Vision

The history of innovation doesn’t stop now, not even on the 50th anniversary. REHAU will keep developing RAUKANTEX: with sustainability as the focus. But new surface finishes, special applications and digitalisation are also being driven forward.



Vision

The history of innovation doesn’t stop now, not even on the 50th anniversary. REHAU will keep developing RAUKANTEX: with sustainability as the focus. But new surface finishes, special applications and digitalisation are also being driven forward.

Vision von RAUKANTEX

Vision

The history of innovation doesn’t stop now, not even on the 50th anniversary. REHAU will keep developing RAUKANTEX: with sustainability as the focus. But new surface finishes, special applications and digitalisation are also being driven forward.

Sustainability in action:RAUKANTEX eco.protect

Taking responsibility for the future of the next genera­tions is a key part of REHAU‘s DNA. Sustainability is therefore an integral component of our corporate strategy – including for RAUKANTEX. Our commitment starts with our employees and extends to raw materials, packaging, products, production and energy manage­ment. Taking a holistic view, REHAU is pursuing a clear goal: to continuously increase the use of recycled materials and to reduce carbon emissions.

Natural knowlEDGE

The two sustainable product lines of RAUKANTEX eco and RAUKANTEX evo actively promote the reduction of CO2 emissions and increased use of recycled materials.

RAUKANTEX basic edge supports resource-efficient lightweight construction. Our RAUKANTEX pro product range uses the more environmentally friendly polymer polypropylene, which is adhesive-free.

RAUKANTEX eco.protect

Sustainability in action:RAUKANTEX eco.protect

Taking responsibility for the future of the next genera­tions is a key part of REHAU‘s DNA. Sustainability is therefore an integral component of our corporate strategy – including for RAUKANTEX. Our commitment starts with our employees and extends to raw materials, packaging, products, production and energy manage­ment. Taking a holistic view, REHAU is pursuing a clear goal: to continuously increase the use of recycled materials and to reduce carbon emissions.

Natural knowlEDGE

The two sustainable product lines of RAUKANTEX eco and RAUKANTEX evo actively promote the reduction of CO2 emissions and increased use of recycled materials.

RAUKANTEX basic edge supports resource-efficient lightweight construction. Our RAUKANTEX pro product range uses the more environmentally friendly polymer polypropylene, which is adhesive-free.

RAUKANTEX eco.protect

The evolution of the edgeband

The story of the edgeband is a story of progress.It is not only in terms of its appearance and ease of processing that RAUKANTEX has made great evolu­tionary steps – the edgeband is now also available with various special functions. For example, with particularly high scratch resistance or fire resistance.

The new matt: RAUKANTEX scratch.protect

RAUKANTEX scratch.protect brings a new level of quality to surface finishing. In addition to its matt appearance, the furniture edgeband is characterised above all by its soft-touch feel and its high scratch resistance, ranging from 3 to 12 gloss level points.

  • Anti-fingerprint effect 
  • Soft touch feel 
  • High scratch resistance 
  • Anti-sheen effect: prevents shine on the matt surface at a flat viewing angle 
  • Easy care 

When safety is required: RAUKANTEX FP

Fire protection is the be-all and end-all in building construction and engineering, as well as for local and long-distance transport. The smoke development of the materials used in interiors is particularly crucial in an emergency situation.Strict legal requirements for passive fire protection therefore also apply here. RAUKANTEX FP from the product family fire.protect offers self-extinguishing, halogen-free edgebands for wall coverings or furniture which meet the key European fire protection require­ments and, at the same time, do not limit the design.

Whether it’s an exhibition hall, hotel, kindergarten, school, hospital or local and long-distance transport:in all of these places, safety is paramount. People need to be protected as good as possible and – in the event of a fire breaking out – be exposed to only the smallest possible quantities of smoke and toxic gases. It must be possible to escape from the buildings or vehicles without loss of orientation.Likewise, the effect of the fire must not be intensified by materials.RAUKANTEX FP are halogen-free flame protected edgebands. Their fire behaviour is certified according to the applicable standards EN 13501-1* and EN 45545-2 and can therefore be used in these areas.

*Bond test with specified combination of edge, board and adhesive, please see our technical information. www.rehau.com/ti

Did you know?

  • 95 % of those killed in fires die as a result of smoke inhalation
  • 3 breaths of highly toxic fire smoke will lead to unconsciousness
  • 2 min. can already be fatal

‘What drives our research and development is the desire to create added value for our customers – and not only via the product, but also via our services.’

Matthias Hacker, Project Manager and Senior Engineer for the Edgeband division at REHAU

#edgeisdigital

‘What drives our research and development is the desire to create added value for our customers – and not only via the product, but also via our services.’

Matthias Hacker, Project Manager and Senior Engineer for the Edgeband division at REHAU

The edgeband goes digital: a quantum leap in the quality process

Mechanisation, mass production, digitalisation – these are the major development stages in industrial production. When people now talk about Industry 5.0, they are usually referring to the next stage of digitalisation: the networking of IT with industrial production. REHAU has already taken a big step here for RAUKANTEX. In addition to its edgeband search tool for interior designers and carpenters, REHAU also offers its #edgeisdigital service to digitise and accelerate the processing of edgeband materials, which also minimises the defect rate. This is a real breakthrough on the path towards the smart factory!

What is #edgeisdigital? 

Edgebands are linked with the customer’s machine using ‘data on tag’ (barcode/2D code) on the edgeband coil or a cloud-based connection, providing master and/or instance data, such as width, thickness, material, version, colour or even the coil length, in digital form. 

This makes warehouse management, goods receipt or material planning much easier. Stock levels are transparent and can be viewed at any time. Production, storage and processes – everything can be tracked, which also helps with processing complaints and simplifies ordering procedures. 

In production, the parameters no longer need to be laboriously entered into the machines by hand. This saves time, simplifies operation and eliminates errors. 

#edgeisdigital

What added value does the customer get from #edgeisdigital?

  • Work preparation is optimised. 
  • Production control systems can be supplied with all edgeband information – per coil – within seconds. 
  • Sources of errors are minimised. 
  • This enables the customer to achieve a significant increase in efficiency.

What the edgeband can do: special production & trend developments

REHAU‘s work thrives on partnerships. They provide inspiration and ideas and ensure that developments meet the needs of the different industries. RAUKANTEX is one of the products that has achieved its excellent level of quality as a result of close collaboration with the decorative printing industry and machine manufacturers. In the history of RAUKANTEX there have always been special projects that have raised the edgeband to new levels.

RAUKANTEX lumina

The edgeband lights up: RAUKANTEX lumina

Light offers many possibilities: it can be used to accen¬tuate pieces of furniture in an optimal way. It can make rooms look larger and cosier, create accents and provide structure. Lighting and illuminated furniture can help with this, thanks to an innovation from REHAU: RAUKANTEX lumina 3D edgebands enable components themselves to be illuminated. Sunlight or artificial light is absorbed, concentrated and emitted via the radii of the light edgeband. 
Technically, the effect is achieved via light-harvesting pigments, which convert UV and artificial light into visible light – without any need for a power supply or batteries.

RAUKANTEX für die Türfalzbekantung

RAUKANTEX conquers door rebate edging

In the office furniture industry and parts of the kitchen sector, invisible-joint technology is considered to be state of the art. Together with the Prüm-Garant Group and HOMAG, REHAU has also transferred its benefits to door rebate edging. 

The first series system for edging door rebates with invisible-joint technology entered into production at Prüm in spring 2019. REHAU developed a brand-new product line especially for this application, based on the tried-and-tested RAUKANTEX pro.

RAUKANTEX health.protect

For better hygiene and safety: RAUKANTEX health.protect

For better hygiene and safety: RAUKANTEX health.protect
Whether it’s in a hospital or in your own home, REHAU health.protect prevents the contamination of surfaces wherever lots people come together in a confined space. Specially coordinated formulations and coatings enable the surfaces and edgebands to provide their antibacterial effect. This means that, in normal humidity, more than 99.9% of the bacteria are destroyed within 24 hours. The bacterial protec-tion is only complete when the matching furniture edgeband is used.RAUKANTEX pro in particular reveals its benefits to the full here, because the seamless appearance not only looks classy, but it also prevents dirty joints where bacteria can accumulate.RAUKANTEX health.protect edgebands are available in almost all colours and decorative designs and with various gloss levels from matt to high-gloss.

Learn more about the past and future of RAUKANTEX:

Engineering progress

Enhancing lives