Radiation Curing of Coatings - by Joseph V. Koleske
Reviewed by Darlene R. Brezinski / Editor
The 13 chapters deal with all aspects of this technology and range from information about radiation to the broad variety of end uses that are served by radiation cured systems. Other topics include curing equipment, discussions about cationic and free radical photoinitiators and their mechanisms of initiation, cationic and free radical polymerization systems, vinyl ethers, ultraviolet radiation-curable powder coatings and other dual-cure mechanisms that couple radiation with other curing techniques, adhesives - particularly pressure sensitive adhesives and release coatings, additives, and safety and health considerations. Also included is a glossary of terms assembled by RadTech that represents the accepted terminology used in the ultraviolet radiation curing industry. The book contains over 1,100 references that document the information and guide the reader to sources of available information in this field. The book also documents several interesting events that took place in the early days of radiation curing.
Specific end uses for radiation-cured systems are highly varied in nature. However, some major application areas for the technology include automotive, electrical/electronics, magnetic media, optical components, graphic arts, plastics, stereolithography and wood. Within, and in addition to, these areas are a multitude of particular end uses in which the radiation-curing industry participates. Almost more importantly, these areas are growing in number and in size as industry realizes the benefits obtainable from radiation curing.
The book sells for $79 in North America and $87 elsewhere (shipping and handling included).
Hard Cover, 240 pages, Published 2002,
ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA