Its fair to say that leading UK fabricator Starbank Panel Products holds some very impressive technology at its 116,000 sq ft manufacturing facility – and edgebanding capability is certainly one of them. With a very keen eye on future developments and technologies, this is an exciting time in the companies four decade history.
Operating both single- and double-sided Homag edgebanding lines, Starbank has the power and flexibility to deal with low-, medium- and large-batch quantities for interior fit-out and contract furniture projects – which are generally outsourced as OEM components.
Double edgebanding ABS in-feed
The KAL 526, for example, is a highly specified double-sided machine which has been Industry 4.0 networked together with leading barcode functionality, developed by both Homag and Starbank, for a number of years now, added to this a highly-skilled team of operators.
Starbank ensures the highest possible quality to decorative components, edgebanding onto to a variety of substrates, including postformed elements with corner-rounding facilities.
Starbank’s wealth of knowledge in this field had lead the company to develop its PURedge high performance edgebanding through a combination of adhesive technology, high-end tooling and IT initiatives.
PUR (polyurethane reactive) adhesive technology is a high performance solution where bond strength and 100% moisture resistance together with inconspicuous glue lines become a reality.
Starbank’s adhesive specification, both physical and chemical in nature, is ideally suited for the application of ABS, 3D-acrylic (PMMA), high pressure laminate as well as solid hardwood lippings, which are an integral part of its Q-Mark Fire Door components.
Starbank are so confident in this edgebanding technology that it provides this as standard on all its straight-edged panels.