This cost-effective and high-quality curing method is gaining in popularity.
Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor11.30.15
Energy curing technologies have been growing in popularity due to their utility, eco-friendly standing and usefulness in a wide range of applications. The process is often referred to as radiation curing, or “radcure,” because both ultraviolet (UV) and electron bean (EB) are radiant energy sources. Unlike other methods of curing, exposure to light is comparably non-hazardous (the effects of overexposure are similar to sunburn), and typically less expensive than conventional coatings. Combined with improvements in overall quality over the last few years – no more yellowing or cracking – this market has made notable gains.
According to Jonathan Graunke, VP - UV/EB technology, INX International Ink Co., the UV/EB market has made notable gains over the last year.
“We are seeing solid growth across our UV/EB inks and coatings, with sheetfed UV, H-UV type and LED being exceptionally strong. We are also seeing high growth in our UV/EB coatings offerings,&rd
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