UV curing technology began to be used in the metal decorating process in the late 1960's for the curing of UV inks and coatings. This technology has proved to be a very beneficial process, resulting in product improvements, increased productivity and reduced air pollution.
UV coatings provide a slick, highly mobile and very durable surface for the rim of the can to ride on through the manufacturing and filling operations. UV rim coating provides greater manufacturing and filling efficiency, resulting in greater profitability.
Ultraviolet curing in the metal decorating process offers superior abrasion and corrosion protection for both aluminium and steel cans.