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Edgebanding with PUR & EVA cartridge adhesives
Kenyon Group Ltd supply some of the best hot melt adhesives on the market, especially when it come to edge banding, which has been their focus point for many years.
As new products come onto the market, one adhesive range has remained unchanged, standing the test of time and for good reasons. Offering both EVA and PUR technologies, Henkel’s Technomelt DORUS HKP range of hot melt adhesive cartridges provides exceptional gluing performance and an easy-to-use option for HOLZHER edge banders. Having been specifically designed for HOLZHER edge banders, they are compatible for use on all their machines with feed-rates from 10m/min.
With more and more companies choosing PURHM adhesives for the many performance benefits they provide, Technomelt DORUS HKP27 PUR has quickly become a key choice for HOLZHER edge banders, making it the go-to adhesive for kitchen, door, cubicle and bathroom furniture manufacture, allowing a high degree of moisture and heat resistance to be achieved. Technomelt DORUS HKP27 PUR also provides many additional benefits such as cold flexibility resistance, high initial strength and very tight joints, which can achieve invisible glue lines.
Where high moisture or heat resistance is not required, for example bedroom furniture, EVA adhesives are the ideal choice for companies. The Technomelt DORUS HKP range has an exceptional offering with Technomelt DORUS HKP20 and Technomelt DORUS HKP25 – between these two all the bases are covered, helping achieve the production line finishes that are expected in todays competitive markets.
Technomelt DORUS HKP 20 – Unfilled, transparent, EVA edge banding hotmelt for HOLZHER equipment allowing for thinner coat weights and high glue mileage, making this a premium EVA grade
Technomelt DORUS HKP 25 – Filled EVA edge banding hotmelt for HOLZHER equipment, available in a range of colours (Natural, White, Brown and Black), so no matter what edging colour you have decided on, you can be assured that the adhesive options available will have it covered.
Technomelt Cleaner 2 – Blue cleaning agent for all polyurethane (PUR) hotmelts in the uncured state
HOLZHER edge banders are not just limited to cartridge adhesives. With clever additions such as the hopper system, which can be attached to the machines, it allows for the use of both EVA and PUR granules. This clever and innovative addition provides companies access to other high-performance grades from the range, such as Technomelt Dorus KS 351 unfilled edge banding or Technomelt PUR 270/7 G (granules), both of which are recognised for their clean running and outstanding gluing performance. Whatever your machine, Kenyon Group Ltd have a glue for you!
The Henkel name is quite rightly associated with quality and market leading technologies, and this does not purely apply to their adhesives, but also to their extensive range of hot melt cleaners, which cover everything from surface cleaning through to thorough system / application equipment cleaning. Given that an effective cleaning process can make all the difference to meeting deadlines, maximising output and achieving daily goals, Kenyon Group Ltd are here to help set you on the right path and ensure you are getting the most out of your day.
Having recognised the gap in the market, Henkel made the decision to manufacture their Premium PUR grade; the tried, tested and proven Technomelt 270/7, in a granular form, allowing companies to run the PUR adhesive on their existing edge banding lines without the outlay and hassle of purchasing new equipment. This has proved very successful and provided easy access to PUR technology for every company, opening the door to what can be achieved with PUR and increasing the quality of the finished goods.
Henkel PUR granules make gluing easy with their ability to be used on customers’ existing edge banding lines, convenient, flexible and cost saving advantages. Perfect packaging, Technomelt PUR 270/7 is supplied in 12kg cartons, with each carton containing 16 x 750g individual foil packs of PUR granules. This provides a cost effective option for middle to low volume users, by allowing them to control the amount of adhesive being used against their scheduled volume of work. Foil packs that have been opened can be wrapped and taped and will be good for around 48 hours, reducing wastage and saving money.
When it comes to cleaning, as with any PUR adhesive, a wax-based cleaner such as Technomelt Cleaner 2) is required to prevent the adhesive from cross-linking and curing within the machine. With the larger 2kilo blocks, normally 1 or 2 cleaning slugs will have to be purged through the system, to clean it down of any remaining PUR within it.
With Henkel’s PUR granules you have the ability to gauge the adhesive level within the glue pot throughout the day and run it down towards the end of the shift, meaning there is very little PUR adhesive left in the glue pot prior to cleaning. Use the recommended cleaner for Henkel PUR granules (Technomelt Cleaner 4) which is supplied in a blue granule form, and can be put directly into the glue pot. Normally half to a full cup will be sufficient. This reduces cleaning times and allows for a quick start up the following morning.
Kenyon’s are proud to be Henkel Premium Partners covering furniture & building components.
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