UV Coatings and Lamination Adhesives

Ultraviolet (UV) coatings and laminations are often used to provide a high gloss coating on narrow web labels to protect the printed graphics on branded consumer labels.

In addition to adding rub resistance and helping the label designs stand out, UV protective coatings and film laminations provide weather and chemical resistance. Coatings are applied to the label after the inks are imprinted on the paper or film substrate. Film laminations are adhered using UV-curable adhesives over any pressure-sensitive paper labels and ideal for film-to-film applications. All UV-curing coatings and film laminations require ultraviolet lamps to cure the coating or the laminating adhesives. UV curing is the process by which ultraviolet light initiates a photochemical reaction that generates a crosslinked network of polymers.