UV III Systems, Inc. has been building ultraviolet curing systems since 1983. We have developed ultraviolet curing systems to dry finishes, adhesive, and inks on an infinite number of surfaces. We have built full-scale production lines, and artisan one-off craftsmanship systems, as well as commercial applications. We have survived these years because we are leaders in UV technology. We provide energy saving ultraviolet lights, and develop systems that use low V.O.C. coatings, while exploring new markets and discovering new applications all the time.
In recent years we have taken our projects to Vermont where we are situated in the islands of Lake Champlain. We have continued our pursuit of excellence, and coupled with our coating-supplier/user networks, we intend to apply our solutions to finishing problems, and we stand in a position to take the industry into the future with new technologies.
To provide quality equipment at affordable prices to dedicated ultraviolet curing equipment users and partner with customers in advancing UV curing technology. To be available to customers to troubleshoot systems and applications after the sale. To continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of present and future customers and the industry itself.
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF ULTRAVIOLET CURING:
There are two types of UV coatings and adhesives that typically benefit the environment when taking the place of traditional products: high solids UV and water- based UV. The main benefit of both of these technologies is a reduction in Volatile Organic Compound emissions or VOCs. VOCs in this case are typically solvents used to lower the viscosity of materials for spray application. High solids UV which is commonly available between 85 and 100 percent solids reduces VOC emissions by relying on heat to help the coating flow out as opposed to thinning with a solvent which later evaporates into the atmosphere. Another range of UV products that reduce VOC emissions are water based coatings. These materials solve the VOC issue by using water as a base and eliminating solvents all together. While early water-based UV gained a reputation for poor adhesion and raised grain issues on wood products, today’s modern formulations offer performance rivaling that of their solvent-based counterparts at affordable prices.