Veneering, laminating and bending wood

Vacuum pressing of curved laminated shapes, often referred to as bent lamination or form veneering, is undoubtedly the primary application of Global vacuum membrane presses, though there are of course other applications such as flat pressing, laminating of HPL decors and veneers, profile veneering, and gluing of solid wood, among others.
Wood veneers with rigid or flexible boards are the materials traditionally used to create flat and shaped wooden components. These days, new materials such as foamed plastics and honeycomb structures are used as a core material, while modern finishes such as HPL decors, aluminium, leather, textiles, flexible natural stone and plastic materials enable the creation of distinctive new products that are elegant, lightweight, convenient and stable.

laminated curved acoustic woodpanels

Applications

Bent laminations and form veneering

Vacuum pressing curved laminated shapes using wood veneers, HPL decors, flexible MDF & plywood boards and other materials, in just one step.

Flat pressing of panels, veneers and laminates

Easily creating wooden panels with veneers, decorative laminates and high-gloss materials. Also applicable with particle boards, MDF, plywood, multiplex and honeycomb materials.

Gluing panels and solid wood edges

Flexible production by pressing your own panels and gluing solid timber edges without the need for clamps.

Veneering profiles

Gluing veneers to 2D shaped MDF or solid wood profiles, for example hand rails or door profiles.

High-strength bonding

Pressing veneers and laminates using heat-activated adhesive and resins. Ideal for reducing cure times of white glue (PVAc) and pressing high-strength components with UF adhesives.

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