UPM Grada is a wood material, which can be formed with heat and pressure in two easy steps – first the panel is heated and then formed and cooled in a mould. The new Grada technology enables a remarkably shorter and more efficient production process since the form pressing starts with a readymade and cut-to-size panel instead of a stack of veneers and liquid glue.
Thanks to the easy and effective process in both prototyping and manufacturing, this technology enables inspiring new designs taking just a short time to implement from idea to market. Rationalise and re-think, imagine and be inspired, UPM Grada technology provides a solution for you.
The materiál is heated to the formable temperature around 130 °C to activate the thermoplastics glue. The heated material is placed to the membrane press to be formed and cooled down.