13 Aug Edges for panels: differences between tacon and melamine
The edges for panels are elements which determine the quality of a product. This final finish has to be long-lasting and appropriate for the design. As such, the selection of the material with which it is manufactured will determine its resistance level.
The collections of materials available on the market are wide and varied. Given that we are aware of this reality, in Tacon Decor we offer a vast catalogue featuring their aesthetic appearance.
Nowadays we work with laminates widely used by architects, interior designers, carpenters and other professionals in the world of design. Let’s discuss tacon and melamine. Do you know the advantages offered by each material? We will briefly summarise the main benefits they offer to help you to decide. Our experts in the sector can also be consulted to find the finish which is most appropriate in each case.
Edges for tacon panels
Tacon is comprised of a polyester base and decorative paper. This finish provides great protection against moisture and impact resistance.
Its biggest advantage is its quality. Those who use it notice the difference with regard to other coatings which may look similar, however which are entirely different. Indeed, in Tacon Decor, we are the only European manufacturer who has perfected this material for laminates.
Another of its advantages is its versatility, since the edges for tacon panels can be lacquered. The resulting beauty lends it its own identity which is difficult to equal.
The difference between it and melamine is that the core of the laminate can be lacquered without compromising the appearance. Moreover, it can be supplied in thicknesses of up to 1 mm with the core in the same colour as the decorative colour (white and black).
Edges for melamine panels
Melamine edges are those which use melamine resins. The main feature which defines this material is its likeness to particle and MDF panels.
Melamine edges are resistant to ultraviolet light and high temperatures. With the correct treatment, it also has antibacterial properties and high resistance to impacts and scratches.
The versatility of such edges is that it allows a variety of finishes in gloss and textures, thereby making the final result more flexible. The wide range of available textures allows easily equalling any offer on the market.
The difference between melamine and tacon is the range of available designs, textures and the possibility of meeting market demands using digital printing. If any customer is unable to find the design they are looking for in our collection, digital printing covers this need with quantities in line with production needs.
The melamine edge is a thermoset product and, as such, is not affected by heat during and after its application.
Both tacon and melamine are supplied in rolls. If you have any further queries, or wish to make an order, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be delighted to provide more details on the advantages and disadvantages of each of these materials.