PROCESS

Edgebanding

What Is Edge Banding and When Should You Use It?

Edge banding is the process of applying a thin strip of material, called an edge band, to an exposed edge of a board or panel. Typically made of plastic, wood, or metal materials, the adhesive edge band is intended to improve the appearance and durability of a finished product.

Edgebanding machines use heat and pressure to melt and bond an edge band to the base material, taking what is often a rough and splintering raw edge and creating a smooth and seamless appearance. Edgebanders are typically used in the furniture production and construction industries, for wood products such as furniture, cabinetry, paneling, shelving, and interior finishes.

Selecting the Right Edgebander

Stiles Machinery offers a variety of edgebanding machines, ranging from more straightforward gluing manufacturing to machines that sand, shape, cut, and apply an assortment of edge treatments. Whatever your edge banding needs, Stiles’ collection includes compact, value-focused stand-alone units for small to medium-sized shops, mid-grade machines with various capabilities, and high-performance machines that deliver optimum quality at extremely high production speeds.

Application technology in edge processing has evolved to include various adhesive types and consistently developing application methods—such as compressed hot air and laser systems that melt the surface of an edge band with speedy adhesion for a “zero edge,” seamless look. The airTec technology from HOMAG delivers the same level of quality as HOMAG’s laserTec machines at a lower level of investment.

The airTec edgebanding machines utilize hot air to activate the adhesive on an edge band, creating a seamless and uniform aesthetic outcome. This efficient and affordable process ensures a consistent appearance without any visible joints.

While machines and functions may vary, there are common considerations when choosing an edge processing machine:

  • Edge band type: PVC, ABS, PP, PMMA, wood veneer, or melamine
  • Size and shape of boards and panels to be edge banded
  • Feed speed
  • Production speed

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Edgebanding Product Types

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Doucet – RETYX Return Conveyor
The RETYX, an articulated arm with a vacuum grip, automates the handling of the panels...
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Doucet – SRH Return Conveyor
SRH Return Conveyors, the third generation of the belt transfer return system, designed to be...
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HOMAG LOOPTEQ O-200 Return Conveyors
The LOOPTEQ O-200 is the perfect supplement for unilateral edge banding machines as essential support...
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HOMAG LOOPTEQ O-300 Return Conveyors
Whether handicraft or industrially oriented production. The LOOPTEQ O-300 transports the largest material variety and...
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Vector Revolution Series – 180 Contour Edgebander
The Vector Revolution 180 is truly innovative because of its simple operating logic. In one...
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HOMAG XES 200 – Gluing Unit
The HOMAG EDGETEQ XES 200 is a glue unit that allows for the safe and...
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HOMAG EDGETEQ T-100 Series Edgebanders
The HOMAG EDGETEQ T-100 Series offers a flexible, reliable, and high-value trimming solution designed to...
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HOMAG EDGETEQ T-200 Series Edgebanders
The HOMAG EDGETEQ T-200 Series offers a flexible, reliable, and high-value edge banding solution designed...
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HOMAG EDGETEQ S-500 Edgebander Series
The HOMAG S-500 is the ultimate industrial strength edgebander in speed and automation. Bringing an...
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HOMAG EDGETEQ S-380 Series Edgebanders
The HOMAG EDGETEQ S-380 Series edgebanders take the S-300 series to the next level by...
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HOMAG EDGETEQ S-240 Series Edgebanders
The HOMAG EDGETEQ S-240 Series of edgebanders produce perfect edges for small shops to large-scale...
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HOMAG EDGETEQ S-300 Series Edgebanders
The HOMAG EDGETEQ S-300 Series edgebanders offer customers increased production levels while combining the convenience...
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HOMAG EDGETEQ S-200 Series Edgebanders
The HOMAG EDGETEQ S-200 Series edgebanders offer a wide variety of solutions from basic, to...
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