The key drivers behind the growth of radiation
cure over the past several decades are well established: higher
productivity, improved performance and environmental compliance. To that end,
much has been written over the years regarding the features, advantages and
benefits of radiation curing, along with numerous articles about UV/EB products
and equipment. What are not often covered are the “hidden” issues associated
with these applications - issues not often seen or experienced until after the
process is up and running.
This issue marks the publication of ASI's 13th annual Buyers' Guide, a purchasing and applications resource for raw materials, equipment and services used to manufacture adhesives and sealants, pressure sensitives, and adhesives and sealants products such as tapes and labels.