The powder of possibilities.
It’s time to make powder coatings part of the furniture
Contract furniture for schools, hospitals, offices and shop interiors needs to withstand intensive daily use. It needs to look and feel good for the user. And it needs to be safe, eco-friendly and (ideally) recyclable. With our Uralac® Ultra advanced binder for powder-coated MDF you can achieve all this and more. A unique one-layer coating process enables fast, efficient and seamless coating of chairs, tables and cabinets that can withstand whatever the user throws at them - and all while maintaining a true color over time with no yellowing or peeling. What’s more, because of its ease of use, Uralac® Ultra opens up new possibilities for designers and architects in creating innovative products in the finest of details. So if you use MDF for anything from shop interior desks to pre-coated wooden shelves, it’s time to make Uralac® Ultra part of the furniture.
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
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.
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.