In keeping with the growing trend to match home interiors, REHAU India, a leading system and service provider for polymer-based solutions in windows, furniture & building industry launched RAUKANTEX uPVC edgebands that blend aesthetically with all kinds of furniture. REHAU RAUKANTEX edgebands have antimicrobial properties, displaying strong effect against certain bacteria and are DOP free (Di-octyl phthalate).
RAUKANTEX is REHAU’s premium edgeband range and will be available in 9 variants. These include; RAUKANTEX Colour & Décor, RAUKANTEX Mirror Gloss, RAUKANTEX Magic 3D, RAUKANTEX V-Groove, RAUKANTEX Wood Veneer, RAUKANTEX Retail Collection, V-Twin and RAUKANTEX Super High Gloss. The Edgebands can match any corresponding laminate texture, design or colour.
Edgebands enhance the overall appeal of your furniture and are a perfect solution for kitchen cabinets, countertops for offices, cupboards, table edges, etc. In addition to being cost-effective, they offer a smooth finish by concealing raw edges, increasing the durability of your furniture. They protect the furniture from humidity and are heat resistant. They minimise the accumulation of dust and are easy to clean. In addition, the edgebands are child-friendly, pet-friendly and eco-friendly.
To showcase the lifestyle features of the edgebands, REHAU has roped in leading Retail & Merchandise designer, Sanjana Sud, from Abraxas Design to create a collection of fashion clothes and props using edgebands. The event witnessed a spectacular evening of fashion and glamour. Leading models walked the ramp, reflecting the style of edgebands with their innovative dresses such as edgeband mounted shoulder top and knee-length skirt, edgebands rings attached to an outfit, edgeband upper body set and costume, shoulder set and long skirt made using edgeband, halter top, flare skirt, and a range of 15 accessories such as edgeband inspired headgear, sunglasses, bangles, and more. The accessories and props were manufactured by the leading production house, Ozeca.
Ajay Khurana, Chairman, REHAU, South Asia said, “Today’s discerning consumer demands stylish choices of surfaces with intricate detail and finishing. This is the reason for the rising demand and popularity of our edgebands. The uPVC edgebands possess anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and DOP features, and are recyclable. They open a new perspective to modern furniture design. Carpenters, contractors and furniture manufacturers find it very valuable, both commercially and aesthetically. Consumers recognise it as a lifestyle product, playing an important role in designing homes and blending it with any kind of furniture and décor. In addition, they come in 1000+ colours and a 100% colour match guarantee to suit every palate.”
Sanjana Sud from Abraxas Design, said, “It is an honour to work with REHAU to create a collection of innovative fashion clothes and accessories inspired by the edgebands. The process was interactive and I got to learn so much about this material and its several benefits such as being eco-friendly and green.”