LaserEdge edgeband

rehauRehau 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

This article originally appeared in the January 2014 issue.