Recoflex®

Technical Details

Minimum inner radiuses on following material combinations

(according to Claudio Waldesbühl, Technical School in Zug)

Material core 18 mm Recoflex

PanelingAdhesiveApplication
MDF 4 mm, two sides1K-polyurethane glue
(foam glue)
with restrictions,
beginning with radius of 300 mm
MDF 4 mm + synthetic resin 1 mm1K-polyurethane glue
(foam glue)
yes,
beginning with radius of 300 mm
Topan 6 mm, one side1K-polyurethane glue
(foam glue)
with restrictions,
beginning with radius of 130 mm
Topan 6 mm, two sides1K-polyurethane glue
(foam glue)
yes,
beginning with radius of 130 mm
Kunstharz 1 mm, one side1K-polyurethane glue
(foam glue)
yes,
beginning with radius of 70 mm
Furnier 0,8 mm, two sides1K-polyurethane glue
(foam glue)
yes,
beginning with radius of 50 mm
Furnier 0,8 mm, two sidesFurnierleimyes,
beginning with radius of 50 mm
Topan + synthetic resin 1 mm1K-polyurethane glue
(foam glue)
yes,
beginning with radius of 50 mm
Synthetic resin 1 mm (outside)
+ veneer 0,8 mm (inside)
1K-polyurethane glue
(foam glue)
yes,
beginning with radius of 50 mm

Attachment of fittings

(according to Claudio Waldesbühl, Technical School in Zug)

Veneered Recoflex panels

ConnectionExecutionRating
Handlefrom outside on Recoflexgood, even when srcrewed from outside
Cup hingescrewedgood
Cup hingescrewed and glueddvery good

Resistance to cup hinges., screwed, pulling out axially

(according to Claudio Waldesbühl, Technical School in Zug) 

Paneled Recoflex panels

Recoflex, veneer, foam glue210 NEN 320/93
Recoflex, 4 mm MDF, foam glue400 N
MDF-panel, 19 mm1,200 - 1,600 NEN 320/93
19er particle board, with white finish469 N

Resistance to cup hinges., screwed, pulling out axially

(according to Claudio Waldesbühl, Technical School in Zug) 

Paneled Recoflex panels

Recoflex, veneer, foam glue231 N
Recoflex, 4 mm MDF, foam glue485 N
MDF-panel, 19 mm429 N
19er particle board, with white finish514 N

Tear-off test for glued-on surfaces

(according to CATAS, Italien)

Recoflex panels on both sides with HPL plastic laminate0.86 Mpa
Recoflex panel on both sides with wood veneer0.91 Mpa
MPF-panel>1.2 Mpa

Connection techniques

Reliable strength values can be achieved for Recoflex with nearly all common connection techniques, by using ifneussary foaming adhesive.

Test body; MDF panel, particle board, Recoflex veneered with cherry wood specific connection per series MDF – Recoflex, particle board – Recoflex, Recoflex - Recoflex

ConnectionExecution Rating
Lamello 90°gluednon gluedgood
Lamello 45°gluednon gluedgood
Anchor 90°gluednon gluedgood
Anchor 45°gluednon gluedgood
Screwed 90°glued good
Screwed 90° non gluedacceptable
Screwed Surface Screws with continuous thread are preferable
Screwed 90° Recoflex has advantages in edge zone in comparison to MDF
Butt 90°gluednon gluedgood
Butt 45°gluednon gluedgood
Butt crossgrainedglued good, even without anchors
Butt Surfaceglued (untreated) Caution on Recoflex – Recoflex: Glue moisture