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FORMSURFACE PAINTABLE BACKER

FormSurface Paintable Backer offers all the advantages of FormBack Stabilizing Backer while also being paintable or printable. FormSurface Paintable Backer is a man-made, resin-impregnated sheet that can be used on the back of panels faced with veneer or high-pressure laminates. FormSurface Paintable Backer is cost-effective and provides an excellent balancing medium in both three-ply and five-ply panel construction. FormSurface’s added benefit of accepting paint or print helps you meet all of your color and decorating specifications.

Features and Benefits of FormSurface Paintable Backer

  • Provides an economical alternative to wood veneer and high pressure laminate for balancing particleboard, MDF, and other composite panels.
  • Gives you the option to paint or print.
  • Can be used as both a facer and/or a backer.
  • Is available in Rose Brown, Tan, Black or White so that it blends well with all wood species.
  • Offers superior yield to wood veneer in three-ply panel construction and minimizes inventory, labor, and waste.
  • Can be used in both hot and cold press applications, but hot press typically provides the best result for finishing.

General Application Information for FormSurface Paintable Backer

  • Can be used in both hot and cold press applications.
  • Works best in applications using particleboard and medium-density fiberboard cores of greater than 5/8” thickness.
  • Normal stacking procedures are recommended after the panels are pressed.  Allow 24 hours before further processing.
  • Should be used within 3-6 months so as to ensure the best results.

Storage

  • It is best to store FormSurface Paintable Backer in the same area as the core and faces so as to allow all of the products to reach equilibrium at the same relative humidity.
  • FormSurface Paintable Backer should be stored in a climate controlled environment.
  • FormSurface Paintable Backer should be used within 3-6 months so as to ensure the best results.

Product Specifications

Thickness, inches:
0.026 (+/- 0.002)
Available Colors:
Rose Brown
Tan
Black
White
Internal Bond, lbs/in2:
Rose Brown 50 +/- 10%
Tan 58 +/- 10%
Black 58 +/- 10%
White 90 +/- 10%
Tensilte, MD, lbs/lineal inch:
Rose Brown 125 +/- 10%
Tan 133 +/- 10%
Black 133 +/- 10%
White 132 +/- 10%
Tensilte, CD, lbs/lineal inch:
Rose Brown 70 +/- 10%
Tan 76 +/- 10%
Black 76 +/- 10%
White 77 +/- 10%
Density, lbs/ft3:
40 +/- 10%
Weight, lbs/MFSF:
Rose Brown 94 +/- 10%
Tan 94 +/- 10%
Black 94 +/- 10%
White 97 +/- 10%

Processing FormSurface Paintable Backer on a Hot Press

Solids:
U.F. 60-65%
PVA 45-55%
Glue Spread:
22-35 lbs/msf/side
Stacking:
Face-to-face stacking is preferred
Press Temperature:
U.F. Short Cycle: 270˚F
U.F. Long Cycle: 240˚F
PVA Short Cycle: 240˚F
PVA. Long Cycle: 220˚F
Press Pressure:
100-125 psi
Press Time:
Short Cycle: 1.5 minutes
Long Cycle: 3-5 minutes
Cure Time:
24 hours minimum before finishing

Processing FormSurface Paintable Backer on a Cold Press

Solids:
45% minimum
Glue Spread:
20-30 lbs/msf/side
Stacking:
Face-to-face stacking is preferred
Press Pressure:
25-150 psi (depending on components)
Press Time:
30 minutes minimum (adhesive dependent)
Cure Time:
24 hours minimum before machining