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Primer: the special glue behind your PVC edgebanding

Without primer, no matter which type of edgebander is used or which type of adhesive hot melt is used, the edgebanding will not stick to the edges of board. The primer is an invisible material on the back side of the edgebanding; yet, it is an indispensable ingredient of it.

Primer is the sole most important material in ensuring the adhesion of edgebanding to the panel edge as the extruded PVC has no proper bonding effect by itself.

The edgebanding manufacturer decides which one to use according to their experience and their quality perception.

At Edging Supplies, our manufacturer applies 30 gr of primer per square with the highest of quality of primer. We only work with the world leading producers of these type of products.

Why are we paying more whereas we can earn more?

At Edging Supplies, we believe that we must insure everything that we do. When we invest in our equipment and suppliers, we advise which materials to use, we always act according our trade demands.

We see this cost as an insurance in our product quality. We will never gamble on quality so can earn the respect and trust of our customer every time.

Over the many years of experience in edgebanding, we have come to the conclusion that both the user and producer of these products should not focus on trying to solve their customers’ issues with edgebanding; rather, they should help our customers to make the right decision in choosing the right product. This can only be possible if the end user or furniture manufacturer has the right tool which in this case is the right quality edgebanding.

What happens if you use the cheap edgebanding?

What if edges of the very furniture that you sell starts peeling off easily straightaway or after one month of using it! Who can you blame? From our experience no one will take responsibility. The primer producer will blame the application method. The machine producer would blame the glue and so on.

We can really understand the customer concerns about paying more. Yet, one thing must be conveyed properly: why are we paying for insurance for our cars, for our houses, even for our life? In 99% of the time, we never need it. But we as humans prefer to pay little in return for a full payback. And primer material should be considered as such.

In conclusion, you are better off using a decent edgebanding than the cheap one. You will save maybe 0.5% from your expenses. But in the long run, your product will suffice.

Think of this additional cost as insurance policy.

At the end no matter you buy from Edging Supplies or another company, make your test and make sure that when the edgebanding is peeled off, there is adequate amount of particles from the chipboard on the surface of the edgebanding.

If you are not seeing chipboard particles in the edgebanding, stay away from that edgebanding.

In the long run, as always said, the good quality will prevail. Lesser quality will disappear.

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