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Application Tips

Temperature

Generally, ProEdge® Heat Transfer foils will perform best when applied with head temperatures in the range of 350 - 400.

Pressure

Sufficient pressure is required to promote adhesion to all areas of the edge. Adhesion should be checked using 3M # 232 masking tape. If adhesion is not adequate, increase pressure of foiling head, use slower foil speed, or increase temperature of foiling head. Try these one at a time, checking adhesion after each step.

Speed

Foiling speed is dependent on many factors. Profile shape, board condition, and the equipment used will determine the speed at which you can process ProEdge® foils. A proper balance between speed and temperature (a range of 18 - 60 feet per minute) is essential. Higher speeds will require higher temperatures.

Substrates

ProEdge® foils are engineered for direct application to MDF edges. Application directly to the edges of particleboard may result in a textured surface appearance and questionable adhesion. For particleboard applications ask us about our "Filler Foil" product.

Performance Properties

When properly applied, ProEdge® foils will offer :
200 cycles taber abrasion TM #016
40 liters falling sand abrasion ASTM D968
30 MEK rubs solvent resistance
1000 hr. QUV exposure ASTM G53
Pass NKCA stain tests
Pass NKCA water soak test

Storage/Shelf Life

Should not be stored above 100F. Storage above 100F may activate the adhesive and cause "blocking". Material should be processed within six months.

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