Infrared heat – a growing talking point with so many applications.

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Infrared heat – a growing talking point with so many applications.

When the world of science and technology pick up on an idea, the implications of that idea often go much farther than the original concept. Infrared heating is one such case, developed for heating materials in manufacture, initially a faster drying process, the idea has now been developed to apply to so many other processes. One such process is thermoforming – the moulding of plastics, so much of what we use today involves moulded plastic, but also includes paint drying times, the curing of PVC pastes, moulding of polystyrene and the setting of T shirt transfers. In difficult times where every penny counts, factories are looking at saving energy and costs, and the investment in infrared heat can provide targeted and precise heating turning on and off in an instant to avoid wasting electricity. Industry is welcoming the new energy saving technology, particularly when being encouraged to be green, and the use of infrared heat becomes more widespread. This is a worldwide trend.

With the more common use of infrared heat in industry there quickly becomes better knowledge of the subject and of course more development into other applications. The Chinese now want to be seen at the forefront of quality technology, they are no longer simply making cheap copies, and are involved in research and development into different types of infrared heaters for different situations using both long and short wave, emitted from different materials and very much depending on the application as to which is the most energy efficient and effective.

Certainly our customers are far more knowledgeable about how infrared heat works on the body and the structure of our homes, and it is a subject that is gaining discussion with those involved in creating highly energy efficient homes and renewable energy projects to larger commercial businesses wishing to lower their heating bills.