UV Lamps Provide Instant Polymer Curing

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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.

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Effective UV Curing Requires the Right UV Lamp

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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.

Instantly Cure Polymers with UV Curing Technology

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UV curing systems are used in a multitude of applications enhancing the processes of OEMs and manufactures worldwide. UV technology provides several advantages over other treatment methods to cure polymers such as air drying or chemical use.  UV radiation causes an instant photochemical reaction to cure a variety of polymers such as epoxies, polyurethane, silicone glue and various outer coatings and varnishes.

This photochemical reaction instantly dries and hardens the polymer which provides many advantages such as improved strength resulting in a higher quality product, and quicker cycle times in manufacturing applications.

Benefits of UV Curing

When the polymer is exposed to the UV wavelengths, the reaction is instant which creates a smooth and glossy finish, depending on the polymer.  This instant reaction creates an improved product as the UV technology instantly dries the polymer eliminating an uneven surface due to evaporation, which is a problem with air drying products.  Instant drying also alleviates the chance of contamination from dust and debris.

UV technology improves the product quality, along with profitability by improving cycle times. When parts and be cured instantly under the proper type of UV light, they can be treated during automatic processes such as in movement on a conveyor or in an automated UV curing system. This quick reaction from UV lamps greatly improves efficiencies as no manual labor is required to treat products.

UV radiation is also safe for employees, eliminating the need for purchasing, storing or disposing of chemicals.  These advantages result in a consistently high quality, efficient process which adds to productive and profitable process, in addition to providing a safe work environment for employees.

LightSources Offers UV Lamps for UV Curing Systems

LightSources provides a wide selection of UV lamps used in UV curing systems for a multitude of processes.  LightSources and our valued European partner, LightTech, offer the leading high-tech lamp solutions available today with vast global resources and a commitment to developing high quality lamp products. We offer skilled lighting and design engineers with in-depth knowledge of all aspects of UV and fluorescent lamp technology.

LightSources and LightTech provide UV lamp and lighting solutions including UVC germicidal lamps used around the world in a wide range of applications.  We provide patented products developed in our modern glass factory, offering vast resources for quality product and timely delivery.  Contact us today to learn more about our UV lamp and lighting solutions.

 

UV Curing Instantly Cures and Strengthens Polymers

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Ultraviolet (UV) technology is used across a multitude of commercial and industrial applications to instantly cure polymers in seconds.  UV radiation causes a photochemical reaction on polymers such as polyurethane, epoxies, and silicone glue by instantly curing, drying, sealing or bonding within seconds of exposure to UV light.

UV curing has several advantages over other treatment methods such as chemicals or air drying. Due to the speed in which ultraviolet light cures polymers, there is no time for the evaporation of inks and coatings. UV curing provides a more consistent process resulting in a higher quality product over drying methods.  UV methods for curing polymers offers many advantages over the use of chemical drying agents as well. UV curing quickly seals polymers without the use of harmful chemicals, providing a safer workplace for employees and eliminating the need to store or dispose of chemicals.

UV curing provides a consistent process, resulting in enhanced product strength and durability for higher quality product, without contamination from particles in the air or the use of chemicals.

LightSources Provides Ultraviolet Lamps for UV Curing Systems

LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, are leading global suppliers of UV lamps used in a multitude of industrial, commercial and government applications. We offer decades of experience with skilled design engineers knowledgeable in all aspects of ultraviolet radiation technology. Our lamps are used across a multitude of industries for UV curing processes including automotive, aerospace, graphic design, screen printing and many others.

We partner with OEMs to understand your specific requirements to provide the right type of UV lamp that will get you optimum performance. Ultraviolet light is measured in wavelengths known as nanometers, nm, which provide various functions when emitted at different levels. Ultraviolet light can be broken down into UVA, UVB and UVC, each with specific properties to enhance various processes.

LightSources has the expertise to provide the perfect lamp to generate the outcome that you desire no matter the scope of your project. Our lamps are used in UV curing systems around the world to improve the quality and productivity in many industrial processes. We also provide UVC germicidal lamps to a wide range of applications worldwide, enhancing the safety and well-being of people everywhere with air, water and surface sterilization.

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.

UV Curing Solutions with High Pressure UV Lamps

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Ultraviolet light is a powerful energy source used in many applications for personal, commercial and industrial purposes.  When UV light is emitted at a specific wavelength, measured in nanometers, it produces various responses.  With UV curing lamps, the energy from UV energy instantly dries, hardens and bonds various polymers to create a product that is strengthened and durable.  UV curing is also used to create a smooth finish with vibrant colors, instantly drying inks, varnishes, glazes and lacquers.

High-pressure lamps, or metal halide lamps, are used to cure and strengthen polymers in many industries such as aerospace, automotive, food and beverage, advertising, medical and many more.  Several industrial processes benefit from UV curing technology to improve their product quality and durability.

LightSources Produces Long Lasting High-Pressure UV Lamps

High Pressure UV Lamps, (HPUV), are used in curing applications at shorter wavelengths which peak at 254nm and range to 365nm.   At 254nm, UVC light is extremely effective in germ killing and sterilizing applications, with curing processes effective anywhere in between.  HPUV lamps are also utilized in reprographics applications producing high quality printed products with vibrant colors and durable inks.

LightSources employs highly skilled lighting engineers with vast knowledge of the UV spectrum and the technology that goes into each application.  We are not limited to specific lamps or manufacturing standards.  We excel at custom designed solutions by altering the spectral output with proprietary blends of phosphors and additives. LightSources can alter the output with gallium-iodide additives and iron-iodide to produce the perfect lamp for your process which will generate the optimum wavelength for your purpose.

LightSources and our partner companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our products are used around the world in a multitude of applications and industries such as our UV polymer curing lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Contact us today to learn more about our large selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.

UV Light Curing System Provide Cost Effective Solutions

UV-curing-lamp-manufacturersUltraviolet light used for curing polymers is a highly effective and cost-efficient solution utilized in a multitude of industrial and commercial applications worldwide.  UV light is used as a catalyst to cause changes in the properties of photopolymers such as resins, inks, varnishes, coatings and adhesives onto a wide variety of products.

More and more manufacturers are harnessing the power of UV curing to improve their product quality and internal efficiencies.  UV treatment is a quick process providing many benefits that give a quick return on investment.

UV Curing Technology

Ultraviolet radiation is proven effective at curing specialty resins and inks in seconds, especially when emitted at 367 to 400 nanometer (nm).  Within the proper wavelength, UV technology will create a strengthened finish on products for durability.

UV light curing technology is utilized in a multitude of industries and applications worldwide to provide cost efficient processing solutions.  Some industrial and commercial applications that benefit from UV curing include:

  • Marketing – UV drying of inks creates vibrant displays for raising brand awareness and developing increasing market share
  • Automotive – UV curing of inks on knobs and buttons enhances their strength and durability, ensuring that the inks will last longer when exposed to long term use
  • Medical – The medical industry has long realized the benefits of UV germicidal technology for sterilization and disinfection of medical supplies, equipment and surfaces.
  • Aerospace – UV technology enhances the strength and durability of parts and components, providing durable parts that hold up even in extreme conditions.
  • Consumer Electronics – UV exposure helps to cure adhesives and inks on circuit boards and electronic devices
  • Packaging – UV inks dry quickly on various packaging materials, increasing throughput and providing durable shipping boxes that won’t fade or deteriorate
  • Instant bonding of glues, adhesives, glazes, varnishes, inks and coatings used in these and many more commercial and industrial processes

LightSources has vast experience with developing UV curing solutions with the most cost beneficial UV curing lamps available in the market today.  We offer low pressure, medium and high-pressure UV solutions.  Please visit our website to learn more.

LightSources and our affiliated companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our products are used world-wide in a multitude of applications and industries such as our UV germicidal lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our large selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.

UV Ink Curing Benefits Many Industries

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Ultraviolet light is powerful energy that is used in many commercial and industrial applications, with UV ink curing providing many benefits to several processes.  UV light causes a photochemical reaction when exposed at the proper wavelength, or nanometer.  At the right nanometer (nm), UV light causes the instant drying and curing of inks, coatings and adhesives.  This is used to cure ink onto various substrates including paper, plastic, wood and metal.

UV lamps emitting ultraviolet radiation at the 367 nm to 400 nm range are highly effective at curing specialty inks, varnishes, glazes, adhesives and various coatings.  UV ink curing systems provide an effective curing process to many industrial applications, including:

  • Quick and effective curing of coatings such as glazes, lacquers, varnishes and inks
  • Packaging – UV ink curing is used to quickly print onto various packaging material, including corrugated and plastic products
  • Marketing – several printing processes use UV ink curing to quickly dry inks on a variety of marketing material. UV ink curing dries fast without evaporation, creating high quality and vibrant ink colors to raise brand awareness
  • Automotive – UV ink curing is effective at instantly drying a wide variety of interior and exterior automotive parts and components
  • Consumer Electronics – UV ink curing is used for drying which improves adhesion in many electronics and components such as circuit boards, exterior and interior parts
  • Aerospace – UV curing provides fast and effective curing of coatings and adhesives to create durable components
  • Adhesive Bonding – UV light is used in several industrial applications to improve adhesion and create unbreakable bonding
  • Medical – UV energy is also used to sterilize and disinfect medical components

LightSources’ offers UV lamps in low pressure, medium pressure or high-pressure UV radiation, for use in a wide array of processes.  Our expert engineers will custom design a lighting solution to provide you with the proper UV lamps for your application.

LightSources and our affiliated companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our products are used world-wide in a multitude of applications and industries such as our UV curing lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our wide selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.

UV Curing Now Possible with Low Pressure Lamp Technology

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Ultraviolet (UV) lamps are used worldwide in various applications to cure, bond or instantly dry various materials including inks, resins and adhesives.  When UV waves come into contact with specialty polymers, it causes a photochemical reaction, altering the molecular structure of the polymer.  High-pressure UV lamps have been used for decades to create this chemical reaction, producing the UVA wavelength as the ideal catalyst for the curing function.  In recent years, however, new technology utilizing low-pressure UV lamps with a wavelength of 254 nanometer (nm), has been highly effective in curing various materials.

Low-pressure lamps operate with less energy output required, providing energy savings over heat-based curing system.  UV curing also produces a higher quality product over heat based curing or drying, as the molecular change occurs instantly, in a matter of seconds, preventing evaporation or dust particles to contaminate your product surface.  UV curing systems also produce no hazardous byproducts, and pose no risk of chemical interaction with your employees or other materials.

UV lamps purchased from an experienced Ultraviolet and lighting expert gives you assurances that your lamps are manufactured with the proper wavelength output for your application, and that they will provide a long lasting useful life which saves a considerable amount of money over purchasing and storing chemicals or other drying agents.

Low pressure UV lamps are ideal for applications that require dimming, as compared to medium and high-pressure lamps.  Low pressure mercury lamps along with amalgam lamps are increasingly used for UV curing applications and the effective drying of adhesives that have a cationic base.

LightSources Provides Proprietary UV Curing Technology

With UV lamps purchased from the LightSources Group, you can be confident in the quality output of your UV curing system, and enjoy maximum useful life saving you money with minimal maintenance and replacement costs.  LightSources is a global leader in UV research and development, producing several patented products and proprietary technologies.  Our use of amalgam lamps for UV curing is expanding with our proprietary pellet amalgam technology.

Low-pressure UV lamps typically produce 150 watts of output, as any more would overheat the lamp causing UV output to decrease.  Amalgam lamps can produce 300 to 1000 watts output, with one-third of that usable as UVC energy.  Amalgam lamps provide options when a smaller footprint is required or gives options to downsize systems without jeopardizing UV curing effectiveness.

Benefits of Pellet Amalgam Technology by LightSources

LightSources proprietary pellet amalgam technology provides several benefits over other methods including a higher UVC intensity even at 60% or 80% dimming, allowing for increased output while reducing expenses.

Versatility in mounting options are another benefit as our pellet amalgam technology is available to mount either horizontal, vertical or diagonal providing options when operating in low profile environment without losing UV effectiveness.

The LightSources Group is recognized for innovation and pioneering new lamp technologies.  We are a global supplier to OEMs around the world, supplying high-tech operations on six continents.  We have what it takes to solve your UV problem with fast, efficient and high-quality lamp products for any application.  Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer to learn more about our UV curing solutions and our amalgam technology.

UV Glue Curing Creates Unbreakable Bond

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Ultraviolet radiation energy is used as a catalyst to instantly cure polymers, creating an instant bond in as quickly as three seconds.  This photochemical reaction is often used on polymers such as silicone glue, polyurethane and epoxies which will instantly cure when exposed to UV light.

UV curing of polymers provides many advantages over other methods such as chemical application and air drying.   UV curing provides the quickest cure time when compared to these other methods, while providing a stronger, unbreakable bond.   When air drying inks, coatings, adhesives and glues, the surface is exposed to outer contaminants in the air which can create an inconsistent surface.  UV curing is also much faster than air drying, drastically improving cycle times and productivity, leading to increased profitability.

When using chemicals to dry surface coatings and bonding agents, it can be costly and time consuming while still not providing the same consistent and quick output as UV curing.   Chemical drying processes can also create an unsafe environment to employees by exposing them to harmful contaminants.  An air controlled evaporation system is often necessary to remove fumes or toxins from chemical use.  UV curing dries so quickly it leaves a consistent and high-quality surface that is reinforced and resistant to scratching or breaking.

UV glue curing provides many benefits over other methods, with precision accuracy to target specific areas.  By projecting the UV light directly towards the area of polymer requiring hardening, manufactures can precisely cure specific areas without affecting surrounding areas.

Lightsources has vast knowledge and expertise with UV curing applications, with skilled design engineers available to assist with determining the best type of UV lamps for your process.  We assist OEMs large and small with the perfect UV lighting solution, no matter the scope of your project.  UV curing is used in a multitude of industrial processes around the globe, including screen printing, graphic design, automotive, aerospace and many other applications.

LightSources and our valued partner companies are recognized as leaders in the industry of high-tech lamp design and manufacturing.  Our team is comprised of the most highly skilled professionals specializing in a wide range of innovative lighting solutions.  Contact us to learn more about our broad range of standard and custom lighting solutions.

 

Unbreakable Polymer Bond with UV Curing

post 95 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.

With LightSources’ decades of experience in the manufacturing of UV curing lamps, let our expertise and knowledge make it easy for you to find the best lamp for your application.

LightSources and our affiliated companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our products are used world-wide in a multitude of applications and industries such as our UV polymer curing lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our large selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.