TOTO

On the cut­ting edge

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Toto’s Laser edg­ing Door tech­nol­ogy re­flects the state of the art in the edge band­ing process of melamine doors. Fea­tur­ing seam­less joints, su­pe­rior ad­he­sion strength, and in­creased heat and mois­ture re­sis­tance, the Laser Edg­ing Door is strong and durable. Its smooth tran­si­tion be­tween sur­face and edge be­comes a prom­i­nent fea­ture of the door, al­low­ing the creation of a per­fect seam­less cov­er­ing panel.

Un­like the usual edge band­ing process, which needs glue to stick a band onto a work piece, the new tech­nol­ogy makes use of laser beams to melt the poly­mer layer of the band to be­come an ad­he­sive for it­self. The beam is de­flected over the en­tire sur­face of the band through an os­cil­lat­ing mir­ror. Once melted, the band is pressed di­rectly onto the work piece. This method brings more ben­e­fit than aes­thet­ics, as it cre­ates a melamine door with su­pe­rior ad­he­sion strength and higher re­sis­tance to heat and mois­ture.

The joint line in the Laser Edg­ing Door is al­most in­vis­i­ble and seam­less since it does not re­quire any glue which is known to be the cause of the ob­vi­ous edge line. As the re­sult, although it is ac­tu­ally a melamine door, it will seem as if it comes as a sin­gle en­tity - one piece of wood with­out any joint.

When the laser beam is ra­di­ated to a band, the melted poly­mer will pen­e­trate into the struc­ture of the work piece and cre­ate a con­sid­er­ably stronger ad­he­sion be­tween the two ma­te­ri­als com­pared to the glue-based tech­nique. This way, the edges are more durable and will not peel. Since glue is not needed, the band will di­rectly bond with the work piece, leav­ing no gap for any mois­ture or heat to in­fil­trate.

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