Uralac® Ultra: powder coating for heat-sensitive substrates
Uralac® Ultra: At your service
When you choose Uralac® Ultra, you benefit from more than the material. You gain an entire team of technology and application experts, dedicated to helping you get the very most from your operation.
You can trial your product on one of our coating lines, and we can help you choose (or convert) your very own coating line – designed to deliver optimal performance.
Further, our team can work with you to calculate the financial benefits of switching to Uralac® Ultra and even lend a hand with market development and support. We are at your service!
A fine lineWhether you are creating a new production line for powder coating wood or converting an existing line, our technical team and partners can help you optimize your investment with the best possible design.
What value will Uralac® Ultra bring?Whatever finishing system you are currently using, we can give you a good insight into the financial benefits you can expect from using Uralac® Ultra. Ask us today.
Try it for yourselfHere at Covestro, we have our own powder coating pilot line. Our team in Zwolle (Netherlands) are ready and able to help you trial your very own substrate – come and give it a try!
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.