Lightweight construction

Description

Description

Solutions for lightweight construction

REHAU identified the importance of the top topic of lightweight construction early on, and is an innovator in both edging solutions using frameless lightweight boards and function profiles for lightweight construction applications.


Supporting edgeband technology – RAUKANTEX basic edge

In order to achieve a smooth decorative edge even on lightweight construction boards without a sill of less than 8 mm and, therefore, to ensure smooth machine processing of the boards, REHAU developed the innovative supporting edgeband RAUKANTEX basic edge. The RAUKANTEX basic edge supporting edgeband supports the lightweight surfaces against each other and provides a solid basis for applying the decorative edge. This ensures the required pressure stability and guarantees smooth processing.


Edgeband solutions for direct edging

Almost all RAUKANTEX edgeband materials are suitable for standard edging.

Advantages

Advantages

  • Rollable material
  • Creation of boards of any shape
  • Processing of tight radii
  • Easy to glue after shaping thanks to an innovative foam structure (no priming required)
  • Processing in a continuous operation or on CNC machinery possible

Applications

Applications

The following parameters are to be observed when edging narrow surfaces without a supporting edgeband:

  • Minimum thickness of the lightweight surface – to ensure that the bond will hold
  • Minimum thickness of the edgeband – regardless of the thickness of the structure
  • Choice of inlay design (honeycomb or wave)
  • Choice of adhesive (EVA, APAO, PUR)