Major Ikea supplier in Europe uses UV LED curing in furniture finishing

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A new finishing line in Europe was designed to provide UV-LED curing on all positions except the final topcoat cure.

SC Freda has started production on their new high-speed furniture coating line. Lithuania’s oldest furniture company specializes in manufacturing flat-pack furniture from particleboard, MDF and cellular lightweight construction panels.

The surfaces range from decorated paper with clear UV varnish to highly pigmented UV coating systems. SC Freda is a major supplier for Ikea, and manufactures multiple product series.

To increase their manufacturing capacity, SC Freda expanded with a new production operation, featuring a high-speed production line with UV curing that complies with Ikea quality and process control standards. In addition, sustainability and energy efficiency were taken into consideration to ensure a strategic, long-term investment.

Efsen UV and EB Technology is involved in radiation curing technology, and has experience in measuring and integrating UV-curing equipment for a wide range of applications and industries.