Powder Coated MDF
More Economical than Liquid paint…and better!
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Powder coating wood creates a durable finish that resists chipping, warping, delaminating or cracking, is economical and superior to paint, laminate or plastic. And, with antimicrobial additives, powder coating is perfect for medical or food preparation areas.
The process of powder coating MDF or wood has been around for about 20 years. At first, finishes were very limited, but today we can offer almost unlimited color selection in a wide variety of finishes, from a micro-texture to a smooth high gloss finish, as well as virtually endless metallic and hammer tone finishes.
Greenberg Casework Company’s innovative process offers nearly endless design possibilities for commercial and residential applications.
- Office or home furnishings
- Store fixtures and displays
- School cabinets
- Garage cabinets…visit RedLine Garagegear, a Division of Greenberg Casework Company
- Antimicrobial finishes for medical and dental cabinets and equipment
- Antimicrobial finishes for cabinets for food preparation areas
- Anywhere durable, attractive finishes are needed
At Greenberg Casework Company Inc., we strive to be the best at what we do, whether manufacturing casework for schools or hospitals, producing custom melamine products, or powder coating MDF parts for our customers. We work with customers from prototype to production to provide cost-effective solutions. We pride ourselves on our lean, value-added processes to produce what our customers want, when they need it.
Medium Density Fiberboard or MDF is a wood material made from various wood fibers. MDF is produced by combining the wood fibers with a resin, high temperatures, and pressure. Finishing wood with powder is becoming increasingly popular because of the many advantages it offers to manufacturers and consumers alike. The powder is dry and does not require any solvents. The process of powder coating on MDF is quite different from applying a liquid paint.
There are two different types of powder that can be applied to wood products: thermoplastic and thermoset. Thermoplastic powders are applied to a surface that has already been heated. Usually, the preheating temperature is the perfect temperature for melting the thermoplastic powder.
Thermoset coats also melt when introduced to heat. Unlike thermoplastic powder coats, however, thermoset does not go back to liquid form when the material it is applied to is introduced to heat. In addition, there are four types of resins used in thermosetting. The first, epoxy, is mostly used for protective purposes. The second resin type, acrylic, is most commonly used in automotives. The third, polyester, happens to be the most common type of resin because it can be used in many different fields or areas. The final resin type, fluoropolymer, is generally used in the architectural industry.
There are a vast number of benefits to powder coated MDF. We will, however, briefly review just a few of these benefits. A powder finish offers the advantages of both protection and style to consumers. The powder makes the wood products resistant to stains and any damages that may be caused by direct sunlight. The MDF is also protected from scratches, rough handling, chemical or water spills, and temperature extremes. These features make wood products finished with powder perfect for garages, retail stores, and other areas wherein your investment needs to be protected.
The color options for powder are nearly unlimited. You can choose colors that match an already existing décor or you can customize and personalize an entire room around your chosen powder color. This finish gives flexibility in creating any design without the need to worry about a less than perfect finish on the end product. Another great advantage to applying a powder finish is that the coating process does not leave an uneven surface. Read more…
Powder coating technology has been primarily dedicated to providing metal finishing. It was rather recently discovered, however, that powder on wood works very well also. This new finish for wood came about only after numerous tests and experiments were conducted. Like most materials, wood products need a layer of protection. Powder finishes have emerged as one of the best coatings for wood because of its protective properties.
Part of the reason why it took a while to develop a way for powder coating on wood is that the properties, especially of natural wood, would not accommodate the processes involved. Fortunately, MDF (medium density fiberboard) is more receptive to the coating process. The powder material works perfectly for MDF. The powder makes for better looking, textured boards without compromising the hardness of the boards themselves. The powder, MDF combination is sure to produce better looking and more durable ranges of products in cabinets, shelving, and furniture lines.
What are the advantages of finishing your furniture, cabinets, shelving and other wood materials or components with powder? There are numerous benefits to wood powder coating. Wood is a great material for most household and business needs. It offers durability and can be used for longer periods of time. Powder coated wood is less costly than other natural wood products and also provides a more polished looking surface. Powder coat wood helps protect the wood from the UV rays of the sun, water, and stains. Powder treated surfaces also protect the wood better from daily wear and tear making coated products more economical and durable. The color options for the finish are nearly unlimited. There are a variety of colors to choose from for ultimate personalization and customization within your home, garage, office, or business. Just remember that the furniture or wood materials in your home or office are investments. Decisions about appropriate finishes and wood types should be vetted carefully. Read more…