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-effecive 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.

 

Product Specifications

Thickness, inches 0.026 (+/- .002)
Available Colors Rose Brown, Tan, Black or White
Available Size 49”x97”
Internal Bond, lbs/in²

Rose Brown                                   50 +/-10%

Tan                                              58 +/- 10%

Black                                            58 +/- 10%

White                                           90 +/- 10%

Tensile, MD, Lbs/lineal inch

Rose Brown                                   125+/-10%

Tan                                             133 +/- 10%

Black                                           133 +/- 10%

White                                          132 +/- 10%

Tensile, 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%

* FormSurface Paintable Backer works best in applications using particleboard

and medium-density fiberboard cores of greater than 5/8” thickness.*

 

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.

 

Processing FormSurface Paintable Backer on a Hot Press

Solids

U.F. 60-65%

PVA45-55%

Glue Spread 22-35 lbs./msf/side
Stacking Face-to-face stacking is preferred
Press Temperature

U.F. 270 degrees F short cylce

       240 degrees F long cycle

PVA  240 degrees F short cycle

       220 degrees F long cycle

Press Pressure 100-125 psi
Press Time

1.5 minute short cycle

3 to 5 minutes long cycle

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 to 150 psi (depending on components)
Press Time 30 minutes minimum (adhesive dependent
Cure time 24 hours minimum before machining

*The above recommendations were developed based on proven applications.

There may be some cases where the recommendations do not apply.

 

FormSurface Paintable Backer Application chart

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.

 

 

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