Ultraviolet radiation is utilized in many industrial and commercial processes worldwide to instantly dry and cure polymers. When polymers such as epoxies, silicone and polyurethane are exposed to UV radiation, a photochemical reaction occurs which bonds and seals the polymer within seconds of exposure.
There are many advantages of using UV curing over other curing methods such as air drying or using chemicals. Air drying polymers leaves the coating susceptible to contaminants such as dust to affect the quality of the surface as well as evaporation which can leave an uneven surface and an inconsistent process. Using chemicals can pose a health risk to employees and requires purchasing, storing and disposing of chemicals properly.
UV curing delivers a quick and consistent process which results in enhanced product durability and strength without evaporation or contamination.
LightSources Offers UV Lamps for Curing
LightSources and our valued European partner, LightTech, are recognized as the leading global suppliers of high-tech lighting solutions worldwide. We offer skilled design engineers with expertise in all UV applications and in-depth knowledge of UV technology. Our lamps are used in UV curing applications worldwide across many industries including graphic design, screen printing, aerospace and automotive processes.
We partner with you to develop the most advantageous UV curing system which deliver long lasting, high-performance with energy efficient, cost saving lighting solutions. We provide custom developed phosphor blends to perfectly match your required wavelength, measured in nanometer (nm) that delivers the optimum UV reaction. UV curing is proven to be highly effective while offering a safe work environment in a low maintenance, cost saving process.
The LightSources Group offers a wide selection of standard lamp sizes and shapes with custom designs available. Our UVC germicidal lamps are proven to instantly eradicate harmful bacteria and viruses on surfaces, in air and water. We invest in continual research and development to deliver first to market lamps and lighting solutions that outperform the competition with high performance and long lasting cost savings.
LightSources and our valued partner companies are the leading global high-tech lamp designers, providing the most advanced warehouse and lighting solutions available today. We have decades of expertise and in-depth knowledge of the technology behind UV radiation to provide the optimum lamp style for your process. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer about the UV curing solution that meets your specifications.