The powder of possibilities.
A versatile choice in powder coating applications
Are waterborne paint systems doing the job for you in furniture coatings? Uralac® Ultra by DSM is an advanced and 100% solvent-free resin for powder coating applications that delivers outstanding protection for furniture and internal architecture. Thanks to its unique composition, Uralac® Ultra is ideal for applications that get heavy-duty use - from kitchen and bathroom cabinets, to office furniture and children’s furniture. Think of dishwasher panels that are constantly exposed to moisture - or office furniture in constant use for many hours each day. Just as importantly, the unique powder-coating process behind Uralac® Ultra enables the finest and most complex of finishes to be created fast, efficiently…and seamlessly.
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.
Uralac® Ultra case studies
Ten times faster with powder coatings
Discover why and how Belgian company Kempa, manufacturer and coater of high-end kitchen furniture, chose Uralac® Ultra based powder coatings.
Wooden garden furniture with coating that lasts for up to 20 years!
Discover how DSM's Uralac® Ultra team worked with Dutch designer Jan Willem Henssen and Fraam farm on highly durable and sustainable outdoor furniture.
Wet paints - a thing of the past for Austrian furniture maker
Discover why and how Austrian furniture maker Finima chose Uralac® Ultra based powder coatings to offer more sustainable furniture with superb surface appearance.
Driving forward with powder coatings
Discover how powder coating technology for wood and MDF has allowed VEPA to unlock extra value in the furniture industry.
What others say about Uralac® Ultra
“We also believe that powder coating technology had reached the level of sophistication where we wanted to use it”.
Filip Laureyssen, Kempa’s Customer Care Manager
“We are always looking for ways to reduce costs but they should never impact quality. Fortunately, these powder coatings deliver on both”.
Paul Maeyninckx, company owner Kempa
“There are many benefits in powder coatings. First and foremost, they are totally toxin free”.
Walter Schweiger, company owner Finima by Schweiger GmbH
Key benefits of 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.