Chemicals: UV-curable coating for aluminum can production

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Fact sheet on curing aluminum can coatings written for the NICE3 Program. Coors Brewing Company has been using ultraviolet (UV) light curing technology on its aluminum beverage cans for 25 years. The company is now looking to share its cost-saving technology with other aluminum can producers. Traditional curing methods for creating external decorations on cans rely on convective-heat ovens to cure ink and over-varnish coatings. These thermal-curing methods require large amounts of energy and money, and can have unintended environmental impacts. Coors' technique uses coating materials that cure when exposed to UV light, thereby eliminating the expensive heat treatments used ... continued below

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Fact sheet on curing aluminum can coatings written for the NICE3 Program. Coors Brewing Company has been using ultraviolet (UV) light curing technology on its aluminum beverage cans for 25 years. The company is now looking to share its cost-saving technology with other aluminum can producers. Traditional curing methods for creating external decorations on cans rely on convective-heat ovens to cure ink and over-varnish coatings. These thermal-curing methods require large amounts of energy and money, and can have unintended environmental impacts. Coors' technique uses coating materials that cure when exposed to UV light, thereby eliminating the expensive heat treatments used by conventional coating methods. Additionally, the UV-coating process creates much lower emissions and a smaller pollution waste stream than rival thermal processes because it requires much less solvent than thermal processes. This technology can be used not only in the aluminum can industry, but in the automotive, airline, wood, paper, and plastics industries, as well.

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Area Office, 1627 Cole Boulevard, Golden, CO 80401-3393 (US); OSTI as DE00751067

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  • Report No.: NREL/FS-330-26851
  • Report No.: DOE/GO-10099-885
  • Grant Number: AC36-99GO10337
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 751067
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc703030

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Chemicals: UV-curable coating for aluminum can production, book, September 29, 1999; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703030/: accessed June 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.