AirTec is the latest technology developed to achieve zero edge edge banding or invisible glue lines. The machine is a reactivation unit that uses compressed, heated air to activate the adhesive or active layer. With this technology, air is propelled through a nozzle as the edge banding material travels through the magazine, fusing the material to the panel edge creating an invisible joint.
The airTec hot-air system uses a set of heating coils, which heats the air to a temperature of between 270 and 300°C. Although the airTec technology also uses classic adhesive application, it is primarily intended for the assembly of LaserEdge edges. These edges are composed of two layers - decorative and functional, which are melted directly onto the desired material. The edges are, therefore, banded without the use of glue. The result is a perfectly banded edge without visibly-glued joints, which would otherwise reduce the aesthetic value of the furniture.
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