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3 TREND NEWS Lightening the Load

Image credits: EGGER, Markus Kasselmann/ Gerdes Group, Raufeld Medien, Heike Schmitt/Mรถbel Hunger.


40 A EUROLIGHT速 board weighs approximately 40 percent of a comparable thickness of chipboard.

60 Compared to chipboard of the same size, producing a EUROLIGHT速 board consumes up to 60 percent less wood, thanks to the cardboard honeycomb core.

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Due to its lightweight properties thirty five percent more EUROLIGHT速 boards can be transported in one go compared to conventional boards.

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The EUROLIGHT速 decor collection consists of 20 designs with high quality melamine faced surface layers and matched ABS edging.


Wide range of appLications

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Modern design

Vienna’s oldest secular building, the “Heumühle”, is home to the showroom of the furniture and fixture supplier Selmer (AT). Contrasting the historic walls and beams with a contemporary material was part of the design concept. This is where 60 mm EUROLIGHT® lightweight board – combined with the Solid Premium White decor (W1001) – with its low weight and strong stability was the ideal choice for equipping the bar, shelving and landing as well as storage with built-in lighting.

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The rooms of the Residence Inn by Marriott in Edinburgh (UK) had to appear fresh and natural. The interior designers were enthusiastic about the sustainability and weight advantage of EUROLIGHT®. They blazed new trails in terms of appearance: the board was used for the first time with the Aragon Oak decor (H1372 ST22). EGGER contributed technical application advice and delivered coordinated, environmentally friendly ABS edging.

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one of a kind

In the acquisition of its new processing centre, the joinery workshop of the Gerdes Group in Wiefelstede (DE) ensured that it could process honeycomb core boards with a thickness of up to 100 mm. This makes the fabrication of bespoke furnishings such as a wall unit easy. In the case illustrated above, the customer desired a wide side wall – one of the advantages of 50 mm EUROLIGHT®. The shelf boards were mounted using mouldings without any hardware. Screwing on door hinges did not pose a problem. Gerdes applied a lacquer to the “painting grade” EUROLIGHT® board.


a YoUng generation

iMM coLogne highLights

An interview with Oliver Hunger, Manager of Hunger Furniture Manufacturing, about processing lightweight building boards, outdated preconceptions and new solutions. You put your trust in the EUROLIGHT® lightweight board more than seven years ago. Did you have cause to regret this decision? No, quite the opposite. Processing lightweight boards is a key supporting leg of our business next to waterproof laser edging with seamless joints. We invested in suitable machines as soon as the EGGER lightweight board became a competitiVelY priced product. EUROLIGHT® was the best alternative during the first wood shortages in 2006. Next to the ecological argument, what do you see as the advantages? Ease of installation for example. Suitable boards have to be used for thick walls that are currently in demand. Solid chipboard with a decor in an equivalent thickness not only costs more than EUROLIGHT®, it is also virtually impossible to carry by yourself at a size of 1 by 2 metres. Then there are the technical

Qualities: customers are gradually beginning to understand that a sandwich board bends a lot less. Shelf boards made of chipboard or MDF cannot be any longer than 80 cm, while EUROLIGHT® works for lengths of up to 1.50 m. Isn’t the material more complicated to process than chipboard? Thanks to the 8 mm surface layers, conventional hardware can be used. The honeycomb core offers the added possibility of integrating technologY such as lighting – without slotted holes and elaborate milling. People had reservations for a long time. But developments in mechanical engineering and hardware technology have helped to promote this lightweight board. The younger generation of technicians are also familiar with lightweight construction from the automobile industry, and approach the new wood-based material with curiosity.

The IMM Cologne is a leading international furniture show displaying the latest in upcoming furniture and interior design trends. Among the key trends for 2013 included the continued use of natural solid colours. Natural hues of grey and earthy tones were used together, to create a harmonious, multi-tone look. Natural, authentic woodgrains featuring plenty of character continue to be popular. But instead of the woodgrains being used prominently as doors they are increasingly being used as accents in combination with solid colours. Vibrant use of colour to create an accent was also on display, used to create a contrast with more neutral hues, creating a third element to the concept of ‘mix and match’.

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