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Industrial UV systems from IST for curing inks and coatings


UV curing without Photo initiators and no inertisation

The curing of varnishes and inks with UV light is a fast, proven and energy-efficient method for cross-linking reactive ink and varnish systems. UV curing is used in many different areas, such as in wood processing or surface coating. The new FREEcure UV system, developed by IST METZ together with BASF SE, represents a new kind of cross-linking technology. The shared patent resulting from the collaboration follows the approach of increasing the UVC percentage in the spectrum of a UV lamp.

FREEcure is a revolutionary technology that achieves outstanding results with the option of opting out:

  • Photo initiators
  • Inertisation
  • Electron beams

What makes FREEcure so unique?

The high-energy UVC light, exclusively available in the market, enables the direct cleavage of double bonds without the need for photoinitiators. Particularly for GMP applications, this system establishes new benchmarks – all without requiring inertization in a normal atmosphere.

Experience a dramatic reduction in the number of lamps needed for dose-intensive applications and be inspired by a future that demands fewer photoinitiators. FREEcure redefines the possibilities of UV curing, paving the way for a more efficient, environmentally friendly tomorrow.

FREEcure: UV curing without compromises

Explore the prowess of a technology that renders photoinitiators obsolete and revolutionizes the world of UV printing. To bring your application to life, we eagerly await your contact. Your vision, our expertise – let's make it happen together. Reach out to us now and let the transformation begin!