Monday, July 5, 2021
‘Naturally we understand edgebands’ with this vision Rehau recently launches sustainable edgeband lines and continues business in a more responsible way. Sustainability is a key issue at Rehau. Using its polymer expertise, the company is always striving to improve polymers, make its products more sustainable and recycle available resources. This is now being achieved in the products in the RAUKANTEX eco.protect concept. The two new product lines RAUKANTEX eco and RAUKANTEX evo impressively demonstrate how sustainability can be applied to furniture edgebands.
‘Naturally, we understand edgebands – and we understand how to make edgebands naturally,’ says Daniel Elfe-Degel, Product Group Manager Edgebands and Project Manager for Sustainable Edgebands in the Furniture Solutions division. ‘We are celebrating the 50th birthday of the RAUKANTEX brand this year. Sustainability and the protection of natural resources are some of the most important issues we are currently facing. It goes without saying that we want to set a good example with our edgebands.’
Two new product lines: RAUKANTEX eco und RAUKANTEX evo
Two impressive new product lines have been added to the REHAU edgeband portfolio. In RAUKANTEX eco, REHAU has developed an edgeband composed of 50% post-industrial recycled material that is every bit the equal of conventional PP edgebands in terms of design, quality and processing. RAUKANTEX eco is available as the RAUKANTEX pure primer edgeband or the RAUKANTEX pro invisible joint edgeband and can be used quite easily by processors instead of conventional edgebands. The machine parameters are the same, so no adjustment in needed.
The RAUKANTEX evo edgeband is based on renewable raw materials, the use of which creates no additional demand for crude oil. In other words, if this edgeband is used instead of a conventional polypropylene edgeband, it ensures that non-fossil primary raw materials will be used in PP production rather than crude oil. This is known as renewable feedstock, meaning waste products from other industries. This also ensures that there is no need to use valuable agricultural land for cultivating crops to be used in the production of polymers.