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

Article in FDMC, A Woodworking Network publication

Published October 2019

“A new finishing line in europe was designed to provide UVLED 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 articleboard, 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.”