Rapid curing of adhesives, coatings and materials
In recent years UV light curing of materials, a photochemical polymerisation process, has experienced rapid growth and figures amongst the most exciting and versatile material technologies.
UV light curing technology is environmentally friendly and contributes significantly to a worldwide reduction in VOCs (volatile organic compounds). It is considered to be the most effective way to transform a solvent-free liquid resin into a solid polymer almost instantly at ambient temperature.
This provides a number of unique advantages in terms of speed of cure, absence of solvents, energy savings, versatility and high-performance material properties.
Examples of types of UV light curing materials and their applications include:
- UV structural adhesives for bonding glass, ceramics, ferrites, plastics and metals.
- UV glob tops and chip coats used in smart card production.
- UV potting compounds, encapsulants and conformal coatings for electronic component protection.
- UV paints used in the auto refinish industry.
- UV inks and coatings for graphic arts.
- UV hardening polyester resin/fibreglass composite materials for rapid repairs.
Our specialist team are happy to work with you to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency and safety of your process by offering UV light solutions which will optimize your process and minimize the risk. It is essential to ensure the necessary UV wavelength range, intensity and beam spread to fully cure your UV
material within the desired process time, whilst ensuring strict compliance with health and safety regulations.
We supply UV lamps and equipment as individual products or as part of an OptiMinUV® solution for a wide range of UV curing applications across a broad spectrum of industries.
UV curing equipment
OptiMinUV is the gold standard, which includes UV light equipment, spares and accessories, a UV meter for process control, UV safety products and information and training to ensure safe use and compliance with your legal obligations. It provides peace of mind that you’ve got performance, risk assessment and control covered, along with the confidence and acceptance of your process by the workforce.
UV curing and bonding processes and applications
Adhesives and resins
We offer a range of UV lamps and LEDs for curing and bonding applications.
Coatings and encapsulants
UV lamps are commonly used for curing coatings and encapsulants. UV provides a rapid, on-demand cure which can help improve and speed up curing processes.
Fibreglass resin composites
UV lamps are commonly used for drying of fibreglass resin composites.
Paints, primers and clearcoats
UV lamps are commonly used for curing and drying of automotive paints, primers and clearcoats.