REHAU marks RAUKANTEX 50-year milestone

Marking 50 years since the launch of its popular RAUKANTEX polymer edgebanding range, REHAU has unveiled two new additions with sustainability at heart.

RAUKANTEX eco and RAUKANTEX evo form part of REHAU’s holistic sustainability strategy and impressively demonstrate how sustainability can be applied to furniture edgebands.

Composed of 50 per cent post-industrial recycled material, RAUKANTEX eco offers a green solution, while maintaining high quality levels. The product is available as the RAUKANTEX pure primer edgeband or RAUKANTEX pro invisible joint edgeband and is a straightforward replacement for conventional edgebands, as no change in machine parameters is needed.

The RAUKANTEX evo edgeband is based on renewable raw materials. Using this edgeband instead of a conventional polypropylene (PP) one ensures the use of non-fossil primary raw materials rather than crude oil. This is known as renewable feedstock as it is waste production from other industries. Furthermore, the edgeband can be processed in the same way as a conventional PP option and has the same quality characteristics of any alternative – also matching the surface of the well-known RAUKANTEX product lines just as flawlessly.

Both products are available in a wide range of colour and decorative design matches, as well as precise specifications and tolerances.

Jonathan Heginbottom, National Sales Manager OEM for REHAU Furniture Solutions, comments: “We’re proud to be celebrating the 50th birthday of the RAUKANTEX brand this year, with the impressive milestone demonstrative of the ongoing quality and design of the range.

“When you look back at its history, you can see how the range has been continuously adapted to stay at the forefront of edgebanding design. With sustainability and the protection of natural resources being among some of the most important issues we currently face, it was important that we could play our part in reducing our impact on the environment, as well as futureproofing edgebanding for years to come.”

As part of REHAU’s sustainability strategy, it ensures recycling of production and processing waste, as well as the use of 100 per cent carbon-neutral electricity for production.

For more information about REHAU’s RAUKANTEX eco and evo ranges, please visit: www.rehau.com/sites-en/raukantex-eco-protect

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