Quality Guide 2.0

 Updated and extended new version for quality assurance in the furniture industry

10 years ago, the 3-D Furniture Front Production Initiative Group was founded with the aim of continuously satisfying the increased quality requirements for the handling and processing of the individual material components for 3-D furniture fronts, as well as the process steps required for an optimum joining process. Film-coated 3-D furniture fronts are widely used in the furniture industry.

 Notable companies involved

Ten industry-leading companies, which together form the 3-D Furniture Fronts Initiative Group under the umbrella of the German Adhesives Association (Industrieverband Klebstoffe) and the Association of Foil Manufacturers (Industrieverband Kunststoffbahnen – IVK), have revised and updated the Quality Guide, which has been in existence since 2009, as well as added the chapter on "Quality Assurance and Control". The upshot of this has been Quality Guide 2.0, an extended and supplemented new edition, which is in line with today's market requirements. Its 36 pages provide practical know-how on all aspects of the manufacture of 3-D furniture fronts. All relevant components of the entire process chain as well as potential influencing factors are referred to and recommendations for practical applications are given.

The following members of the Initiative Group were involved in the creation of the Quality Guide: BASF, Bürkle, Continental, Covestro, FB-Möbeltüren, H.B. Fuller, Henkel, Jowat, Renolit, Wemhöner.

The Quality Guide is published by the German Adhesives Association and the Association of Foil Manufacturers.

 Initiative Group follows up on the issues

It is planned to continue the Initiative Group and pursue the above topics further. As a result, film and surface topics will continue to be dealt with in the future and technical and qualitative measures discussed with increased frequency. The Quality Guide will then be extended accordingly and supplemented with topic-related booklets. The concept is rounded off with its own marketing activities by the Initiative Group, the aim of which is to sustainably improve the image of 3-D films or film surfaces and position them in the market as a quality product.

Here is the Quality Guide