Due to a wide variety of design options and the high quality, powder coating is an attractive technology for wood based panels. UV-curing powders are particularly suitable, because the high speed curing process can be operated at a temperature of about 120 'C, having low impact on the heat sensitive panel substrate. For the rapid powder melting before UV-curing, gas-infrared transmitters are used. With the state-of-the-art powder coating techniques, productive processes with velocities up to 100 m/min, like in horizontal liquid painting lines for wood based panels, are not possible. A new gunless powder application technique now enables high speed powder coatings in compact horizontal lines.