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Pre-finished Panels Save You Time and Money

NOVA® UV-Cured Finishes: The First and Still the Best

States was the first in the industry to introduce pre-finished hardwood panels featuring its NOVA® line of UV-cured coatings.

NOVA pre-finished panels are ready to be used without requiring any additional surface treatment. This saves time, lowers costs and ensures a consistent, durable finish that brings out the natural warmth and beauty of real wood grain surfaces.

Choose the right NOVA product for your next project


NOVA

The original, UV-cured flatline finish that changed the industry!

NOVA SI antimicrobial finish

NOVA SI

Infused with silver ions to provide an anti-microbial finish

NOVA LAB

Chemical-resistant and SEFA certified for laboratory use

NOVA Peak

10 stock colors and four popular species

Custom Colors

We can precisely match just about any color you need

Easy as 1-2-3

1. Finish type
2. Available products
3. Anti-microbial (optional)
Nova finish

Clear

Color

Nova S.I. finish
Nova Lab finish

Custom

Nova Peak finish
Nova S.I. finish

Environmentally Friendly


UV Coatings: No VOCs

NOVA coatings are 100% solid epoxy acrylate. They emit no volatile organic compounds in manufacture or in use. There is virtually no waste created in the flatline finishing process. UV-cured coatings are extremely durable, showing no effects from solvents or household chemicals. Overspray from other finish operations can be wiped from NOVA surfaces with acetone. NOVA panels meet LEED IEQ Credit 4.2 Low Emitting Materials. No-added-formaldehyde and FSC® Certified constructions are available.

Unmatched Beauty and Durability


NOVA

With NOVA you can choose pre-finished options tailored to your exact specifications. Choose from clear, translucent, opaque and printed finishes. Gloss levels include satin, medium, high or custom. Precise custom color matching is also available.

NOVA SI antimicrobial finish

NOVA SI

NOVA SI brings together the beauty of natural, eco-friendly hardwood with the science of antimicrobial silver ions to reduce the risk of infection from E. coli, staph and other environmental pathogens.

NOVA SI is infused with inorganic silver ions, which are proven to inhibit microbes, pathogens and bacteria. The silver ions permeate the wood finish to create a self-decontaminating coating. In the presence of moisture, silver ions are released, disrupting cellular respiration and preventing the spread of bacterial contaminants. It works naturally and continuously, making it ideal for protecting patients, students, customers and families from the unseen hazards covering the surfaces we touch every day.

NOVA LAB

States NOVA LAB panels are specifically formulated for applications requiring enhanced chemical resistance. These panels provide laboratory casework manufacturers with the advantage of pre-finished hardwood in domestic and imported veneer species on a choice of substrates. No-added-formaldehyde and FSC® Certified constructions are available. NOVA LAB panels comply with the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association’s 8.0 Cabinet Surface Finish Tests. These include the 8.1 Chemical Spot Test, 8.2 Hot Water Test and 8.3 Impact Test.

NOVA Peak

NOVA Peak panels are a stock version of States’ custom color capabilities. Since they are produced to stock and not to order, options are limited to the standard offering of ten colors on four species. There are two options on oak, three on maple, three on cherry and two on mahogany. Thicknesses include 1/4″ MDF core and 3/4″ ArmorCore. Face grades are A cherry and mahogany and B maple and oak. NOVA PEAK panels are finished on both sides.

Custom Colors

Don’t see what you are looking for? Don’t worry…States’ experts can match just about any color on most species of veneer. With a state-of-the-art laboratory, the technicians at States can create the exact color you need to fit your project.

Outstanding Performance


The Architectural Woodwork Standards Performance Characteristics for Transparent Finishes ranks UV Curable Epoxy, Polyester or Urethanes highest of the thirteen finish types considered.

In addition to their unparalleled beauty, NOVA panels meet the finish performance standards specified by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturer’s Association as outlined in ANSI/KCMA A161.1-2000, section 9.0.

ANSI/KCMA A161.1-2000, Section 9.0 Performance Standards

Section 9.0 Performance StandardsRequired Performance
9.1 Shrinkage and Heat ResistanceNo appreciable discoloration and no evidence of blistering, checks or other film failure
9.2 Hot and Cold Check ResistanceNo appreciable discoloration and no evidence of blistering, checks or other film failure
9.3 Chemical ResistanceVinegar, lemon, orange and grape juices, tomato catsup, coffee, olive oil, 100-proof alcohol, detergent and water (24 hours), and mustard (one hour) produce no appreciable discoloration, stain or whitening that will not disperse with ordinary polishing.
Test conducted using NOVA clear finish on maple laminated to MDF substrate. Results may vary with species and substrate.

With NOVA, States offers more pre-finished options than any other manufacturer.