Peak Irradiance & Energy Density

What They Are and How They Can Be Managed for UV Curing Applications

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In the printing industry, professionals have used an array of techniques, including forced air, infrared heat, electron beam and UV light to dry inks, coatings, and adhesives on everything from newspapers and magazines, to flexible and rigid packaging, labels, and signage. In industrial applications, energy from conventional ultraviolet (UV) arc and microwave lamps is often used to cure adhesives, coatings, paints and varnishes.

Historically, these methods have worked with various degrees of success, albeit with excessive heat and limited control of the final product, often resulting in less-than-perfect results and excessive scrappage.

While many manufacturers continue to use a broad range of techniques for their curing applications, an increasing number are embracing UV LED due to its numerous benefits, including the ability to generate higher yields, reduced scrap, lower running and maintenance costs and precision control.

Download this white paper to learn more about Peak Irradiance & Energy Density for your UV LED Curing Applications