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Among the types of edges for wooden boards, the laser represents a revolutionary change, do you know what it consists of and what are the advantages it offers?

laser sharpening

What is sharpening wood or planks?

The wooden edge, and more specifically the planks, consists of superimposing a tape or molding on the edge of a plank to improve the appearance of the final result. It is a process widely used in fiber and agglomerate, where the edge is quite ugly. It is in this class of plates that the laser edge is used.

What is laser sharpening?

The card sharpening process consists of applying glue to the edge and then fixing it on the card. There are different types of glues or adhesives, with which different qualities are achieved in the results. The most frequent are PUR and EVA glues.

With the advent of laser edges, there is an important difference. Queues disappear from the process. Now a laser beam is emitted that heats the edge strip, on the side where the absorbent agents are. The tape joins the board and they are welded.

Advantages of laser sharpening

  • Better edge seal. The direct consequence of this advantage is that the infiltration of water into the panel practically disappears. With this, it is possible to increase the useful life of the furniture and reduce its wear. Accumulation of dirt in the joint is also prevented.
  • For not using glue we avoid leaving leftovers that stain the product.
  • Visually the result is close to perfect, because it looks like a single piece. The gap between the plate and the tape is not visible to the naked eye, that is, the joint is invisible.

Disadvantages of the laser edge

There are two main disadvantages for this type of shore to become widespread. Both should disappear over time and the technology matures. The first is the high cost of the machinery, and the other is the difficulty in finding embroidery tapes prepared for this process.