Melamine & Duco Combination:
How is Melamine & Duco Combination Manufactured?
To begin with, Melamine & Duco Combination, they make melamine boards of a special craft paper.
Which does not get soggy / tear, then it is soaked in a resin called phenol?
Therefore, these sheets are put on the wood.
As soon as these products are ready, it sends them to a press.
As it lays the laminate sections in the press.
Also, it sets a metal sheet between them to prevent the layers from sticking to each other.
Under high heat and pressure, the sheets of decorative laminate.
And it makes the saturated melamine craft paper into laminated sheets of melamine.
It stacks the metal sheets that are set in as the layers.
Before pressing may contain designs of wood grain or stone texturing.
After the press, it completely cures the laminate layers.
The finishing line trims and sands the sheets.
This ensures proper adhesion when combined with the MDF or plywood substrates.
Melamine & Duco Combination Cabinet Pros
Melamine is a popular option for cabinetry for several reasons.
It is durable, comes in a wide variety of colors, is inexpensive, and has a uniform finish.
These characteristics add up to make Melamine a serious contender to solid wood and MDF.
Melamine & Duco Combination Finish
Locally, “Duco finish” means a super-smooth, high-gloss, durable, automotive-grade paint job.
Applied to furniture or cabinetry, although the term has become much-abused over the past
20 years, with some applying the term to just any gloss-enamel finish.
As we apply it, it involves a tough-curing automotive body-filler/primer, diligent sanding.
Then at least two coats of color with fine sanding as necessary, a clear topcoat for gloss, and of
course, the proper time and temperature for curing to hardness.
Just like you’ll see being done for cars by some auto shops.
The term “Duco” comes from a DuPont automotive paint (Duco is short for DuPont Color),
Which dates back to the 1920s.
The local term “Duco finish”, as applied chiefly to furniture and cabinetry painting.
It has been around for as long as I can remember
—as far back as the late 60s, and may go back even farther.
Again, it all came from Dupont’s “Duco” automotive finishes.