UV glue curing is becoming a popular method for many commercial and industrial processes requiring a permanent unbreakable bond in their application. Often referred to as liquid glue, when sealed with the powerful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, it is more often a polymer rather than glue that provides a strengthened bond. Often times polyurethane, epoxy or other polymer is used and will dry clear when exposed to UV light.
These specialty polymers harden within seconds of exposure to UV radiation, typically within three seconds although some processes may require additional exposure for maximum adhesion. Regardless of the time in seconds, this process is considerably less time consuming than applying a chemical coating or other drying methods.
Chemical treatment of manufactured parts requires the purchase of toxic chemicals and ventilation areas for employees applying these volatile compounds. Bonding with drying takes more time than with UV curing and can also leave inconsistencies in your finished product due to evaporation.
UV Glue Curing Provides Fast and Consistent Bonding
UV glue curing is fast and effective, providing instant hardening with no evaporation or chemical exposure. Ultraviolet radiation provides effective solutions for large volume production with consistently accurate results.
Curing polymers with UV light provides quick cure rates and allows for specific, targeted applications whether applied to glue or any other various polymers. The most effective wavelength of UV radiation occurs between 240nm – 270nm, or 350nm to 380nm.
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