Vote Now for Best Posters Illustrating UV/EB Technology

Once again, RadTech is partnering with the Technical Association for the Graphic Arts (TAGA) to encourage students to develop designs for a poster touting UV/EB technology and the upcoming RadTech 2020 conference.

RadTech members are encouraged to vote on the top two of seven poster entries. Winning students will be presented with cash prizes and featured in UV+EB Technology magazine. Winners will be announced at the RadTech2020 awards dinner on March 10, 2020. At the dinner RadTech will also honor the best papers and celebrate RadLaunch winners, National Academy of Inventors charter members and more. To vote on your two favorite posters, visit: https://radtech2020.com/radtech-student-poster-competition/

ICULTA Conference Set for April 26–29,2020

ICULTA-logoThe Second International Conference on UV LED Technologies & Applications (ICULTA) will take place April 26 through 29, 2020, at the Melia Hotel in Berlin, Germany. Some 200 participants are expected to attend the conference, which will feature international invited, oral and poster presentations, a parallel exhibition and a number of networking breaks. For more information visit www.iculta.com.

Inaugural NAI Chapter Nominees to be Named at RadTech 2020

nai-logoRadTech, the first nonprofit trade association to sponsor a chapter for the National Academy of Inventors, will celebrate the new chapter and its inaugural nominees at the RadTech 2020 UV+EB Technology Expo & Conference, March 9 through 11, 2020, in Orlando, Florida. The National Academy of Inventors is a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging inventors and innovators – and has shown significant interest in UV/EB technology. RadTech was allocated a limited number of individual memberships to NAI and is nominating those who have made significant contributions to UV/EB technology – whether through patents, papers or other efforts. For more information, visit www.academyofinventors.org.

New Board of Director Members Announced by RadTech

RadTech has announced the election of new members to its board of directors to serve a two-year term beginning in January 2020. New members include Karl Swanson, president of PCT Ebeam and Integration; Evan Benbow, director of R&D for Wikoff Color Corporation; and Diane Marret, product manager of UV Curable and Exterior Thermal technologies at Red Spot Paint & Varnish. In addition, Todd Fayne, PepsiCo, and Mike Bonner, Saint Clair Systems, were re-elected for second two-year terms.

“With the continued significant growth of UV/EB in a number of applications, we are motivated to continue to develop new activities that help advance our technology,” said Eileen Weber of allnex, president of RadTech. “We are extremely excited to welcome our new Board members as their diverse experiences and expertise will greatly further our ability to do this.”

Continuing Board members include Lisa Fine, Ink Systems Inc., immediate past president; JoAnn Arceneaux , allnex, president-elect; Susan Bailey, Michelman, secretary; Paul Elias, Miwon NA, treasurer; David Biro, Sun Chemical; Michael Gould, Rahn USA; Jeffrey Klang, Sartomer; Jim Raymont, EIT; Chris Seubert, Ford Motor Co.; PK Swain, Heraeus; Hui Yang, Procter and Gamble; and Sheng “Sunny” Ye, Facebook Reality Labs.

RadLaunch Announces Start-up Technology Accelerator Class of 2020

RadLaunch, the unique idea accelerator for ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technology start-ups, students and innovators, has selected five key technology developers for 2020 and three special recognition awards. RadTech, the nonprofit for UV/EB technology, created RadLaunch in recognition of the growing importance of the technology with the digitization of manufacturing and requirements for safe, clean, rapid processes in the fast-emerging circular economy. New innovations in materials, optics, design and data are propelling UV/EB in additive manufacturing/3D printing, inkjet, food packaging, automotive, medical, public health and electronics applications.

  • HARP (High-Area Rapid Printing), Azul 3D
  • Solvent-free radical photopolymerization that continues its extensive post-conversion in the dark, Team from University of Colorado
  • Next-Generation Energy Storage with UV Curing of Novel Polymer Electrolyte Materials, The Hosein Research Group, Syracuse University
  • Bio-based 1,5-Pentanediol: A New Renewable Monomer for the Radcure Industry, Pyran LLC
  • Real-time feedback-controlled monomer conversion: a new paradigm for UV curing process control, Eindhoven University of Technology’s High Tech Systems Center and TNO (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

A special RadLaunch university award was presented for Novel UV-initiated Dual-curing thermoset materials suitable for 3D printing, Hamidreza Asemani, Professor Vijay Mannari; Coatings Research Institute, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan.

The RadLaunch 2020 class all will give presentations at RadTech 2020, March 8 through 11, 2020. in Orlando, Florida. 

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