IWC is equipped with the latest in CNC technology.
Edgebanding is material used to cover the exposed sides of materials such as plywood, particle board or MDF to give the appearance of a solid piece of material. Edgebanding can be made of different materials such as PVC, melamine, wood or wood veneer. The thickness of the edgebanding can vary depending on the design specifications.
The machine that applies the edgebanding is called an edgebander. An edgebander bonds the edgebanding to the substrate, trims the leading and trailing edge, trims top and bottom flush, and scraps waste. IWC has several types of edgebanders to meet the variety of needs of our customers.
Thermoforming is a manufacturing process where a plastic sheet is heated to a pliable forming temperature, formed to a specific shape over a blank or mold, and trimmed to create a usable product. The sheet – also referred to as “film” or “thermofilm” – is heated to a high-enough temperature that it can be stretched over a mold and then it cools to a finished shape. At IWC, thermoform scrap is always recycled. The scrap is compressed in a baling machine for sale to a reprocessing company.
IWC has an infra-red finishing oven that comes up to temperature in seconds and dries finishes in minutes.