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Editor's Memo: Dispensing Quality, Curing Inefficiency

Welcome to our annual Dispensing & Curing Equipment Directory!

Welcome to our annual Dispensing and Curing Equipment Directory! The handy chart-style directory includes supplier companies* and contact information for dispensing equipment like dispensers, pumps, mixers, and dispense heads. Details on filling and curing equipment are also included. In addition, Red Super Star listings indicate display advertisers in this issue. Flip to the advertiser index to locate their advertisement and learn more about their offerings.

While at the dentist, most people (those outside of our industry, anyway) probably don’t spend too much time contemplating the adhesives that help hold their chair together, let alone how they’re applied. Boy, are they missing out! Innovations in automated dispensing are providing multiple benefits—ranging from increased quality to reduced production cycles—for manufacturers of dental equipment. Read the Automated Dispensing for Safety, Quality and Productivity case study to learn more.

Curing is another aspect of our industry that most likely escapes the notice of the average person on the street. It’s a vital part of many processes, however, and the innovative use of lasers is offering multiple new possibilities. As contributors from Dynasol Elastómeros and CICATA-IPN write in UV Curing with Lasers, “In the continuous search for faster photo-processing, lasers may provide the ultimate light source to achieve ultra-fast polymerization and micronic resolution…”

UV curing is a time-tested process in the adhesives, sealants and coatings industries, and new developments are continually improving its efficiency and effectiveness. Efficient Curing with Innovative UV Technologies outlines innovations in LEDs, as well as medium-pressure and high-performance lamps—and even combinations of technologies to achieve optimized results. 

How has your company benefited from innovative dispensing and curing? Please contact me at (330) 336-4098 or suttons@bnpmedia.com to share your story. 

 *Supplier listings indicate paid advertising. Contact Peg Van Winkle at vanwinklep@bnpmedia.com for pricing and additional details. 

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