Cardinal has been a leader for over 50 years in developing unique and innovative coatings to meet the needs of the industrial paint and coatings market. To take this effort to the next level Cardinal has developed a line of low and zero VOC UV curable coatings. Our offering includes coatings for metal, plastic, glass and wood that are specifically designed to meet the needs our customer’s applications. UV coatings are applied by spray and roller coating primarily but can also be applied by vacuum coating as well as curtain and dip coating.
Water Based UV - Although most of the UV coatings are 100% solids; we have also developed a line of water based UV products that offer unique benefits for some applications. These products are applied like conventional PUD coatings, but after drying they are passed through the UV light which dramatically improves their hardness and chemical resistance vs. conventional PUDs.
Color - We have a broad range of colors available and can match specific colors to meet our customer’s needs.
Three Compelling Reasons to Convert to UV & EB Technology
- Improved Productivity: Since most systems are solvent-free and require less than a second cure time, the productivity gains can be tremendous compared to conventional coating techniques. The reduction in floor space required for UV curing is dramatic vs. a conventional air dry oven. In addition, the energy savings will frequently pay for the cost of the UV curing equipment required.
- Suited for Sensitive Substrates: Most systems do not contain any water or solvent that might attack some plastic substrates. The curing process can be controlled to minimize the curing temperature on heat sensitive substrates.
- Environmentally and User Friendly: Compositions are typically solvent-free so emissions and flammability are not a concern.