KEMIRA: TIKKURILA LAUNCHES NEW UVITEC® 2D METHOD FOR PLANE OBJECTS
Kemira Coatings (Tikkurila), which is responsible for Kemira's paints
and coatings business, has developed in cooperation with Phoseon
Technology a new UV-curing coating method UVITEC® 2D for parquet
boards, doors and other furniture components made of wood or
wood-based materials. The new method is also suitable for plastic
materials such as PVC flooring and plastic panels. With the new
method, it is possible to replace traditional UV-curing devices in UV
The method includes UV-curing coatings LUMINOL and UVINOL, and a
Semiconductor Light Matrix (SLM) UV LED light source from Phoseon
Technology. The main benefits of the new method are very long
lifetime of the UV LED light source and very low energy consumption.
It is also suitable for all wood materials and heat-sensitive plastic
The new UVITEC 2D device will be supplied by Tikkurila in cooperation
with partners, and the lacquers and paints will be supplied by
Tikkurila. The method will be launched on 13th of November, 2007 at
the RadTech Europe Conference & Exhibition in Vienna, Austria. The
first customer trials for the system are scheduled for early 2008.
For further information please contact
Tikkurila Coatings Oy
Kari Soljamo, Vice President, R&D
Tel. +358 9 8577 4423, Mobile +358 400 423 300
Mikael Knif, Key Account Manager
Tel. +358 9 8577 4256, Mobile +358 400 956 776
Kemira is a chemicals group made up of four business areas: Kemira
Pulp&Paper, Kemira Water, Kemira Specialty and Kemira Coatings.
Kemira is a global group of leading chemical businesses with a unique
competitive position and a high degree of mutual synergy.
In 2006, Kemira recorded revenue of around EUR 2.5 billion and had a
payroll of 9,000 employees. Kemira operates in 40 countries.