Ultraviolet (UV) lamps are proven highly effective at instantly curing a wide variety of polymers in a multitude of industrial applications. Polymers which respond to UV curing lamps include various inks, lacquers, varnishes, epoxies, polyurethane, silicone and coatings. These coatings are applied to various parts and products such as in printing applications and manufacturing processes which include printing on parts or sealing an outer coating on various parts and products.
The UV lamp is a catalyst for a photochemical reaction which occurs instantly within seconds of exposure. The UV radiation causes the polymer to instantly seal and bond with products, creating a strengthened and more durable product. UV curing provides many advantages over other methods of curing polymers such as air drying or the use of chemicals. Using chemicals creates a potential hazard and added expenses with purchasing, storing and disposing of the chemical in addition to potential health risks to employees.
Air drying is another simple method of applying outer coatings although does not seal in the polymer as with the use of UV technology. Air drying creates an uneven surface due to evaporation and leaves the outer coating vulnerable without the added strength and durability provided with UV curing. UV curing lamps deliver fast and consistent methods of bonding and during outer coatings for strength and durability without contamination or evaporation.
Reliable UV Curing Lamps
For the most reliable and effective UV curing lamps, consult the leading UV specialists at LightSources. The LightSources Group is recognized as a leading supplier and authority on UV technology, with a deep understanding of UV technology within the entire lighting spectrum, including UVA, UVB and UVC technology. We design, engineer and manufacture UVC germicidal lamps used worldwide in critical sterilization processes, and UV curing lamps used by OEMs large and small in a wide range of applications.
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.