uv-curable coatings powder

UV-curable powder coating has a variety of inherent benefits for a wide range of products and industries.

Replacement or Substitute for Solvent-borne and Solvent Containing Liquid Coatings

Solvent coatings make up more 80% of all the coating used in the world. UV-curable powder coatings are an ideal replacement for solvent liquid coatings. Solvent coatings are harmful to both the environment and employees during the application process. UV-curable powder coatings meet all regulatory requirements including REACH and all U.S. federal, state and local requirements. They do not require permits to use or have expensive solvent abatement systems.

Environmentally Friendly

UV powder contains no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), or Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), and is solvent free and non-toxic. It contains no chemicals or compounds that can damage the environment. Waste materials can also be recycled.

Coating for Heat Sensitive Materials

UV-curable powder coating is faster and uses less energy than other finishing processes. This key benefit allows you to coat more products in less time while using less energy without damaging the substrate.

Separation of Melt/Flow from Cure

The UV-curing process separates the melt/flow of the powder from the curing process. This feature significantly reduces the time to finish a part, meaning more parts can be finished in less time. Time is not only money, but this important benefit lowers the cost of quality.

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Efficient Process

UV-curable powder coating is faster and uses less energy than other finishing processes. This key benefit allows you to coat more products in less time while using less energy without damaging the substrate.

Small Plant Footprint

A UV powder application system uses less plant floor. A UV system has a typical footprint can be as small as 2,000 sq. ft. A comparable liquid finishing system or thermal powder coating system can require 8 times the plant floor. The savings in space is considerable..

Higher Return on Investment

A UV-cured powder system can produce more material in a given period of time.  This results in an increased operating capacity, reduced WIP inventory, lower cost of quality, less energy usage, and increased profits per hour. All of these factors lead to a higher ROI.

Ease of Material Handling

UV powder is safe to make, safe to use, and can easily be recycled. Manufacturing and use of UV-curable powder coatings do not require any permits, special air handling, operator breathing devices or flammability restrictions or controls.

Material handling and cleanup are very simple and easy. A spill can be swept up or vacuumed with no residual damage to equipment or property. Leftover powder can also be recycled.