Specifications

Ensuring you know exactly what your coating can do and which performance tests it will pass is key to getting the right product, at the right price, for your furniture piece. Check out the specifications for some of more popular furniture powders. If you don’t see a performance requirement that you need, please just ask. We haven’t put every product and every spec we have on here. We have additional products that will offer additional scratch resistance, fingerprint protection, chemical protection and more.

Polyesters for interior furniture

Test ASTM Test Reference IFS Standard IFS pass?
Physical      
Impact (steel only) ASTM D2794/93 2004
Forward/reverse (lbs)
Min 80
Up to 160*
PASS
Pencil Hardness ASTM D3363/05 Scratch 1H – 2H PASS
Abrasion Resistance ASTM D4060/01
Mg weight loss, 1000 cycles
Up to 60 PASS
Solvent Resistance ASTM D4752-10 Stain rating Max 3/5 PASS
Stain Resistance ASTM D1308-02 Stain rating Max 1.5 PASS
Durability      
QUV ASTM G154-06, UVA 340 (Max DE) <5 PASS
ASTM G154-06
UVA – 340 (50% gloss retention @60°)
Up to 1000hrs PASS
ASTM G53-93, UVB-313 (Max DE) <5 PASS
ASTM G53-93, UVB-313 (50% gloss retention @60°) Up to 500hrs PASS
Salt Spray ASTM B117:09, Creep rating after 750hrs Min rating 5 PASS
Constant Humidity ASTM D1735-08 1000hrs No blistering, darkening or delamination PASS
Max DE <3 PASS
Max gloss change
@60°
10 PASS

Super durables for exterior furniture

Test ASTM Test Reference IFS standard IFS pass?
Physical      
Impact (steel only) ASTM D2794/93 2004
Forward/reverse (lbs)
Min 80
Up to 120*
PASS
Pencil Hardness ASTM D3363/05 Scratch 1H – 2H PASS
Abrasion Resistance ASTM D4060/01
Mg weight loss, 1000 cycles
Up to 60 PASS
Solvent Resistance ASTM D4752-10 Stain rating Max 3/5 PASS
Stain Resistance ASTM D1308-02 Stain rating Max 1.5 PASS
Durability      
QUV ASTM G154-06, UVA 340 (Max DE) <5 PASS
ASTM G154-06 UVA – 340 (50% gloss retention @60°) Up to 1500hrs PASS
ASTM G53-93, UVB-313 (Max DE) <5 PASS
ASTM G53-93, UVB-313 (50% gloss retention @60°) Up to 1000hrs PASS
Salt Spray ASTM B117:09, Creep rating after 1000hrs Min rating 5 PASS
Constant Humidity ASTM D1735-08 1000hrs No blistering, darkening or delamination PASS
Max DE <3 PASS
Max gloss change @60° 10 PASS

Adding functionality to your coating

IFS coatings will always protect and decorate your design, but sometimes the end use requires something extra. Add functionality to your coating with these special features which can be added to any powder.

Anti-microbial

Adding an additional layer of protection to surfaces that are used regularly or in certain environments can help protect those who use them. Schools, nurseries, hospitals and labs are just some of the facilities to benefit from anti-microbial coatings.

Anti-graffiti

The IFS anti-graffiti formulation enables the easy removal of graffiti using common solvents. We can add this clever formulation to many of powders, so talk to a representative about your anti-graffiti needs.

We are happy to work with you to create the perfect powder that will ensure your furniture looks great and lasts. Contact us for help with color matching, specification writing and product information.