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A new process for powder painting of wood and wood based materials

Objective



The objective is to develop an environmental adapted process for painting flat and profiled MDF-materials. The process must meet very high demands both on producing high quality surfaces and on productivity. The reason for that is, that the new process must be able to compete, for a long time, with the processes used today which can meet all these demands but the environmental demand. The process shall be based on at most two layers of powder paint and no layer of wet paint. The approach is to optimize each of the different main areas influencing quality, costs and process time. The main areas are paint, substrate, painting process (including curing) and grinding. Low curable powder paints will be focused, especially UV-curable powder paints. Even though powder painting on wood and wood based materials have been investigated a lot throughout the last years, no break-through have been achieved. The chances for success are bigger in this project because firstly a lot of the experiences achieved earlier will be able to use in this project and secondly because the efforts will be concentrated against only one type of substrate (MDF) and on UV-curable powder paints. Beside that the consortium will be able to cover all key technologies and resources will be allocated adaptively during the project to those of the four areas (paint, substrate, painting process and grinding) which will give best return per "invested" man-hour.

Funding Scheme

CRS - Cooperative research contracts

Coordinator

Triab/Tri Innovations AB
Address
3,Alegargatan
431 50 Mölndal
Sweden

Participants (7)

Ekamant AB
Sweden
Address

285 23 Markaryd
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Bienroder Weg 54 E
38108 Braunschweig
JUNCKERS INDUSTRIER A/S
Denmark
Address
Vaerftsvej
4600 Koege
Kandre AB
Sweden
Address
Stormyrgatan
794 34 Orsa
Richard Henkel GmbH
Germany
Address
46,Forchtenbergerstrasse
74670 Forchtenberg
Svedbergs i Dalstorp AB
Sweden
Address

514 63 Dalstorp
Swedish Institute of Production Engineering Research
Sweden
Address
30,Argongatan
431 53 Mölndal