Furniture manufacturers rely on hot melt equipment and other industrial adhesive machinery for a range of critical applications. From ensuring drawers are properly bonded to creating beautiful trim on all sorts of wooden furniture, adhesives are used for many different important purposes. The right adhesive machinery can help furniture manufacturers produce higher quality products in a more efficient manner, helping drive customer loyalty and boosting the bottom line.
Some of the technical processes in furniture manufacturing that rely on adhesives and adhesive machinery include:
- Edge banding: Edge banding is a process used to place a narrow strip of trim around the edges of a piece of furniture to create a smooth, beautiful and durable finish. This process is used a lot on furniture built with plywood or particle board as it gives it a more attractive appearance and improves its durability. Adhesives are used to hold the edge banding material in place.
- Fabric bonding: Bonded leather is commonly used in sofas, recliners, office chairs and other furnishings. The process of binding leather scraps, leather fiber, and other materials necessitates a high-strength adhesive that’s sure to create a solid bond that will retain its quality for years to come.
- Profile wrapping: Profile wrapping is the process of applying a high-quality laminated film finish to a piece of furniture, such as a cabinet door, to give it a beautiful appearance that helps resist stains, scratches, and other wear and tear. Industrial adhesive machinery is used in the application of these films to ensure a strong bond.
So, what kind of furnishings are built using hot melt machinery? The extensive list includes:
- Drawer Bottoms
- Bonded leather sofas, recliners, and office chairs
- Office panels
Simply put, just about every piece of furniture uses adhesives at some point during the manufacturing process.
For furniture manufacturers, choosing the right adhesive machinery for their particular application is important to ensure successful outcomes. Of course, with hundreds of options to choose from, it can be an overwhelming task to find the right hot melt equipment.
That’s why Glue Machinery Corporation is proud to offer our Glue Diligence service. We work directly with manufacturers to analyze their unique needs and provide personalized, expert recommendations for the right adhesive equipment and products for their particular manufacturing process. We’ve helped numerous furniture manufacturers get the right adhesive machinery for their special requirements.