UV companies combine and launch latest in microwave curing

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 1 April 2000




(2000), "UV companies combine and launch latest in microwave curing", Microelectronics International, Vol. 17 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/mi.2000.21817aab.006



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UV companies combine and launch latest in microwave curing

UV companies combine and launch latest in microwave curing

Keywords: Nordson UV, Curing

Nordson UV Ltd was launched at the end of September 1999 combining the forces of two leading ultra violet curing companies. The new company hopes to be one of the market leaders in electrode technology, providing an integrated systems package in the design, development, manufacture and service of UV curing systems, including for a wide range of electronic component applications. To coincide, it will unveil a new product (called the UV-MAC 10) in a line of innovative microwave units.

Nordson UV Ltd. has been formed by Nordson Corporation of Ohio, USA from its two subsidiary companies, ACT Spectral, a specialist in industrial UV applications markets and Spectral Technology, whose expertise is in the graphic arts sector of web and sheet fed printing on paper, board and plastic. The long established name of "Spectral" will remain the trademark for all the company's UV equipment.

Rick Morgan, Managing Director of Nordson UV Ltd said that the company will have a significant impact on the UV industry: "We have taken this move to further improve the service we offer customers in UV. The company will be able to use Nordson Corporation's world-wide network for sales and service, which will mean much better customer support and greater resources for research and the development of new products. And the UV MAC 10 is the first of a number of new UV systems which we plan to launch."

The UV-MAC 10 is the latest microwave system in the iunovative UV MAC (Microwave Applied Curing) range, which became available earlier this year. The range was developed by Nordson UV with parent company, Nordson Corporation and uses a unique, patented process for greater efficiency and lower heat emission than standard systems. It emits substantially less heat generating infra red energy, provides a wider range of focal point options and requires far lower maintenance requirements due to less componentry and simplified access to parts.

Ken Soper, formerly Managing Director of ACT Spectral, will be responsible for Nordson UV's manufacturing, application engineering and sales/marketing in Europe, and will maintain the same premises and facilities in the UK for these purposes.

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