Technology: UV LED Curing Wins Innovation Award
The recently completed Labelexpo Europe 2013 showed the rapid adoption of UV LED curing. More than 80 UV LED curing lamps were installed on equipment at the 2013 Labelexpo Europe show, up from 10 instances during the 2011 show for an 8x increase. Curing uses ranged from pinning to full cure and many of the machines were 100% UV LED based.
The Label Industry Global Award for Innovation, sponsored by Label & Narrow Web, Labels & Labeling, and NarroWebTech magazines, was jointly won by Mark Andy and Flint Group Narrow Web. Flint Group was honored for its Ekocure UV LED ink technology which the judges described as providing improved cure response, cost and productivity savings, waste reduction, energy savings and enhanced safety that will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the future of the label industry. Mark Andy was singled out for its complementary ProLED ink curing technology, which delivers high production rates and energy savings in excess of 50% when compared to traditional HgUV systems.
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