Profile Wrapping Films Match 3D and 2D Laminates


American Renolit has introduced a new line of profile wrapping films in four woodgrain patterns and a solid color that match five of its most popular three-dimensional laminates: Candlelight SC, Chocolate Pear, Rustik Cherry, Summer Flame and Bisque, respectively.

The new film, called Renolit "Wrap", is intended for wrapping of profiles used as trim, as rails and stiles of five-piece doors, and as face frames of cabinets surfaced with matching three- and two-dimensional laminates.

"The new films also match melamine boards and high-pressure laminates of Flakeboard, Georgia Pacific, Roseburg, Tafisa, Uniboard and others, allowing exact matching of all visible components of residential, commercial and institutional cabinetry," says Jim Barnett, business manager of RENOLIT DESIGN.

Essentially a thin-gauge version of the company's three-dimensional laminates, the film allows fabrication of highly realistic five-piece cabinet doors combining profile wrapped rails and stiles with vacuum-laminated, flat-laminated or pre-laminated center panels, duplicating the construction and woodgrain patterns of solid wood doors at a fraction of the price, particularly when compared with premium fruitwoods, according to Barnett.

"Some resellers are also glazing five-piece doors, trim, pressed components and flat-laminated panels, yielding convincing effects that defy all but the trained eye," he says.

"Other stock Renolit Wrap films that match the colors and patterns of popular three-and two-dimensional surfacing materials will be added on an ongoing basis," says Barnett, adding that custom woodgrains, solids and abstracts are available now.

Profile wrapping is an efficient way to seamlessly encapsulate all exposed surfaces of milled or extruded profiles with decorative film. The continuous process begins with a roll of film that is pre-slit to a desired width. As the film unwinds from the roll, it is coated with adhesive and continuously applied to a moving profile. A series of stationary rollers press the film onto all flat and curved surfaces, and outside corners, until the full width of film has fully conformed and adhered to the profile.

Vacuum laminating (also called membrane pressing) involves flat or routed MDF substrates which are sprayed with adhesive and, with 3D laminates suspended above, slid into a vacuum chamber that heats the film and draws it onto all top and side surfaces of the substrate including compound curves, fine details and undercut edges, encapsulating all but the bottom surface with seamless film.

For information contact American Renolit Corporation, 135 Algonquin Parkway, Whippany, NJ 07981-1601, Tel: 973-386-9200, Fax: 973-386-0271, E-mail: info@americanrenolit.com

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