REHAU Introduces High-gloss Surfaces to Kitchen and Bath Designers at KBIS 2015

02.02.2015

LEESBURG, Va., January 20, 2015 – REHAU announces the launch of its RAUVISIO™ high-gloss surfaces, available from stock throughout North America. The line features two collections, RAUVISIO brilliant™ high-gloss surfaces and RAUVISIO crystal™ glass-design surfaces.  Both surfaces can be fabricated using REHAU LaserEdge™ technology for a seamless, adhesive-free finish, allowing furniture designers to create the look of solid surface or high-end lacquered and glass-top finishes with economical, manufacturing-friendly polymers. 

“RAUVISIO addresses the high-gloss trend with some unique styling options at an attractive price point,” said Dr. Thomas Troeger, director of the furniture business unit at REHAU.  “One benefit of RAUVISIO surfaces is their superior color-fastness, compared with similar high-gloss surfaces, even when exposed to UV light on a regular basis.”

Unlike competitive surfaces that use a clear top layer, the co-extruded RAUVISIO laminate features a PMMA (acrylic) top layer that is color-matched to the ABS base layer. This process enhances both the depth effect and the UV resistance of the laminate.

Offered in 10 neutral to vibrant colors and metallics, RAUVISIO brilliant high-gloss surfaces comprise perfectly matched laminate, balancing sheet and edgebanding, producing a high-quality finished board.  The edgeband selection consists of 33 designs to match or complement the surfaces with decorative effects.

RAUVISIO crystal glass-design surfaces provide the elegance of real glass in a durable polymer that enhances convenience for the manufacturer, installer and end user.  Fabricated with the laser-compatible Visions™ Duo-Design edgeband, RAUVISIO crystal achieves a convincing glass-top design, recognized by the interzum award 2013 for its high product quality.  Offered in three different tones of white, RAUVISIO crystal is a lightweight, scratch- and impact-resistant polymer that can be cut and drilled during installation.

“Transporting glass is always risky due to its weight and risk of breakage,” said Troeger . “We say RAUVISIO crystal is a flexible glass laminate not only because it resists breakage, but also because it can be cut and drilled with standard woodworking tools adding flexibility during production and installation.”

RAUVISIO edgebands can be applied using standard edgebanders with traditional adhesive or further processed into REHAU LaserEdge, an innovative adhesive-free, non-PVC laser edging that is applied using the latest laser or hot air edgebanders for a seamless board.

RAUVISIO is offered as individual matching components (laminate, balancing sheet and edgeband) or as finished, cut-to-size pressed boards with REHAU LaserEdge applied, making high-gloss available to any woodworking shop without investment in machinery. High-gloss pressed boards and edgeband are available through the REHAU Express Collection stock program. Cut-to-size pressed boards are produced to order with a short lead time.

“We just started offering RAUVISIO cut-to-size pressed boards, so even small shops can create high-gloss kitchen, retail and commercial designs,” explained Troeger.

To learn more about RAUVISIO high-gloss surfaces and to obtain samples, visit http://na.rehau.com/rauvisio.

For more information, contact: REHAU, 1501 Edwards Ferry Rd., N.E., Leesburg, Va., 20176. Phone: 1.800.247.9445. Fax: 1.800.627.3428. E-mail: rehau.mailbox@rehau.com.  North American Web site: www.na.rehau.com.

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REHAU delivers “Unlimited Polymer Solutions,” and is the premium worldwide brand for polymer-based innovations and systems in construction, automotive and industry. The company generates continuous growth through its expertise and innovative capabilities in materials development, systems design and surface technology. Approximately 18,000 employees at more than 170 locations around the world ensure success of the independent, privately held company.

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