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Heat Sensitive Substrates

As efforts toward cleaner manufacturing operations increase every day, more wood, metal, plastic, glass and other heat-sensitive substrates, are being coated, bonded, sealed, encapsulated, marked, decorated, and then cured using UV lamps.

The robust Nordson® CoolWave 2® UV systems offer the most reliable, durable and cost-effective ultraviolet curing performance for a wide range of varied products and applications.

  • Dichroic-coated temperature stable glass reflectors for cooler operation
  • No internal gasketing virtually eliminates possibility of arcing
  • Greater application flexibility with range of precisely focused and flood reflector geometries
Wood and Building Products
 
Most woodworking and construction products are pre-finished using UV-curable stains, lacquers and top coatings to provide superior stain resistance and durability.
 
Wood Products:
  • Moldings and trim
  • Cabinets
  • RTA panels
  • Particleboard and MDF (medium-density fiberboard)
  • Pre-assembled furniture and case goods
  Building Products:
  • PVC sheets and tiles
  • Pre-finished hardwood strip flooring and two- and three-layer engineered parquet            
  • Cement-board siding
  • Window and door components
 Automotive Product Manufacturing

UV curing is the preferred method in a number of automotive assembly operations that apply several UV-curable materials:
 
  • Liquids and powders used for exterior hard coats, protective topcoats and clear coats
  • Clear coatings for increased protection of interior trim
  • Printed inks for instrument panels and decorative overlays
Automotive Products:
  • Head/Tail reflectors
  • Exterior trim including moldings, weather stripping, alloy wheels, and body panels            
  • Interior trim, such as dashboard panels, wood and PVC door and steering wheel trim            
  • Decorative overlay for instrument panels
 
Electronic Product Manufacturing
 
Electronic manufacturing involves a very broad range of applications using adhesives and coatings and inks. The use of UV-curable adhesives is an effective method for potting, encapsulating or bonding small parts and interconnects, replacing more conventional methods.
 
Electronic Products:
  • Loudspeaker assembly
  • Die attachments
  • Strain reliefs
  • Magnet bonding
  • Flip chips
  • Wire tacking
UV-curable coatings and printed electronics are now commonly used during manufacturing to increase throughput, minimize handling, and allow for more efficient assembly processes. 

Electronic Products:
  • Printed circuit boards
  • Cell phone keypads and displays
  • LCD displays
  • OLEDs
  • Semiconductors
  • Ribbon cables
 
Life Sciences/Medical Device Manufacturing

UV curing plays a significant role in the production of medical devices, from surface treatment, adhesive-based bonding, and pressure-sensitive applications, to product decorating with screen, offset, pad and ink jet systems.
 
Bonding Applications
  • Syringes
  • Guide wires
  • Tubing
  • Oxygenators
  • Medical tapes and transdermal patches
Marking and Decorating
  • IV bags
  • Syringes
  • Catheters
  • Arterial locators
  • Test strips
Coating Applications
  • Catheters
  • Guide wires

Wire and Cable Manufacturing

Bonding, marking and color-coding applications are routinely used in the manufacture of wire and cable manufacturing.
 
Wire and Cable Products:
  • Fiber optics are color coded for identification
  • UV-curable matrix material is used to bond optical fibers
  • Cable jackets are UV marked and coded for abrasion resistance
 
Optical Media (CDs/DVDs) Manufacturing

Reliable, durable quality is required in the manufacture of CDs and DVDs. UV curing delivers those results throughout the decorating, coating and adhesive bonding processes.
 
Optical Media Products:
  • Imaging of non-data side with screen-printed or ink jet ink
  • Clear coatings on data side to provide scratch and abrasion resistance
  • Optical Bonding of two plastic layers of media to produce DVDs

Pipe and Tube Manufacturing

High-speed pipe and tube manufacturing operations use clean, virtually instantaneous UV curing of the pigmented and clear coatings applied during production.

Pipe and Tube Products:

Galvanized tubing
Electrical and pneumatic conduit
Water pipes

Nordson offers quality products, outstanding systems engineering and a responsive support network that reaches around the world.

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