We are one of only several retail furniture manufacturers who specialise in PU (Polyurethane) edging and we have 30 years’ experience under our belts. PU edging offers a highly durable, resistant edging solution and allows you to customise any surface.
PU edges are invaluable for use in sectors where hygiene is of the utmost importance; a hermetical seal is created between the PU edge and core material to stop bacteria becoming trapped. Subsequently, there is a high demand for our PU edging in the educational, medical, food and hospitality sectors.
PU edging is also popular with our clients due to its versatility. It can be produced in almost any shape or profile to suit your requirements. The edges can be made in contrasting colours to the surfaces of your pieces, which is ideal if you would like your furniture to match your brand’s signature colours. There are a multitude of colours to choose from with swatches from both the RAL and Pantone colour charts available.
To produce PU edges, our skilled tool makers create a mould from our CAD drawing and from there a liner can be cast inside the mould. We then place the core material within the liner and polyurethane is injected between the liner and core material.
Retail Furniture are pleased to announce that all our Polyurethane (PU) edging now comes with an anti-microbial additive as standard to help prevent and inhibit the propagation of bacteria and fungi on the surface of the material to promote a more hygienic environment*.
Tested to laboratory test method 712.3 Zone of Inhibition (solid products, BPR PT9 – test report B/21/0343) the samples achieved zone of inhibition between 83mm and 87mm.
The anti-microbial additive possesses a wide spectrum of biocidal efficiency and is commonly used against many Bacteria and Fungi including but not limited to the following:
Bacteria; Corynebacterium sp., Escherichia coli, Proteus sp, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pseudomonas stutzeri, Stapylococcus aureus and Streptoverticillium reticulum.
Fungi; Aspergillus niger, Aureobasidium pullulans, Fusarium sp. Gliocladium virens, Rhizopus stolonifera, ulocladium atrum, Candida albicans and Aporobolomyces roseus.
*This does not negate the need for good hygiene practices and standard cleaning regimes.
Following extensive development and testing Retail Furniture are happy to announce our Polyurethane (PU) edging is available in either in a standard formula or Fire Rated (compliant to Rail Standards EN45545-2 to meet requirements R22/R23 to HL1 & HL2).
“I have been buying polyurethane edged tops for city banking desks for numerous years now. I have always found the staff to be extremely knowledgeable and the workmanship is second to none. To know that the product will be manufactured on time is critical when coordinating a complete refit programme.”
Project Director | Xpert Banking Furniture
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