Plastic Edge Banding

Sunday, 9 February 2014  |  edgeband.co.uk

Plastic Edge Banding is made of various polymers including PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) and PP (Polypropylene). It is highly durable and is used extensively across the furniture industry. It is available in a large range of colours and finishes as well as widths.

Plastic Edge Banding

PVC Edge Banding

PVC is one of the best known and most commonly used plastics in the production of edge banding, often the choice for high volume users. PVC edge banding tapes are generally flame retardant (do not spread the fire) and are 100% recyclable. They offer high impact resistance and are suitable for straight and curved panel processing. They are used widely across the furniture industry including the manufacture of kitchens, bathrooms and shop fitting.

 

ABS Edge Banding

ABS is a newer material used for edge banding. It shares a lot of the characteristics of PVC, but ABS is chlorine free and is not flame retardant. It is often described as more environmentally friendly, mainly due to it's incineration and disposal characteristics.

 

PP Edge Banding


PP is a tough and flexible edging material which is resistant to most household and laboratory chemicals. It is ideal for worktops and small radius applications.