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  • 05 Feb 2019

Phoseon donates UV LED curing systems to Sonoco Institute

FireJet FJ605 installed on Omet Varyflex

Phoseon Technology is donating LED curing systems to Clemson University’s Sonoco Institute to help support the future generation of professionals in flexo printing applications to have hands-on experience with UV LED curing.

In addition, with industry partners, this will enable on-going research and collaboration in the transition to clean and energy efficient UV LED curing technology. 

In partnership with Omet Americas, Phoseon is donating FireJet FJ605 light sources with Flex Tower and mounting brackets, which are installed in Omet’s Varyflex narrow web press. This press is housed in the Institute's Advanced Print Lab for hands-on training and will be showcased at an upcoming Future of Flexo open house, on February 6-7, at the Sonoco Institute Clemson, South Carolina.

The light source is equipped with Phoseon’s patented TargetCure and WhisperCure Technologies, providing users with stable, consistent and precise UV output, along with a quiet operating level while maintaining a high UV output. 

The Flex Tower provides a configurable power and control system for flexographic and narrow web applications, with easy installation for upgrading presses to the newest technology. 

‘We are excited to be able to offer this new capability in line with our existing print testing services,’ commented Bobby Congdon, assistant director of the Sonoco Institute. ‘This will open up a whole new area for industry partnerships.’

Keate Despain, vice president of marketing for Phoseon, will give a presentation at the open house, entitled ‘The Future of UV LED for Flexographic Printing’, on February 6 at 2.30pm.

‘With this collaboration, we are empowering and supporting the future of flexographic and other printing applications designers,’ explained Despain. ‘Phoseon is proud to be working with students and customers in their development of innovative and game changing capabilities that is not only good for a company’s bottom line, but is also good for the environment. This new Center of Excellence for UV LED curing at the Sonoco Institute enables Phoseon and partners to demonstrate UV LED curing capabilities to those interested in converting from traditional mercury lamps.’

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