Ahrend announces its investment in laser edge banding equipment. TECHO, a subsidiary of the Ahrend Group, will house this state-of-the-art equipment at its manufacturing facilities in Prague where it will be used for both Ahrend and TECHO products.
Laser edge banding equipment promises a precise and seamless finish to the edging of worktops. Edges are fused together by laser technology applied to the surface of the laminate material, sealing it without any visible joint. This not only provides a more aesthetic finish but also provides a water resistant joint that prevents damp from penetrating in the chipboard causing it to expand.
Since this technology replaces the use of glue, it offers a more sustainable solution for worktop edging. The workplace environment will benefit too as the laser sealed edges prevent the release of formaldehydes and other chemical emissions from the chipboard material.