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Eveneer Alpikord

 

Eveneer Alpikord is a range of reconstructed timber veneers that are factory finished to a high quality 2 pack polyurethane with UV inhibitors included.  They are laid onto a high pressure laminate back ready for application.  Eveneer Alpikord reduces the working, polishing and laying times saving you valuable time, labour and costs. 

Basically Alpikord are:

  • Quicker to site
  • Quicker to lay
  • Consistent in Colour
  • Less Handling
  • Less Labour

Colour Range

Planked Oak GROOVE

Light Oak WAX

Antibes Oak GROOVE

Zebrawood GROOVE

Burma Teak GROOVE

Planked Walnut GROOVE

Crown Wenge GROOVE

Titanium Oak WAX

Anthracite Oak GROOVE

Thermo Oak GROOVE

Dark Oak GROOVE

Moka Oak GROOVE

Ammara Ebony GROOVE

   

 

Finishes

Groove (Polyurethane - Gloss 0%)

A grooved tactile effect.  This finish ehances the natural deepth of the wood texture

Wax (Polyurethane - Gloss 5%)

Reproduces a wood treated with wax and natural oils giving it a smoot, matt (5% gloss) surface.

Silk (Polyurethane - Gloss 15%)

Refined finish with a brightness that recalls the look and feel or traditional furniture.

Melamine (Soft 10% or OL 15%)

Durable finish and available with IMO MED certified fire resistanc

Application

  • Can be handled stocked and worked mainly as a traditional HPL sheet.
  • Sheets should be stacked flat, horizontally and face to face
  • Temperature should be about 20C with a humidity of 60%
  • Avoid bending or cracking.  Rolling against the grain may cause the veneer to crack.
  • Wood surface must be protected from sunlight and humidity.  Wrap in non-transparent dark plastic to assure stability.
  • Sheets to be handled by 2 people.
  • Supplied with a protective film.  Leave the film on the surface while working the veneer.  Colour uniformity and quality checks should be carried out on the sheets before working.
  • The protective film is clear enough that you may inspect the material without removing it. When in doubt peel the film in the area, or up to the area that is suspect.
  • The recommended shelf life of the peel-off protective film is 1 year. Tthe adhesive may begin to react with the polyurethane surface after this date. Please check the manufacture date on the peel-off film.
  • A good vinyl adhesive is recommended for a stronger adhesion, thus reducing the dimensional movements due to temperature and humidity variations.
  • Eveneer Alpikord sheets can be adhered in a hot or cold press at a maximum temperature of 60 – 70C and with pressure values suitable to the kind of glue used.
  • Too high pressure and temperature as well as too long in the press may cause the following problems: panel bowing, release of glue from the protective peel off film onto the surface, irregular variation of the finish brightness or even deterioration of the polyurethane surface with a consequent irreversible change of wood colour.
  • To avoid bubbling when applying with neoprene or contact adhesive, allow adequate drying time so that the solvents can evaporate. Always follow the adhesive manufacturers instructions.
  • Before application it is absolutely necessary to condition the sheet and substrate in the same place for at least 24 hours.
  • For a correct counterbalancing we suggest that the same kind of sheet be used. For less demanding applications (small surfaces) it is possible to use HPL panels of the same thickness and quality.
  • Typical substrates are plywood, MDF and particleboard. The more resistant the substrates are to dimensional change (shrinking and expansion from changes in humidity and temperature) the better the result. The substrate must be smooth and free of grease, wax, dust, oil, silicones, etc. All raised areas must be sanded or filled so that the surface is smooth. The substrate must be uniform in thickness.
  • Finish all edges on your finished product to prevent moisture absorption into the timber layer.
  • Panel saws or table saws may be used to cut Eveneer Alpikord before or after lamination. Routers for trimming edges after bonding must have a smooth, clean base plate, so that the surface of the veneer will not be scratched.
  • Use carbide-tipped bits with ball bearing guide rolls. Keep the bits sharp. Drilling into Eveneer Alpikord may be done with standard wood bits or with router bits. Use a flat, smooth or fine file for a final edge finishing. You may consider applying a light or dark stain to the edge to hide the phenolic line.
  • Eveneer Alpikord can be post-formed utilizing similar equipment and techniques that are used with the plastic laminate.
  • The post forming temperature is 145C. It is also important to know that when post forming with the gloss finish it is acceptable to leave the protective film on the product. When post-forming with the wax finish it is important to remove the protective film prior to form. If the protective film is not removed prior to the post-forming the film will burn and adhere to the veneer

Fire

Melamine finishes are available with IMO MED certified fire resistance certification.  The range are available in semi-gloss (OL) and matt (soft) melamine finishes.

Important Information

Colour Consistency

It is not possible to guarantee an absolute consistency in colour between one batch and another.  A slight colour difference between two sets of panels will not be considered a defect.

Reaction to Light

A change of surface colour and appearance over time is a natural characteristic, not a defect.  Heat and humidity will interact with light to accelerate the aging process.  Melamine-finished patterns will undergo sudden and irregular changes in original colour when exposed to direct and strong light.

Cleaning & Maintenance

Easy to clean using a damp cloth and mild soap or non-abrasive wood cleaning products.
Do not use abrasive cleaners, pads or harsh solvents.
Do not allow any solvent, acetone or trichloroethylene to come in contact with the surface.
Accidental spills, splatters or over sprays should be wiped off immediately with a soft cloth and mild soap.
Alcohol, ammonia and other light solvents may be used for tougher stains.

Melamine Surface These panels are particularly suitable for application on horizontal surafces because of their higher resistance to abrasion.  Melamine finished panels are not identical in colour when compared to the polyurethane finished panels.  Same pattern but different finish is to be avoided.