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Edge Band Market in India: Creating a Benchmark with Continuous Gains

FDT Bureau

Edge Band Market in India: Creating a Benchmark with Continuous Gains

The Indian edge band market is all set to show signs of explosiveness on account of government spending on infra projects, rising demand for ready-made furniture and consumers’ rising awareness coupled with the entry of several small and large-scale market players.

PVC edge bands have become one of the fastest-growing products in India’s retail industry in the past 3-4 years. The segment has seen a growth in demand on account of the rise in modular furniture production; alongside an increasing supply of Make in India edge bands and the growing awareness among carpenters and consumers. Additionally, the availability of options and varieties in the market that would match laminate colours has further pushed its demand. Here are some of the highlights from Ply Reporter’s analysis of the market.

The rising demand for ready-made furniture has increased the demand for edge bands. Compared to most developed countries, the per capita furniture spending of India is very low. With the growing purchasing power of the middle class, furniture spending is expected to grow multi-fold. The connected industries, including edge bands will be part of the growth story.

Understanding edge banding tape

An edge band tape is a narrow strip of material that is used to create durable and aesthetically pleasing trim edges during the finishing stages of carpentry. It is used to cover the exposed sides of materials such as wood, ply, particle board, MDF, WPC, etc, thereby increasing the durability and enhancing the appearance of a solid or more valuable material.

Edge bands are strong and long-lasting. They protect the board from moisture and handle damages and chip-offs. Edge banding is not a new phenomenon in the woodworking industry. It has witnessed considerable changes with time due to the availability of new materials and process mechanisms supported by technological enhancement.



This article is a part of our exclusive article ‘Edge Band Market in India’ which is originally published in Furniture Design Technology (FDT Magazine) January 2023 print issue. If you want to read the full article, please subscribe Furniture Design Technology Magazine here:




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