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Radiation-curable inks and coatings
Duncan, Don P. Wikoff Color Corporation, Fort Mill, South Carolina.
- UV versus EB
- Curing mechanism
- Curing equipment
- Finished print characteristics
- Markets for energy-curable inks
- Additional Reading
Radiation-curable inks and coatings, also known as energy-curable inks and coatings, are based on reactive acrylate chemistry. They can be applied by any standard printing process and then cured (polymerized) in-line to a tough, dry film with a brief exposure to either ultraviolet (UV) or electron beam (EB) energy. The food packaging market is a good example of where radiation-curable inks and coatings have become the dominant printing technology. The resulting ready-to-ship printed packages are a revolutionary change in an industry in which warehouses full of pallets of cartons printed with slow-drying, oil-based inks were the norm.
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