Starbank Invests in ZEROedge Technology

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Q4 of 2022 will see more exciting new investments for Starbank, when we take delivery of our new Centateq E-700 with Power Edge Pro Duo. This CNC machining centre will kick start our ZEROedge® offer of adhesive free edgebanding for demanding and high quality furniture components. Using Homag’s AirTec system, the E-700 Gantry CNC machine features exact edge tracing and …

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The Future of Edgebanding begins at Starbank.

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The Covid pandemic has had some major disruptions to the “normal” day to day for many businesses across the UK. This has resulted in some challenging commercial situations. To boost the economy and manufacturing in general, the Government announced a “Super Deduction Tax Break”. This tax break is eligible for new machinery in place by the end of March 2023. …

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Shield Fire Doors Surpass Rigorous Testing

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We were lucky enough to be asked by Halspan to collaborate with them to fabricate two quite complex and possibly the most difficult type of postformed doorsets possible. These Shield doors were postformed in Kydex PVC, 2.2m tall and double swing, double doors with flush vision panels, radius frames and lots of complex hardware, which is a very tricky set …

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Starbank Achieves Carbon Neutral Status

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We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the international PAS 2060 certification, and Starbank is now officially recognised as “A Carbon Neutral Manufacturing Company”. This has been carried out in partnership with Energy Gain UK. With the Conference of the Parties ( COP26 ) highlighting that we all have a responsibility to reduce our impact on the …

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Starbank Launches New 3D Wall Panels – Carved

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In the world of interior fit out, making a big statement with a space can be totally transformative. Carved gives you the opportunity to make the walls the statement feature. Our range of Carved decorative panels, gives you the choice of our standard range of designs. If you truly want to create something unique, then work with our in-house designer …

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Investments In New Homag CNC Machining Centres

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Since our incorporation, Starbank have invested in 22 Homag CNC machines.  These have been crucial for the success and growth of the business as they have allowed us to maintain our high quality standards. We have always taken a forward-thinking, latest technology approach when purchasing new equipment, focusing purely on high-specification solutions. This tactic has delivered tremendous flexibility, enabling us …

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Our 5S Workplace

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As part of our continual improvement and growth, we are upgrading our practices this year to incorporate 5s workplace principles. 5s is a philosophy originating in Japan as a way of organising and managing your workspace. The intention is to improve efficiency by eliminating waste, improving work flow and eliminating unnecessary processes. 5s is broken down into stages (funnily enough …

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Helping Our Local Community

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As Christmas time approaches we start to think of those less fortunate than ourselves and its this time of year were we like to give back to our community as well as charitable organisations close to our hearts. This year we decided to have a fundraising day, that included wearing Christmas jumpers/ accessories, a guess the baby competition with baby …

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Fire Door Five: Shutting the door on fire and smoke

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Today marks the start of Fire Door Safety Week. This campaign ids designed to raise awareness of the importance of fire safety within the both commercial, public and residential buildings. The Grenfell Tower disaster is one high profile example that shows the world that without proper fire regulated materials, checks and procedures in place within all phases of a building …

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Taking Shape with our 5 Axis CNC

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Since the installation of our Homag BMG 512 5 axis CNC, we have been able to take on your 3D projects. Our dedicated CAD team have built up their techniques and knowledge to handle the variety of 5 axis model work we have produced up to date. With some quite challenging projects under our belt, we are continually progressing and …

Arpa Launches Fenix NTA

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After three years of research and with a patent pending Fenix NTA™ has been launched by Arpa. Fenix NTA is a smart material. It has an empowered brushed metal surface, with all the added benefits of the Fenix structure. It can be used for both horizontal and vertical applications and can be machined with standard carpenter tools. Fenix NTA’s unique …

Homag SWT 725 Calibrator

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As our Shield Fire doors have become increasingly popular within the fire door market we are taking control of all the processes involved. This has resulted in us acquiring a Homag SWT 725 Calibrator. This piece of machinery will allow to keep the calibration of all door cores in house, improving our lead times and giving us complete control of …

Starbank’s Power Lifters

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No our staff aren’t in training for the world’s strongest man competition as the title of this blog may suggest. In fact we have actually taken the weight out of moving our panels from machine to machine by installing several vacuum lifting systems. These lifts will assist our staff in manoeuvring and turning over large panels. They allow for less staff …

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Office Design Trends in 2017

Starbank IT Industry News

What people expect and need from their office environment is ever-changing and evolving. With the new thinkers such as Google and Apple designing the ultimate office environment for their workers, these new spaces are thankfully a far cry away from the stereotypical stuffy, segregated offices that some of us have had to endure in the past (and in some unfortunate circumstances still do!). …

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Eggers Decorative Collection 17-19

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From a comprehensive range of decors to a full suite of supporting products and services … everything has been designed to allow you to work with speed, confidence and success. Egger’s 9-Grid is an orientation system that allows a fast, direct comparison between colours and shades as well as clustering woodgrains and materials according to their character. This enables you to quickly …

4 Shades of Velvet from LG Hausey

Starbank IT Industry News

The new colours belonging to the Solid range, take inspiration from the beauty of the natural world including rich organic pigments and tactile materials such as leather and raw clay. Mink, Evergreen, Cosmic Blue and Suede join together to create atmospheric finishes for the highest quality solid surface material. The Velvet Colours will add a balanced and authentic sophistication to any environment. All colours are …

Big Investments for 2017

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After planning and moving our factory operations into our new 116,000 sq ft manufacturing space last year, we will be investing in further technology in 2017. Our senior management team have put in place a business development plan which will take us well into 2020. Starting this year we are hoping to expand our solid surface and fire door manufacturing departments, …

Our Carbon Conscious Christmas.

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The holiday season is fast approaching us and its normal at this time to start running around the country with bottles of alcohol and chocolates like mad people…. Of course we are saying thank you – a huge thank you – to the businesses who help us to keep the lights on, our people employed and our company alive and …

STARlite Sales Soar

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Traditionally the most common method to achieve a thicker profile panel was to bond a number of core boards together, but despite the introduction of lightweight panels the finished products can still be heavy, difficult to use traditional fixings, and sometimes impractical as a finished piece. Starbank’s solution to this problem is the design and development of STARlite®. A lightweight composite …