The Ober Design Team shares its experience and knowledge of the products and can write specific technical briefs by providing filled out forms, if necessary.
Our Design Team is composed of engineers specialised in Wood and Building Construction. They will be able to optimize the product offer to answer the technical requirements of any specification within the set budgetary limits.
Pure Paper Metal panels are processed and bonded in the same manner and to the same substrates as all the laminate panels available on the market. Please refer to the French "NF T 54-320 standard "Installation of High Pressure Decorative Laminates" for additional information. See below.
Press Gluing: Using a cold-press or a hot-press machine is the safest gluing method. When opting for this method, use standard laminate panel glues such as vinyl or urea formaldehyde. Do not exceed 70° C (160° F) when using a hot-press machine.
Gluing without a press: A large number of neoprene glues produce satisfactory results. We recommend in particular the Agoplac and Pattex brands. Gluing must be done in an environment with an ambient temperature between 18° and 22° C (65 and 72° F) and a relative humidity between 40 to 60%. Strictly follow the manufacturer's instructions for basis weight and open times. Roller-pressing operations must be performed using appropriate rollers.
The panels can be applied to all kinds of base material having a perfectly flat and thoroughly clean surface, such as particle board, MDF, etc, with the exception of solid wood.?Gluing to metal requires careful preparation of the surface, particular attention being paid to thorough degreasing with a strong solvent (trichlorethylene, etc...). Bonding on cement or gips substrate is to be avoided.
For best results, use Pure Paper Metal balancing panels of the same thickness on both sides and position them in the same direction. When using a balancing panel other than Pure Paper Metal, prior testing must be performed in accordance with the project's specifications (Format, thickness of the substrate, wall installation).
Sawing, milling, and drilling operations are performed using machines commonly used for machining laminate panels.
Recommendations to take into account for an optimized application
Dimensional and structural variations are generally inherent to the laminated panels.
These dimensional and/or structural variations are mainly due to the components, the manufacturing process (structural variations before trimming) and also storage conditions (dimensional variations after trimming).
Textured Pure Paper Metal laminate sheets meet the EN438 which allows for a structural and dimensional variation of 12.5 mm per meter widthwise and <10.5 mm per meter lengthwise.
Advice n°1. Storage
The Pure Paper laminate sheets as well as the various components used as part of the installation (substrates, backing boards) have to be stored flat in an enclosed space, away from humidity with a hygrometry level between 40 to 60% and a temperature between 18°C to 22°C.
Advice n°2. Tracking the serial number
Keeping track of the serial numbers of the Pure Paper sheets to organize the order of the installed panels. Please note that in a same series, the dimensional and structural variation between two sheets is limited.
Advice n°3. Following the orientation of the sheets
Following the top and bottom orientation of the sheets when doing the pattern layout (coloured marker on the bottom left corner of each sheet).
Advice n°4. Avoiding mixing lenght
Avoiding mixing standard length panels (2500 mm) with long-length panels (3050 mm).
Advice n°5. Managing the first sawing
Left long side of Pure Paper panels are parallel to the first ligne of patterns, that the reference point for any calibrating. Therefore, it is recommended to respect this side of reference when gluing the panel on a base material or sawing of a panel.
Advice n°6. Opting for the visible part
Set optimal alignment points (or areas) at eye level.
Advice n°7. Providing an open-joint
More generally, a space (open-joint) between 2 panels helps limit or eliminate the visual impact of incorrect pattern alignments that may occur.
The Ober Surfaces Design Office is available to help its clients achieve optimal pattern layout and homogeneity.