Uralac® Ultra

Uralac® Ultra

The powder of possibilities.

Fabulous furniture finishes for the home

Choosing the right coating for domestic interior furniture finishes and paint just got easier. Uralac® Ultra is an advanced, sustainable binding technology for power-coated MDF furniture that’s proven to resist the most stubborn, stains, bumps, bruises and detergents – maintaining a clear, true color for many years. Thanks to a unique one-layer coating system, Uralac® Ultra unlocks new production and cost efficiency options for coating specialists when you spray it on – delivering high-quality finished furniture at an affordable price. Meanwhile it opens up a world of design possibilities by giving you more options in the engineered wood you choose. And because it’s solvent and VOC-free you can guarantee the safety of the finished products – and those that use (and make) them. 

Getting a handle on cool cabinet finishes

Powder coating for cupboard and cabinet finishes is changing for the better with  Uralac® Ultra. This advanced binding technology for MDF, plywood and engineered wood gives coating specialists a unique combination of price and process efficiency unlike other coating technologies. You can apply Uralac® Ultra in a single coat and any color - including clear coats - to complex and intricate designs, with no drying time needed. You can also use it as a primer with a liquid topcoat, significantly reducing processing time, and labor. What’s more, its lower curing temperature of 120-130 degrees Celsius opens up a new world of possibilities in the choice of materials you can use for cupboards, veneer wardrobes – and most other domestic cabinets. 

                 

Safe and solvent-free furniture? It’s kid’s stuff

We realize that safety will always be your number one priority for children’s furniture – and you can rest assured it’s ours too. Which is why at DSM we created a sustainable binding technology for powder-coated MDF that’s formulated to be free of all solvents and VOCs while complying with the stringent requirements of major brands we serve. Why? Because we care. Not only does Uralac® Ultra protect the little ones, it safeguards your profitability thanks to a fast and efficient singe-coating process with no drying time that boosts productivity and enables the most intricate (and let’s face it, fun) shapes and contours – in any color. And as you’d expect, powder coatings made with Uralac® Ultra deliver the toughness and durability so essential for playtime. Finally, 100% solvent-free coatings really are kid’s stuff. 

                   

Fabulous finishes for kitchen and bathroom

We all know that when it comes to humid kitchen and bathroom environments a piece furniture or architecture is only as good as its protective coating: from large surface areas in the bathroom exposed to sunlight, to dishwasher cabinets that get boiled every day. Traditionally, powder-coated MDF wasn’t a practical solution for this challenging environment. Enter Uralac® Ultra – which enables an advanced, seamless powder coating for the bathroom and kitchen that’s proven to create water-resistant surfaces that withstand mold, mildew, steam and condensation. It also resists detergents and chemicals while retaining color and sharpness over time with no yellowing or peeling – and no delamination and board swelling.

It’s all done via a fast and efficient one-step-coating system for engineered wood that enables great sealing and the most intricate bathroom paint finish along with imaginative new kitchen furniture designs. Alternatively, you can use Uralac® Ultra primer with a liquid topcoat for a more efficient two-layer finish. Whatever suits you (and your customers).

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

Key benefits of Uralac® Ultra

Design freedom

Uralac® Ultra provides a strong, seamless finish – with either textured or smooth appearance – at multiple gloss levels and in many colors.

Durable

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.

Economical

Uralac® Ultra’s fully automated, one-step, low-temperature curing finishing process delivers significant savings in terms of time, labor and energy use.

Features

 

Different finishes

From matt and gloss to textured finishes, Uralac® Ultra delivers the feel-good factor.

 

Durable

Uralac® Ultra is proven to perform long-term in the toughest environments.

 

Protective

Uralac® Ultra resists UV, liquids, chemicals, stains, scratches – and more.

Frequently asked questions

How is it possible to spray powder on standard “non-conductive” MDF?

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.

Is special MDF needed for powder coating?

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.

Can I use my existing powder coating for metal oven for curing MDF powder?

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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