Profile Wrapping

Profile wrapping is an efficient way to seamlessly encapsulate all outside edges and surfaces of square or profiled millwork with rigid film, matching other components laminated or membrane pressed with RENOLIT Laminate. The continuous process begins with a roll of laminate that is pre-slit to a desired width. As the laminate unwinds from the roll, it is coated with adhesive, heated and continuously applied to a moving profile. A series of stationary rollers press the laminate onto all flat and curved surfaces, and outside corners, until the full width of laminate has fully conformed and adhered to the profile.

In addition to surfacing of virtually any linear millwork for trim applications, profile wrapping has become a popular method for surfacing of millwork that is subsequently mitered to fabricate cabinet frames that match cabinet doors thermoformed with RENOLIT Laminate. Similarly, flat and profiled millwork wrapped with RENOLITLaminate can be mitered to create the rails and stiles of five-piece cabinet doors having membrane-pressed or flat-laminated center panels, duplicating the construction and woodgrain patterns of solid wood doors at a fraction of their price, particularly when compared with premium wood species. (See photo at right)

Also see membrane-pressing, flat-laminating, and miter-folding.

Vendor Referral Program

If your current sources do not yet offer the equipment needed for profile wrapping, RENOLIT can provide a list of well-equipped vendors that do.

Following is a partial listing: