UV light curing solutions

On-demand curing of adhesives, resins, coatings, fibreglass, paints and primers.

We have a wide range of UV lamps for curing and bonding applications, your equipment selection criteria should be based on your particular process requirements:

  • UV wavelength (determined by the UV curable material you are working with)
  • UV irradiance or dose levels (as above)
  • Curing area (exposure should be restricted to the working area)

Our friendly, helpful team have over 50 years experience in helping organisations implement a safe and effective UV light process, so should you wish to discuss you requirements or request a quotation for suitable solution, please call 0121 423 2000 or send us a message.

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.

UV curing equipment

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.

UV Safety in the Workplace webinar

This interactive webinar runs through the key considerations for assessment and control of UV light exposure at work in accordance with statutory regulations.

By the end of it you should know what actions need to be taken by your organisation to ensure safe use and compliance with your legal obligations.