Uralac® Ultra: Powder coating for heat-sensitive substrates
Versatile choice in powder coating applications
Uralac® Ultra by Covestro 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 experience heavy-duty use – from kitchen and bathroom cabinets to office 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.
What our customers say about Uralac® Ultra
"We believe that powder coating technology has reached the level of sophistication where we want to use it."
"We're always looking for ways to reduce costs without impacting quality. Fortunately, these powder coatings deliver on both."
"There are many benefits to powder coatings. First and foremost, they are totally toxin free."
Let Uralac® Ultra give you that competitive advantage
- Design freedom Strong, seamless finish with textured or smooth appearance, and many gloss levels and colors.
- Durable Uralac® Ultra-treated products comply with key industry standard tests.
- Economical Uralac® Ultra's fully automated, 1-step, low-temperature cure finishing process saves time, labor and energy.
Frequently asked questions
How do we spray powder on standard 'non-conductive' MDF?
For application of the powder, moisture within the MDF is used for conductivity. A moisture content of 4-8% of total weight is sufficient to attract the powder.
Do we require special MDF for powder coating?
No special MDF is needed for powder coating – although there are differences between available qualities and types.
We advise evaluating the type of MDF you intend to use before making your products.
Further, we recommend a conditioned storage area to control the MDF's moisture content.
Is the oven I use for powder coating metal suitable for curing MDF too?
Most conventional curing ovens are convection ovens. Best results for MDF are reached with infrared radiation (IR) ovens.
With IR ovens, the MDF's surface can be heated quickly to cure the powder coating, while its core stays relatively cool.
With convection ovens, temperatures are often too high, or the MDF's core heats up too much because of the longer period needed to reach curing temperatures.