Press Schedules

357 P
360 P
389 C
396 C
407 C
454C
173 C
173 P
180 C
120N1
Alka-MaxDuramax
TemperatureTotal TimeTotal TimeTotal TimeTotal TimeTotal Time
270°F /132°C6 1/2 Minutes or 390 Seconds7 Minutes or 420 Seconds6 1/2 Minutes or 390 Seconds9 1/2 Minutes or 570 Seconds9 Minutes or 540 Seconds
275°F /135°C6 Minutes or 360 Seconds6 1/2 Minutes or 390 Seconds6 Minutes or 360 Seconds9 Minutes or 540 Seconds8 1/2 Minutes or 510 Seconds
280°F /138°C5 1/2 Minutes or 330 Seconds6 Minutes or 360 Seconds5 1/2 Minutes or 330 Seconds8 1/2 Minutes or 510 Seconds8 Minutes or or 480 Seconds
285°F /141°C5 Minutes or 300 Seconds5 1/2 Minutes or 330 Seconds5 Minutes or 300 Seconds8 Minutes or or 480 Seconds7 1/2 Minutes or 450 Seconds
290°F /143°C4 1/2 Minutes or 270 Seconds5 Minutes or 300 Seconds4 1/2 Minutes or 270 Seconds7 1/2 Minutes or 450 Seconds7 Minutes or 420 Seconds
295°F /146°C4 Minutes or 240 Seconds4 1/2 Minutes or 270 Seconds4 Minutes or 240 Seconds7 Minutes or 420 Seconds6 1/2 Minutes or 390 Seconds
300°F /149°C3 1/2 Minutes or 210 Seconds4 Minutes or 240 Seconds3 1/2 Minutes or 210 Seconds6 1/2 Minutes or 390 Seconds6 Minutes or 360 Seconds

Tested at Standard Pressure of 190 psi (13.39 kg/cm2)

To avoid pre-cure, the press should be closed within two minutes of the time the first panel is loaded onto a press platen. For temperatures above 280°F, the pre-cure resistance gradually shortens to below one minute at 300°F. Consult the chart on the reverse side for allowable times and temperatures. All veneers should be of uniform thickness with no open knots next to overlay. All epoxy or urethane patches must be completely cured.