The productivity advantages of a UV coating system are substantial. A shorter process time equates to an increased finishing capacity and lower energy consumption.
A UV-curable powder coating system can produce more product, use less energy and has a lower cost of quality. Set-up times are shorter, thermal damage to substrate and process failures are virtually eliminated.
Liquid finishing requires solvent flash-off and thermal curing requires 30 minutes or more for curing. Although thermoset powder coatings do not require solvent flash, the cure temperatures are higher (204°C). A higher temperature requires an additional cooling period prior to handling.