The strength of the Australian construction industry is set to continue on a steady path of growth, energising the manufacturing sector to produce high quality, high impact and high performance products. At the nexus of these demands is the innovative application of power coating technology to wood, instead of steel, as is traditional. The appropriation of this finish has opened timber up to a wider range of application because this method of finishing not only has environmental and health benefits but also helps achieve a high level of adaptability and ease of application.

Designers, specifiers and craftspeople alike will be pleased to learn of the benefit powder coated timber, as it satisfies the contemporary demands of clients meaning they can achieve a strong aesthetic and reliably even application without compensating on health costs or making environmental sacrifices. Powder coating timber means finishing the material with powder particles, applied in layers at high pressure. Due to the powdered nature of the product, it exists in a wide range of colours and finishes. Unlike evaporating, reactive or coalescing finishes, it is free of VOCs, causing it to have a neutral, rather than negative impact, on health.

This white paper begins by explaining the upmost importance of finishing wood and weighs up the pros and cons of traditional methods before examining the benefits of powder coating. It reveals how new design possibilities are made a reality through the intelligent appropriation of an existing technology. Adaptation of technology is an effective way to establish new design possibilities efficiently in a market that maintains high expectations of high performance products. Gunnersen is Australia’s largest independent supplier of timber finishing and proudly uses powder coating technology in its DesignerPly range. Read the full whitepaper to find out more about this exciting product and the potential for its impact amongst designers and specifiers.