Powder Coatings Disrupt the MDF Furniture Market

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Coatings Tech July 2021

Powder coatings are widely used on many different metal substrates to provide durable, high-performance coatings with an attractive finish. With the development of powder coatings that cure at lower temperatures, this coating
technology is making significant inroads in certain wood-based applications. One of the biggest is medium-density fiberboard (MDF) used to produce home and office furniture, including desks, cabinets, shelves, and other products manufactured using flat-panel components.

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The Growth of Antimicrobial Powder Coatings on MDF

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It’s no surprise the current Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we interact with the surfaces and products we touch. Proper cleaning and disinfecting practices have never been more important and the demand for safer and cleaner environments only continues to grow. According to the Grand View Research Report, the global antimicrobial coatings market was valued at USD 7.1 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.8% from 2020 to 2027. This demand ...

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Two Tough and Fashionable Finishes

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Surface & Panel 2016 Q1 Buyers Guide
Among the many options for finishing MDF, two of the most durable are two-component polyurethane and powder coating. These two methods are worlds apart in their resin chemistry, process application and curing. Yet both can effectively render attractive coatings that will hold up well in high-demand spaces ranging from kitchens and offices to laboratories and retail stores.

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Growing the MDF Powder Coating Market

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Products Finishing July 2015

Over the last 15 years, DVUV has overcome a number of challenges, including the variables inherent within the MDF substrate not typical of conductive metal substrates.

Several powder companies were heavily promoting UV curable powders for MDF throughout the 1990s and early to mid-2000s

It was in October 2000 that DVUV—then known as Decorative Veneer—broke ground for a powder coating operation in Plainwell, Michigan, adding ...

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Ultra Savings for UV-Cured Powder Coating

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Products Finishing January 2014

Demand for VOC-free coatings is increasing, and that demand will accelerate as more global regulatory attention is paid to products containing solvents and producing carbon emissions.

Many countries have or will enact regulations limiting the manufacture and use of solvents and evaluating various carbon tax schemes. This regulatory pressure is motivating coating consumers and users alike to seek out coatings that are at least are classified as “low VOC” and can be used as substitutes or replacement for ...

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Fast, Clean & Green – UV Powder Coating for MDF

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International Paint & Coatings Magazine Sep/Oct 2013

The global population in 2012 was 6 Billion. ln 2030 it will grow to 7.4 billion¹. There will be 3 billion more middle class consumers by 2030¹ . China and India will build new homes for 600 million people between 2010- 2030¹.  In 2012 the global motor vehicle production has reached 51.7 million units². And in 2030 the estimated global motor vehicle production is 80.6 million units³. The energy demand is expected to increase by 420 quadrillion BTUs in the period ...

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Key Attributes of Powder Coating

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Surface & Panel Magazine Q1 2013

 

Let’s face it, we all like choices. Manufacturers of furniture components have a lot of choices when considering surface treatment. These range from veneers, laminates and paint. Each of these choices is further segmented by sub-categories of materials: real wood veneers and reconstituted veneers; high pressure, low pressure, thermofoil, paper and vinyl laminates; liquid paint and powder coatings. All of these products have unique values that confront the decision maker when ...

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The Future of Industrial Coatings: UV-Curable Powder Coating for MDF Wood

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Paint & Coatings Industry February 2013

According to research from Chemark Consulting Group, solventborne liquid coatings hold a 75 to 80 percent market share of the wood coatings industry. Solventborne materials are expensive to use and dispose of, and are subject to increasing levels of governmental regulations.

Consumers are looking for products and processes that meet and exceed environmental regulations, have a smaller carbon footprint, generate lower total applied cost, and produce a higher return on investment. It is possible to do ...

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The Five Attributes for Evaluating the Benefits of UV-Curable Powder Coating

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Surface & Panel Buyers Guide 2012

There are many attributes to consider when evaluating various finishing materials and application systems.  Is the finish environmentally friendly?  Is the material safe to use?  How cost effective is the manufacturing and finishing process and how will it perform?  These are all pertinent questions to consider.  Sustainability, Innovation, Productivity, Palette and Performance are five attributes that can be used to evaluate and demonstrate the benefits and advantages of UV-cured powder coating.

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