UV Curing is an environmentally friendly practice

by Antony

It is our commitment to sustainable practices; Acutrack print uses UV curing process.

Ultraviolet curing (commonly known as UV curing) is an environmentally friendly technology. It is a clean technology that minimizes or eliminates the VOC emissions commonly associated with other curing technologies.

UV curing is a photochemical process in which high-intensity ultraviolet light is used to instantly cure or “dry” inks, or coatings. This offers many advantages over traditional drying methods, UV curing has been shown to increase production speed, reduce reject rates, improve scratch and solvent resistance, and facilitate superior bonding.

UV curable inks and coatings were first used as a better alternative to solvent-based products. Conventional heat- and air-drying works by solvent evaporation. This process shrinks the initial application of coatings by more than 50% and creates environmental pollutants. In UV curing, there is no solvent to evaporate, no environmental pollutants, no loss of coating thickness, and no loss of volume. This results in higher productivity in less time, with a reduction in waste, energy use and pollutant emissions.