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Title: Improved energy efficiency by use of the new ultraviolet light radiation paint curing process

Abstract

In product finishing lines, ultraviolet radiation curing of paints on prefabricated structures is more energy efficient than curing by natural gas fired ovens, and could eliminate solvent emission. The replacement of a conventional natural gas fired oven by an ultraviolet radiation curing line for paint curing could save quadrillions of joules per year for each finishing line. In this program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Industrial Programs, two photoinduced polymerizations, via free radical or cationic mechanisms, were considered in the formulation of UV curable paints. The spectral output of radiation sources was chosen so as to complement the absorption spectra of pigments and photoactive agents; thus highly pigmented thick films could be cured fully by UV radiation. One coat enamels, topcoats, and primers have been developed which can be applied on three dimensional objects by spraying and can be cured by passing through a tunnel containing UV lamps.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse RandD Center, Pittsburgh, PA
OSTI Identifier:
5943814
Report Number(s):
CONF-840804-
Journal ID: CODEN: PIECD
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
Proc., Intersoc. Energy Convers. Eng. Conf.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2; Conference: Intersociety energy conversion engineering conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, 19 Aug 1984
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; CURING; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; PAINTS; PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS; PIGMENTS; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; EMISSION SPECTRA; ENAMELS; LIGHT BULBS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; NATURAL GAS; OVENS; POLYMERIZATION; RADIATION SOURCES; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SPRAYS; US DOE; APPLIANCES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; COATINGS; EFFICIENCY; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ENERGY SOURCES; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; RADIATIONS; SPECTRA; US ORGANIZATIONS; 320303* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Industrial & Agricultural Processes- Equipment & Processes

Citation Formats

Grosset, A M, and Su, W -F.A. Improved energy efficiency by use of the new ultraviolet light radiation paint curing process. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Grosset, A M, & Su, W -F.A. Improved energy efficiency by use of the new ultraviolet light radiation paint curing process. United States.
Grosset, A M, and Su, W -F.A. 1984. "Improved energy efficiency by use of the new ultraviolet light radiation paint curing process". United States.
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title = {Improved energy efficiency by use of the new ultraviolet light radiation paint curing process},
author = {Grosset, A M and Su, W -F.A.},
abstractNote = {In product finishing lines, ultraviolet radiation curing of paints on prefabricated structures is more energy efficient than curing by natural gas fired ovens, and could eliminate solvent emission. The replacement of a conventional natural gas fired oven by an ultraviolet radiation curing line for paint curing could save quadrillions of joules per year for each finishing line. In this program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Industrial Programs, two photoinduced polymerizations, via free radical or cationic mechanisms, were considered in the formulation of UV curable paints. The spectral output of radiation sources was chosen so as to complement the absorption spectra of pigments and photoactive agents; thus highly pigmented thick films could be cured fully by UV radiation. One coat enamels, topcoats, and primers have been developed which can be applied on three dimensional objects by spraying and can be cured by passing through a tunnel containing UV lamps.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5943814}, journal = {Proc., Intersoc. Energy Convers. Eng. Conf.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 2,
place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {8}
}

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