Funder America, Inc. is one of the oldest, largest and most diversified TFL panel and component manufacturers in North America. Since 1973, Funder has been drawing on its century-old Austrian heritage to bring vertically integrated, innovation, technology, and flexibility to our customers throughout the United States. Headquartered in Mocksville, North Carolina, Funder has three strategically located facilities. The Mocksville facility includes Funder’s exclusive saturation business, large volume panel lamination, full component capabilities, and recently added a revolutionary state-of-the-art powder coating facility. In addition, Funder has large volume panel lamination facilities in Hope, Arkansas, and Sebring, Florida. Whatever your decorative surface needs, Funder has an innovative cost-effective solution.
Products & Services
Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL) Panels
Funder America, Inc. offers TFL in a complete range of thicknesses, sizes, and core types that encompass the highest grades of particleboard and medium density fiberboard. We have 11 surface textures and finishes to choose from. Our industry partnerships allow us to offer over 1,000 design patterns. See our exclusive design collection here.
Shelving & Components
At Funder America Inc., we strive to provide you with more than just your panel requirements. Our NC location includes a state-of-the-art fabrication and component manufacturing facility with capabilities that provide cut-to-size, edge banding, boring, routing, shaping, dowel insertion as well as pre-packaging and assembly. Our strengths and diversity in fabrication allow Funder to create and support a door to door program from pre-packaged components to assembled products.
Wood Powder Coating
Powder coating has proved its strength for decades in the surface finishing of metals and today it is acknowledged as a robust, cost efficient and environmental friendly technology.
However, the industrial powder coating of MDF experienced substantial difficulties in the past, which were overcome now by using low temperature fast curing powders and a new combination oven using infrared and hot air to melt and cure the powder.
Considering these parameters the technology of powder coated MDF has become a technically and economically attractive alternative to wet lacquering and PVC foil lamination. It shows enormous potential with regard to economic efficiency, surface toughness plus the availability of a wide spectrum of color designs and effects, while being environmentally friendly with zero emissions.
MDF Powder Coating Benefits and Advantages:
• Cost Efficiency: The powder coating process out performs wet lacquering and PVC foil lamination in terms of economic efficiency. By comparison, the average material efficiency with liquid paints is only 35% as any over-spray cannot be recovered; application with powder coatings achieves efficiencies of up to 98% as over-spray is reclaimed to be reused. Production losses for the thermofoil used in PVC lamination process can amount to more than 50%.
• Toughness: Powder coatings feature high mechanical durability and chemical resistance exceeding the properties of liquid paints in most instances. PVC foil lamination being thermoplastic material is considerable inferior in terms of scratch resistance and in addition can lead to de-lamination on edges.
• Other: Seamless coating that is highly water and heat resistance. Can be supplied to many different shapes and sized components. Large color selection with solid, hammer tone, metallic or pearlescent textured finishes, Coat front and back at the time with same color and application, Unlimited edge profiles, High resistance to stains and effects of UV from direct sunlight.
More info about wood powder coating: Here
Surface Synergies Matching Program
Whether you need matching 3-D foils for cabinet doors, PVC matches for edgebanding, or matching high pressure laminate, the Surface Synergies program can provide your Exact-Match-Needs when Funder TFL is required.