Despite raw material pricing and supply issues, UV- and EB-curable inks and coatings enjoy growth in the marketplace, while LED-curable technologies offer new opportunities.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor11.05.08
The energy-curable market has offered ink manufacturers some excellent growth opportunities in recent
Sun Chemical’s WetFlex technology was showcased at Comexi’s drupa 2008 booth.
years. In areas ranging from packaging to inkjet, UV and, to a lesser extent, EB curing have been utilized successfully in new applications.
In 2008, LED-curable technologies came to the forefront at drupa, featuring new advantages that offer the potential for growth.
Ken Kisner, senior vice president, chief technology officer of Triangle Digital INX, noted that energy-curable inks and coatings have gained increased market acceptance over the last several years.
“In 2008, UV inkjet inks have made a substantial impact on many markets,” Mr. Kisner said. “Energy-curable products have enabled industries to print on a wide variety of substrates including plastics, wood, glass and many
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