Impressive Attendance, Board Members Honored at uv.eb WEST 2015

RadTech’s Committees and Focus Groups are charged with expanding and sharing information about UV/EB technology. Many of these groups gathered for official face-to-face meetings during uv.eb WEST. If you are interested in joining a Committee or Focus Group, call 240-497-1242.

RadTech International North America thanks its members and associates for their role in the impressive number of exhibitors and attendees at uv.eb WEST 2015, which took place in early March in Redondo Beach, California. This year’s conference featured a short course on The Chemistry of UV/EB and two days full of presentations, with sessions categorized under the following topics: 3D Printing; Printing & Packaging; UV Inkjet for Food Packaging; New Products & Processes in UV LEDs; UV/EB Curing Innovations.

Attendees reflected the diverse range of industries that UV/EB curing technology impacts – from brand owners and consumer product companies to packaging printers and converters, chemists and materials scientists. “We are particularly excited that a large percentage of our attendees were end users and/or first time RadTech participants,” said Gary Cohen, executive director.

Jo Ann Arceneaux of Allnex presented “Regulation Friendly UV-Curable Products” during the UV Inkjet for Food Packaging sessions, and “Mitigation of Oxygen Inhibition to Improve the UV LED Cure Process” during the What New Products and Processes Will UV LEDs Enable in 2015 sessions.

During a ceremony at the conference, Don Duncan of Wikoff Color, immediate past president of the Board of Directors, presented Presidential Awards to the co-chairs of the RadTech Editorial Board – Chris Miller of Estron Chemical and Jim Zawicki of Sartomer Americas. The two were honored for their efforts in launching RadTech’s new magazine – UV+EB Technology – which made its official public debut during the show.

“Chris and Jim led a seamless transition from the RadTech Report to our new publication,” said Peter Weissman of Quaker Chemical Corporation and current president of the Board. “Their hard work, guidance and leadership made possible our very successful launch with quality articles and a four-fold increase in distribution.”

Also honored were several RadTech Board Members who have served their term of service, including Miller; Don Duncan of Wikoff Color, immediate past president of RadTech; Steve Lapin of PCT Engineered Systems’ division of Ebeam Technologies, Comet Group; Mike Sajdak of INX Intl; and Im Rangwalla of Energy Sciences Inc. For more information, visit

The uv.eb WEST 2015 tabletop exhibition was full of industry suppliers showcasing the latest equipment, technology and services.
Attendees and exhibitors of uv.eb WEST 2015 were reflective of the diverse range of industries that UV/EB curing technology impacts.