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Shelf Life for Rolls of Edgebanding8/7
I thought I had read somewhere that edgeband can go bad if the banding isn't used within a certain timeframe. The thought was that the primer starts to deteriorate. Is there any truth to that? We have a couple full rolls that I'd like to use, but they're 2 years old which got me to wondering...
In my ignorance, I have used PVC edgebanding that is older than 2 years... I never had a problem yet... I imagine that if there was an issue, it would show up almost immediately. A test run should tell the story.
Stu- Not sure if you are using pre-glued or not. I use pre-glued and have partial rolls of red oak and mahogany that worked fine after 4 years.
Thanks for the posts, I'm using automatic edgebanding. It never even occurred to me that there could be any issues, but thought I did see it mentioned awhile back.
I too have heard this but only really as an urban myth or from sales reps.
Have used 3-4 year old banding with no issues. Only time I've ever seen an issue sort of related to this is when we got a faulty batch of edging, the primer was defective and the tape came off very easily.
Maybe you could ask edgetape supplier?
We have had issues with older 1mm pvc. When end trim would hit it was brittle and would break. Tried a bunch of things and switched to a different role of eb and fixed problem
2 mil PVC will definitely go bad.
I don't think you would have this problem with thin tape.