Three-dimensional, thermally coated furniture fronts, 3D film fronts for short, represent an important segment in the furniture industry. These types of coated elements are primarily used in the bathroom and kitchen areas, but also on living room and bedroom furniture as well as smaller items of furniture.
Changing trends in the furniture industry dictate the design of furniture fronts and determine the requirements for 3D lamination. On one day, clean fronts mainly laminated with high-gloss PVC foils are in trend and on the next day profiled fronts laminated with more classic PVC foils with a smooth or structured surface are in demand. The technical manufacturing processes and the adhesives used have to meet the latest requirements in the industry and ensure a reliable bond.
One-component Jowapur® polyurethane dispersions provide a wide range of benefits for processors. Dosing and mixing errors are prevented with 1-component adhesives, providing a major advantage in processing compared to 2-component systems. This leads to further benefits such as easier material planning, procurement and warehousing, eliminates the cleaning of mixing units, and observation of the pot life becomes obsolete.
The products listed only represent a limited selection of the available product portfolio. Product availability might differ by region. The technical data, characteristics and field of application provided in the table outline the differences between the individual adhesives of the product portfolio. Our Application Technology Department and our Sales Representatives are on hand to provide advice and support you finding the best adhesive for your particular application.
Note: The information on this page is based on test results from our laboratories as well as on experience gained in the field, and does in no way constitute any guarantee of properties. Due to the wide range of different applications, substrates, and processing methods beyond our control, no liability may be derived from these indications nor from the information provided by our free technical advisory service. Customer trials under everyday conditions, testing for suitability at normal processing conditions, and appropriate fit-for-purpose testing are absolutely necessary. For the specifications as well as further information, please refer to the latest technical data sheets.
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