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UNIPEGASUS PROFILES PVT. LTD.
206, MM MALL
DC CHOWK, SECTOR-9
ROHINI,NEW DELHI-110085 INDIA

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Frequently asked questions

If you have ever seen furniture in the making, you will know that wooden boards have a raw edge when cut. This raw edge, when left uncovered, can pose serious problems for your furniture. Apart from looking unsightly and being the reason for your nicks and scratches, these can allow moisture to seep in and cause the wood to warp and become lumpy. Edge Bands - the strips that go on the end of raw wood boards and cover and seal everything up.

Why Should My Furniture Have An Edge Band?

Modular furniture is made using engineered wood. As such, the wood is treated and made resistant to moisture by treatments. However, it is a natural tendency of wood to absorb water and that cannot be changed completely – it can only be reduced. Edge banding protects the wooden panels in your furniture from moisture, thus reducing the effects of atmospheric humidity, liquid spills and such on the strength and durability of the wood. So, the next time you spill coffee on your table and it drips down the edge, thank the edge banding for protecting the wood.

Essentially, an edge band is a thin strip of impermeable PVC that is cut to fit the size of a wood panel. It is then applied to the raw edge using a strong adhesive. A heat roller is then used to melt the adhesive and glue the edge band over the wood. The ends are trimmed flush and bent so that they cover the wood and do not have any sharp ends.

The machine that is used for this process is called an edgebander. It does an amazing job of binding the strip to the wood, trimming the leading and trailing edges, trimming the top and bottom flush with the wooden substrate, scrape off any surplus glue and buff the finished edge to give a flawless finish.

Modular furniture is made using engineered wood. As such, the wood is treated and made resistant to moisture by treatments. However, it is a natural tendency of wood to absorb water and that cannot be changed completely – it can only be reduced. Edge banding protects the wooden panels in your furniture from moisture, thus reducing the effects of atmospheric humidity, liquid spills and such on the strength and durability of the wood. So, the next time you spill coffee on your table and it drips down the edge, thank the edge banding for protecting the wood.

Conventional carpenters use teak wood bands to cover raw edges. PVC, acrylic, wood, or wood veneer – all of these can be used to create an edge band tape. Why then does most modular furniture have PVC edge bands? The answer is simple. PVC is impermeable so it reduces water absorption by a much greater degree. Also, modular furniture comes in a much wider variety of colours and shades than real wood. PVC strips can be produced to match the exact shade and finish of your modular panel, thus creating a seamless look. Also, as compared to real wood bands PVC (and other commercially used edge bands) are easier to use on curved surfaces.

  • PVC edge bands are impermeable
  • PVC edge bands come in varying shades and colours and can be custom made
  • It can be easily used on curved surfaces unlike real wood bands

Put simply, edge banding solves a problem in furniture making. The problem being; that wooden board has a raw edge when cut and this raw edge, when left uncovered, can pose serious problems for your furniture.

Not only do raw edges look unattractive but they also cause moisture to seep in, which causes the wood to warp and this, in turn, significantly reduces the woods life span. It is also very damaging to the appearance.

Edge Bands are the thin strips that go on the end of raw wood boards to cover it up. Edge banding protects the wooden panels in your furniture from moisture, thus reducing the effects of atmospheric humidity and liquid spills.

Modular furniture is made using engineered wood meaning the wood is treated and made resistant to moisture. However, wood is predisposed to absorbing water so this cannot be fully altered by treating it. Wood has a natural tendency to absorb water and that cannot be changed completely – it can only be reduced. Edge banding is therefore still necessary.

The process of covering the raw edges of wood panels with edging is called edge banding. The narrow strips are often referred to as simply “edging tapes”. In a commercial environment, edge banding is completed using industry-grade machines called edge banders and using a hot-melt adhesive. Also known as hot-melt glue, this is a form of thermoplastic adhesive. Edgebanding machines can be adapted to the special requirements for processing thermoplastic edgebands up to 3 mm thick, and up to 50 mm wide.

Edge bands can be made of Wood, PVC, ABS, PP, PMMA, PET, Laser Edge

PVC is the most commonly used in the manufacture of edgebands for the furniture industry due to its excellent processing characteristics. For modular furniture, PVC edge banding is very popular as is extremely durable, simple to fix and has an extremely long life.

ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) shares most of PVC characteristics, but ABS is lower in density, does not include chlorine in its composition and is not flame retardant.

PP (Polypropylene) PP s a semi-crystalline plastic used regularly in the packaging industry. It is excellent for small radius applications, is chlorine-free and is popular as an alternative to the traditional PVC and ABS materials used in the furniture industry.

PMMA is a high-grade thermoplastic material. The transparency of the acrylic exceeds that of glass Laser Edgebanding or Zero Joint Edgebanding offers the possibility of a permanently functional and invisible joint on the finished component thanks to a 100 % adhesive-free, functional layer. The seamless bond creates a permanent, functional invisible joint. The fusion of the edgeband and the board increases the finished components' resistance to thermal distortion as well as the moisture resistance.

Wood Veneer Edgebanding is produced by joining individual pieces of veneer together into a continuous master roll by finger-jointing the veneer. Veneer refers to thin slices of wood. Popular species include oak, maple, mahogany, ash and walnut but there are lots more including natural and dyed veneers!

The foremost reason is the quality philosophy of our company and management. We never think small, we always think for better products, for better service, for better future. Our complete efforts focused on producing better products and better service. Furthermore, we don’t really care about what other competitors are doing to earn more or to offer cheaper product, we believe that working in the right way and producing the right product can lead us to success.

Our service: service in most cases means that you always have somebody to speak whenever you need urgent products or issues to be resolved. You don't run after your supplier, we run after you to make sure that you are happy with our products. Secondly, service means that you get what you promised (in terms of delivery time, product quality, etc.).

Our range: we don't only give one kind of edgebanding; but all your needs related to edgebanding. If you are a distributor, you can get all sorts of edgebanding in one shipment from one location. If you are furniture producer, you can also get everything that you need for edging process from Pegasus.

Our regular delivery time is between 2-4 weeks depending on the complexity of the order. Yet, if we already have a distributor in your country, they can deliver the orders in much sooner timeframe.

  • Every Second - 20 mt
  • Every Minute - 1,200 mt
  • Every Hour - 72,000 mt
  • Every Day - 1,728,000 mt
  • Every Week - 12,096,000 mt
  • Every Month - 52,012,800 mt
  • Every Year - 624,153,600 mt

This above figure is combined quantity of PVC (0.8mm on average), melamine, veneer, and 3D edgebandings.

Yes, we can! We believe that with us, our customers can get all the needs of their edgebanding. At the same time, they should focus on selling more, they can be more successful.

For example, our coatings is supplied by BASF, we never think of coating in our company, we think of how we can do a better service to our customer because our coatings are in the right hands.

That is also what our customers should be doing. That is the key to success. Failure is easy; but success requires much attention, much effort, and much calculation.

There is always a tolerance between productions; yet, this difference should not be recognized by an ordinary edgebanding user. For uni-colors, we measure the tolerance level our spectrophotometer; matching has to be below Δ 1 from one batch to another.

For woodgrain decors, it is checked and controlled by our experienced staff. The colors are approved by experienced staffs who have been working in this field with minimum 5 years.

At Pegasus, we make sure that all colors are consistent from one batch to another, from one thickness to another. To this end, we have QC staff working around clock. If you see a difference from one batch to another, please contact us.

Please pay attention that panel board suppliers can have difference from one shipment to another.

If you are using our product, this could happen because of improper adjustment of side trimmers or polishing unit.

When we match a color, we make sure that we not only match the décor but also the base color of that product. In case of having whitening edges during trimmer process, please follow the below steps.

  • There is a polishing unit in edgebander. This must be set correctly. The polishing unit polishes the edge of the edging to the same tone of panel.
  • There is a chemical called M.E.K. (Methyl ethyl Keton), this could be used to clean the part of whitening and make the same color.

This happens for two reasons:

  • Because the trimming knives are dull; not sharp enough.
  • The edgebanding is not flexible enough or the content of edgebanding is not good. Yet, when you buy Pegasus products, it contain minimum amount of calcite carbonade which is making this possible.

Can we get preglued edgebanding in all products?

Yes, Pegasus offers complete range in preglued format except thicker from 1mm.

Complete range of Pegasus products (except 3D / 2in1) are manufactured in master roll format. Thus, this enables us to offer our products in our width.

In PVC edgebanding, we produce with calendar system. And thus, we are able to produce in any thickness between 0.3mm and 2.8mm.

Edgebanding business is a copy business. In other words, we always try to produce a good match copying the exact design and color of the panel board, or laminate.
It is also possible to copy the edgebanding. But we always prefer to match panel board.

Yes, we can help you as long as you can order with our minimum order quantity. What is our MOQ? For special color, it is 600kg in plastic and it is 2,000m² in melamine. For more information, you can get in touch with our staff.

Yes, it is real metal aluminum or stainless steel foil; laminated to a PVC substrate. This makes the work of the furniture produce much easier as they don’t need to process a complete 1mm metal. Our metal edgebandings can be easily processed with standard edgebanders with only few changes in the parameters.

If it is our product, this cannot be unless the product has expired. Our preglued edgebanding has a shelf life of 12 months after its production.

If it is a new product, there must be an error in your technique. Make sure that the glue is melted enough and the board edge is free of dust and grease.

I need an application for corner edges, which product is suitable for me?

You can use PVC if the edge has no radius. Yet, if it has radios, you can use melamine.

If you don't want to invest in equipment, you can use preglued melamine / preglued PVC edgebanding. You will only need a simple / standard iron.

In the application of it, there is no difference. The content is different. ABS is a product which is more consumed in Europe whereas PVC is consumed much more in the rest of Europe.

PVC is more resistant to solvent, ABS is not!

ABS is more resistant to fire, PVC is not.

In melamine, what if the edgebanding is too rigid.

The characteristic of melamine edgebanding is its to be rigid so that it is durable against all condition. A paper like edgebanding will not be as durable as it should be. The edgebanding should not delaminate.

Yes, direct contact between a standard iron and PVC can melt the edgebanding. Therefore, the carpenter should use a teflon on the iron. And iron should be set to cotton when dealing with PVC.

At Pegasus, all products are produced in big jumbo rolls. After that, they are slit to sizes. So Pegasus can supply in any width between 16mm and 610mm.

In our express collection, we have more than 200 colors readily available in 0.4mm, 0.8mm, and 2mm. Additionally, we can match any board that exists in the world.
Get in touch with us if you have any question.

Should you prefer to use ABS or PVC edgebanding? This really depends. For sure, ABS is more ecological. The result and purpose of both products are 100% same.

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