UV Cure Coatings – The New Wave of Coating Technology
UV cure coatings have been around as a coating for paper in magazines and brochures and as a clear coating on printed circuit boards for years. Only recently has UV cure coating become available for Industrial and OEM manufacturing use. And it’s fast becoming one of the most popular techniques in the paint and coatings industry.
UV cure coatings are cured using ultraviolet lamps, similar to fluorescent lamps found in many homes and office buildings. However, these lamps are much more powerful. Fluorescent lamps provide 0.8 – 1.0 watt of light per inch of bulb, whereas UV cure lamps provide 200 – 300 watts of light per inch of bulb! These bulbs provide an almost instantaneous cure – typically a matter of seconds or minutes. And the coating is cured hard as a rock. UV cure coatings are available in a variety of colors and can be custom formulated to provide specific performance and application needs. Watson Coatings UV cure coatings are guaranteed to meet or exceed the performance of expensive powder-coat systems. Call us today to see if UV Cure Coating is the right choice for you.
Instantaneous Cure, Unlimited Options
UV Cure Coatings are 100% solids by volume (SBV) and contain essentially no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), making them one of the most environmentally friendly coating solutions. The products can be formulated from a variety of resins (acrylates, epoxy, polyester, polyurethane) to provide very specific coating properties, such as abrasion resistance, hardness, chemical resistance, and flexibility. The options are virtually limitless.
With UV lamps, curing is almost instantaneous making these products perfect for OEM manufacturers who want to coat parts and immediately package, box, skid, or band them. There is no sitting around waiting for UV cure coated parts to cure or dry. Due to the instantaneous cure, UV cure coatings work extremely well on high-speed production lines. They can even speed up your production rate!
Are you ready for the new wave of coating technology?
Here’s why UV Cure Coating is the right choice for your OEM operation:
- Safe for the Environment – Our UV cure coatings are 100% solids by volume and contain no VOC.
- Faster Cure Time – With UV curing technology, you can achieve an almost instant cure for line operations.
- Custom Options – Watson custom formulates our UV cure coatings to meet your specific production needs. These coatings are also available in custom colors.
- Outstanding Performance – UV cure coatings give you the performance of powder-coat with an instant cure.
- Competitive Cost – Not only does UV cure coating give you the same performance as powder coating, but it does so at a favorable price.
Watson’s UV Cure Coatings Save You Time and Money
UV cure coatings exceed powder-coat systems, not only in performance but also in speed and cost savings. Powder-coat systems are typically cured with gas fired ovens, whereas UV cure coating systems use electric-powered lamps. These lamps are less expensive to operate, inexpensive to replace, and extremely energy efficient. Additionally, UV cure coating systems require a much smaller space to operate. Since UV cure lamps do not heat the parts being coated, the parts don’t have to be cooled. This means your parts can be packaged immediately and ready to ship without delay. In the end, UV cure coating will not only save you time, but also save you money.
Does UV cure coating sound like the ideal coating solution for you? Give us a call, and one of our coating specialists will work with you to develop a solution for your coating needs.