Neatform is a high quality bendable
sheet material. It is a processed sheet of MDF, which is used
by woodworkers where top quality curved shapes or surfaces are
Neatform has a smooth surface, which makes it ideal for painting,
veneering or laminating. Combine this with the consistency and
dimensional stability of the high quality MDF used to make Neatform,
it has become the preferred bendable material for many applications
including: columns, counter fronts, wavy walls, ceilings, stage
and film sets and cabinet making.
Neatform can be attached directly to a framework or, using the
double skin technique, two sheets of Neatform can be glued together
to create freestanding double sided curves, which enable greater
Increase the length or width of boards by using a lap joint,
sometimes referred to as an offset butt joint.
In the majority of fabrication methods wood glue is recommended.
Please note the recommended gluing techniques in ‘construction
Neatform can be surfaced on the ungrooved side before or after
bending with either veneer or laminate. The decision to apply
before or after will generally be determined by considering
a number of factors such as the bending radius and the type
of veneer (e.g paper backed or wood on wood) or the laminate
grade. Generally vertical laminate grades are recommended since
these are thinner and more flexible.
The benefit of pre-surfacing Neatform before fabrication is
the opportunity to use PVA adhesive in conjunction with a flat
bed press. The main factor to bear in mind is that the resulting
Neatform composite panel takes on at least the stiffness of
the stiffest element, which in the case of laminate is generally
Exposed Neatform edges can be finished with a surfacing material
such as veneer, laminate or other edging material that has been
formed to shape and applied with a suitable adhesive. Suitable
wood filler can also be used to fill exposed Neatform slots.
It is advisable to use u-shaped staples, orientated across the
Neatform grooves or large headed nails.
Neatform is made from thin MDF therefore its screw holding ability
it limited. However, when Neatform is used in conjunction with
a framework ensure the screw goes through the Bendy MDF into