UV, UV LED and EB curing technology basics

Move to the HSE friendly and cost efficient UV, UV LED and EB curing technologies


Principle of UV curing technology

Curing process

UV LED EB curing technology principle

Benefits of UV curing

  • Green technology
  • No solvent waste
  • Low hazard




  • Process efficiency and flexibility
  • Room temperature curing
  • Low heat generation
  • Simply adaptable to existing lines
  • Ease of cleaning


  • High productivity and cost savings
  • Reduced cycle time
  • Increased throughput
  • Instant on/off
  • Low energy consumption
  • No recycling of solvent wastes
  • Minor maintenance cost


The right acrylate for the best performance

Sartomer is a market-leading manufacturer of specialty acrylates designed for advanced UV, UV LED and EB curable systems:

Acrylate and methacrylate chemistry for UV LED EB curing technologies
Sartomer product brands for UV/LED/EB curing technologies
Chemical performances for UV LED EB curing technologies

Towards UV LED curing

We believe UV-LED technology to be the future of UV curing, for it is a lower energy-consuming option than traditional Hg-doped lamps. It is also the technology of choice to coat or print on to heat sensitive substrates.



  • Very long lifetime and consistent energy output
  • No infra-red emission ➞ no heat generated
  • No warm-up time required
  • Compact and flexible lamp design
  • No generation of O3
  • Mercury-free system



Recommended applications:

  • Industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Food packaging
  • Electronics
  • Adhesives


Specificities and advantages of EB curing


EB : electron beam ➞ accelerated e-




  • No photoinitiators required ➞ minimized migration and low migration
  • N2 atmosphere needed to avoid O2 inhibition
  • High energy radiation, high penetration
  • Improved dot gain control
  • No heat for sensitive substrates


Recommended applications:


  • Coatings
  • Outdoor panels
  • Food packaging
  • Flooring
  • Adhesive tapes


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