A wide variety of wood applications are being finished with a UV topcoat, sealer or filler such as parquet flooring, prefinishing flooring, furniture, doors, panels or MDF particle board.
Wood products account for approximately one-third of all UV / EB coatings volume. A continuously growing market, particularly for furniture manufacturing in Asia and pre-finished wood flooring in North America.
Considerable production efficiencies with UV / EB are being realized: curing within a second or fraction of a second, UV / EB coated wood products can be shipped or stacked immediately. Energy curable coatings increase production speeds, reduce costs for energy and floor space, enable just-in-time delivery, comply with environmental regulations, and lower flammability risk of coatings. They improve quality with smooth surfaces, offer superior durability, provide scuff and chemical resistance and can be used on heat-sensitive substrates such as door skins.
IGM innovations help coatings formulators with:
IGM offers a full range of photoinitators, Photomer® acrylate monomers and oligomers, and additives to choose from. The data sheets in our Products section can guide your initial search. Please contact our sales team for recommended products to achieve your specific formulation targets for:
Our technical team can customize our products to meet your requirements or can work with you to develop and manufacture new materials.