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Ostermann experts offer all the help and practical support you require

At Ostermann, experts are always at hand to help carpenters/cabinet makers with advice and practical support. These are the questions which the edging experts have to answer most frequently:

Storage of edgings
  1. What’s the best way to store edgings?
  2. How long can edgings be stored?
  3. Why do newly delivered boards and edgings have to acclimatise in the winter before they can be processed?
Bonding of edgings
  1. What is the ideal temperature for the hot melt adhesive?
  2. What other reasons could there be for the adhesive not sticking?
  3. Why should the pressure on the first roll be checked regularly?
  4. What should you keep in mind when processing real wood veneer?
  5. Why are Ostermann edgings primed? What is that anyway?
  6. PUR or EVA adhesive: which is better?
Processing of edgings
  1. How can I edge boards properly, when out of the workshop?
  2. ABS edgings with real aluminium surfaces or solid aluminium - What is the difference?
  3. 1 or 2mm? Which edging is better?
5 easy ways to get perfect edgings
  1. What's the easiest way to remove protective film from high-gloss edgings and fronts?
  2. What is the best way to get rid of stress whitening?
  3. How can I cut the edging for a round top so that it fits precisely?
  4. I have opened an edging roll; how do I stop it unwinding by itself?
  5. How can I subsequently add a high-gloss finish to acrylic edgings?
Processing aluminium profiles
  1. What kind of safety precautions have to be taken into account when cutting and milling aluminium profiles?
  2. Which tools are best for the processing of aluminium profiles?
  3. Do you need a cooling agent when sawing/drilling the profiles?
  4. What should be taken into account when drilling aluminium profiles?
  5. How do you remove small scratches and soiling from anodised aluminium profiles?