Ultraviolet (UV) curing is used in a multitude of applications worldwide to improve adhesion of various polymers in commercial and industrial processes. UV radiation is proven to alter the molecular structure of certain polymers such as polyurethane coatings, silicone glue and epoxies. When these materials are exposed to UV light, a photochemical reaction occurs in seconds to provide an instant bonding or drying of the surface, curing the polymer for improved strength, durability and adhesion.
UV Curing Provides Many Benefits
UV curing is instant and effective, offering many benefits to commercial and industrial processes. Improving the drying and curing time of various parts and products improves process cycle times and throughput. A significant improvement in productivity provides maximum profitability.
UV curing also provides a low cost drying process as the right UV curing lamps will provide long lasting, high-performance requiring very little maintenance. UV curing provides many cost benefits over other methods such as air drying or chemical use. The improvement in cure time over air drying improves profitability. UV curing is also more cost efficient than chemical use as there is no need to purchase, store or dispose of harmful chemicals.
Improvements in safety are another benefit of UV curing over chemical use of drying and treating products. UV lamps are harmless to employees, improving safety records of companies.
Quality is enhanced with UV curing over air drying as the instant curing does not allow time for evaporation, thus resulting in an even coating without blemishes, dust or debris.
With all these benefits, it is easy to see why companies are moving to UV curing lamps to treat products, providing safe and effective curing which improves quality, at a very low cost. Selecting the right UV curing lamps will provide longer lasting benefits for maximum cost savings.
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