Solutions for industrial finishing and furniture coating

The furniture industry is one sector where trends and fashions keep manufacturers and finishing companies always on their toes. Despite huge volumes in the case of major players, this industry has to keep pace with fast-evolving demands from the consumer. They are expected to match the flexibility standards of a small business, which is no mean feat.

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Furniture coating: the characteristics of industrial coating lines

Furniture for bedrooms or children bedrooms, outdoor furniture and other wooden items and items made from wood derivatives: the furniture industry covers a variety of finished products. Different items, however, often require industrial finishing lines sharing the same characteristics: 

  • Superior and consistent quality finishes, for which line and process automation is essential.
  • Flexibility: possibility of processing small batches efficiently, with customizations and special processes on request.
  • Efficiency: essential for securing good profit margins. Software and IoT solutions help monitor and optimize processes through every stage.
  • Innovation: to overcome the limits of raw materials with high-performance surfaces and flawless finishes.

Finishing technology applications for the furniture industry

The furniture sector traditionally uses wood and its derivatives as the preferred raw material. However, over the years, furniture design has expanded its horizon by also adopting other materials, such as ceramics, plastic and metal for manufacturing purposes. A vast range of raw materials are used, as well as a number of technologies including: 

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Below are some furniture industry specific application areas and finished products



Furniture coating techniques for flat or raised panels

Several technologies can be used within an integrated line:

  • Industrial spray or roller coating for flat or raised panels.
  • Vacuum coating for ideal edge finishing.
  • Industrial digital printing to expand the range of customization options and to finish panels and edges.
  • Drying systems including ovens, UV ovens, and excimer matting technology to obtain matt and hard wearing finishes.

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Some of the machines that can be used for furniture finishing and coating


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Industrial digital printing has unlimited potential

Discover all the potential effects that you can obtain on different substrates thanks to digital printing. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

01 What are the advantages of vacuum coating?
This technology has many benefits. To start with, transfer efficiency reaches an astonishing 99%. Vacuum coaters have a limited footprint, so they occupy little factory space. Production efficiency is optimised because by using a vacuum coater, 360° sanding, coating and curing of a profile is dealt with in a single pass. Overspray is absent and the process is environmentally friendly. Coating thicknesses are high and, for example, can reach 700 µm on glass wool panels.
02 What are the advantages of spray coating?
Firstly, spray coating ensures all sides of the piece are covered. Secondly, the product shape is unimportant and, since it is not a contact-type coating, different tolerances between products are compensated for automatically.
03 What are the advantages of roller coating?

High flexibility in terms of output rate and choice of cycles/processes according to the line make-up.

Zero solvent emissions thanks to 95% use of products with high dry residue (UV) content.

Possibility of using the roller technique for any application on all flat surfaces.

04 What are the disadvantages of industrial digital printing?
  1. Handling large volumes. This technique is not for mass production.
  2. Economies of scale. Unit cost does not drop in line with higher volumes.
  3. Learning curve. Many end-users are at the start of the learning curve and need to develop some skills and knowledge to exploit the technologies. We can support you.
05 What are the advantages of drying?
Let's talk about the advantages of the whole finishing process, which includes lacquer application and drying. The "finished" item ends up with improved resistance and protection from external agents, as well as a better aesthetic presentation.