Wood & wood based materials

UV technology for a variety of wood applications

Depending on the requirements, wood & wooden materials are coated with a range of UV curing finishes, e.g. fillers, sealants, base and top coats and printed using UV inks. The UV technology is used for the pre-curing and pinning, for the pre-gelling and for matting and final curing of finishes and inks. Excimer systems, LED UV systems, as well as conventional UV systems are available for this purpose. Protective, decorative or functional surface properties are achieved using UV coatings, inks and varnishes.

UV dryers for all 2D and 3D applications in the woodworking industry.


  • Chipboards, MDF/HDF fibreboards (raw or finished)
  • Real wood
  • Parquet or wooden floors
  • Natural floors, such as linoleum and cork
  • Ceramic and concrete tiles/stones
  • Design floors, such as SPC and LVT
  • Mouldings and pressed parts, e.g. bands and profiles, frames, doors and windows
  • Deco foils, Films and Papers


  • Pre-curing/pinning, matting and final curing of finished chipboard and fibreboard, as well as parquet floors and Deco Foils, Films and Papers
  • Pre-curing/pinning and final curing of finished mouldings & pressed parts
  • Pre-curing/pinning and final curing of finished profiles, strips, doors, frames and windows
  • Pre-curing/pinning and final curing of printed wood & wooden materials (inkjet, rotogravure etc.)
  • Pre-curing/pinning, matting and final curing of printed flooring and other sheet goods (inkjet, gravure, etc.)

Special features of IST technology

  • Low thermal load of the substrates
  • Reduced energy consumption due to high UV efficiency
  • Curing of complex 3D products with special lamp configurations
  • Retrofitting to existing production systems is possible without any problems thanks to the compact design
  • UV and LED UV technologies can be operated alternately if required
  • Made in Germany: Development and manufacture of the UV core components in the group of companies at the headquarters of the IST Group in Nürtingen
  • Use of simulation software to shorten developments

Industry expertise

  • Longstanding collaboration with equipment manufacturers, OEMs, varnish and raw material manufacturers, associations, as well as research and development centres 
  • Highly developed processing expertise in the wood-processing industry
  • Expertise of integrating UV systems into production machinery
  • The largest selection of UV technologies for wood applications, air or water-cooled, as well as monochromatic or broadband
  • Development of customised, UV curing solutions with LED UV and Excimer technologies
  • UV, LED UV and excimer laboratory systems at the headquarters for trials and individual application development in collaboration with an IST team with many years of experience in process engineering.
  • Systems for hire for trials on production machinery
  • Global sales and service subsidiaries for effective customer support
  • Individual business models for end customers and OEMs