The world of UV LED curing is a rapidly growing, ever-changing environment. Below are frequently asked questions about the company and marketplace as well as technical glossary. If there are questions of definitions you would like covered, please contact Phoseon.
Who is Phoseon Technology?
Phoseon Technology has pioneered Semiconductor Light Matrix (SLM)™ technology utilizing high power UV LED technology to manufacture the environmentally cleanest, coolest operating, highly efficient ultraviolet curing products on the market. Phoseon is a venture-funded, privately-held corporation founded in 2002 headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.
What is ultraviolet LED?
Ultraviolet (UV) LED stands for ultraviolet light emitting diode. A UV LED is an electronic light source with electromagnetic radiation that has a wavelength shorter than that of visible light but longer than x-rays.
What is Ultraviolet curing?
Ultraviolet curing is the polymerization of UV sensitive materials, rather than drying through the evaporation of solvents.
An arc lamp or arc light is the general term for a class of lamps that produce light by an electric arc. An arc lamp is also called a discharge lamp, or an arc discharge lamp. The type of lamp is often named by the gas contained in the bulb; including neon, argon, xenon, krypton, sodium, metal halide, and mercury. The common fluorescent lamp is actually a low-pressure mercury arc lamp.
Binders (for UV printing inks)
Momomers, prepolymers - usually acrylate compounds. With the help of the photoinitiators, the liquid acrylate compounds react under the influence of UV light to form a solid plastic film. Binders are produced synthetically.
Energy absorbed per unit mass.