Truly top coating and finishing with Uralac® Ultra
At DSM we believe that the resin is the heart of the paint – binding the pigment and helping to create an unforgettable product. Uralac® Ultra is a powder coating technology like no other because it enables fast and efficient coating of engineered wood like MDF with outstanding aesthetics and lasting performance - at a very competitive cost-per-square-metre. This proven technology benefits industrial coating specialists, paint companies, brands and consumers alike – as well as the environment. So if you’re looking for a partner with a binding commitment to the coating industry… you’ve found one.
What others say about Uralac® Ultra
Your starting point for the finest paint finishes in construction
Uralac® Ultra binder for powder-coated MDF renders the best interior and exterior paint finishes for buildings with a great glaze and texture. It really is the best finish.
Fabulous furniture finishes for the home
Uralac® Ultra enables fabulous finishing for interior furniture made from powder-coated MDF, enabling the best design techniques possible.
It’s time to make powder coatings part of the furniture
Uralac® Ultra is a sustainable technology for powder coating MDF, ideal for highly detailed contract furniture, shop interiors and pre-coated wooden shelves.
Be more competitive with Uralac® Ultra
Uralac® Ultra provides a strong, seamless finish – with either textured or smooth appearance – at multiple gloss levels and in many colors.
Uralac® Ultra -treated products have been submitted to key industry standard tests, such as NEN-EN 12720, Blue Wool Scale and hinge hole (Ledro test) benchmarking.
Uralac® Ultra’s fully automated, one-step, low-temperature curing finishing process delivers significant savings in terms of time, labor and energy use.
Frequently asked questions
For the application of the powder, the moisture in the MDF is used for conductivity. A moisture content of 4-to-8 percent of weight is sufficient to attract the powder.
No special powder-MDF is needed for powder coating – although there are differences between the available qualities and types. We therefore recommend evaluating the MDF type you intend to use before making your pieces. Furthermore, a conditioned storage area is recommended to control the moisture content of the MDF.
Most of the conventional curing ovens are convection ovens but the best results for MDF are reached with infrared radiation (IR) ovens. With IR ovens, the surface of the MDF can be heated up quickly to cure the powder coating, while the core of the MDF stays relatively cool. With convention ovens, the temperatures are often too high or the core of the MDF heats-up too much because of the longer time needed to reach the curing temperature.
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