About Us


Alpha-Cure's founding partners; Shane Atherstone, Mark Slater, karl Baier, Steve Haines

Established in Great Britain in 1996 Alpha-Cure is a specialist manufacturer of ultraviolet (UV) curing and metal halide lamps, committed to delivering industry advancements in UV lamp design and technology, in partnership with leading UV system and machine manufacturers throughout the world. Our four founding partners;

  • Mark Slater, Co-founder & CFO
  • Shane Atherstone, Co-founder & CTO
  • Steve Haines, Co-founder & CSO
  • Karl Baier, Co-founder
Alpha-Cure UK Production

Alpha-Cure UK Production

The partners boast over 140 years of technical expertise within the UV lamp manufacturing industry. We understand the necessity for a premium product required in the printing, bonding and coating industries, as such our dedicated R&D departments in both the UK and China continuously innovate, introducing new and improved products to our extensive portfolio of over 10,000 UV lamp types.

Product Portfolio

We’re proud to have gained global recognition for delivering the highest quality product, each lamp individually handmade, developed using the most advanced components and cutting-edge manufacturing processes. Our product range includes bespoke lamp designs to meet our customer’s exact requirements with vast selections of ceramic and metal end caps and lead terminations. Power outputs range from 80W/cm, up to 550 watts per cm with arc lengths of up to four metres. Manufactured utilising the highest grade vacuumed baked quartz available in the market, ultra-high purity noble gases and mercury reaching levels of 99.995%, our customers recognise Alpha-Cure as worldwide experts in our field.

Alpha-Cure_UV_Lamps (5)_lowresUV Lamp Power Ratings & Size Range

  • 80 to 550 W/cm
  • 500 watts to 30 kilowatts
  • 5cm to 4.0m arc length
  • 10mm to 46mm diameter
  • Roll & Pinch Seal
  • 150 Socket Types (Ceramic & Metal)

Ultraviolet radiation technology is used in numerous industrial processes across the globe from silk screen, label, flexo, letterpress, offset & digital printing to metal & plastic decorating, varnishing & bonding applications such as CD/DVD, touch screen, woodworking, printed circuit boards (PCB) & flat screen manufacturing processes, plus diverse emerging technologies within the air and water disinfection markets.

Distribution Channel

Our vast global distribution network of 40 contracted distributors, 80 dealers and 45 strategic OEM partnerships, provides a worldwide distribution platform of substantial stock reserves. Coupled with our network of highly trained technical and commercial staff, we strive to offer the highest level of customer satisfaction and support, efficiently delivering to our customers wherever they are in the world.

As we continue to grow as leaders in the UV lamp manufacturing industry, we’re keen to grow our partner channel with exceptional organisations within established or growing territories, in order to strengthen our customer service promise.  For partnership enquiries contact:  Ross Hayward,  International Sales Manager  .

As part of our full service offering we also supply all UV accessories; UV system reflectors, quartz plates, quartz cooling tubes, UV measuring equipment, mercury spill kits, high voltage cable, capacitors, electronic power supplies and transformers.

Alpha-Cure Asia

Alpha-Cure Asia Sales & Production

Alpha-Cure Asia Production

By 2005 the company had expanded considerably, enabling a second sales and manufacturing facility in China. Since the development of Alpha-Cure Asia, production output capabilities have doubled, facilitating around the clock working and dispatching from both sides of the globe. In January 2013 Alpha-Cure increased the size of its R&D department with the recruitment of two new graduate UV R&D engineers and a brand new research & development lab.


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