Proponents of UV LED curing systems have long claimed the technology reduces energy costs for manufacturers, lowers carbon footprint, and presents a strong ROI.
But do you actually know what is behind these claims? How is UV LED curing sustainable and how does it really affect operating costs?
The answer can be found in the electrical grid and contemporary global energy policies. Jennifer Heathcote of GEW (EC) Limited joined UV+EB magazine to discuss these points in August 2023.
Jennifer dives into the structure and operation of the electrical grid and explains how UV LED curing reduces installed power, peak demand, electricity consumption during operation, and carbon footprint.
She explains how the impact of net zero policies on the electrical grid is the real driver behind the increasing rate of UV LED curing adoption and how she expects these policies to further accelerate growth of LED technology over coming years.
This impact of UV LED on energy costs has never been presented with this level of detail to users of UV curing technology. Jennifer’s presentation gives you a whole new perspective on sustainability and could likely justify your own transition to UV LED curing.