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Plastic edge banding manufacturers analysis edge banding technology future trend

There are many new development tendency when comes to 21st century. The demand for various kinds of printed decorative paper edge banding is on the rise, at the same time, various types of heat-resistant, water-resistant and durable thin thermoplasticity edge banding are also widely used in kitchen furnitures, office furnitures and bathroom furnitures. As curved workbenches are more and more popular in the market, post-forming edge banding for kitchen worktops were out of date, and variety of heavy sealing replace instead.

In addition to a variety of monochromatic edge banding, decorative veneer edge bandings of printing grainy paper and decorative patterns are more and more popular. Now furniture manufacturers are increasingly using a variety of grainy and colorful decorative veneer materials to enhance "individuation" of products. 

Widely used edge banding include PVC, ABS, PP and so on. PVC is a widely used edge banding, its advantage is good extrusion property, can be printed and painted, has a long service life. PVC is economical but it will release harmful gas to pollute environment when burning. 

ABS is a new material arising with environmental protection. ABS and PVC edge bandings easy to be corroded by thinners and solvents, they are difficult to be painted after gluing. PP is the latest achievement of edge banding, has a bright future, with good chemical resistance, not easy to shrink but hard to extrude. PP has a better colorability than ABS and it’s a safe and environmental material.

PP is softer than PVC, this makes it difficult to cut and band. The use of ABS and PP promote environment protection. Currently, wood grain decorative edge bandings sell very well in China, particularly beech, cherry, applewood, Maple etc are quite popular. Dark wood grains entering thousands of families is a distinguishing feature in 21st century. A variety of so-called stone decorative patterns are the most popular currently, embelishing starry colored dots on the white or grey background basically. Although above colors, as well as red, blue and yellow, are fashionable colors at present, white, black and grey are still the most popular among monochrome patterns.Metal veneer edge bandings will be fashionable in the future, espacially steel and aluminum veneer. Thin thermoplasticity edge banding of plastic edge banding manufacturers will be widely used.

Thermoplasticity edge bandings with 0.8-1.5mm thickness are qutie popular among kitchen, office and bathroom furnitures. This tendency started from 1999, especially on kitchen furnitures. Lots of improvements have been made on thin edge bandings these years. Veneers of exquisite good taste appear, there aren’t obvious right-angle side seam, nor visible black cut line on them, and improve its impact resistance, reduce damage.

Edge bandings of thin thermoplastic banding manufacturers have many advantages in furniture production process. These plastic edge bandings are not difficult to glue, faster than melamine and formaldehyde resin. In addition, performances of thin thermoplastic edge bandings can get tested during transportation and use of furnitures. The materials are solid, sturdy, water and heat resistant, durable, so end users can assemble well, especially impact resistance to keep finished furniture safe. Besides , a smooth and homogeneous edge banding surface can prevent dirt and moisture penetrating into furnitures, to ensure quality of furnitures at a long time.