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UV LED for Wide Web, Flexible Packaging
December 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
What every flexible packaging converter should know about UV LED technology and how it will impact the flexible packaging market and your business.
Presented by Jennifer Heathcote, Eminence UV, and Joe Spinnato, Ashland
Mid and Wide web flexible packaging converters. Those looking for an introduction to UV LED technology (systems, coatings, adhesives) and its impact on migration, sustainability, and a converters’ bottom line.
UV LED technology is now the dominant curing source in various industry segments including digital inkjet printing and spot cure adhesives. In other markets such as narrow web label, UV LED technology is an increasingly viable option for both new presses and retrofits and has been steadily gaining market share with respect to conventional mercury lamps for the past ten years. Advancements in all early adopter applications are being leveraged to push UV LED curing into wide web flexible packaging where many converters are still largely unfamiliar with the technology. The long list of UV LED curing benefits and its growing preference in first mover markets suggest that UV LED will eventually dominate the world of wide web converting. So, what should flexible packaging converters know about UV LED curing technology today and what does it really mean for the future of wide web applications?