Edge Coating:

so many solutions, which is best for you?

How many companies face the need to perform this task and how many ways are there to coat or seal an edge? We have a number if solutions depending on your product, the material, its shape and how you intend to finish the edge. The technologies for edge coating range from spray coating to roller coating, vacuum coating and even digital printing.


Before investigating different technologies, take a look at our primary solution, combining exclusive features and patented devices which set us apart from the competition.

Smartedge – the complete solution

Smartedge combines coating and filling with sanding of straight and shaped panel edges in a complete solution, providing a cost-effective, top-quality alternative to manual processing. Using patented Inert Coating technology, MDF and chipboard panel edges are filled, sanded and coated using a self-adapting roller coating solution or patented vacuum injection technology.

Because edge processing affects the entire panel coating process, it cannot be seen to be of secondary importance. Efficiency for large-scale production, flexibility for just-in-time requirements and consistent quality is crucial to match the panel finish.

When fitted with our patented Edge & Go system, consisting of an application head with interchangeable straight or shaped slats, Smartedge will coat edges of any type. Edge & Go lets you change the edge shape without turning off the vacuum tower. In terms of speed, switching from a straight edge with a 3 mm radius to a J-Pull handle edge, for example, takes less than 15 seconds.

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Spray coating of edges

Panel edges can be coated by a Cartesian spraying robot such as iBotic whose spray guns with movement around 5 axes can be programmed to adequately coat the edge of a panel moving through the spray coating zone in tracking mode. iBotic is a high-capacity solution ensuring excellent coating quality and a superior degree of flexibility.

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Roller coating of edges

Generally speaking, roller coating machines only coat flat surfaces. Equipped with a soft roller, bevelled edges can be processes satisfactorily on a roller coater. For example, the bevelled side of parquet flooring, where the bevel reaches up to 4 mm. Straight edges or edges with small radii can be coated using roller coating technologies. Our patented soft vertical roller automatically adapts to the shape of the edge without the aid of a template.

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Vacuum coating of edges

Frequently used, vacuum coating technology is probably the most widespread method, not only to coat but also to seal edges, protecting them from humidity. Our solutions range from the Talent patented vacuum system which seals the shaped edges of laminated panels. The following products are compatible: water-based coatings, UV cure water-based products, UV-100%, sealants (wax, paraffin, glue).

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Digital printing for edges

Specially developed to handle edge foils with thicknesses ranging from 0.1 to 2 mm and a useful printing width of up to 500 mm (19.7”), our industrial digital printing solutions also provide an answer for certain edge coating needs.

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Hybrid edge sealing equipment

A patented solution to a critical problem, Hybrid is our sealing equipment designed and developed for edge sealing. Based on vacuum technology, it seals edges to ensure durable products, waterproofing and lasting quality. This solution is aimed at manufacturers of doors, flooring and building products, working with substrates made from wood, its derivatives and Rockwool.

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Frequently Asked Questions










MDF, veneered, reconstituted veneered or wood edges can all be processed. Chipboard products can also be assessed for edge coating.










I have a very flexible production set-up. How much time do I lose setting up the machine for production changeovers?

Where there is a specific need for high flexibility, the configuration of the machine (i.e. the number of application and sanding units) determines the machine-set-up time, which can vary from 10 to 30 minutes.






How can I boost productivity?

When you need to raise productivity, you can proceed in two ways:

  • reduce coating and sanding unit setting times to a minimum
  • increase the number of machines to reduce product handling                

With the patented Edge & Go system, consisting of an application head with interchangeable straight or shaped slats, you can coat edges of any type, making the Smartedge machine highly flexible and user-friendly. Edge & Go, incorporated in Smartedge, lets you change the edge shape without turning off the vacuum tower. In terms of speed, switching from a straight edge with a 3 mm radius to a J-Pull handle edge, for example, takes less than 15 seconds. 


Products and Solutions

The search function is now available for complete production lines. All you need to do is select the material involved, the market sector or the finished product. Whichever search criteria is used, a corresponding solution for your spray coating line is obtained in just 3 steps. Search results will indicate the most suitable solution, based on the level of flexibility required, the productivity range and the overall footprint. Solutions are classified as small (S), medium (M) or large (L).

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