Membrane presses are mainly designed to cover shaped surfaces with veneer or PVC.
The covering material is pressed onto the panel by a combination of heat and air pressure between the membrane and the work table. Membrane presses can be used on large single panels and on several smaller panels on each pressing cycle. They are used, for instance, to produce kitchen cupboard doors and textured panels for doors and coverings. This category also includes used membrane presses to press external veneers on wood or chipboard panels.