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UV curing market, electric car demand driven growth

Dec 21, 2017

UV-Curing technology (UV curing) UV light irradiation, can instantly cure the tree ester, and its wide application, can be used for immediate drying, curing inks, adhesives, paints and so on. According to the latest market forecasts, due to the high quality of modern industry and consistency of the requirements of products from 2017-2025 will continue to grow. 

UV curing generally use long wavelength, and if the high energy, then the surface curing agent will use short wave long. Its advantages include low-temperature, low energy and rapid processing, UV curing does not produce high fever, the irradiated object temperature does not rise can also finish curing and drying operations; traditional heat curing takes several hours or more, but UV curing takes only a few seconds to complete, and a lot of time to reduce waiting. 

But the tree ester light solid material divides into free radical (radical Bae) the combination type and the cationic type (cationic bae) two kinds, in the past market mainstream is the free base type, however this type will have the oxygen inhibition cure the question, therefore very easy to appear the material bottom has solidified, But the surface still appears to be wet sticky state. 

In recent years, the rapid development of cationic materials, it can not only enhance the density, but also to film curing, can be in operation without oxygen obstruction. It makes up for the shortcomings of free radicals and is expected to expand the market of light and solid materials. 

UV curing can be applied to automotive, electronic products, communications, image art and other fields, and 2016 the U.S. UV-curing market accounted for the biggest in North America, mainly driven by the demand for electric vehicles. According to market research, Tesla (Tesla) sells nearly 6,500 electric cars per month in the United States.

 UV curing technology has been used in the automotive industry for a long time, including car body or head lamp lens lenses. Tesla also introduced its own UV curing technology to increase the irradiation area to one square metre, effectively reducing energy consumption by 83%.