Why Buy a UV MDF Board?
If you’re looking for a new way to add some shine to your house decor, then you should definitely consider buying a UV MDF board. This type of MDF is highly versatile and a great choice for your kitchen cabinets.
This product is a pre-laminated MDF board on which a 9 layer of UV lacquer is applied, giving it a lustrous appearance. It’s also anti-scratch and abrasion resistant.
1. High Gloss
The high gloss finish of UV MDF board is a beautiful way to add a touch of luxury to any home design. It is also very easy to clean and maintain.
This type of MDF is used for a wide variety of applications, including kitchen cabinets and other furniture projects. It can be cut into smaller pieces for re-use and is more economical than traditional lacquer-based MDF boards.
It is produced by hot coating MDF with adhesive, then applying a layer of melamine film and finishing with polyurethane lacquer. This process makes it hard and durable, with scratch and corrosion resistance.
Moreover, the UV cured paint is anti-oxidant and is resistant to yellowing from sunlight and chemicals, so it will retain its bright appearance for a long time. It is therefore a great option for homes that have a lot of natural light.
A variety of colors are available in this type of MDF board. They include solid color, wood color, and marble colors.
The solid color and wood color are the most common choices in North America, Europe, and Oceania. This type of MDF UV MDF board can be coated with an epoxy-based UV color to give it an attractive and unique look.
Another option is the marble series of MDF, which has a double-sided melamine paper with UV paints on one side. This type of MDF can be painted with marble patterns to make it more realistic and luxurious.
This type of MDF is made from 18mm moisture-resistant E-Zero (low formaldehyde) MDF. It is edged with 0.8mm glossy PVC. Both the surface and the edging come with a protective plastic film for protection.
The anti-scratch finish of UV MDF board is one of its most impressive features. This coating technology uses a combination of chemicals and nanoparticles that combine to improve scratch resistance while also maintaining good film properties.
This is done through the use of an additive called NSSD (Nano Stabilized Silicate Dispersion) that combines a hard silicate material along with nanoparticles to impart scratch resistance while also suspending it at the coating’s surface. This results in a high gloss clear formulation that can provide better scratch resistance than aluminum oxide, zirconium, or other commonly used scratch additives.
Other scratch additives rely on minerals with high Mohs hardness, like aluminum oxide or zirconium, that are often difficult to suspend at the coating’s surface, thus contributing to a lower gloss. NSSD, on the other hand, has a unique blend of rheological properties that enable it to impart superior scratch resistance while simultaneously suspending the hard silicate material at the surface of the coating.
The benefits of NSSD over traditional scratch additives include the fact that it can be incorporated into water-based coating systems, is easy to use, and can provide improved scratch resistance for powder-coated MDF applications. These improved properties are confirmed across a range of key industry standard tests, including NEN-EN 12720 (resistance to cold liquids), Blue Wool Scale, and hinge hole benchmarking. This technology is entirely solvent-free and does not release harmful gases, making it the most environmentally friendly option on the market today. This is especially beneficial for manufacturers with tight environmental requirements. It can be applied to a variety of materials, including MDF, PVC, and composites, allowing for a wide variety of application possibilities.
3. Abrasion Resistance
For years, coatings have been used to impart abrasion resistance to surfaces such as plastic lenses and lenses, film and panels, wood surfaces and many other surfaces. However, these coatings have had a tendency to crack or peel when applied to substrates that are relatively flexible.
Fortunately, a new class of abrasion resistant coatings have been developed that can be crosslinked by radiation curing and offer a combination of superior abrasion resistance with reduced brittleness. These new abrasion resistant coatings can be used for application to any solid substrate which requires protection from abrasion.
This new abrasion resistant coating is especially useful for applications on solid wood-based materials such as medium-density fiberboard (MDF), coated plywood, engineered hardwood and veneered composite boards. Using a specially designed resin system from UCB Chemicals, a UV-curable powder coating can be used to create a highly durable abrasion-resistant finish with exceptional wear characteristics.
The abrasion-resistant powder coating is made with Uralac(r) Ultra advanced binding technology, which allows the resin to lower its melting temperature to a more manageable level and flow-out properly at lower levels of density. This result in a more attractive matte and semi-gloss appearance that can be achieved without the need for additional binder layers.
The UV-curable coating is designed to withstand the NEMA impact test at 35’’ with no cracking and ASTM abrasion test with 3,000 cycles of wear with no effects. This finish is suitable for many environments and can maintain its original color and gloss even after frequent traffic and cleanings. Besides, it is environmentally friendly and does not release toxic gasses in the workplace environment. It is a great alternative for furniture manufacturers who need to avoid the costs and risks associated with refinishing their products due to wear.
4. Water Resistance
The water resistance finish of the UV MDF board is a significant advantage for those who want to use this product in places where it will be exposed to moisture. This means that it will not get ruined by water, unlike particleboard or solid lumber.
To achieve the water-resistant finish of the UV MDF board UV MDF board, you can choose to apply a coat of a waterproof wood sealer or primer. This is an inexpensive way to protect the board and make it water-resistant. It is also easy to do and will not take long to complete.
Another method for achieving the water-resistant finish of UV MDF board is to use an inorganic water repellent coating. These are often made of metal oxides, such as TiO2, ZnO, and CeO2, which are known to be able to absorb UV radiation and provide protection against it.
However, this can have the disadvantage of changing the colour of the wood substrate. This can be particularly problematic for dark species of wood, such as pine.
For better protection, you can also use a combination of an inorganic and organic UV absorber. The latter is usually combined with a hindered amine light stabilizer (HALS) to enhance the photostability of the coated wood.
5. Easy to Clean
MDF is a versatile material that can be used for a variety of applications. It is often less expensive than plywood and is also extremely dense and weather-resistant. It can be sanded and stained to give it a more natural look.
If you’re looking for a high-end, durable finish for your MDF furniture or cabinet, consider using a UV-coated surface. Its glossy finish allows it to shine brightly while resisting damage and stains from liquids and dust.
The finish can be applied with a variety of application tools, including bristle brushes and lint-free rags. However, the type of tool you use will make a difference in the final outcome. For example, a foam brush may provide more even coverage than a rag, while a lint-free rag can offer optimal coverage without causing any unevenness.
You can also use a polyurethane coat or varnish to seal the MDF surface. Applying several thin coats will protect the MDF board and impart a beautiful sheen to the finish.
Another option is to stain the MDF with a colorant of your choice. This process will allow the MDF to absorb the color, which can help it appear more like real wood.
When applying a stain, you should first remove any old paint or varnish from the MDF board. Afterward, follow the instructions for the product to apply the desired shade to the surface.
You can also apply a clear coat of polyurethane to the MDF board for added protection. You should always test the stain before completing a large project to ensure that it will adhere to the MDF board and produce a desirable result.