What is wood fiber laminate?
Wood fiber laminate is cellulose fibers derived from wood pulp bonded using vegetable-based adhesives, resulting in a high-performing, sustainable surface. The engineered natural material is an economical choice, eliminating the labor-intensive finish work of real veneer and coming in at nearly one-third of the cost of prefinished veneer.
What is synchronized etching?
Synchronized etching, the proprietary technology used in RAUVISIO ingrain, adds visual dimension to a wood-fiber pore by applying a patterned matte and low gloss finish. It delivers the soft, crisp graining of a veneer, without the overcompensations typical of melamine embossing. On REHAU LaserEdge, this technique known as duo-gloss, recreates each laminate color using a precision embossing pattern for a visually seamless surface-to-edge transition.
What makes it unique?
- Natural cellulose fibers
- Synchronized etching finish
- Free of melamine resins, formaldehyde, phenol and solvents
RAUVISIO ingrain wood fiber laminate is cellulose fibers derived from wood pulp bonded using vegetable-based adhesives, resulting in a high-performing, sustainable surface. Free of melamine resins, formaldehyde, phenol and solvents, the laminate is offered as pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) laminates, boards and edgeband or fabricated panels and cabinet doors. The PSA laminate is extremely flexible, making it ideal for vertical design elements, including curved walls and soft 3D applications, and suitable for cabinet refacing. Crafted in Italy, the wood-fiber paper is applied stateside to a particle board core using PUR glue and finished with REHAU LaserEdge™ duo-gloss technology. By combining color, gloss and embossing patterns, this next-generation edge seamlessly continues the heightened sensory experience of the wood-fiber surface. Lose yourself in the definition of RAUVISIO ingrain.
“Textured melamines have printed designs that are then subjected to a resin bath causing the image quality to become diluted. The resulting finish is typically glossy and artificial. RAUVISIO ingrain maintains a high-definition print because its finish is applied by a proprietary print-roller process in a unique matte and low-gloss texture that matches the grain pattern. To match this high-definition effect in REHAU LaserEdge, our color-match artisans have advanced our edgeband technology with complex designs that use patterns in the color, gloss and embossing.”
- Scott Blair, senior product engineer at REHAU