RadTech Plans 2020 UV+EB Technology Expo and Conference

Call for Abstracts, Exhibit Sales Open
RadTech’s biennial conference is heading to Orlando, Florida, in 2020: March 9 through 11 at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort. This is the foremost event for the UV/EB industry. As the industry has evolved, so has UV/EB technology grown to meet the new challenges. RadTech’s conference program will feature key areas of interest to the industry. Abstracts are invited and will be due September 20. Exhibit and sponsorship sales now are open and typically sell out. Email Mickey Fortune at mickey@radtech.org for exhibit and sponsorship details. For more information, visit https://radtech2020.com.

IUVA Americas Conference Co-Locates with RadTech 2020

An IUVA Pavilion will be included on the RadTech 2020 exhibition floor. The 2020 IUVA Americas Conference deadline for abstracts is October 11. Visit http://www.iuva.org/AC20-Call-For-Abstracts. For answers to questions about abstracts or exhibits for RadTech or IUVA, please email Mickey Fortune at mickey@radtech.org or call 240.643.0517.

RadTech at SAE WCX ’19

The RadTech Transportation Committee, chaired by Mike Dvorchak, offered a strong technical program and hosted a busy exhibition booth at the SAE WCX ’19, April 9 through 11 in Detroit, Michigan. With a theme of UV/EB Leading the Way for the Future of Automotive, the RadTech conference session – organized by Mary Ellen Rosenberger of BaySpring Solutions and Chris Seubert of Ford Motor Co., Ltd. – featured six presentations, including topics on additive manufacturing/3D printing and advanced coatings technologies.

RadTech members staffed the booth, featuring UV/EB curable parts and RadTech literature. The event showcased ways UV/EB technology advancements are helping the automotive industry work toward lowering energy consumption, vehicle lightweighting, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, faster manufacturing cycle times, small-footprint manufacturing, speedy prototype development and additive manufacturing – all creating a revolution in manufacturing.

Eighth-Grader’s Air/Water Purification System Earns RADLAUNCH’s Future Scientist Award

Darryl Boyd (left), a research chemist from the United States Naval Research Laboratory and member of the UV+EB Technology Editorial Board, presents RadTech’s “Future Scientist” award to Mealy Cronin (center). At right is Ellis Glover, headmaster of Westminster School, Annandale, Virginia, where Mealy is in 8th grade.

RadTech chose 8th -grader Mealy Cronin for its prestigious RADLAUNCH “Future Scientist” award for her invention: an “Air/Water Purification Ion-Exchange Resin & UVC Filtration System.” The commercial name for the invention is “Detect and Clear,” and Mealy has nicknamed it “Zephyr.”

“Through a series of resin membrane matrix ion-exchange filtration technologies,” Mealy explained, “this system detects toxins in the air or water and draws the toxins in, purifies the air or water and then releases the purified air or water back into the atmosphere or back to its water source.”

Once Mealy came up with the idea for her invention, she had to construct a prototype to meet one of the requirements of her patent application, so she solicited funding and component parts from different companies. In doing so, she came across several companies that sponsored competitions for new inventions. RadTech, sponsor of the RADLAUNCH competition, was one of the groups with which she shared her proposal.

The RadTech judging team was quite impressed with her invention, but even more so by the fact that its creator is in the 8th grade. She is the youngest person ever to receive the “Future Scientist” award from RadTech.

Register Now for Upcoming Photopolymerization Conference

Photopolymerization Fundamentals 2019, the premier scientific conference for the photopolymerization industry, is scheduled for September 15 through 18 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, Monterey, California.

Highlights of the meeting include:

  • Scientific presentations on a wide range of photopolymerization topics
  • An open atmosphere where interaction and technical networking are encouraged
  • A poster session and vendor exhibit
  • Student poster competition/award sponsored by the Polymer Chemistry journal
  • Reduced rates for students to promote interaction between industrial scientists and students

Monterey HotelThe meeting includes a short course with a series of presentations from leaders in the photopolymerization field, as well as a tabletop vendor exhibit concurrent with the poster sessions. Vendors committed to attend include Allnex, Colorado Photopolymer Solutions, Daicel, FlackTek, Heraeus Noblelight, Honle UV, IGM Resins, National Polymer and Sartomer.

Invited speakers who plan to present include Conference Chair Christopher Bowman and Stephanie Bryant, University of Colorado; Christopher Ellison, University of Minnesota; Allan Guymon, University of Iowa; Jeffrey Stansbury, University of Colorado Denver; Marco Sangermano, Politecnico di Torino; Thomas Griesser, University of Leoben; Céline Croutxé-Barghorn and Xavier Allonas, Université de Haute Alsace; Jason Burdick, University of Pennsylvania; Sandra Schloegl, Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH; Tim Scott, University of Michigan; Chris Kloxin, University of Delaware; Rong Tong, Virginia Polytechnic Institute; and Alan Aguire, Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Early registration deadline is June 30. The conference is presented by RadTech – The Association for UV & EB Technology and Colorado Photopolymer Solutions (CPS). For more information, contact Neil Cramer at neil.cramer@colorado.edu.

Staples Joins UV+EB Editorial Board

Jacob StaplesJacob Staples, technical team leader in radiation cure for Ashland, Inc., Oak Creek, Wisconsin, has been named to the editorial board of UV+EB Technology . Staples has more than 20 years of experience at Ashland in technical service, product management, research and development. He is responsible for leading and mentoring chemists and technicians working on projects in the lab, supporting sales by developing new products to meet customer requirements, attending field trials, meeting with customers to discuss technical projects, troubleshooting issues with existing products and serving as a technical expert in the UV/EB product line of coatings, adhesives and food packaging. He has an undergraduate degree in physics and an MS in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

RadTech to Present at SPE Decorating & Assembly Division and IMDA Joint Conference

RadTech will sponsor presentations and distribute copies of UV+EB Technology magazine at the SPE Decorating and Assembly Division TopCon and IMDA Symposium, June 3 and 4 in Nashville, Tennessee.

For more information, visit https:// plasticsdecorating.com/topcon-2019/.

Other Upcoming RadTech events:

RadTech Europe 2019
October 15–16, 2019
Munich, Germany

RadTech Asia 2019 Conference and Exhibition
October 17–20, 2019
Hangzhou, China