Miltec’s Gloss Control Technology for the Wood Industry

HPI Gloss Control

October 26, 2020

HPI Gloss Control

Stevensville, MD – Miltec UV’s innovative HPI UV System with leading-edge Gloss Control technology enables manufacturers to achieve an extremely wide gloss range (as high as 50 gloss units) using a single UV coating. Low, medium and high gloss levels are attainable, with repeatable results, using this proven technology. The system stores recipes which allows for quick lamp adjustments to accommodate varying product gloss targets and was specifically designed for manufacturers of hardwood flooring, cabinetry, furniture, molding, panel/sheet, trim, windows and doors.

The benefits of UV curing used in manufacturing applications is constantly growing. Manufacturers understand the benefits of UV in their processes. UV is a green technology due to the fact that UV chemistries (inks, coatings, and adhesives) are almost always 100% solids, and therefore emit no VOCs (cancer causing  Volatile Organic Compounds) into the atmosphere. Other competing technologies such as convention thermal drying processes will emit VOCs and other Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) into our atmosphere which cause health hazards to people and harm our environment.

Additionally, cost savings are dramatic when switching to UV because of reduced downtime for gloss changeovers and maintenance, less energy and parts consumption, fewer coating formulas and improved product quality and consistency. Return on investment will typically be less than one year.

Miltec UV will be available at IWF Connect 2020 this week to discuss how UV can help improve your processes.

UV Cured Layer HPI Gloss Control

System Benefits and Features:

  • Achieve specific gloss levels across a wide gloss range with a single coating
  • Fewer number of HPI UV lamps needed, lower energy and operating costs
  • Reliable performance with consistent UV output
  • Repeatable results with easy ability to make instant, easy changes to accommodate gloss levels and varying products
  • Easiest UV system to maintain with advanced operator interface/controls
  • Variable UV output from 40%-100% in 1% increments
  • Increased cure speed compared to UV systems currently used in production
  • Easy retrofit to replace old equipment
  • Made In USA

About Miltec UV:
Miltec UV has been servicing the UV industry for over 30 years and is a global leader and manufacturer of both arc and microwave ultraviolet curing systems. Miltec offers a wide range of quality UV parts, standard equipment and custom systems and services designed to interface with existing or new manufacturing production lines. These systems serve a broad diversity of industry-specific applications and market segments. Among the many applications supported are: optical fiber, wire, metal decorating, wood flooring, cabinets, LVT flooring and automotive products as well as many others.

Media Contacts: Beth Mosner: (410) 604-2900 X44 | [email protected]