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ABS edgebanding

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a plastic compound widely used in different fields and also in the furniture industry. Its characteristics converts it in a most adequate raw material for the production of edge-bands. Discover here our ABS edgeband catalogue and all the information you need to know about it. We can manufacture ABS edgeband from any of our PVC references, under a minimum order.

All the information you need to know about our ABS edgebanding

We have a wide variety of finishes. To learn more, please select the product you are interested in:

Hot melt pre-glued

A layer of hot melt glue can be applied to the base of the edge band. The melting point of this glue is a 180 degrees Celsius.
It is mainly used in edge-banding machines not fitted with glue dispenser and applicator.
Thus, with a basic hot air edge-banding machine, or with a plain domestic iron, the ABS pre-glued edgebanding can be adhered to the board.
The proportion of glue provided with the edge-band is 120 grs/m2. This proportion being the adequate to ensure a flawless bonding, avoiding any excess of glue at the joint between the board and the edge-band (glue line).

Protective film

A low adherence protective plastic film can be placed over the surface of our ABS edges.
Applying a protective plastic film you can avoid staining the edge while varnishing the surface of a board (either by : spray, curtain or paint roller techniques). Once finished, the plastic film is removed from the edge  revealing an immaculate finish.
It also offers extra protection to the edge, when dealing with delicate surfaces like high gloss surfaces (90 gloss).
The plastic covers the whole edge.
For special application purposes – problems while profiling the edge on the edge-banding machine -, we can apply the protecting film only on the central portion of the edge-band (centered protector).

Self adhesive coating

An auto-adhesive glue can be applied to the base of our ABS edges. This glue is protected with a silicon-coated paper to ensure proper conservation of the product.
By just removing the silicon-coated paper and applying a manual pressure, the ABS edge will be adhered to different types of surfaces: chip-board, MDF , solid wood, etc. Self adhesive edgeband can be also used for inlaying.
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Textures and embossings

Following the latest trends in surfaces, we can offer different pores on ABS edgebands. These textures reproduce the same finish structures of the actual melamines.
The result is a better integration of board and edge.


Our wood-grain design ABS edges are UV lacquered to ensure a flawless sealing of the surface, thus covering the printed ink design, which will remain perfectly adhered and protected to the base. The gloss of our edges is regulated by the varnish applied over them.
We match the gloss of the melamine board, to ensure homogeneity within board and edge. The resistance of the varnish has to be adequate to the natural usage wear of a piece of furniture.

High gloss varnish

We use UV varnishes and Reverse application systems to manufacture high gloss edgebanding. Available for both plain colours and wood designs, between 80 and 90 gloss.
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Supermatt varnish

We use UV varnishes to manufacture supermatt edgebanding, between 4 and 6 gloss. Available for both plain colours and wood designs.
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Proceso de copia

Our samples and homologation department will provide you the edge-band samples suitable for the melamine you require. Within the matching process of our ABS edges for a particular melamine we consider:


We choose the printing roller to develop and copy the vein of the design.


Matching the edgebanding with the melamine under daylight D65.


To reproduce the same finish structures of the actual melamines we match the embossing.


We match the gloss of the melamine board, to ensure homogeneity within board and edge.

Profile tone

The profile tone to ensure that the inner tone, when trimmed, matches the melamine surface to be copied.


The definition and printing have to be in accordance to the paper surface to be copied (matched).

Varnish resistance

The resistance of the varnished surface has to be adequate to the use and normal wear of the furniture.

Cutting test

The adherence of the surface varnish by means of Cutting Test.


The application of primer to the base of the edge , to ensure an efficient adherence of the edging.

Advantages and inconvinients

What are the advantages and inconvenients of ABS edges in comparison to PVC edges?


ABS is more stable, as it maintains more efficiently its physical characteristics to temperature changes, whereas PVC softens when exposed to heat, and hardens when exposed to low temperatures (risk of splintering), thus being ABS more stable.
In consequence to the above mentioned, the application of ABS edges can be accomplished at higher speed, and at the same time provide a higher finish quality of the edge-band.
Due to its composition, it has a higher resistance to surface scratches. It is an important fact for plain colors as – in wood grain designs – the varnish applied provides the necessary resistance.
It is more ecologic tan PVC. The combustion of PVC produces toxic fumes (hydrochloric acid), this not being the case of ABS.
Due to its composition, ABS will minimize the wear of tools used in the application process of edges.


The combustion of ABS produces a non-auto-extinguishable flame in comparison to PVC which is auto-extinguishable.
ABS is more expensive than PVC.
ABS has a minor variety of designs.