Every day we walk and stand on different floorings, whether at home, in the office, at the doctor or in the supermarket. Floors can be made of different materials, should defy the daily traces of usage and look beautiful for as long as possible. But how are UV light and infrared heat related to all of this?
Special coatings, which are applied, for example, for the refinement or decoration of floor surfaces, are cured with UV light. Thus, the surface of the floor is "sealed", made scratch-resistant and keeps its nice look for a longer period of time. Different UV technologies can be used here. For example, UV- LED light sources can be turned on and off according to demand, they do not require warm-up time and production speeds can be increased.
A special lens technology reduces the stray light of the UV lamps and allows radiation with "cold" UV light even from a distance. UV LEDs are virtually universally applicable for different materials. This allows a more flexible production process, reduces costs and saves energy.
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Infrared heat helps to make floors slip-proof
Embossed knobs or textures make floors more slip-resistant, an important feature in hospitals or office buildings. In the production of PVC laminate, the embossing plant is an elementary part of the production process. Short-wave infrared emitters within the plant heat the laminate to the required softness. Precise heat control allows fast and targeted heating. This saves energy and increases production speed.
Find out more about this and other infrared applications about the manufacture of flooring in our case stories. Order them here!
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