IST METZ presents solutions for UV curing of paints and varnishes at PaintExpo
At PaintExpo, which takes place from 26.-29. April 2022 in Karlsruhe, UV specialist and world market leader IST METZ will present a wide range of UV and LED systems for curing industrial coatings using UV technology in hall 1 at booth 1355
At IST METZ GmbH & Co. KG’s booth at PaintExpo, visitors will learn everything about excimer technology which is used in many industrial sectors and applications for matting, disinfection, cleaning and modification of surfaces. An excimer lamp is a source of ultraviolet light with an extremely high energy emission at a wavelength of 172 nm. The result of curing with excimer lamps are extremely hard and matt surfaces that offer high scratch and abrasion resistance.
FREEcure: Revolutionary technology and outstanding features
The shared patent resulting from the collaboration of IST METZ and BASF SE follows the approach of increasing the UVC percentage in the spectrum of a UV lamp. Based on the proven IST UV system BLK®, a system has been developed that leads to a power increase of more than 70% in the process-relevant spectral range. FREEcure is a revolutionary technology that achieves outstanding results without:
• Photo initiators
• Electron beams
HANDcure: Mobility meets high power
Another highlight at the UV specialist’s booth stand is the mobile and wireless HANDcure LED handheld unit for spot and area irradiation. The handheld unit is typically used in the field of cross-linking and detection, where controlled curing and immediate handling stability are essential. The device has a spectral range from 365 nm to 415 nm and weighs 1,0 kg in the basic version. This ensures fatigue-free working in a wide range of applications.
With a wavelength of 172 nm, the radiation from excimer lamps is high-energy, without penetrating deeper substrate layers.