Rehau Polymers (REHAU), one of the leading global players in uPVC Windows & Doors, Furniture and Building industry received an overwhelming response and great interest from visitors at SICAM 2019 held in Italy. While the furniture industry presented their latest developments at this international show on furniture components, REHAU brought a particularly special innovation along to the 2019 event: “FLIPDOOR”, an innovative new interpretation of the cabinet which attracted huge interest from industry specialists during the four days of the trade fair.
At SICAM 2019, the new cabinet system was showcased in a particularly special exhibit with a unique design by the Ippolito Fleitz Group. It showed, in a very distinctive way, just what makes FLIPDOOR a genuine alternative to conventional cabinet solutions. A smooth surface unfolds when opening a staggered lamellar structure. The elements move upward in a light, elegant and continuous manner – without visible track elements, mechanisms or abutting faces as when opening doors or flaps. The high-quality design of the FLIPDOOR cabinet system combines perfectly with the RAUVISIO surfaces. The special visual feature, the tilt effect, requires very little spatial depth and this minimises the risk of impact or injury.
Speaking on the remarkable response at the SICAM 2019, Mr Ajay Khurana, Chairman, REHAU South Asia said, “SICAM 2019 turned out to be an excellent platform for REHAU to showcase its most exclusive product line including FLIPDOOR which attracted huge interest from industry specialists. For us, it’s a matter of great pride that REHAU emerged as the winner in all its product categories at this international show that was the most obvious display of a series of technological innovations across the world.”
‘The special blend of attractive design and practical functionality impressed lots of visitors.’ In addition to FLIPDOOR, REHAU also inspired the international furniture industry with a range of other products: design studies and material options from the REHAU surface collection, digital manufacturing processes for components, new colours and much more. The number of visitors to the REHAU fair stand also demonstrated that these were appreciated by attendees.
Jochen Luft, Director of Marketing & Sales EMEA Industry for Furniture Solutions and manager of the REHAU stand at the SICAM trade fair said, “FLIPDOOR was a real eye-catcher and met with a very positive response.” The special blend of attractive design and practical functionality impressed lots of visitors.” “The success of the trade fair underlined the importance of our participation. The number of discussions with international visitors increased significantly again,” said Jochen Luft. “FLIPDOOR wasn’t the only big topic for our visitors – we also discussed various approaches for edge processing with our partners, in conjunction with the digitalisation options provided by #edge is digital.”
SICAM has firmly established itself in the trade fair calendar for the furniture industry and reached another new peak after eleven years: more than 8,000 exhibitors over an area of 16,500 m² and visitors from 109 countries. This development is extremely gratifying for Jochen Luft: “We are already looking forward to SICAM 2020. Along with interzum in Cologne, SICAM is a key location when it comes to making new contacts and having discussions with the international industry. This helps us to see what people’s actual needs are and what developments are necessary.”