Introduction to the Basics of UV/EB Curing

Dr. Mike J. Idacavage, Colorado Photopolymer Solutions

Abstract: The Energy Curable industry has grown tremendously since its beginnings in the early 1970s. The technology used has some similarities but also quite a few differences from other well known curing technologies such as thermal curing. The use of light or low energy electrons as the energy source for curing coatings does require different chemistry and equipment. This presentation will give an introduction to the basics of UV and EB (Electron Beam) curing. In addition to the basic chemistry, an overview of the equipment used for UV or EB coatings will be covered.