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Storage of edgings

1. What’s the best way to store edgings?

In order to keep the initial tension it’s best to store the edgings horizontally. They should be stacked dust-free and protected from spray and UV light, for example in a windowless room. UV light destroys the applied primer. The best temperature for storage is a constant room temperature of 17-20 degrees C. If the QR-Codes with ordering information on the edgings are kept in the warehouse too, then storage is very clear and subsequent ordering of the edgings is even faster and easier. 

Special tip: Customers can also use Ostermann as an external warehouse in order to reduce costs. With the 24-hour delivery service they can order appropriate amounts for individual projects.

2. How long can edgings be stored?

The manufacturer’s guarantee for plastic edgings is 1 year. Under ideal storage conditions ABS edgings have a significantly longer storage life. Décor edgings and edgings with less common colours are however best ordered in small quantities. Ostermann delivers, if necessary, small quantities from just 1 metre. 

Special tip: Veneer edgings (e.g. Limba) and end grain veneer should be stored in a tightly sealed plastic bag. This prevents them from drying out and becoming brittle.

3. Why do newly delivered boards and edgings have to acclimatise in the winter before they can be processed?

In winter it’s more frequently the case that edgings stick badly. The reason is that boards and/or edgings are stored too cold. The glue sets too quickly through the application of adhesive on the cold surface. This leads to poor adhesion. Therefore, newly delivered boards and edgings should be stored at least 24 hours at room temperature before being processed. On delivery it can take boards on pallets up to 3 days until the middle boards have reached room temperature. 

Special tip: It’s also possible that edgings don’t stick properly on hot days. The reason for this is often draughts through open windows. If this happens the open time of the glue is exceeded.