Radiation Curing: Expanding out of the niche
The main drivers behind the technology are its high throughput and environmental concerns relating to the ubiquity of VOCs. The technology is not perfect, though, as radiation-cured printing inks can cause problems with paper recycling, for instance. How these can be addressed is revealed in our expert voices interview.
Like every other coatings technology, radiation-cured systems have to deliver a smooth, uniform surface. The technical article by Juliane Fichtner from Fraunhofer FEP discusses how electron-beam-cured coatings can produce the desired surface finish.
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