From the introduction of mass-produced, plain white edgeband in the 1960s, designed to simply cover the open sides of chipboard, through to recreating wood-effect décors in the 70s or multiplex and glass-effect profiles in the 90s, it is easy to see how edgebanding has come a long way over the past 50 years.
As a polymer specialist, REHAU has moved with these transitions every step of the way, pioneering with design and developing cutting-edge technology.
Today, REHAU is one of the leading edgeband manufacturers in the world. Through working closely with all leading board and machine manufacturers, REHAU has created the Standard Stock Program – an expansive range of edgeband, which consists of over 1800 colours and décors in thousands of variants and all available from stock.
Rehau Standard Stock Program
This has made REHAU the ideal, innovative partner, offering flexible solutions for all set-ups, from independent carpenters and joiners to the large-scale industrial-size furniture manufacturers.
REHAU’s Raukantex edgeband range has been developed for all commonly-used processing methods, whether you are using a handheld edgebander and require a primed edgeband for use with hot melt adhesive, or a top-of-the-range laser, hot-air or NIR machine for a true zero joint finish. The Standard Stock Program has the perfect edgeband for every requirement – without compromise.
Today the trend in furniture design is moving towards individuality and character, especially in areas such as living spaces and kitchen interiors. REHAU is able to produce digital printed edgeband designs with a long print repeat: whether in matt, soft-touch, high-gloss, and metallic or in a textured surface finish.
REHAU’s polymer glass surface material, Rauvisio crystal, has undergone continuous development over the past couple of years. Originally a small collection of gloss colours, it has grown to an extensive range of on-trend designs. With décors that imitate natural materials such as stone, it is now possible to bring any design vision to life. Of course all colours and décors are available in gloss and matt finishes with matching edgeband – for that seamless quality.
Rauvisio crystal décor – perfect for kitchen cabinet fronts
So whether the requirement is just for edgeband or complete components, designers and manufacturers can find it all in one place. REHAU can offer all this and more from an extensive product portfolio.
Visitors to Interzum are invited to the company’s stand to check out the latest trends and additions to its product ranges, including new edgeband collections, new surface colours and a brand new roller shutter system.
There is also the opportunity to take a sneak peek into the apartment of the future in an exclusive area on the stand. Here REHAU will be showing new developments in digital printing and design development of edgeband, surface material and a joint venture in the world of solid surface materials with a new partner.
Talk to one of REHAU’s UK product experts at Interzum – or simply to get inspired – visit REHAU on stand E030 / F030 in hall 8.1.