Production Process for ABS

Intro to ABS

Tece ABS edgebanding is produced by calendar technology. This enables us to produce the ABS edgebanding with better calibration and consistency. Also, it makes our company more flexible as we keep all stock in master rolls of 260mm wide. After order is received from the customers, these master rolls are slit to size. Or alternatively, the material is shipped as jumbo roll and then slit by our customers to the size.

warehouseAfter the extrusion, ABS edgebanding is treated with a special primer which enables it to adhere to the edges of the board with hot melt adhesive. The quality of primer is utmost important. At Tece, we buy the primer only from reliable and reputable suppliers such as Jowat.

After the jumbo rolls are ready, they move to the next phase: UV PRINTING.

Similar to our other products, we are using UV printing technology. This printing technology enables us to produce top quality printing with sharp and perfect details. At Tece, we can match any color or design from any board producer.

Our UV printing system makes the product much more resistant to solvent, scratches and UV light. Please let us clarify that all edgebanding have UV top coat. Yet, only few use UV printing as it cost 4 times more than ordinary printing techniques.

After this phase, the master rolls are ready to be slit to the size (or alternatively, they can be dispatched as master roll).

Slitting Process

  • Thicknesses: between 0.4 and 2.00 mm.
  • Width: between 16mm - 260mm
  • Roll length: any length based on the demand and thickness.
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    PVC Edgebanding Comparison Presentation

    We strongly urge you to go through this comparison presentation. In this site, you will be guided through simple tests which will eventually show you the quality of TECE PVC against your current supplier.

    We simply ask you to compare two samples against each other. Please be sure to follow each step carefully to verify the validity of each step.

    To obtain samples of Tece PVC, please get in touch with us.

    After finishing this presentation, you will have a better idea of quality standards of Tece PVC edging.
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    Test 1 | Surface

    Hold our sample with your current supplier under the light (as shown in the photo). Evaluate the following points between two products:

    1. Printing quality
    2. The sharpness of design
    3. The smoothness of colors
    4. The smoothness of the surface
    The UV printing technology enabled us to produce designs that are superior and sharper than any other printing techniques.
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    Test 2 | Solvent Test

    Furniture producers must clean the remainder of the glue on the edge after applying the edging to the panel. During this process, the surface of the PVC will be wiped along the corner with some sort of solvent. Thanks to our UV printing and lacquering system, our PVC edging has a high resistant to solvent; this ensures that the color or design would never change no matter what sort of solvent is used.

    Please wipe our PVC sample with the solvent provided; do the same test with your current PVC.

    Now compare which one is still look the same as original.
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    Test 3 | Consistency in all thickness and panel

    We take pride in our printing process. On the paper with samples, you can compare our edging matched with panel. All thicknesses are also attached to the paper; 0.4, 0.8 and 2mm. Since we are capable of printing all thickness in the same printing line, we are able to print the same color and same design with all.

    Please make the same comparison with your current supplier.
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    Test 4 | Scratch Test

    The edges of panels are the most vulnerable parts of furniture. Thus, they must be durable and strong against hits and damages. PVC itself is a durable material; how about the wood design on the PVC?

    This test would prove that not only Tece PVC edge is durable but also the adhesive of design is strong. Thanks to our UV printing and lacquering technology, both our design and our PVC surface is resistant to scratches and damages.

    Take the wooden stick and hold it in 90 degree angle. Scratch the surface with it at least 5 times. Do this test with your current supplier. Check which products' surface remains the same after the scratch.
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    Test 5 | Adhesion Test

    One other way to test the PVC edging is to test the adhesion of the print to the PVC substrate.

    This test is to demonstrate the strength of the lacquer on the surface of Tece PVC.

    Please stick the tape to the surface with as much pressure as possible. And peel the tape off rapidly. If the surface is still proper; then, it shows the strength of the surface.

    Please do the same test on the product of your current supplier and see which products' surface still remains the same.
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    Conclusion

    At TECE, we know that our PVC quality is superior from many other producers.

    With this guided tests, we wanted to show you this step by step. Of course, there are many other tests that could be done to check the quality. Yet within the limits, we found these tests to be the most effective and measure ones. We hope that with this presentation, you are better furnished with the quality of Tece PVC edges. Please contact us to get actual Tece PVC samples to comparison.

    For more information about the PVC and its production process, please take a minute to view this visual presentation. Thank you for taking the time to view this presentation.

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