LED Curing Technology for Coatings

LED curing solutions are utilized in the coatings industry because they offer highly reliable UV curing due to being a solid-state device. They provide deep through-cure and allow low surface temperatures that enable less expensive raw inputs. Read more »

SUNY-ESF/RadTech Webinar Series: At the Tipping Point? A Snapshot of UV LED Curing in North America

Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT) — With rapid advances in both chemistry and hardware, UV LEDs are fast becoming an alternative, or even the standard method for UV curing in certain markets. At the same time, interest in UV LEDs is higher than ever, with a record number of papers addressing UV LED technology scheduled for the upcoming Radtech 2016 conference in May. This 30-minute webinar will provide a brief "snapshot" of progress of UV LEDs for curing inks, coatings and adhesives. We will examine the state of UV LED curing in various print markets (digital, screen, flexo, offset), as well as in the spot cure and industrial adhesives market and for curing UV coatings. Read more »

Best Practices: Flipping the Switch on LED

Before switching out traditional UV arc lamps for LED, converters should be aware of exactly what to expect when making the change, and whether LED is right for them. Read more »

Adopting LED Curing Technology

UV LED curing technology has arrived. It is no longer an emerging technology, but one that is bringing a host of advanced printing capabilities, says Phoseon Technology — UV LED light sources are suitable for high-speed curing in narrow-web presses and other forms of printing, such as screen, digital and offset, offering many benefits to printers and converters making it an appealing option. Read more »

RadTech Hosts Successful UV LED 2015

UV curing has been a growth area for years, and the technology has evolved over time. Now, for a variety of performance and environmental reasons, UV LED has become a major opportunity in the graphic arts market. Read more »
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