(also be called MDF).
About the production process of the superior chipboard, the timber selected has to remove the knots and the stem, making sure the timber no wormhole, no decay, and no discoloration.
Next, drying it and crushing it into two shapes in granular and fibrous. After that, fixing up the two with a little bit binder in a proper proportion.
Then using the 400 tons of pressure which carrying out by the professional equipment to press it.
According to this process，the final panel shaped usually has great density, tight structure and stable physical properties.
Therefore the panel type furniture is not easy to be flexible, owning the large bending strength which even more larger than the real solid wood’s bending strength.
The trend of panel-type furniture
At present, the faced paper of the panel type furniture on the market becomes more and more authentic, particularly in the filed of itself glossiness and touching.
Meanwhile, whether the production technology or the quality of the hardware both reach to standard, even over it. So the panel type furniture produced under such a high standard usually has an expensive price.
The advantage of the panel type furniture.
Effective use of the tree:
The main raw material of the panel type furniture is the wood-based panel made up by the timber residue and fast-growing forest plantation.
Short production cycle:
The factory which owns superior technology would select the nano-plate, one of the MDF, and then with the help of the world-leading technology called compressing molding under high temperature and the nano physical properties of the wood fiber under high temperature and high pressure, the shape of the panel will be formed instantaneously. Producing it in such a way could forbid to use the resin catalyst (containing the formaldehyde), which makes the environment protection grade and physical property of the panel type furniture is better than those of the solid wood furniture.
The components of the panel type furniture usually linked by the hardware so that it’s very convenient to handle the disassembling section and installing section. For the panel type furniture produced with a higher machining accuracy could be disassembled and installed many times repeatedly and convenient for transporting.
Variable and fashionable shape:
The category of the faced paper is widely and all of them could make different changes in color and touching fields, bring abundant experience for the user. Besides, the panel type furniture could be designed in different and characteristic shape, which could not be applied in the field of solid wood furniture.
Not easily deformed:
The panel type furniture is sturdier than the solid wood furniture. To make the panel, the physical structure of the timber must be rebuilt. Thus, when the humidity changes greatly, comparing with the solid wood furniture, the panel type furniture would not be deformed too much.
Natural timber utilization is very high in the process of wood-based panel making. So the price of it is lower than the price of solid wood. Meanwhile, the raw material of the wood-based panel is almost the timber residue, which protects the limited natural resource indirectly.
PU coated finish foil furniture paper produced by our factory is used for the panel type furniture as the faced paper, for the wood gain has a powerful stereoscopic effect, making it become more authentic, and at the same time, the production process is very simple and efficient, the price is favorable.
What’s more, it will not pollute the environment. Base on all of the excellent advantages, PU coated finish foil furniture paper becomes the first choice about the faced paper in the market of panel-type furniture. Please contact us and learn more about the texture design and application fields of the PU coated finish foil furniture paper.
The melamine paper vs PU coated finish foil furniture paper.
Almost all of the people regarding the melamine as toxic material. Actually, melamine is a sort of chemical material be applied for the field with coating, laminate, binder, paint remover, textile, paper, leather tanning, flame retardant. Any chemical material can not be used for food additive for its toxicity, except the melamine.
The melamine could be used for the melamine MDF panels, decorating the furniture panel board for the melamine binder. Therefore the melamine panels are more popular be chosen by the high-end decorating of the furniture panel board market than the normal timber widely.
Then what is the melamine panels and what is melamine wood made of?
It’s not hard to explain the process to you.
First, the melamine contact paper with different colors or texture will be soaked in the melamine binder, next to drying it until it almost becomes the solidity and put the paper in solidity shape on the top of the timber with hot pressing and then it’s done, changing into the decorating board.
Whether the melamine used for bedroom solutions will cause harm to the human body?
Certainly not, the melamine usually can not be dissociated especially when it become the solidity shape. So as long as we do not eat the melamine used in the board and it certainly does not harm the human body. Meanwhile, the melamine panel with high quality must be checked strictly. Whether the melamine panel used in the furniture panel board will pollute the environment or not, it depends on the edge banding equality of the base timber used for the melamine panel. And if the edge binding is not be handed very well，leading to the formaldehyde discharge over the certification TSCA, and then it will make the air pollution rather than the melamine.
PU coated finish foil furniture paper
PU coated finish foil furniture paper is acclaimed at the decorative surfaces market in recent years, being used in different sorts of panels widely, such as Wood particle boar and Medium Density Fiberboard. It also is used in the producing process of Office supplies making, furniture making photo frame-making, and so on, being the necessary fresh material in the field of furniture panel boar. PU coated finish foil furniture paper is made of the plywood with a special texture, binding the unsaturated polyester resin, and the plastic film.
The difference between the melamine faced paper:
1, Raw material:
The melamine panel could directly be heated and pressed to become the melamine faced paper.
And the PU coated finish foil paper can not be made up in this way, it should be processed so many times by using other binders.
2, The Tolerance level of the high temperature:
The melamine’s physical property is a monoclinic system with hard and fragile polymeride. So it can be made up of the melamine faced paper directly, enduring the high temperature and preventing be destroyed by the damp.
About the PU coated finish foil paper, it usually is made up of the resin or the veneer, therefore it often is destroyed by the high temperature.
The melamine faced paper can change into any bright and colorful texture, used for the surface of wood-based panel for the durability of melamine faced paper in its great stiffness, abrasion resistance, and thermal resistance.
As for the PU coated finish foil paper, it lacks the great durability comparing with the melamine faced paper for it is made up of three binders.
The correct definition of the melamine faced paper is “Melamine Paper for MDF”, and it is made up of Titanium Oxide Paper (Also be called specialty paper) by soaking it into the melamine binder and then putting it on the surface of the wood-based panel. And it owns the great durability, therefore it is generally sell out at a high price. Besides, the melamine faced paper includes coated paper which seems like be coated foil on the surface and plyboard, belonging to the thin chipboard without great durability. Generally, the former could be sold out at a high price and the later just can be sell out at a lower price.
Yodean Decor is a leading melamine paper supplier, furniture contact paper supplier in China, with our won melamine, faced paper factory, if you are interested in our product, welcome to contact us for more detail, or you are also welcome to come to China and visit our furniture factory,
Melamine paper vs PVC sticker
Melamine paper is a decorative paper for furniture, and PVC decorative paper also can be used for furniture paper, even for car body stickers, laptops, and wall stickers.
Thus both of them are decorative paper at home, but we have a problem: melamine contact paper better than PVC vinyl film or not? What’s the difference and Similarities between melamine covering paper and PVC vinyl?
The Similarities of Melamine Sheets and PVC Vinyl Film
The melamine covering paper has many patterns the same as PVC vinyl wrap.
Here will show you an example as patterns of melamine paper:
According to the requirements, the melamine decorative paper and vinyl wrap developed various patterns in the furniture decorative market.
Wood grain melamine paper: Melamine contact paper supplier develops kinds of wood grain melamine contact paper according to the real wood type.
And wood contact paper is one of the most popular patterns in the furniture decorative market because the furniture with wood grain melamine paper is cheaper than the real wood furniture, but this decorative paper displays an effect similar with the wood, with advantages of fireproof, durable, waterproof, environmental protection, wear resistance, high-temperature resistance, corrosion resistance..
Thus there is wood melamine paper as follows: oak contact paper, teak melamine film for lamination, walnut contact paper on MDF, wenge melamine decor paper, maple contact paper, cherry decorative film…..
Fancy contact paper: Fancy melamine paper is a kind of fashion style, also a popular pattern in the America, Europe, etc western country.
Marble decal paper: Marble melamine paper can show a marble effect, you can feel the marble effect when you touch the surface of the marble furniture contact paper.
And there are some other patterns for melamine decorative film, such as solid contact paper, matte decorative paper, synchronized foil paper, 3D/ texture embossed contact paper, classic furniture paper, suede, hemp, matte, imitation grain, synchronous embossing, leather grain, tile grain, horizontal grain, leather square, Milan square, etc.
Wood contact paper can be divided into teak, walnut, wenge, applewood, elm, beech, oak, sandalwood, maple, cherry melamine paper.
Yodean décor also provides customized printing contact paper.
The melamine contact paper is used for furniture decoration
The Melamine foil paper is mainly used for furniture decoration, and the PVC vinyl sticker also can be used for furniture decorative.
But there is a difference, the melamine is used for kinds of furniture panel, and then making the furniture by these panels.
The PVC vinyl film is used for furniture renovation.
The difference between melamine foil paper and PVC vinyl wrap
1. Melamine paper
Melamine: commonly known as melamine and protein essence, is an organic compound used as a chemical raw material.
It is white monoclinic crystals, almost odorless, slightly soluble in water (3.1g/L at room temperature), soluble in methanol, formaldehyde, acetic acid, etc., insoluble in acetone, ethers, harmful to the body, and cannot be used in food processing or food Additives.
The features of melamine decorative film:
The melamine contact paper has the advantages of fireproof and abrasion resistance, which is better than PVC vinyl.
The application of melamine film:
The furniture panel with melamine contact paper is called melamine impregnated adhesive film paper veneer artificial board, and it also has other names – melamine veneer, also called it as melamine board, double veneer, and paint-free board, ecological board.
The melamine impregnate is to soak furniture contact paper in melamine resin adhesive, and then dry to a certain degree of curing, and pave it on particleboard, moisture-proof board, medium-density fiberboard, plywood, blockboard or another hard fiberboard surface, finally, this decorative panels is made by hot pressing.
Don’t forget to be sealed with PVC edge strips for the melamine board.
2. PVC vinyl wrap
At present, the PVC vinyl film develops kinds of patterns in the market, such as matte vinyl film, gloss vinyl film, gloss metallic vinyl wrap, brush vinyl PVC film, even for chameleon vinyl wrap and holographic vinyl sticker, etc.
Anyway, there are so many choices for you to decorate your vehicle, furniture or other items.
The application of PVC vinyl film:
The PVC film can be shaped like arcs, bumps, etc., with many changes, so the PVC vinyl wrap has a wide application. Such as furniture vinyl wrap, car sticker, wall sticker, laptop vinyl wrap.
For now, one of the most popular application is color changing car vinyl film, can decorate your car body as new one in a cheap price.
But the vinyl film also has features of fireproof, waterproof, and corrosion resistance, but it is not good as the melamine paper, so the warranty is just 1-3 years.
Yodean decor is a profession melamine laminated paper roll suppliers, with our own furniture contact paper factory, specialized in manufacturing melamine paper, PVC edge tapes, if you are interested in our products, please feel free to contact us for more details.
How to use YD furniture contact paper on boards?
Furniture with paper stick on the surface, as the name implies, is a kind of furniture which is made of panels with furniture paper sticking on it. Wood grain contact paper for furniture surface is different from solid wood or veneer, however it also has natural wood grain effect and cheaper price, which makes it the new trend in the market.
Generally speaking, when using the contact paper stick type furniture decorative surface, we mainly need to pay attention to substrate treatment. The substrate used for paper stick furniture surface is particle board, if the furniture paper is directly pasted on the surface of these kinds of boards, the problem of uneven pasting often occurs. Therefore, the substrate must be treated to make it smooth, such as scraping putty on the board, spraying PU or PE solid color primer and so on. In this article, YD Décor will show you ways that you have to do when using our furniture paper on the boards.
Step 1: Blank grinding before furniture paper sticking
The surface of boards surface shall be free of burr, the edge shall be smooth, there shall be no unevenness, the corner of board surface shall be chamfered. It is better not to scrape with hands and there shall be no denaturation phenomenon that is not in place after grinding.
Step 2: Plastering
The surface of the furniture boards shall be solid, smooth and even in thickness. Pits, sand holes, pores and accumulated putty are not allowed. Putty at hole position must be cleaned up, and the parts not subject to plastering shall be kept clean.
Step 3. Spray Primer on the furniture plate before the furniture paper
Paint mixing and furniture plate surface cleaning shall be carried out in strict accordance with the requirements. The coating surface of the furniture boards shall be free of grainy, paint slag, uneven spraying, no sagging, no shrinkage cavity, no edge swelling and bubbling, and the coating must cover the batch mortar bottom.
Step 4. Polish with dry sand
The polished paint surface shall be smooth without nail holes, and the sand road shall be straight and fine without groove marks, If there is sand penetrating the edges, corners, wires and arcs of paint coating, the primer shall be added and then polished.
Yodean Decor is a leading furniture deal decorative paper supplier in China, with an excellent supply capacity, can produce 140 million meters’ decorative furniture contact paper every year. In addition, YD also provides OEM and ODM services for our customers if possible. If you have the demands of furniture paper, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a quick quote.
About Yodean Decor
Hangzhou Yodean Import and Export Co., Ltd is the representative international trade company of group company including Hangzhou Dawei, Huangshan Xingwei and HTK, established in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province since 2015s, mainly committed to providing better sales service for our customers all over the world.