Improving Adhesion with Plastic Edgebanding

      Here's a tip: try priming the banding with contact cement. January 2, 2012

Question
Iím using a Cehisa EP2S bander and I find that laminate doesn't stick very well when used as edging. I can bang it or yank it off with little effort. I'm using Jowat glue pellets but I'm considering using Helmitin brand next time. Will this help?

Forum Responses
(Adhesive Forum)
From contributor E:
Some shops sand the back, some clean the back. You can do a search here for additional bonding you info.



From contributor R:
When running HPL edging you need to prime the back of the laminate. Most edgbanding companies sell the primer.


From the original questioner:
I'll ask my supplier. One shop I worked in used watered down white glue for sizing on 6mm maple edge so maybe I'll experiment with that while I'm waiting.


From contributor K:
We simply spray the backside of the laminate strips with contact cement then once it's dry we band. It works great, give it a try.


From contributor E:
To contributor D: Are you using the contact like the primer Contributor R was talking about?


From contributor K:
We are using standard solvent based contact cement as the primer instead of a separate primer product. The contact sticks well to the phenolic and the Dorus 351 edgeband glue sticks well to the contact. It works great and it's easy.



Would you like to add information to this article?
Interested in writing or submitting an article?
Have a question about this article?


Have you reviewed the related Knowledge Base areas below?
  • KnowledgeBase: Knowledge Base

  • KnowledgeBase: Adhesives, Gluing and Laminating

  • KnowledgeBase: Adhesives, Gluing and Laminating: Glues and Bonding Agents


    Would you like to add information to this article? ... Click Here

    If you have a question regarding a Knowledge Base article, your best chance at uncovering an answer is to search the entire Knowledge Base for related articles or to post your question at the appropriate WOODWEB Forum. Before posting your message, be sure to
    review our Forum Guidelines.

    Questions entered in the Knowledge Base Article comment form will not generate responses! A list of WOODWEB Forums can be found at WOODWEB's Site Map.

    When you post your question at the Forum, be sure to include references to the Knowledge Base article that inspired your question. The more information you provide with your question, the better your chances are of receiving responses.

    Return to beginning of article.



    Refer a Friend || Read This Important Information || Site Map || Privacy Policy || Site User Agreement

    Letters, questions or comments? E-Mail us and let us know what you think. Be sure to review our Frequently Asked Questions page.

    Contact us to discuss advertising or to report problems with this site.

    To report a problem, send an e-mail to our Webmaster

    Copyright © 1996-2016 - WOODWEB ® Inc.
    All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without permission of the Editor.
    Review WOODWEB's Copyright Policy.

    The editors, writers, and staff at WOODWEB try to promote safe practices. What is safe for one woodworker under certain conditions may not be safe for others in different circumstances. Readers should undertake the use of materials and methods discussed at WOODWEB after considerate evaluation, and at their own risk.

    WOODWEB, Inc.
    335 Bedell Road
    Montrose, PA 18801

    Contact WOODWEB











  • WOODWEB - the leading resource for professional woodworkers


      Home » Knowledge Base » Knowledge Base Article