In this FAQ, you can find everything about edgebanding and how it should be processed.
The foremost reason is the quality philosophy of our company and management. We never think small, we always think for better products, for better service, for better future. Our complete efforts focused on producing better products and better service. Furthermore, we don’t really care about what other competitors are doing to earn more or to offer cheaper product, we believe that working in the right way and producing the right product can lead us to success.
Our service: service in most cases means that you always have somebody to speak whenever you need urgent products or issues to be resolved. You don't run after your supplier, we run after you to make sure that you are happy with our products. Secondly, service means that you get what you promised (in terms of delivery time, product quality, etc.).
Our range: we don't only give one kind of edgebanding; but all your needs related to edgebanding. If you are a distributor, you can get all sorts of edgebanding in one shipment from one location. If you are furniture producer, you can also get everything that you need for edging process from Tece.
Our regular delivery time is between 2-4 weeks depending on the complexity of the order. Yet, if we already have a distributor in your country, they can deliver the orders in much sooner timeframe.
Every Second - 20 mt
Every Minute - 1,200 mt
Every Hour - 72,000 mt
Every Day - 1,728,000 mt
Every Week - 12,096,000 mt
Every Month - 52,012,800 mt
Every Year - 624,153,600 mt
This above figure is combined quantity of PVC (0.8mm on average), melamine, veneer, and 3D edgebandings.
Yes, we can! We believe that with us, our customers can get all the needs of their edgebanding. At the same time, they should focus on selling more, they can be more successful.
For example, our coatings is supplied by BASF, we never think of coating in our company, we think of how we can do a better service to our customer because our coatings are in the right hands.
That is also what our customers should be doing. That is the key to success. Failure is easy; but success requires much attention, much effort, and much calculation.
There is always a tolerance between productions; yet, this difference should not be recognized by an ordinary edgebanding user. For uni-colors, we measure the tolerance level our spectrophotometer; matching has to be below Δ 1 from one batch to another.
For woodgrain decors, it is checked and controlled by our experienced staff. The colors are approved by experienced staffs who have been working in this field with minimum 5 years.
At Tece, we make sure that all colors are consistent from one batch to another, from one thickness to another. To this end, we have QC staff working around clock. If you see a difference from one batch to another, please contact us.
Please pay attention that panel board suppliers can have difference from one shipment to another.
If you are using our product, this could happen because of improper adjustment of side trimmers or polishing unit.
When we match a color, we make sure that we not only match the décor but also the base color of that product. In case of having whitening edges during trimmer process, please follow the below steps.
1. There is a polishing unit in edgebander. This must be set correctly. The polishing unit polishes the edge of the edging to the same tone of panel.
2. There is a chemical called M.E.K. (Methyl ethyl Keton), this could be used to clean the part of whitening and make the same color.
In the picture to the below, you can see our product with polished and unpolished results.
This happens for two reasons:
1. Because the trimming knives are dull; not sharp enough.
2. The edgebanding is not flexible enough or the content of edgebanding is not good. Yet, when you buy Tece products, it contain minimum amount of calcite carbonade which is making this possible.
Yes, Tece offers complete range in preglued format except thicker from 1mm.
Complete range of Tece products (except 3D / 2in1) are manufactured in master roll format. Thus, this enables us to offer our products in our width.
In PVC edgebanding, we produce with calendar system. And thus, we are able to produce in any thickness between 0.3mm and 2.8mm.
Edgebanding business is a copy business. In other words, we always try to produce a good match copying the exact design and color of the panel board, or laminate.
It is also possible to copy the edgebanding. But we always prefer to match panel board.
Yes, we can help you as long as you can order with our minimum order quantity. What is our MOQ? For special color, it is 600kg in plastic and it is 2,000m² in melamine. For more information, you can get in touch with our staff.
In the below table, you can see our minimum order amount in details for PVC edgebanding
Yes, it is real metal aluminum or stainless steel foil; laminated to a PVC substrate. This makes the work of the furniture produce much easier as they don’t need to process a complete 1mm metal. Our metal edgebandings can be easily processed with standard edgebanders with only few changes in the parameters.
If it is our product, this cannot be unless the product has expired. Our preglued edgebanding has a shelf life of 12 months after its production.
If it is a new product, there must be an error in your technique. Make sure that the glue is melted enough and the board edge is free of dust and grease.
You can use PVC if the edge has no radius. Yet, if it has radios, you can use melamine.
If you don't want to invest in equipment, you can use preglued melamine / preglued PVC edgebanding. You will only need a simple / standard iron.
In the application of it, there is no difference. The content is different. ABS is a product which is more consumed in Europe whereas PVC is consumed much more in the rest of Europe.
PVC is more resistant to solvent, ABS is not!
ABS is more resistant to fire, PVC is not.
The characteristic of melamine edgebanding is its to be rigid so that it is durable against all condition. A paper like edgebanding will not be as durable as it should be. The edgebanding should not delaminate.
We are totally customized. We have our own standards and we respect our customer's standards. Our standard for PVC is below:
For pre-glued edgebanding, our standard is 50mt rolls. And box dimension is 27cm x 27cm x H44cm.
Yes, direct contact between a standard iron and PVC can melt the edgebanding. Therefore, the carpenter should use a teflon on the iron. And iron should be set to cotton when dealing with PVC.
At Tece, all products are produced in big jumbo rolls. After that, they are slit to sizes. So Tece can supply in any width between 16mm and 610mm.
In our express collection, we have more than 200 colors readily available in 0.4mm, 0.8mm, and 2mm. Additionally, we can match any board that exists in the world.
Get in touch with us if you have any question.
Should you prefer to use ABS or PVC edgebanding? This really depends. For sure, ABS is more ecological. The result and purpose of both products are 100% same. More information can be found below:
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All our products are made in Turkey; including the gadgets and hotmelt which we sell as supplements.
If you are a distributor or bulk buyer, please contact with us so that we can send samples and pricing.
If you are a carpenter or buyer of small quantity, Tece products are readily available in more than 80 countries around the world. Just get in touch with us so that we can tell you where you can buy our products.
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Yes, we can. We are exporting to many countries around the world. You have to get in touch with us to see if you can buy directly from Tece or buy through our distributor.
We want to leave a healthy, clean world to the future generations. We invest much to this purpose. Making sure that we do not pollute the world and creating a good environment for our stakeholders are our top priorities. In many cases, this is an additional cost us but producing our products without harming anything is much more valuable than earning some extra percentage. Our motto is simply 'we can always earn the money; the environment cannot be earn once it is lost'.
Furthermore, Tece is located in one of the most developed industrial zones of Turkey and we are continuously being checked by the Environmental agency.
We stand firm behind the quality of our product. When buying our products, our customers should know that there is a quality to it, there is intelligent effort put into it. There is a company waiting to help and solve issues in case of any problem.
Our edgebandings have a shelf life between 1 year and 2 years after production. This time depends on product range; preglued products must be consumed within 12 months of production; the rest can be consumed within 2 years. And our product is guaranteed for this time period.
Yes. In the world, Tece has the widest range of edgebanding products. Tece only sells the edgebandings which are produced under her roof. Additionally, we coordinate with other companies for supplying hot melt glue, edge trimmer, screw covers, and other gadgets.
Our production works 24/7. Our offer is open Monday through Friday between 8:30am till 6:30pm. If you call after hours, someone will also try to help you.
To give the turnover of Tece is not appropriate on our website as Tece is a privately owned-company. But below, you can see our production capacity and you can figure out our total sales.
|Every Second||18 mt|
|Every Minute||1,080 mt|
|Every Hour||64,800 mt|
|Every Day||1,555,200 mt|
|Every Week||10,886,400 mt|
|Every Month||46,811,520 mt|
|Every Year||561,738,240 mt|
The above calculation is based on the average sales of Tece. PVC thickness of 0.8mm and width of 20mm are taken as reference.
Tece does not only supply edgebanding but we have other products to support the processing of edgebanding. In this section, you can find out more about this.
Screw covers are our complement product offering of Tece. It is only sold with edgebanding. Same like, rewinder, edge trimmer, and hot melt. With these products, we only try to help our customer without considering profit.
No, we don't apply any treatment in veneer. The product is sold as natural. It is sanded and slit.
Hot melt is an important element in edgebanding processing. And it is something that should not be changed so easily. There are worldwide brands of hot melt, jowat, henkel, and so on. And there are others with not so famous names. It is up to the customer’s mindset and capability to choose the right product for the need.
In some cases, we had witnessed that even those famous brands outsources their production to non-famous companies. The edgebander operator has to check the product, use it, peel it, and see the result. Accordingly, they can decide what to do.
Our rewinding machine is a special tool to rewind rolls to the small length of rolls.
This machine is a great tool for shops who sell their rolls to small carpenter. They can charge the precise cost to the customer without having to open the roll in the store.
The normal cost of this machine is ~4,000 euro from the machine producers. Yet, due to our hard work and quantity of production, we supply them at our cost which is about ~1,000 euro.
This machine is compact, yet, it is fully electronic with invertor for speed control, encoder which would stop at any length indicated at the screen.
For more information, see our catalog here in PDF.