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Hui Yang Joins RadTech Board of Directors

Hui Yang, senior technologist at Procter & Gamble, has been appointed to the RadTech Board of Directors. During her 16-year career at P&G, she has led technical development in printing, fluid deposition, measurement capability for transformation understanding and process control. Hui Yang is honored to serve the board in RadTech, and looking forward to contributing to the advancement and adoption of energy curable technology and process in industry.

IKEA and Others to Present During RadTech Session at AWFS Fair, Las Vegas

RadTech will present its first ever UV/EB technical session at the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas, Nevada, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 20. The AWFS Fair, a premier conference and exposition for the woodworking industry, takes place July 19 through 22. The session, titled “Latest Advancements in UV Finishing Technology: LED & Beyond,” will feature presentations from Benjamin Keesee, IKEA; Jim Raymont, EIT Instrument Markets; Gloria Valtorta, Superfici Italy; and Larry Van Iseghem, Van Technologies, Inc. Presentations will wrap up with a panel discussion, and RadTech will have a booth in the exhibition. Find details at www.awfsfair.org.

Dates Set for UV+EB Packaging Conference and Fall Member Meeting

RadTech is proud to announce the UV+EB Packaging Conference, an exciting, one-day conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, October 24. At the conference, RadTech will host presentations on migration, regulatory issues and the latest developments in UV- and EB-curable inks, coatings and adhesives for food and consumer goods packaging. Please save the date and plan to join us.

Also, the RadTech Fall Member Meeting will be held the day after the UV+EB Packaging Conference, October 25. Go online now to register and find additional information at www.RadTech.org.

Call for Papers Opens for RadTech 2018

RadTech invites the submission of abstracts for RadTech UV+EB Technology and Conference 2018, scheduled for May 7 through 9, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont, Illinois. The technical conference paper presentation should be no longer than 25 minutes, with five minutes for Q&A. Those interested in presenting can fill out the online Abstract Submission Form before September 8, 2017. See details at www.RadTech2018.com.

SUNY-ESF Offers Radiation Curing Program

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), Syracuse, New York, announced its Radiation Curing Program (RCP). RCP is a two-course suite of graduate-level online courses led by SUNY-ESF and RadTech International for current employees in radiation-curing-related industries, as well as those preparing to enter the field. RCP introduces fundamentals of polymer chemistry pertinent to functional inks, coatings, resins and adhesives. For more information, visit www.esf.edu.

RadTech Seeks Speakers for Upcoming Events

RadTech is partnering with three upcoming conferences, and speakers are needed for special RadTech UV/EB technical sessions. Those interested in speaking should send speaker name, presentation title and high-quality abstract to the contact noted below as soon as possible. Please note that abstracts must be approved by the conference organizers, and not every submission will be accepted due to limitations on the number of speakers per conference.

Western Coatings Symposium
October 15-18, 2017 – Las Vegas, Nevada
We are looking for three to six speakers in total for this conference, so space is limited. The audience is traditionally focused on architectural coatings, but the conference organizers would like to expand into UV/EB coatings, so please keep that in mind. The submitted abstract should be 100 to 200 words, with no commercial product names. Send a speaker name, presentation title and abstract as soon as possible to mickey@radtech.org. We must have all details to consider your presentation.

AIMCAL R2R Conference
October 15-18, 2017 – Naples, Florida
We are looking for up to six presentations total of about 20 to 30 minutes each. The conference organizers have asked for presentations related to formulation, chemistry and applications for converters of metallized, laminated and coated flexible substrates and their suppliers. There also is interest in a presentation on UV LED curing systems. Send a speaker name, presentation title and abstract as soon as possible to mickey@radtech.org. We must have all details to consider your presentation.

17th Symposium on Radiation Curing Technology – UV LED June 1-3, 2017 – Guangzhou, China
Presented by: RadTech China
The symposium will focus on cutting-edge UV LED-curing technology. Renowned UV LED curing research and application experts, both in China and outside China, will be invited to deliver a keynote speech and communicate with the delegates. The symposium will cover UV LED light source devices, UV LED photoinitiators, UV LED-curing printing inks, UV LED-curing optical fiber coatings, UV LED-curing electronic inks and UV LED-curing technology application and development in the fields of optical fiber, printing, electronics, medicine, PCB, anti-fake and environmental protection. If interested in presenting, contact Prof. Xiaoxuan Liu AND Xiaosong Wu.