electronics


UV/EB coatings are used in manufacturing a wide variety of electronic components, including optical fibers, printed circuit boards, photo-resists, electrical conductor wire and LCD panels. The market has a high projected growth rate, particularly for energy curing coatings in next generation replacements for optical fibers and in the production of LCD panels. In printed circuits, UV/EB cured coatings offer increased cure speed and enhanced bond strength with the ability to print at high resolution and to provide low temperature cure for heat-sensitive substrates. The high solvent and chemical resistance of the cured polymer coating allows etching. UV/EB coatings application methods allow flexibility in equipment design, including the ability to use roll-to-roll printing for flexible electronics. Their low viscosity enables thin film applications.