The powder of possibilities.
Wooden garden furniture with coating that lasts for up to 20 years
When Dutch designer Jan Willem Henssen wanted to breathe new life into an old idea, he turned to the DSM R&D department. The result is a range of wooden garden furniture that lasts for up to 20 years without any maintenance whatsoever. A range that looks great and requires no cleaning, scraping or recoating. And best of all, it is extremely friendly to the environment. “The idea of making furniture from discarded wooden crates and pallets was first explored by the famous designer Gerrit Rietveld in the 1930s,” says Jan Willem. “Since then, various other designers have experimented with the idea, but in 2010 I decided it was time to really push this eco-friendly, cost-effective idea to its full potential. Because I like wood, and I don’t like waste.”
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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.