An infrared tube furnace for drying plastic coatings or tempering polyurethane pipes after extrusion. (Copyright Heraeus Noblelight 2004)
Heraeus at the plastics industry`s trade fair K in Düsseldorf - Infrared emitters for every application
In the plastics industry today, when extruding foil, forming PET bottles, riveting automotive interior panels, drying the print on yoghurt cups, or sealing tank containers, an increasingly important tool is the unique source of heat known as infrared radiation. Heraeus Noblelight is known for its innovative product development and application of infrared heat systems. The company is a subsidiary of the globally active precious metals and technology group Heraeus Holding GmbH in Hanau, Germany, and is presenting its infrared emitter technology at the plastics industry’s largest trade fair, the K in Düsseldorf, from October 20-27, 2004. These infrared emitters can be specially designed in terms of shape, voltage, and performance to meet the various product and process needs of today’s plastics manufacturers and treatment plants. Heraeus Noblelight is among the few companies specialized in providing customized artificial sources of light for the entire spectrum of industrial applications - from ultraviolet (UV) to infrared (IR) – for use in the fields of research, analysis, engineering, manufacturing, medicine, and environmental protection.
The Carbon Infrared Technology (CIR) developed by Heraeus Noblelight produces a special type of medium wave IR radiation. The carbon emitters are noted for their exceptional efficiency in the drying and treatment processes, and can be quickly powered for energy efficient use in individual thermal processes. CIRâ lamps are ideal for targeted thermal radiation of defined surfaces and for the quick drying of water based coatings.
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