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If curved works, it also works with straight workpieces

The use of a vacuum press as a veneer press

Since we mainly work with finished panels, a conventional veneer press is becoming increasingly less important in the workshop. Many heating presses are old, in need of repair and take up important space that could also be used for other purposes.

For this reason, we are often asked whether you can also veneer or cover straight surfaces with a vacuum press. The answer is simple: YES!

We would like to give you the following tips:

The setting time is longer with vacuum pressing because no heat is supplied. Since there are now incredibly fast adhesives, we recommend a short consultation with your adhesive supplier, who will offer you the best product for your exact application.

You can veneer/cover several panels at the same time. To prevent the individual panels from sticking together due to glue bleed through, a commercially available foil should be placed between the individual panels. It is also possible to cover two sides of a plate at the same time.

Since the membrane is very flexible, an allowance must be placed between the last plate and the membrane. To do this, you can simply use a stronger chipboard or hardboard in the size of the panels to be pressed. This compensates for unevenness and ensures a quiet surface.

Here is the structure summarized for coating 3 panels as an example:

  • Allowance (for pressure distribution, ensures a flat surface)
  • Foil (prevents sticking to the panel above)
  • Coating material (e.g. veneer, HPL, etc.)
  • adhesive
  • Plate (workpiece, e.g. MDF)
  • Foil (prevents sticking to the panel above)
  • Coating material (e.g. veneer, HPL, etc.)
  • adhesive
  • Plate (workpiece, e.g. MDF)
  • Foil (prevents sticking to the panel above)
  • Coating material (e.g. veneer, HPL, etc.)
  • adhesive
  • Plate (workpiece, e.g. MDF)
Our vacuum presses PIONEER and MOVE are ideal for veneering/covering straight surfaces.

If you have any questions, we are happy to help you at any time!
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