UV Curing Technology
UV Equipment quick overview
So, what is uv curing technology? UV is Ultraviolet, just above the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Wavelengths are normally conveyed in nanometers or sometimes in angstroms. The predominate most used wavelengths are 254nm, 365nm, and 385 nm, because the majority of prior uv curing systems use a mercury vapor lamp and these are the primary wavelengths that mercury lamps put out. Back in the 70′, doped lamps also known as metal halide lamps were used. These lamps absorbed the mercury lines and converted the output wavelengths to a longer wavelength. LED technology is now fast approaching the industry and promices to make things even more convenient, with longer life, and wavelength choices that will greatly help.
Chemistry needs drives the sale.
Our customers start out with the need to apply inks, coatings or adhesives that are applied to their unique substrates. The primary advantage of UV chemistry is that it is crosslinked by the UV energy. What good is crosslinking? It gives abrasion resistance, solvent resistance, and controlled fast curing and a long pot life! UV Inks and coatings are used on high speed printing presses, dip coatings systems, roll coaters, flood coaters, inkjet printers, pad printing, screen printing and many other application methods.
Built for high volume production
UV curing has a very fast cure (cross linking), typically under a few seconds of exposure. The technology takes a small learning curve, but after that, it is smooth sailing. Contact us today with your production needs and we will help you decide if this technology is best for your production needs.