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American Ultraviolet
www.americanultraviolet.com / HQ: Lebanon, Ind. / Employees: 18 / Meredith Stines, president and CEO: "LED is the wave of the future for the UV curing industry."

Midwest

tures UV conveyors and LED curing
devices used in the aerospace, electronics and other markets.
Both Lesco and ETEK product lines
were acquired through acquisition as
part of a company diversification effort. This effort helped American Ultraviolet maintain its bottom line by
serving markets less affected by the
recession, such as healthcare and the
food industry, when other markets
were in decline.

Ultraviolet Experts

american ultraviolet
focuses on the future
with high-powered uv led
curing light.

Shining Bright

american ultraviolet remains a leader because
of its advancements. by janice hoppe-spiers
As one of the leading UV companies specializing in all facets of the
industry, American Ultraviolet is riding the next wave of the future with its
high-powered UV LED curing light.
Cool Cure 365/395 is the most powerful LED UV spot curing device on the
market and is a direct replacement for
old mercury arc lamp technology.
"It will cure the same substrates
with a lot less energy," President and
CEO Meredith Stines says. "LED lasts
for 20,000 hours and is very energy-efficient. Cool Cure can be used to
manufacture juice boxes, membrane
switches and foil wrap. LED is the
wave of the future for the UV curing
industry. I think it's going to be quite a
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while before it really takes off because
it's too expensive right now for most
applications, but it's growing faster
this year. By 2020, I expect it to be a
standard product."
American Ultraviolet's curing
products include additive lamps and
conveyor systems used to cure ink
and coatings. They are used in applications including screen and digital
printing and wood processing, as well
as spot curing systems that bond substrates together using UV-curable adhesives, Stines explains. Curing products are produced by two divisions:
AETEK UV Systems, which serves the
flooring and industrial curing markets; and Lesco UV, which manufac-

Stines' father, Harrison O. Stines,
founded the Lebanon, Ind.-based
company in 1960 as a manufacturer
of ultraviolet technology for curing
solutions, germicidal solutions and
coating solutions. American Ultraviolet has been so successful over the
past 56 years that the company has
continued to expand its facilities to
meet production demand. "We are
the fastest-growing company in Indiana," Meredith Stines says.
In 1995, American Ultraviolet
moved its manufacturing plant
from Murray Hill, N.J., to its current
headquarters where it operates a
70,000-square-foot state-of-the-art
facility. "With the new LED technology for the UV curing industry, we
didn't have to add more space to the
manufacturing plant because it's a
smaller product," Stines explains.
Today, the company's focus continues to be on UV technology. Its
goal is to provide the highest-quality UV equipment at a fair price.
"We're probably the only ultraviolet
company that sells in all facets of
the UV industry: germicidal, curing
and coating," Stines says. "Being
in all three of these parts of the UV
industry gives us the ability to take
our experience with one of these
areas and apply it to the other two,


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