2017-12-08

“UV Power” Research Project is Working on LED-replacements for Conventional UV Light Sources

The optical outputs of the new LEDs are expected to be greater than 120 mW at 300 ± 10 nm, 140 mW at 280 ± 10 nm and 80 mW at 260 ± 10 nm. The research group is also working on making significant improvements to the aging behavior of the LEDs so they can be operated longer and more economically.
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2017-12-05

New LED Flood Curing System for UV/Light Cure Materials from Intertronics

The Dymax BlueWave MX-250 offers all the benefits of curing using UV LED technology, in a flood lamp configuration which has the power and control suitable for production.
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2017-11-21

UV-LED Technology Improves Display Manufacturing Throughput

Consumers globally are using touchscreen displays every day in a growing array of electronics, from TV to smartphones to mobile gaming consoles to in-car navigation systems. With heightened demand for touchscreens, electronic manufactures are increasingly turning to Phoseon Technology’s UV-LED curing for its many benefits in adhesives bonding applications.
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2017-10-25

UV LED Technology Best Option for Low-Migration Printing

Phoseon Technology believes it’s just a matter of time before UV LED cured low-migration inks, coatings and adhesives are widely adopted across global markets.
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2017-10-25

Epileds Reports Tepid 3Q17 Financial Results

Taiwan-based LED epi-wafer and chip manufacturer Epileds registered a lower revenue in 3Q17 than that in 2Q17 and the revenue fell from a year ago because of seasonality and factory relocation. Epileds is predicted to continue moving factories and purchase infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) LED machines in 4Q17. Epileds will mainly buy used machines and modify them by itself. The revenue in 4Q17 is estimated to be similar to that in 3Q17. Epileds' annual revenue is projected to stay flat, but gross margin will improve, and profit will possibly bounce back. 
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2017-10-06

Kopp Glass Launches New UV LED Optic Design Lab Website

Kopp Glass announces the launch of a new interactive website that enables users to develop UV LED products with increased power, greater design flexibility, and better cure quality. The UV LED Optic Design Lab is a platform for engineers to learn about and design molded UV glass optics to optimize the performance of their UV LED systems.
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2017-09-30

LG Innotek Participates in LED Japan 2017, the Largest UV LED exhibition in Japan

LG Innotek announced that it will participate in ‘LED Japan 2017’, an exhibition held in Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan between Oct. 4 and Oct. 6. It intends to show its unique UV LEDs to customers in Japan to make inroads into the Japanese market.
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2017-09-25

Nitride Filed Patent Infringement Lawsuit Relating to UV-LED against Digi-Key

On September 22, 2017 (CDT), Nitride Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Nitride”) filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota against Digi-Key Corporation d/b/a Digi-Key Electronics (“Digi-Key”), which sells UV-LED products on the internet that are manufactured by RayVio Corporation, a CA based UV-LED manufacturer (“RayVio”). 
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2017-09-20

293 nm UVB LED More Efficient in Geneating Vitamin D3 than Sunlight, Found Boston University

Research published today in Scientific Reports shows that light from RayVio's 293nm ultraviolet (UV) LED is more efficient than sunlight at producing vitamin D3 in skin samples. Tyler Kalajian and his research team, led by Dr. Michael F. Holick, Ph.D., M.D., and supported by Boston University School of Medicine and a Boston University Ignition Award, found that skin samples exposed to RayVio's UV LED for just 0.52 minutes produced more than twice as much vitamin D3 as samples exposed to 32.5 minutes of sunlight.
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2017-09-07

Azar Printing to Install RGMT’s LED-UV Press

Azar Printing purchased the 47th RMGT 9 Series press in the North America, and will be taking delivery of the unit in September immediately after the PRINT 17 trade show. The new RMGT 920PF-8+CC will replace two 4-Up presses — an older 8-color press, as well as a 6-color with coater press. The new press equipped with RMGT’s fully automatic plate changing, SMART Insta.Color make-ready technology and LED UV Curing for both 4/4 perfecting and LED-UV curable coatings will all represent firsts in the St. Louis marketplace.
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2017-09-06

UV LED Technology Improves Flexography Printing

Phoseon Technology is revolutionizing the narrow-web printing industry by combining flexography, which has been used for printing for more than a century, and UV-LED curing technology, which Phoseon first introduced to the narrow-web industry in 2009.
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2017-09-01

Agfa to Show the New Anapurna H2500i LED at FESPA Africa

At FESPA Africa 2017, Agfa Graphics’ South African sales organization will present the new Anapurna H2500i LED wide-format hybrid inkjet-UV printer.
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2017-08-23

RayVio UV LED Technology Available Worldwide from Digi-Key

RayVio's portfolio of UVB and UVC LEDs are available for immediate shipment globally through Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, as the result of a new distribution agreement.
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2017-08-22

Manufacturers Increasingly Turn to UV LED Technology for Filament Coating

High demand for coated filaments across a wide and growing spectrum of applications, ranging from cell phones to fabrics, is causing manufacturers to increasingly turn to Phoseon Technology’s revolutionary UV LED curing because of the advantages it offers compared with traditional UV or arc light curing methods.
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2017-08-13

Phoseon Technology Exhibits LED Curing Solutions at TLMI printTHINK Summit 2017

Phoseon Regional Sales Manager, Jennifer Heathcote, will discuss the latest UV LED curing solutions for printing applications at the upcoming TLMI printTHINK Summit 2017 event in Chicago, IL. Ms. Heathcote will be discussing how Phoseon LED technology is a perfect fit for printing applications due to the compact size, ease of integration, and high intensity output achieved through optimized LED thermal management. Users of Phoseon LED curing systems can process a variety of materials, including thin and heat-sensitive substrates, at maximum production speeds with low-input power.
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2017-08-10

AMS SPECTRAL UV to Show LED-UV Curing Systems at PRINT 17

A Baldwin Technology Company will showcase its leading LED-UV curing technologies at the upcoming PRINT 17 exposition, set for Sept. 10-14, 2017, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The company, which was formed in early 2017 by combining Air Motion Systems Inc. with the UV and IR divisions of Baldwin Technology Company Inc., is excited to reintroduce its new-but-familiar brand and products to the North American market.
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2017-07-26

First Printer In India With Two-Module LED-UV Curing System From AMS Spectral UV Shares Results

AB Print Pack of Delhi has become the first packaging printer in India to have a press equipped with a two-module LED-UV curing system from AMS Spectral UV – A Baldwin Technology Company, according to the country’s exclusive provider of the leading LED-UV curing technology, APL Machinery of Faridabad.
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2017-07-17

LG Innotek Releases the World’s First ‘Handrail UV LED Sterilizer’

LG Innotek today announced its release of the world’s first ‘Handrail UV LED Sterilizer’ which can fully remove germs from handrails of escalators using the powerful UV (ultraviolet rays) light.
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2017-07-13

SemiLEDs Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results

SemiLEDs Corporation, “SemiLEDs” or the “Company,” a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017, ended May 31, 2017.
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2017-07-13

Larson Electronics LLC Releases A New Food Safe LED UV Drop Light with Hanging Hooks

Larson Electronics LLC, an industrial lighting company, announced the release of a new 40 watt LED task light to be added to its catalog of products this week. This 365NM UV drop light (FTL-5-UV-LED-X24I-25) has been designed as a low voltage solution for work locations that require a food safe or wet location rating.
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2017-07-11

Flint Group launches XCURA EVO - the new generation UV LED Sheetfed Process Ink.

Continuing the pioneering trend; first to market with new technology and breakthrough sheetfed ink formulations, Flint Group announced the global launch of its latest version UV LED process inks, XCURA EVO.
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2017-07-11

The Print Academy targets new markets with VANTAGE LED UV curing technology from Flint Group

Flint Group has helped The Print Academy in the UK greatly extend the capability of its 6 colour Heidelberg CD102 + coater with the retrofit of an AMS (Air Motion Systems) UV-LED curing system.
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2017-07-10

EVERLIGHT’s Strategic Planning towards Both Mid & Low Power LED and Specialty Lighting Markets

To shift or not to shift, that is the question. At this point within the LED industry, in terms of business transformation, companies are facing a turning point to shift business focus to new niche markets with high gross margins such as UV and IR LED, or to stay at LED lighting, where they began with; and of course, some chose to embrace all.
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2017-06-26

Switzerland Welcomes Its First LED-UV Retrofitted MAN Octoman Web Printing Press

AMS Spectral UV – A Baldwin Technology Company reports that Kyburz Druckerie of Zurich, Switzerland has retrofitted an AMS LED-UV curing system onto its MAN Octoman commercial web press, replacing the former drying system and making it the first press configuration of its kind in the country. Installed with the support of AMS distributor Chromos AG, a video of the press running shared by AMS on its facebook page garnered more than 12,000 views in a week, showing that people around the world remain interested in the printing process, and how the printed works in their everyday lives are created. 
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2017-06-26

Southern Champion Tray Reports On Retrofitting Its KBA Rapida 106 With LED-UV From AMS

It is rare to find a printhouse as business- and customer-savvy as Southern Champion Tray of Mansfield, Texas. The leading manufacturer of paperboard packaging, who prints for the likes of Papa John's and Sodexo, boasts 90 years of experience, and as a third-generation company has operated through depressions, wars and times of general prosperity.
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2017-06-23

Capital Colour Installs RMGT 9 Series Press

Capital Colour, a full-service printing company based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada invested in an RMGT 9 series press manufactured by RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology (RMGT) and purchased through Canadian distributor KBR Graphics. Since its recent installation, the company has already begun to see major advantages and gains. Capital Colour purchased an RMGT 920ST5+LED+CUV 5-color sheetfed offset press with both Panasonic LED UV instant ink curing and Grafix HiCure UV coating systems. The press is the first of its kind installed in Western Canada running with both LED UV ink curing and HiCure UV coating systems.
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2017-06-20

Future Lighting Solutions Launches the Usable Light Tool (ULT) Version 2.4 for UV and Horticultural Applications

Future Lighting Solutions, the world-class leader and innovator in demand creation, marketing and distribution of solid-state lighting technologies, announces the inclusion of non-visible LEDs and horticultural LEDs to its Usable Light Tool (ULT). Available free of charge to engineers worldwide, the ULT enables lighting designers to simulate usable light from LEDs, allowing the user to make critical LED selection decisions.
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2017-06-16

GILE 2017: Chinese Upstream LED Component Industry Rides the Trend- the Collection of Chinese Exhibitors II

At this moment in the history of the LED industry, we have already witnessed it passed into the maturity stage, struggled to revive by finding new beachhead markets (and it succeeded), and advanced its production, ready to embrace future business possibilities. LED chip manufacturers and packagers worldwide have now been gradually shifting their focus to develop products for niche markets, including UV LED, IR LED, automotive, horticultural, and even smart lighting.
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2017-06-15

LEDinside Says Global UV LED Market to Expand at a CAGR of 34% From 2015 to 2020 as Applications for Related Solutions Emerge

Taiwan’s major annual optoelectronics industry exhibition, Photonics Festival 2017, will be held in Nangang Exhibition Hall of Taipei World Trade Center from June 14 to 16. Some of the highlights in the LED section of this exhibition includes products for the automotive industry and applications related to ultraviolet (UV) LEDs. LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, projects that the scale of the global UV LED market will increase from US$288 million in 2017 to US$526 million in 2020. Furthermore, the CAGR of the UV LED market in the 2015~2020 period is currently estimated at 34%. These and other data can be found in LEDinside’s 2017 UV LED vs. UV LED Module Market Report.
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2017-05-11

UNIQUE Project for Developing Mass Market UV LEDs for Disinfection

Eco-friendly purification of water – UV light is already being used to kill water-borne germs but the light sources used for this purpose are still predominantly mercury vapor lamps. UV LEDs have so far proved unattractive for reasons of cost. The aim of the UNIQUE project funded by the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology is therefore to develop high-power UV LEDs for industrial use. The project, which is being coordinated by Osram Opto Semiconductors, involves five Bavarian companies and research institutions. 
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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