A new IKEA specification was released last year in order to assess the behavior of stained and lacquered softwood with knots. This is because knots might give rise to a natural yellowing due to exposure to light, appearing as an indelible “stain” on furniture surfaces.
CATAS, as IKEA recognized laboratory, has immediately set up this kind of test to provide it to its customers and now, after one year from the beginning of the testing, shows its first results.
More than 500 specimens have been tested, with white (91 %) or grey (9 %), water-based, water-based UV or “mixed” coatings (combinations of one or more than one water-based layers with more than one water-based UV layers) (read more
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