UV Resistance - What is UV resistance?
Definition of UV RESISTANCE:
A property of materials that allows them to withstand extensive exposure to UV light without being damaged. The UV resistance of materials can be improved by adding a UV absorber, inhibitor, or stabiliser; these additives are chemical compounds that are added to materials (usually polymers) in order to absorb UV light and dissipate its energy as low level heat.
In labelling, UV resistance is an important requirement for face materials, coatings, and toners or inks that are to be used to produce labels that will be exposed to UV light, such as labels that will be used outdoors.Go Back to Glossary