Efficient Curing with Innovative UV Technologies

New options make curing processes more efficient and sustainable.
By Juliane Henze and Angelika Roth-Fölsch
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Ultraviolet (UV) coatings are cured by UV light. They contain almost no solvents that may evaporate during the curing process. Instead, the UV curing process is achieved through polymerization—a crosslinking reaction of the coating constituents.

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UV Curing with Lasers

Lasers may provide the ultimate light source to achieve ultra-fast polymerization and micronic resolution.
By Alejandro Esquivel de la Garza, Eugenio Rodríguez González, CICATA-IPN, Cuauhtémoc Pozos Vázquez, and Raúl J. Revilla Vázquez
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The photo curing extent of styrenic block copolymer (SBC)-based adhesive formulations applied as a uniform layer on a Mylar film can be readily determined by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).

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DYMAX: UV Curing Flood Lamp

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The ECE Series UV light-curing flood lamp systems from this company are designed to optimize safety and convenience for process-controlled cures.
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RadTech Europe Seeks Entries for Innovations Awards

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RadTech Europe (RTE) recently announced a call for entries for its international Innovations Awards.
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RadTech Issues Call for Papers

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RadTech recently announced a call for papers for its 2014 RadTech UV & EB Technology Expo and Conference, which will take place May 12-14, 2014.
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HENKEL CORP.: Equipment Sourcebook

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“The Loctite® Equipment Sourcebook,” vol. 9 is an updated, 102-page catalog presenting the complete line of Loctite dispensing and curing equipment.

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Henkel’s Loctite Adhesives Receive Approval for Use with Cree LEDs

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Henkel Corp. recently announced it has reportedly become the first adhesives manufacturer to demonstrate the ability of its products to meet stringent chemical testing protocol developed by Cree Inc.
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RadTech Announces President’s Award Winners

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RadTech recently announced it has given its President’s Award to Lisa Fine, Ph.D., of Joules Angstrom; and Joseph K. Lyou, a SCAQMD Governing Board member and president and CEO of the Coalition for Clean Air.
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CN9062 is a high-functionality liquid oligomer that reportedly brings significant scratch resistance to demanding coatings applications.
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Suitable for adhesives and coatings, the new lamps can reportedly provide improved performance in the same small form factor but higher peak irradiance.
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