Seeing the light

Hollyer, Tony
July 1998
Cabinet Maker;07/03/98, Issue 5095, p18
Trade Publication
Discusses furniture manufacturers' used of ultra violet (UV) radiation in curing to ensure highly polished and durable finish to their products. Brief history of the UV technique; Comments of ACTSpectral commercial director Adrian Lockwood on the benefits of UV radiation curing; Chemical process behind UV radiation curing; UV vacuum coating process.


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