UV powder coating brings together the best aspects of powder coating ...
- Less waste
- No VOCs,
- A one-coat process
... and UV curing technology ...
- A low-temp process
- Better surface properties
- Increased production
- Reduced floorspace
- Energy savings
... to deliver a new coating option for heat-sensitive substrates such as medium density fiberboard (MDF), and plastic and preassembled parts.
Another interesting application is massive metal parts that require great amounts of energy because they act as a heat sink during the coating process.
In addition, die cast, electroplated and galvanized metal parts that tend to outgas during traditional higher temperature painting processes are ideal candidates for UV curing.
If you manufacture products using MDF, such as kitchen cabinets, office furniture, dry erase boards or ready-to-assemble furniture, you should strongly consider UV powder. UV powder is also being used to coat fully-assembled electric motors and automobile radiators.
Are you extruding or forming a part, and then painting? If so, you may be able to use heat from the extrusion/forming process to melt and flow the powder – and then cure in a continuous process.
Fusion UV Systems was a key player in the development of the first commercial UV powder coating lines, and we continue to work with powder formulators, resin companies and finishing system integrators to bring you the latest and best UV powder coating process knowledge.
Click here to see which of our products are most highly suited to UV powder coating applications.
Learn about the UV powder coating process basics.
To learn more about the powerfully productive benefits of UV powder curing click on the links below:
Cost Comparisons of UV powder coating versus other forms of coating such as liquid and vinyl thermoforming.
Information on UV curing of three-dimensional parts – a highly effective application of UV technology – is available here.
“UV Powder Reaching New Markets” – a technical article from Product Finishing magazine in 2001.
To read case studies on UV powder coating applications featuring a variety of different products ranging from PVC floor tiles to decorative veneers and automotive components, click here.
For information on pilot line UV powder coating facilities, click here.
In addition, the UV Powder Coating Application Guide is available from Heraeus Noblelight America. This publication is a great resource for coaters and finishers, providing information on UV powder coating for medium density fiberboard (MDF) components. Contact us to request a copy.
Contact us if you would like more information or have specific questions.