Canyon Peak manufactures furniture grade bamboo veneer for interior applications. Intended uses: cabinetry, furniture, interior paneling, wall treatments and any other interior application where veneer wood products have traditionally been used.
Recommendations for Storage and Handling:
The following basic steps in handling and storage are recommended to help avoid or minimize some of the problems associated with wood movement.
Finishes & Adhesives:
Bamboo takes a sealer and finish very well. Many finishes and adhesives suitable to the cabinet and furniture manufacturing industry have been used successfully with bamboo. Independent testing was performed to ensure the adhesive between the bamboo slats is compatible with Methyl Alcohol and Methyl Ethyl Ketone-based products. The adhesive used to adhere the backing of our 1/42” paper-fleece backing meets specifications as a D-4 waterproof glue. Veneer must be bonded to a suitable substrate of a reliable quality. MDF (medium density fiberboard) is the most stable substrate, followed by industrial particleboard, veneer-core plywood, and the least stable substrate is hardwood. We do not recommend direct application to drywall, plaster walls, concrete walls or cardboard products, as delaminating may occur. Veneer should be applied to MDF substrate to cover these surfaces. Installation over substrates that have been treated with a fire-retardant agent is not recommended. If using a hot press method to laminate veneer, the best temperature is 120° Celsius. When applying finishes, avoid over-saturation of the veneer surface. Follow manufacturer’s suggested temperature and thickness for application. We recommend testing the adhesive or finish you wish to use to ensure the overall compatibility between the treatment, the veneer, and the installed environment. Please note that the adhesive used to manufacture the veneer is not food grade. If the surface is to be used for food preparation, a food grade sealer is recommended.
Due to varying application environments and situations, these guidelines do not guarantee results and should be used as a supplemental source of information only. For more information about relative humidity and its relationship to moisture content, please reference the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) web site atwww.awinet.org and the Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association (HPVA) website at www.hpva.org.
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