UV Lamps Used to Cure Wood Products

Did you know that UV lamps are used in the process of finishing wood products?

Wood products can be treated with varnishes and coatings to ensure the wood is preserved and sealed for many years to come.  These UV treated varnishes and coatings also ensure that the appearance of the finished is of a high quality. Varnishes and coatings are applied layer by layer during the manufacturing process.  This is because a quick, energy efficient, and consistent coating is key.  UV coatings can be used on wood products such as cabinets, doors, and furniture.

UV curable stains, primers, sealants and topcoats have the following benefits for wood furniture and flooring manufacturers:

  • Shorter production time – curing the coatings takes just a few seconds.  On the other hand coatings that require air or IR drying can take several days to totally set.  In a production line the materials that have been treated can be packed or taken to the next stage of production without having to wait for the coating to dry.
  • Space saving – eliminating the need for drying times means that less space is needed, as materials can be packed, racked and stored as soon as they come off of the production line.
  • High quality finish – UV coatings are glossy and have a very hard wearing finish that is resistant to abrasion and scratching,  These UV coatings are also largely stain and chemical resistant.

Southern Lamps, Inc. supplies market-leading medium pressure UV curing lamps used to cure a full range of sealants and top coats used in the manufacturing process of wood furniture and flooring. To find out which UV curing lamp is right for your business please contact the Southern Lamps, Inc. sales team so they can help you identify the correct lamp for your UV curing system.

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