For production veneering that involves mostly flat or low-profile curved work, two manufacturers offer an alternative to loose vacuum bags. These membrane presses consist
The membrane press from Mercury Vacuum Presses has a silicone rubber membrane.
of a plastic or rubber membrane in a rigid frame. The hinged frame raises and lowers easily over the platen, making loading much easier than with a bag.
Vacuum Pressing Systems offers a Lift-Top Frame Kit with a 30-mil polyurethane membrane.
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