Why High Pressure?
Let’s start off with what a PVC wrapped door is. A PVC wrapped door is a MDF board that is coated with a specified color of PVC. This is done by a machine that bonds the foil to the MDF by means of positive pressure vacuum and heat and forms a permanent bond thus “wrapping” MDF board in a PVC skin.
Normally this is done by the means of a vacuum press, however this is where things start to get interesting. If one has access to a high pressure press it opens a world of quality and finishes that cannot be achieved by means of a normal vacuum press. A high-pressure press is more expensive as it makes use of newer technology as well as a different method of operation. Currently the standard PVC wrap finish that customers receive will be from a standard vacuum press.
What makes High Pressure Wrapping Better?
Without getting into the technicalities, the use of pressures exceeding 6 bar allows the foils to tuck or squeeze into corners and grooves that would normally not be possible. This ensures that the entire surface of the door is bonded to the foil and gives sharper detail with a cleaner high-quality look.
A longer product lifespan can be expected as a result of a better adhesion process. A silicone membrane heated to optimal adhesion temperature forces the foil and MDF together for an extended period ensuring consistent heat and pressure on every square millimeter of the bonding surface leading to the strongest possible bond.If the four corners of a high-pressure Wrap door is examined you will notice there are no tears,creases and/or blemishes.
Exceptional High Gloss finish
If you are looking for high gloss it not negotiable, you need to look at high pressure manufactured components. This is easily demonstrated by the example. If you look at the featured image you will see light reflection of two high gloss panels. One is manufactured on a standard vacuum press the other is done on a high pressure press. The reflections clearly show the different in quality finish. That is what you want, a higher sheen level, for that finish that will really make your kitchen stand out from the rest.
Having a high pressure wrap machine really allows you to be more precise, have a more consistent product as well as being able to provide a customer with a product that they can be sure is of a higher quality.
If you are looking to have PVC wrap doors made and you visit a manufacturer make sure to ask them if they are making use of a vacuum press or a high-pressure press.
If it is a quality finish that you are striving for demand high pressure wrapped components.If you have questions regarding high pressure PVC wrapping and the advantages as well as what to look for in quality don’t hesitate to contact me. All PVC wrap manufacturing is done at Simply Cabinet Doors.