flexibility With Masterform Technology
dimensional lamination using membrane presses is getting more and more
popular. Examples of products made using this technology are kitchen
shutters, wardrobes shutters and furniture components. Membrane pressing
is the process of laminating a vinyl film or real wood veneer on a
premachined core of a solid substrate such as particle board or Medium
Density Fibreboard (MDF), under heat, pressure and vacuum in conjunction
with a siliconemembrane.
While the process appears simple, it is sensitive to the parameters of
production. It is common these days to use reactivating adhesives and
therefore heat transfer is of paramount importance. At the same time,
applying the right pressure in the presence of heat ensures good
technology, affords maximum process security and maximum flexibility in
How is this achieved?
Friz Membrane Press is equipped with heating plates divided into fields
which are adjustable separately. This combined with heat transfer
through the membrane results in uniform temperature all over the
machine is provided with 3 separate chambers with separate
phases of the pressing cycle like pre-heating of the membrane,
pre-heating of the foil and pressing can be controlled individually from
the NC control depending on the requirement.
machine is always equipped with the membrane,
Operation without using the membrane is also possible.
changeover from membrane pressing to membrane-less operation just by
changing the program. (No need to physically remove the membrane from
Combination of membrane pressing and membrane-less pressing in
One cycle is also possible.
Possibility of choosing the optimum process - for e.g. pressing fully
Loaded tables without the membrane to save the membrane and
Using membrane only when pressing individual components.