REHAU Announces Expanded Availability of its LaserEdge™ Adhesive-free Edging

04.28.2015

More Than 300 Matches Already Available From Stock for Both Laser and Hot Air Technologies

LEESBURG, Va., April 28, 2015 – REHAU announces that its industry-leading LaserEdge adhesive-free edging is available in an expanding number of matches, making it possible to create high-end, seamless monolithic panels in high-gloss or textured finishes with more than 300 popular HPL and melamine designs.

REHAU adhesive-free technology is a two-layer edgeband comprising a surface and a color-matched functional layer.  It is applied by edgebanders that melt the functional layer on the reverse side of the edgeband and weld it to the carrier board.  The resulting seam-free board offers increased aesthetic appeal with no joints to stain or discolor, as well as superior heat and moisture resistance and an overall more efficient manufacturing process when compared to EVA glue.

“REHAU is quickly ramping up our adhesive-free stock program for both hot air and laser edgebanders to enable manufacturers on all points of the spectrum to streamline the edgeband application process while taking aesthetics to a new level,” said Dr. Thomas Troeger, North American director for REHAU’s furniture solutions division.

Adhesive-free technology eliminates several steps in the manufacturing process, including adhesive color matching selection, processing set-up and additional cleaning and maintenance requirements, which reduces both material and labor costs. Further, it reduces idle machine periods and associated energy costs.  The safety of the edgeband application is also enhanced, eliminating the potential for adhesive fume inhalation, as well as burn injuries typically resulting from the high temperatures required for EVA and polyurethane (PUR) adhesive application.

To learn more about REHAU adhesive-free edging technology, visit http://na.rehau.com/laser. To browse color matches, visit http://na.rehau.com/colorsearch

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 20,000 employees at more than 170 locations around the world ensure success of the independent, privately held company.

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