UV light promotes the curing process and is able to alter the molecular properties of polymers which are responsive to this portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. These materials are known as photopolymers are usually a type of mouldable resin, and have been established as key components in enamels and varnishes.
When exposed to UV light, the structure of a photopolymer is changed during a process called curing or cross-linking, where photo-initiators promote the networking of monomers and oligomers within the material, which results in hardening. This process is widely known as polymerisation.
USHIO’s wide selection of UV lamps are ideal for polymerisation application and are particularly well implemented in a large number of processes requiring the quick setting of coatings, inks, paints, and lacquers.