In 1995 GEAL SpA reached a very important goal. “GEALECO” & “GEALEGNO” were born, two innovative aluminum finishes, where a real wood film is applied onto the profiles, paper laminate or Renolit. Such activity takes place on a 400 Sq m space, using two covering lines that allow for a 2000 ml per shift productivity.
REAL WOOD COVERINGS
Real wood sheet or pressure stratified shear sheet, supported by a fabric that allows an elevated flexibility, and adapts it for soft forming (covering for curved profiles).
In order to reproduce the designs water based inks are used, which do not contain heavy metals. It is a semi-finished product with absolute dimensional, and mechanical features that go beyond any limits. These are finishes that reproduce types of wood, even exotic ones, as well as a strong aesthetic, technological, and design instrument capable of guaranteeing a great performance.
Acrylic film (synthetic origin resin, amorphous, that reacts to water) where, due to a photographic system, wood veins are imprinted using brown , and black coloring on a brighter, and uniform background. On some types a visible embossing is created, making it easily perceived by touch, thus making the product much more similar to real wood. The dil has a thickness of 200 micron, and is obtained through a heating process of a pre-plastified mass in an extrusion (heating, and cooling process), it us resistant to environmental agents, and solar radiations thanks to it’s external layer which is constituted by a polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). Such film can be used in conditions that also involve a temporary temperature of up to 80 - 100 Cº without losing any of it’s physical or mechanical properties.
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