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Surface treatment is UV-curable

Oxford Advanced Surfaces (OAS), a surface modification and advanced materials company, has launched a new adhesion promotion that can be cured using UV light.

While using heat is a common way of curing its surface treatment solutions, some material applica-tions cannot be cured in this way, the company says.

This can be for a number of reasons, such as engineers not having the equipment to heat their component up to 110°C, or for materials in which the glass translon temperature (Tg) is too close to the curing temperature.

‘We have used our surface chemistry expertise to develop the first solution of its type that can be completely cured using only UV light after a drying step,’ said OAS technical manager, Jon-Paul Griffiths. ‘This will give customers more flexibility during the materials processing stage and will also increase the scope of the materials that can be surface treated for painting or lacquering.’

The product can modify a wide range of substrates with a single product (carbon fibre reinforced plastic and polyamide) and can work with nearly all epoxy and polyurethane-based coatings.

This story is reprinted from material from OASwith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.

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