Drying/Curing - UV

GEW to Offer Futureproof UV Curing
June 23, 2015 at 12:57 pm

GEW Limited, a designer and manufacturer of advanced UV curing systems for the label printing, coating and digital printing industry is introducing the first truly futureproof hybrid UV curing system called ArcLED.

RadTech Announces UV LED 2015 Conference
May 26, 2015 at 1:59 pm

RadTech, the Association for Ultraviolet (UV) and Electron Beam (EB) Technology, has announced a new technology conference targeting the emergence of UV LEDs used with advanced materials.

Hot Melts Hold Fast
January 1, 2012

Some UV units are designed to cure UV varnishes or inks under partially inerted conditions. These units may not be sufficient to properly run these silicones, although it may still be possible to produce suitable PSA labels and/or tapes by adjusting selected adhesive components. For quality adhesive laminates, a properly coated release liner cured with less than 50 ppm oxygen remains key.

Edging out the Competition
March 1, 2007

Today’s package printers know that the more appealing a package looks to the consumer, the more they will reap monetary benefits. With this in mind, printers have been juggling the demands of high-productivity, easy maintenance, and environmental responsibility. It’s no wonder that because UV and EB technology allows for these benefits, it has been a major presence in the packaging industry. According to a RadTech International report titled, “Radiation Curing for Packaging,” the non-profit UV and EB organization expects that the currently estimated $480 million curing market for packaging will jump to $550 million by 2009. With UV/EB technology increasing momentum, converters must know

acpo ltd. introduces UV Screening Overlaminate Film
February 4, 2007

Resists Harmful UV Light While Retaining Color and Quality of Label OAK HARBOR, OH—Leading manufacturer of self-wound PSA coated products, acpo ltd., introduces 691V, a UV screening overlaminate film. 691V was created to give label manufacturers an alternative to using expensive UV inks in their label printing processes. 691V is a clear, durable, polyester PSA overlaminate containing a film additive in the formulation. This allows the overlaminate to combat harmful UV rays and protect the label inks and base material from deterioration. Label manufacturers can use the 691V in conjunction with their standard water based inks for optimum print

Win When it Counts
April 1, 2006

It’s a fact that people are attracted to certain genetic traits in others. For instance, some women look for men with blonde hair and blue eyes, while others only date the tall, dark, and handsome types. Some people even take steps to have specific physical attributes—like wearing colored contacts to make their dark eyes appear blue, or sitting in a tanning bed to turn their light skin golden. The world of package printing likes to play these same tricks because, what it really comes down to is, it’s all about the packaging. One of the best ways to add that something special to a

What's All the Buzz?
March 1, 2005

Energy curable. It's the latest buzz and time has proven that UV and EB curing of coatings and adhesives can save printers time and money. And that's a goal that is as sweet as honey. PICTURE IT: COMPANY XYZ calls you for 10 rolls of your finest flexible packaging. Oh, and can you add a laminate to that, too? Oh, and one more thing … we need it by Thursday. So what do you do? You complete the order as quickly as possible and then start the hunt for a technology that can solve this problem on a permanent basis. This is where ultraviolet

It's a Bird, It's a Plane...It's Super UV/EB
February 1, 2004

Each year, more and more package printers are turning to UV and EB curing for their super drying and time-saving powers. TODAY'S ULTRAVIOLET (UV) and electron beam (EB) curing equipment can't fly like Superman, but with their many other super powers, they don't need to, to impress end users. For the past several years, package printers have raved about the high-productivity capabilities, easy maintenance, and low environmental impact of these drying systems, putting UV and EB curing equipment in high-demand. "I get about three or four calls a week from printers wanting to get into UV curing—they want the gloss," said Dave Douglas, vice

EB's Bright Future
October 1, 2002

Numbers show that the usage of EB inks and equipment are on the rise. Now suppliers are working to get them in the spotlight. "POINTING TO THE significant operations and 'enabling' benefits of the process, suppliers of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technology are bullish on near-term growth prospects," says the RadTech biennial survey North American Market Update. "Survey respondents, including over 80 industry suppliers and end users, project market growth of six to nine percent each year over the next three years ... and report growth of UV- and EB-formulated product usage up over eight percent during the two-year period 2000

Glossing Over Differences
April 1, 2001

Substrate and equipment concerns plot printers on either the aqueous or UV route to high-gloss printing. by Jessica Millward, Associate Editor UV-CURABLE FORMULATIONS are the big hitters of the coatings and adhesives market—offering remarkable gloss and great abrasion-, heat-, and chemical-resistance. Slightly less high-performance, yet in some cases more predictable, aqueous adhesives and coatings serve as reliable all-rounders. Suppliers say choosing between them depends on the nature of the job, and the equipment, at hand. Luster low-down Coatings manufacturers are largely unanimous when it comes to the virtues and challenges of aqueous and UV-curable formulations. Craig Adhesives & Coatings President Pat Foust,