UV-LED cure: leading the way in fiber optic coatings
In the past 20 years, the global fiber optic cable market has grown by an average of 12% every year. So how do manufacturers around the world continue to deliver higher-performance end products based on more efficient manufacturing practices? One answer is UV-LED cure – a coating technology that helps minimize fiber optic cable environmental impacts by replacing the conventional, energy-hungry curing systems used for fiber optic cable coatings.
Striving for a carbon-free future
If we replaced all the traditional microwave UV lamps in the world with UV LED lamps, it would cut carbon emissions by more than 35%.
We would like to give you a more detailed view of how DSM, a fiber coating company, initiated a new coating curing technology saving its customers money while having a positive impact on the environment.
Disadvantages Mercury lamp UV curing
Mercury is harmful to the environment
High energy consumption
DSM Coating Resins took the lead and explored unchartered territories - and has developed an innovative new coating that can be LED cured.
UV LED lamps have the potential to decrease energy consumption considerably compared to traditional microwave curing lamps.
They can reduce the production cost of optical fiber thanks to their long life, low noise, and easy maintenance.
Saving the environment
UV LED further benefit the environment because they don’t contain mercury (and thus don’t generate ozone).
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