Announcing the installation of the first IMA laser edgebander in North America is (l-r)  Michael Lind, CEO of Leitz, Karl Schenk, president of Schenk Architectural Imports Ltd., Warren Cleaver, general manager for Schenk, and Murat Dogan, president of IMA Canada.
Announcing the installation of the first IMA laser edgebander in North America is (l-r) Michael Lind, CEO of Leitz, Karl Schenk, president of Schenk Architectural Imports Ltd., Warren Cleaver, general manager for Schenk, and Murat Dogan, president of IMA Canada.

ATLANTA - At IWF, IMA announced the first North American installation of its laser edgebander will be at Schenk Architectural Imports Ltd., a cabinet component manufacturer based in Calgary, AB. The system is set to be in place by December.

According to Karl Schenk, president, the laser edgebander will be used in the production of the company’s line of Stijle contemporary-style cabinet doors. Karl Schenk adds the laser edgebanding system will provide a seamless edge not only on its standard high-gloss laminate product line, but also can be used on its new line of 3mm polycarbonate over MDF, which “gives the look of a glass door,” as well as with its UV lacquer MDF doors. Schenk Architectural sells its products throughout Canada and the United States.

Schenk said the decision to install a laser edgebander was a two-year process during which the company traveled to Europe and set up partnerships with the various vendors. With the IMA laser edgebander the company will use tape from Rehau and Doellken, and Whispercut tooling from Leitz.

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