Lemtapes manufactures and sells string and tape products used in the plywood and furniture industries. The product range includes zig-zag hot melt strings that are used for composing interior veneer sheets in the furniture and plywood industries, and hot melt strings and tapes that have applications in plywood manufacture when ‘intermediate’ veneer jointing is carried out. Lemtapes also sells polyester strings and hot melt adhesives to plywood factories for ‘intermediate’ veneer jointing.
Hot melt strings and tapes consist of polyester string that has a layer of EVA-based hot melt adhesive on the surface. The tapes are available in various thicknesses and colours, including blue, brown and transparent.
The characteristic feature of the strings and tapes is that the hot melt adhesive on their surface melts quickly in the heating tube and adheres quickly and firmly to the veneer surface after the composer’s press roll. They are suitable for composing e.g. birch, spruce, pine and poplar with Raute and Kuper DMF composers.