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Powder Coating on MDF - a Technical Backgrounder

Posted: 02/16/2015 7:25PM

One of the biggest breakthroughs for powder coating is on medium density fiberboard, or MDF. The panel bonding particles of wood with a synthetic resin is very suitable for powder coating application because of its low porosity and homogeneous surface.


The Wonder of Ultra-low Temperature Wood Powder Coating

By Bill Esler Posted: 02/16/2015 11:57AM

Powder coating wood is a complicated process, with both the substrate and the moisture in it affected by the heat curing. IGP-RAPID powder coating addresses this with a ultra-low temperature of less than 250 degrees F.


American OEM Flooring Valspar Wood for New Tennessee Plant

Posted: 01/25/2015 5:39PM

Valspar, manufacturer of wood coatings for prefinished flooring, siding, moulding, kitchen cabinets, furniture, and other building products, has began supplying coatings to Cumberland Products Group new American OEM hardwood-flooring line in Only, Tennessee.


Does Wood Sanding Consistency Come From the Belt or the Table

By Adam West Posted: 01/14/2015 4:00PM

Having seen literally thousands of wood sanding processes has taught me humility when I first approach a new customer. Because you never really know what inspired them to do things that, at the outset, may seem silly or counterproductive.




How Pros Finish: 6 Accent Finishes and Steps to Achieve Them

Posted: 12/16/2014 2:04PM

Steps to 6 Finishing Techni Textured Emulsion, Veiling Lacquer, Crackle Finish, Chip Paint, Black Powder Glaze, Dry BrushSayerlack Accent Finishes, Innovative Wood Solutions


Color Program Boosts Sales for Conestoga Wood Specialties

Posted: 12/13/2014 2:40PM

Conestoga Wood Specialties added 1,200 colors with five glazes to its wood cabinetry doors and components lines. Though finishes are mostly applied by hand, they manage to maintain consistency batch to batch.


LED Finish Curing Tunnel Added at Architectural Moulding Plant

Posted: 11/17/2014 5:00PM

Makor successfully installed an architectural millwork finishing line with UV LED profile curing line from Phoseon.


Trending: Wide Belt Sanding and Panel Warping Advisories

By Bill Esler Posted: 11/11/2014 8:33PM

Two of Adam West's wide belt sanding advisories and a best practices article on avoiding panel warping by Kyle Newman are among the most-viewed articles at Woodworking Network. So is Ashley Furniture's 1.1 million square foot expansion in Davie County, NC.


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