Rehau has begun North American production of its LaserEdge adhesive-free, non-PVC laser edgeband.
LaserEdge is applied with laser, plasma or hot-air edgebanding equipment that melts a color-matched functional layer on the reverse side of the edgeband and welds it to the carrier board. The technology eliminates several steps in the manufacturing process, including adhesive color-matching selection, processing setup and additional cleaning and maintenance requirements. It also reduces idle machine periods and associated energy costs, according to the company. For information, visit www.na.rehau.com/furniture.
This article originally appeared in the January 2014 issue.