Even though we invented powder-based coating technology over 60 years ago, the team behind it shows no signs of slowing down. For years, our resin technology toolbox has enabled metal and other man-made substrates to be cured faster and more efficiently, at lower temperatures and with less waste – all while delivering outstanding durability and aesthetics across a wide range of market segments.
Then, our bright minds came up with a completely new zero-VOC technology that brings these same benefits to wood and MDF – opening up a whole new world of opportunities. Our family of powder-based resin technology is one of the most innovative and progressive technologies in the entire coatings industry. That’s why we appreciate having a growing customer base that continues to join us in exploring the power of powder.
Proof of the positive impact of powder coatings on metal substrates
With the effects of climate change increasingly apparent around the world, it is more important than ever to develop eco-friendly solutions, but also to clearly demonstrate their sustainability value and prevent ‘greenwashing’. That’s why, for over a decade, DSM has been developing life cycle analyses (LCA) that objectively prove the impact of our solutions on the environment.
Our latest LCA underlines the strong environmental advantages of using powder coating technology on industrial-coated flat metal substrates. In particular, our study conclusively shows that powder coatings can reduce CO2 by 10 to 55% compared to conventional solvent-borne coating systems – making them good for you, good for us, and good for the environment.
“We’re working more closely than ever with customers here in the United States to define precisely which formulations work today, and also farther down the road. The powder coating business can be complex, but we try to make it simple. We ask customers what they really want… and there’s a good chance that the DSM team can make it happen.
From the development of CORRES corrosion resistance in marine applications to ACE and automotive, to the latest powder-in-mold technology, we are innovating, day by day, hand in hand with our customers."
"Right now, we have around 70 different formulations being synthesized and perfected. Our customers value this, but, of course, we also value them.
Working closely with our customers, we learn exactly what the market desires in terms of new resin formulations, which is a great win-win for the industry."
Bob Cregg, North American Business Director Powder, Can & Coil Resins
"One thing we are never short of…is ideas. In the polyester field alone we’re coming across new properties and benefits of our resins all the time. In fact I'd say we have 10 or 15 great ideas for the next decade.
Our Uralac® Ultra solution for low-temperature cure, powder coating onto MDF is one of those ideas. If you had said to me 10 years ago that we could apply powder coating on wood at 120 degrees c in just five minutes, I would have said 'impossible'."
"This product has been in development for a decade. I can remember two specific points when we hit big roadblocks and were given a 'no go' decision. This is what really tests you. Sometimes it can be the belief and determination of just one or two people to keep going, and I'm glad it happened in this case because we eventually overcome those roadblocks and are now have a great solution."
Leen Molhoek, DSM Science Manager