Flat-Line Finishing and UV Cure Coatings
Although the Europeans pioneered the use of polyesters for
flat-line finishing, Seagraves extensive background in manufacturing high-tech
polymers has , within the last twenty years, enabled us to become an industry leader in
developing polyesters to fill wood and medium-density fibreboard in this country. Now, thanks to Seagrave, you too can use this technology to
counter the European thrust into the American marketplace and achieve the desirable
European "wet look". Seagraves experience in manufacturing our own
polyesters and polyurethanes also gives us the know-how to develop UV Cure
polyesters that meet the most stringent requirements. As part of our commitment to being
the leading manufacturer of UV paints and UV finishes for wood, were installing a complete
flat-line UV Curing finishing line at our facility...not to sell wood products, but to
help us fine tune every coating system before it reaches you. That kind of exhaustive
developmental research is what keeps Seagrave on the leading edge of coating technology so
we can continue to produce the finest quality coating products for you. For more
information about any Seagrave product or process, call us today.
WHAT DO THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT UV
Technically speaking, its just about perfect
Some have called it the best solution under the sun. Others
more modestly claim it simply does just what they need it to do./ Regardless, more and
more manufacturers, engineers, scientists and chemists are learning about the technical
qualities of UV/EB and calling it a solution for the 21st century.
When specially formulated UV/EB chemistries are added to
coatings, adhesives and inks, most products can be cured using UV or EB.
LOOK AT UV CURE
COATINGS THIS WAY
Called "photopolymerization", the ultra violet
(UV) curing process is a photochemical reaction. Specially formulated inks, adhesives and
coatings, mixed with a small percent of materials called photoinitiators, are exposed to a
UV light source. Nearly instantly, they harden by cross-linking the liquid constituents.
The results include decorative inks, tough clear coats, and adhesives with a variety of
properties filling many different manufacturing needs. The results of UV cutting can be
impressive; much less waste, lower energy consumption and higher productivity as well as
reduced pollutant emissions.
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