Photoinitiators for UV led curing of acrylate thin films

Yong Lu, Linjie Zhu, Ming Wan Young, Costas Gogos

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Abstract

The use of Ultra Violet Light Emitting Diodes (UV LED5) for carrying out rapid photo-initiated polymerizations (curing processes) has gained much attention recently, due to several advantages that UV LED's hold over traditional UV curing systems, such as lower unit cost with no bulb consumption through replacement, minimal maintenance and cooler curing source temperatures. UV LED's have been applied in the fields of coating and dental science. In this study, UV LED curing of ultra-thin films of acrylates was studied with photo Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). By monitoring the amount of heat released during curing, the photoinitiators were screened; the effect of LED irradiation time on the conversion has also been studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication67th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2009, ANTEC 2009
Pages3080-3084
Number of pages5
Volume5
StatePublished - Nov 25 2009
Event67th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2009, ANTEC 2009 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2009Jun 24 2009

Other

Other67th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2009, ANTEC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/22/096/24/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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