UV LED Curing Processes for Converting Applications

With so many on-going projects and tight timelines it’s hard for process design and development engineers to stay updated on the latest UV curing technologies for converting processes such as siliconizing, functional coatings, and laminating.
However, UV LED curing technology is advancing rapidly with the opportunity to increase converting production rates.

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Reducing Converting Line Downtime with UV LED Curing

Currently available UV LED curing technology offers many advantages for converting processes such as laminating adhesives (paper-to-film, film-to-film, film-to-foil), hydrogels and others where longer wavelength, deep curing is important.
The most interesting advantage for process design and development engineers is the opportunity to reduce downtime compared to existing medium pressure arc lamp UV curing processes.
This deep dive will help you gain a better understanding of the impact for your converting process.

Traditional UV versus UV LED Curing for Converting Applications

When considering UV LED curing for your converting processes it’s helpful to compare the available UV curing technologies. This chart provides a concise and easy comparisons of UV curing technology (medium pressure arc, microwave, and UV LED), the characteristics of each and process design considerations for typical wide web converting processes.

FAQs: Developing UV LED Curing Processes for Converting Applications

Get answers to the most common questions we get from process development and design engineers who are familiar with traditional UV curing technology and considering UV LED curing for their wide web converting processes such as laminating adhesives (film-to-film, film-to-paper, and film-to-foil), hydrogels (transdermal patches, etc.), nanoimprint lithography, and others.

Converting and Laminating: How to “Future Proof” UV LED Curing Processes

This article discusses UV LED curing benefits, technology advancement trends, and steps you can take to minimize early adopter risks when installing UV LED curing on your wide web converting and laminating lines.

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