Post press molding of man-made boards to produce contoured furniture parts Patent #: 4175106
ApplicationNo. 06/095627 filed on 11/19/1979
US Classes:264/118, With subsequent cutting, grooving, breaking, or comminuting264/119, With reshaping or surface embossing of formed article264/120, Plural, intermittent pressure applying264/320Reshaping solid work or introducing solid work into mold cavity
ExaminersPrimary: Czaja, Donald E.
Assistant: Hall, James R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB27N 5/00 (20060101)
B27N 7/00 (20060101)
AbstractMulti-sided decorative moldings and furniture parts are manufactured by drying or hot-pressing a cellulosic fiber-containing mat to consolidate said mat into a unitary blank, cutting the blank to a size larger than interior dimensions of a closed mold in each of its three dimensions and with at least two generally shaped or profiled edge surfaces disposed between a top surface and a bottom surface of the blank. The cut blank is then molded at a temperature of at least 200° F. for a period of time sufficient to permanently transfer the interior shape and design of the mold cavity to every surface of the blank.