Raw Material Selection Considerations for UV/LED Applications

Michael Gould, RAHN USA

Abstract:UV/LED is quickly establishing itself as a preferred method for curing traditional UV formulas from graphic arts and industrial coatings to adhesives and even composites. The many benefits of UV/LED - energy savings, instant ""on/off"", cooler/quieter operation and longer lamp service life - offer a significant upside to traditional mercury lamps. However, technical challenges are both different and formidable when switching from mercury to UV/LED lamps.

This paper and presentation will focus on some of the aspects that are most critical to consider in the new curing paradigm.