About our Chemical Resistant Finishes

Our chemical resistant finishes have gone through rigorous quality testing to verify performance and application characteristics. The M.L. Campbell laboratory has formulated our finishes to meet or exceed the required performance levels established by KCMA for finishes. We meet the AWI performance standard TR-6 for chemical and moisture resistance.

The finishes have been tested utilizing the following ASTM and KCMA test methods where

Chemical Resistant Finishes - Ratings
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Print Resistance

Rating: 5 (Excellent)

Purpose: Test the ability of the finish to be print-resistant. No print after 24-hour drying time.

Chemical Resistant Finish

Cross Hatch

Rating: 5 (Excellent)

Purpose: Test the ability of the finish to adhere to various substrates and/or finishes.

Chemical Resistant Finish

Wet Heat Resistance

Rating: 4 (Very Good)

Purpose: Test the ability of the finish to withstand high heat for long periods.

Chemical Resistant Finish

Blocking

Rating: 5 (Excellent)

Purpose: Test the ability of the finish to withstand any finish defects from stacking or packing after 4-hour drying time.

Chemical Resistant Finish

Edge Soak

Rating: 5 (Excellent)

Purpose: Test a coating's ability to perform in relation to a coated cabinet door's resistance to detergent and water.

Chemical Resistant Finish

Hot & Cold Check Resistance

Rating: 5 (Excellent)

Purpose: Test the ability of the finish to withstand hot and cold cycles for prolonged periods. Passes 20 cycles.


Chemical Resistance Evaluation

Rating: 5 (Excellent) in each category

Purpose: Test the ability of the finish to withstand substances typically found in kitchens and bathrooms. Exceeds AWI specifications for post-catalyzed conversion varnish chemical resistance. Contact and dry time of each chemical is in accordance to AWI and KCMA test procedures.

  • Vinegar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Grape Juice
  • Ketchup
  • Coffee
  • Olive Oil
  • Boiling Water
  • Cold Water
  • Gasoline
  • Murphy's Oil Soap
  • Vodka 100 Proof
  • 1% Detergent
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Household Ammonia
  • VM&P Naphtha
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Wine
  • Windex
  • 409 Cleaner
  • Lysol
  • 33% Sulfuric Acid
  • 10% TSP
  • Ethanol/Water
  • Mustard
  • Acetone
  • 28% Ammonium Hydroxide