Ultraviolet curing is a photochemical process in which high-intensity ultraviolet light is used to instantly cure or dry UV inks. The UV curing process is based on a photochemical reaction, using light instead of heat. Liquid monomers and oligomers are mixed with a small percentage of photoinitiators and then exposed to UV energy. The ink cures instantly as a result.
UV coating refers to surface treatments which are cured by ultraviolet (UV) light. These can be applied to a huge range of materials to add a tough or high-shine finish, or protect the underlying material from the harmful effects of UV light in the future.
UV bonding & assembling is a process used for glass, metal and plastic bonding as well as the assembly of printed circuit boards. The bonding process uses ultraviolet sensitive adhesives that cure upon exposure to energy from UV curing lamps.