Pre-finished hardwood moldings, strips and parquet flooring use UV-curable topcoats, both waterborne and 100% solids, to provide excellent durability. UV-curable stains are also available. Even trim pieces and moldings can be UV-cured to precisely match the flooring pieces. In addition to less lead time, faster production rates and higher product quality, wood flooring manufacturers using UV curing can immediately handle and package finished pieces, significantly reducing work in process.
Heraeus Noblelight America's microwave-powered UV curing systems are especially suited for curing shaped trim and molding due to its modularity and flexibility to cure 3-D (three-dimensional) parts. And those who finish pine, a notoriously resinous wood, find our microwave-powered UV curing system is the only one that will cure the coating without bringing the resins to the surface.