PPG ENVIROCRON® HeatSensePowder for Wood, Wood-Composites and Metals. Perfected.


Engineered to complement the latest advances in low-bake cure technology, PPG Envirocron HeatSense coatings enable manufacturers of wood, wood-composite substrates and dense, oversized metals to realize the sustainability benefits of powder coatings while producing goods with the greater toughness and durability that powder coatings typically provide.

A game changer

Powder coatings have long been renowned for their toughness, durability and sustainability when used over thinner metal, but the technology has worked less reliably over wood, wood composites, and dense and oversized metals. Thanks to recent advancements in low-bake technology, we are pleased to offer PPG Envirocron HeatSense powder coatings for heat sensitive wood, wood-composites and metals.

These coatings - coupled with a perfected, strictly regimented application and curing process - overcome the traditional barriers to using powder on these substrates. The result is a tough, durable coating that delivers clear advantages over competing finishing technologies in sustainability, aesthetics and functionality.

Uses for PPG’s powder technology Envirocron HeatSense include heavy duty equipment, office furniture, oversized metals and store fixtures.

Curing and application process:

Step 1: Preheat the substrate

  • Temperature range 150-250˚ F (66-121˚ C)
  • Dwell time 5-10 minutes
  • Substrate dimensions and type dictate conditions

Step 2: Powder application

  • Standard powder spray guns
  • Film thickness of 4mils or more, enough to form a continuous film
  • Film thickness uniformity has to be controlled

Step 3: Powder cure

  • Temperature range 250-350˚ F (121-177˚ C)
  • Dwell time 5-10 minutes
  • Substrate dimensions and type dictate conditions

Envirocron HeatSense typical substrates:

  • Hardwood (HW)
  • Medium-Density Fiberboard (MDF)
  • High-Density Fiberboard (HDF)
  • Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
  • Plywood
  • Particle Board
  • Fiberglass
  • Steel
  • Composite concrete board
  • Wood siding

Envirocron HeatSense typical uses:

  • Office furniture
  • Cabinetry and casework
  • Building and construction
  • Store fixtures and point-of-purchase (POP) displays
  • Heat-sensitive and oversized metals

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Why choose Envirocron HeatSense?


  • Durable protection from heat, moisture, physical impacts and UV light

  • Delivers aesthetics and functionality

  • Available in a wide range of RAL and custom colors, glosses and textures

  • Cost-effective, compact, low-waste, high-output, automated application technology

  • No edge-banding allows for application on curved and straight parts which may reduce labor costs

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