Postforming revolution

The process underlying Postforming represents a significant breakthrough in the path of innovation in wrapping technology, allowing you to apply a foil to MDF or chipboard panel, by post forming wrapping.
Below the steps involved in the system are explained in detail.

•  Sanding
This operation serves to make the surface to which the foil has to be applied perfectly flat.
This is especially difficult if the foil or paper is of a high gloss type that most highlights any possible imperfections.
The mastery of La Venus in this challenging phase is to guarantee a product of absolute quality.
•  Shaping
This process takes place on the production line, using diamond cutters to ensure a cleaner cut and avoiding tearing of the panel fibre.
The range of action, depending on the foil being used, can reach 1,00 mm.

Edging the ends

On chipboard panels, in order to ensure a perfectly smooth surface, we apply an edging.
In this manner the formation of an ‘orange peel’ effect on the surface of the panel can be avoided.
•  Applying the foil/paper/CPL to the panel

A calendar applies the wrapping to the external surface, and, on request, to the internal surface as well, using an adhesive system that employs special glues.
The temperature of the glue and the speed of the calendar bar are calibrated according to the wrapping material being used.
The careful mastery of this essential stage of the process lies in the balanced management of the type of wrapping, the glue, pressure and speed.

•  Postfoming and application of wrapping materials onto the ends
Wrappings that overlap the panel are folded, glued and cut flush for the correct finish of the ends.
The bar thus obtained is cut to size and is ready to be processed.
•  Vertical Postforming
Vertical Postforming allows the bar to be wrapped without any sign of a joint.
This process is used on products such as shelves, the end panels for bookcases, the sides of wardrobes and so forth.
Panel widths may range from 170 mm through to 610 mm and the wrapping material from 340 mm to 1240 mm.
•  Horizontal Postforming
Horizontal Postforming allows the wrapping to be applied on both sides or only on one.
This allows wrapped panels to be coated in white or in colour.
The panel can have a width of between 200 and 1300 mm.
Upperside wrapping between 300 and 1400 mm, underside wrapping between 200 and 1400 mm.