ezoBord Panel Extensions add privacy, acoustic absorption, tackability, and modern style to existing installations of any classic monolithic office system.
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Frequently Asked Questions About ezoBord
What kind of warranty is included with the ezoBord product?
There is a 1 year warranty against manufacturing defects. Variation in dye lot can occur so we suggest that a
sample is requested prior to ordering for confirmation purposes.
How can ezoBord be installed onto a wall or other hard surface?
ezoBord can be fixed in place by nail, screw or glue. Like most panel products, ezoBord may flex over large spans. Although there is no set formula for fixing spans, we recommend that fixing between 18" to 24" centres both vertically and horizontally would cause the panel to remain rigid in most circumstances.
How can ezoBord be attached to wall surfaces, substrates or frames?
Both commercial grade Velcro and ezoTape can be used to fix ezoBord into place on walls, substrates or frames.
Does ezoBord contain any formaldehyde?
No; view test results.
Does ezoBord contain any Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)?
No; view test results.
What kind of noise reduction does ezoBord have?
Yes; ezoBord has a Sound Absorption average (SAA) of 0.76 and a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of 0.75. View test results.
Were any flame spread and smoke density tests done on ezoBord?
Yes; view ASTM E84 Test Report and CAN/ULC -S102 Surface Burning Characteristics.
Do you provide custom prints on ezoBord?
Yes. Printing on ezoBord is on a custom basis and quoted per project based on the pattern file provided by the customer. Samples to be approved in writing by the customer prior to production.
Do you provide custom CNC cutting on ezoBord?
Yes. We can cut practically any shape you require out of a 4x8 sheet. This is quoted per project based on the pattern file provided by the customer. Samples to be approved in writing by the customer prior to production. View more information on CNC cutting.
Do you provide custom thermoforming on ezoBord?
Yes. ezoBord can be thermoformed into different shapes. This is quoted per project. View more information on thromoforming ezoBord.
How can I cut ezoBord?
ezoBord can be cut with most tools used for machining wood. Tool speeds should be set up such that the ezoBord sheet does not melt from frictional heat. In general, the highest speed at which overheating of the tool or sheet does not occur will give best results. It is important to keep cutting tools sharp at all times. Hard, wear-resistant tools with greater cutting clearances than those used for cutting metal are suggested. High-speed or carbide-tipped tools are efficient for long runs and provide accuracy and uniformity of finish. Bring the blade to full speed before starting the cut. Secure the sheet during cutting operations to minimize vibration. As ezoBord is a 100% polyester sheet (42% recycled), it has characteristics similar to plastic and overheating may cause it to melt or fuse slightly on the heated contact points. A method of reducing heat is by making several passes while cutting or trimming the sheet rather than trimming "deep" through the sheet. Safety glasses are advised.
What kind of saw can I use on ezoBord?
Any of the following saw types, commonly used for wood or metal, should be satisfactory for cutting ezoBord: circular saws, band saws, saber saws, jigsaws, hacksaws, or handsaws. Some saw designs are better suited than others for sawing ezoBord because they produce smoother or faster cuts. Circular saws and band saws usually produce the best surfaces, and they can be used in most sawing operations. Blade design plays an important part in successful sawing of an ezoBord sheet. A skiptooth band saw blade is preferred because the wide gullet provides ample space for the plastic chips to be carried out of the kerf (the cut made by the saw). For best results, the teeth should have zero rake and some set. For a curved cut, the blade should be narrower and have more set than for a straight cut. The blade must be kept sharp to prevent melting or chipping of the sheet, and the blade guide should be placed very near the cut to minimize vibration. A circular saw is preferred to a band saw for straight cuts even though it tends to generate more heat. A perforated saw blade will run cooler than a solid blade. It is essential that the spindle bearing be tight so that the saw will run true. ezoBord can also be cut in other ways including traditional workshop tools such as a jig saw, router, die cutter or even using manual techniques such as guillotining or cutting with an art knife. NOTE: Installers should trial cutting or machining techniques on areas of scrap to ensure the highest possible finish.
How can I drill into ezoBord?
We recommend drills that are designed especially for plastics. Standard twist drills for wood or metal can be used; however, they require slower speeds and feed rates to produce a clean, non-gummed hole. Optimum bit speed, feed rate, and applied pressure will depend on hole size and sheet thickness. Drill speeds up to 1,750 rpm are best for smaller holes, while speeds as low as 350 rpm can work for larger holes. Twist drills used for plastics are suited to working ezoBord —they should have two flutes, a point with an included angle of 60 to 90 degrees, and a lip clearance of 12 to 18 degrees. Wide, highly polished flutes are desirable since they expel the chips with low friction and thus tend to avoid overheating and consequent gumming. Drills with substantial clearance on the cutting edge of the flutes make smoother holes than those with less clearance. Drills should be backed out often to free chips. NOTE: When drilling be sure to hold or clamp the sheet securely to prevent it from cracking or slipping and presenting a safety hazard to the operator.
How can I use a router on ezoBord?
Routing with sharp two-flute straight cutters can produce a smooth edge. Routers are useful for trimming the edges of flat or formed parts, particularly when the part is too large or irregular in shape for a band saw. Routing can also be used to cut intricate designs and patterns inside the sheet. Portable, overarm, and under-the-table routers work equally well. The ezoBord sheet should be fed to the router slowly to avoid excessive frictional heating. The router or sheet, whichever is moving, must be guided with a suitable template. Compressed air can be used during the routing operation to cool the bit and aid in chip removal. NOTE: Installers should trial drilling or routing techniques on areas of scrap to ensure the highest possible finish.
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