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SURFACES

LIGHT BASIS WEIGHT PAPERS

LE AD IN G APPLICATI O NS CABINETRY SHELVING SYSTEMS CLOSET SYSTEMS PANELING STORE FIXTURES HOME OFFICE FURNITURE

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ight basis weight papers range

and industrial. Standard grade papers

in weight from 23 to 50 grams/m . The

contain a lower amount of resin in the

paper may contain acrylic, polyester

base paper and offer an economi-

or other resins added during the

cal overlay for use on general surface

paper making process to improve

applications.

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the internal bond strength. The paper is then printed and topcoated with polyurethane, urea, polyester, acrylic, melamine or a combination thereof for increased durability and performance.

Industrial grade papers with their higher resin content, should be specified for applications that demand higher production and processing performance (i.e., improved cutting and

These papers can be printed with

machining). The cost effectiveness of

excellent quality and high-fidelity

this overlay group is further enhanced

patterns. Optional chemical, optical, or

by the possibility of single-sided

gloss-matte embossing of these papers

panels. It is not necessary to laminate

enhances the realism of woodgrain

both sides of the substrate to achieve

and natural patterns. Light basis weight

a balanced panel. As an additional

papers have long been common in

application, depending on their weight,

higher levels of value engineering

light basis weight papers can be profile

and are widely used in cabinets, store

wrapped to produce trim that is an

fixtures, paneling, shelving, closet

exact match of the flat surface.

systems, RTA and home office furniture.

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Light basis weight papers will accept a

Light basis weight papers are usually

variety of adhesives applied during the

divided into two categories, standard

laminating process. Additionally, they

can be supplied precoated with hotmelt

adhesive ready for hot roll laminating without any additional adhesive application to the paper or substrate. The performance and appearance of the finished panel will be affected by the adhesive system used and substrate quality. n

LIGHT BASIS WEIGHT PAPERS (LBWP) ARE IDEAL AS AN ECONOMICAL OVERLAY. STANDARD LBWP ARE USED IN LOW WEAR APPLICATIONS LIKE RTA FURNITURE, ➊, ➋ AND PANELING ➌. INDUSTRIALGRADE LBWP HAVE A HIGHER RESIN CONTENT AND GREATER INTERNAL BOND. THEY ARE OFTEN USED IN VERTICAL SURFACES SUCH AS SHELVING ➍. 80

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Please see pages 91-96 for information about the companies that produce light basis weight papers.

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