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.
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.