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The curing and drying steps complete coating processes.

The differences:

  • Curing - a cross-linking of the molecules of the respective binder takes place through chemical reactions
  • Drying - the solvent is expelled by evaporation.

Depending on the type of reaction, a distinction is made between polyaddition, polycondensation and polymerization. Some coatings are only cured, others only dried.

Further distinctions depend on the type of heat source used for drying:

  • Drying by electrical processes: Induction drying, high-frequency and resistance drying, and microwave drying.
  • Drying or curing by radiation: Laser, electron beams; by plasma arc as well as by radiation and pulse drying, UV rays.
  • Drying by heat transfer media: (circulating) air, steam or oil.

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