Bondexpo 2014: UV technology for all purposes
IST METZ offers a wide range of UV solutions for bonding glass, plastics and metal and for curing composites. The company’s product portfolio includes both standard UV systems and LED units for curing cationic, radical and dual-cure adhesives. Whether used for selected spots or large surfaces, these systems can be used to implement a variety of applications. On one side, handheld units are used where flexibility and mobility are required. On the other side, IST METZ offers stationary UV units for industrial series production.
The wave length and intensity of the UV light used in the systems is designed to suit the specialist demands of adhesives. What is more, the UV technology has several key benefits compared to conventional procedures: it hardens adhesives in a matter of seconds, allowing processing of the material to continue immediately, and also offers high levels of rigidity and resistance.
Besides the company’s own products, IST METZ also shows recent developments of its partner company Integration Technology Ltd. at its booth like the MZero LED. The air-cooled system is used e.g. for the curing of adhesives, sealings and coatings or in the fields of coding and marking in the printing industry. The compact LED UV unit is, once switched on, ready straight away. It also transmits very little heat to the substrate and has an extremely long service life.