Use of Abrasives in Furniture Manufacture

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The abrasives and abrasive products have been widely used in the furniture industry. Accounting for 60% of the entire furniture volume, wooden furniture is a mainstream product in the present furniture consumption market.

Abrasives and Abrasive Products Marketplace

Abrasives and Abrasive Products Marketplace

iAbrasive.com provides a great variety of abrasive products and techniques for furniture polishing.

The abrasives and abrasive products have been widely used in the furniture industry. According to relevant statistics, accounting for 60% of the entire furniture volume, wooden furniture is a mainstream product in the present furniture consumption market. How the surface of the furniture looks depends heavily on the polishing quality. Usually, furniture should go through two major procedures before it becomes smooth and beautiful. The first procedure is sanding equipment, and the second is hand grinding the furniture's surface. Besides that, polishing is also effective in saving costs. Proper ways of polishing can help save at least 5% of the cost.

Three Functions of Furniture Polishing

1. Clear away the sundries on substrate's surface. Such as burrs, floating rust, oil contamination, and dust.
2. Reduce the coarseness of the workpiece's painted surface. Such as after the surface of putty becomes dry, it may require polishing to become smooth.
3. Enhance coating's adhesive force. The coating material has a poor adhesive force on a smooth surface. After polishing, the coating's mechanical adhesive force will be enhanced.

The Abrasive Products & Techniques for Furniture Polishing

White sand refers to use wide belt sanding machine (220#, 240#, 280#, 320# abrasive paper) to sand the rough surface and make it smooth. To sand the surface plate with wide belt sanding machine, which should be adjusted based on the plate thickness, feed rate, and abrasive paper model. The processed surface is supposed to be smooth, the edges should be vertical, no obvious burrs. Grey Sand means to use a portable sander or handmade 220# abrasive paper to polish and paint the primer spray. Dry sand is to sand processing the workpiece with sand spray to make the workpiece surface smooth. After a flat workpiece is sanded by a sander, a portable sander can be used. While polishing, we should use a sheet glass to remove the dust particles on the surface, and use 1500# abrasive paper to polish slightly, then apply polishing wax and use a polishing machine to achieve the final effect. Online B2B webportals, such as iAbrasive.com, provide a great variety of abrasive products and techniques for furniture polishing.

Abrasives Companies to Expect a Promising Future for the Furniture Industry

In the past several years, the furniture industry in China has been the fastest increasing industry in social consumable total retail sales in China, far exceeding the construction industry, the decorative material industry, and the automobile industry. The increasing rate of the furniture industry is 35.5%. Therefore, the furniture industry is developing at a fast speed and promising. As the center of the industrial chain, the development of the furniture industry will surely drive the development of the abrasives industry.

Currently, market demand for the surface treatment quality of furniture products becomes even higher. Quality and efficiency have been the competitive force of companies. The application of grinding and polishing products in the furniture industry has a direct influence on the production efficiency and costs. As a result, the new technology and new materials in the furniture industry have raised new requirements for grinding and polishing products as well as techniques. Abrasives companies shall make clear the demand for the furniture industry and have a stricter control over quality so as to improve the overall standard of the abrasives industry, and in turn provide better services for upstream industries and downstream industries.

Author: Liwei Chu
Copyright: iAbrasive.com--Abrasives & Diamond Tools Market

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