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TemperatureGenerally, ProEdge® Heat Transfer foils will perform best when applied with head temperatures in the range of 350° - 400°.
PressureSufficient 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.
SpeedFoiling 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.
SubstratesProEdge® 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 PropertiesWhen 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 LifeShould not be stored above 100°F. Storage above 100°F may activate the adhesive and cause "blocking". Material should be processed within six months.
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