UV+EB Technology

RadTech Consultant Offers Assistance to Members

As many businesses and academics began working to assist those on the “front lines” in combatting COVID-19, Marcy Gainey of TechCheck LLC, the RadTech regulatory consultant, began offering complimentary support to RadTech members for such projects. For example, assistance was offered to member companies making hand sanitizer or building ventilators and 3D printing companies working on personal protection equipment, such as masks or shields. Gainey offered the service to RadTech members through the end of May, when she plans to reassess the situation based on the status of COVID-19 and supply shortages. For more information, contact Gary Cohen at gary@radtech.org.

IUVA Releases Fact Sheet on UV Disinfection for COVID-19

Covid_fact_sheetThe International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) believes that UV disinfection technologies can play a role in a multiple-barrier approach to reducing the transmission of the virus causing COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, based on current disinfection data and empirical evidence. UV is a known disinfectant for air, water and surfaces that can help to mitigate the risk of acquiring an infection via contact with the COVID-19 virus when applied correctly. “The IUVA has assembled leading experts from around the world to develop guidance on the effective use of UV technology, as a disinfection measure, to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 virus,” said Ron Hofmann, a professor at the University of Toronto and president of the IUVA. The fact sheet is available for download at http://iuva.org/.

Website Consolidates UV LED Information

uvledsource_webWith accelerating technical and market developments – along with the fast-growing number of conference papers and trade journal articles focused on UV LEDs for industrial curing, public health and life science applications – RadTech, the nonprofit for ultraviolet and electron beam technologies, and the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA), have developed a new website to document and track UV LED technology. The site – uvledsource.org – consolidates technical papers and articles on diverse UV LED subjects in a convenient, easy-to-search online resource. It is designed to comprehensively educate those interested in UV LED technology, with new papers added regularly to reflect the ongoing work of RadTech and IUVA members. UV LED innovations are leading to more efficient, economical and environmentally responsible processes, offering scientific advancements to foster groundbreaking industrial and public health initiatives.

Rachel Davis Joins UV+EB Technology Editorial Board

Rachel-DavisRachel Davis, senior chemist with Azul 3D, Inc., has been named as the newest member of the UV+EB Technology editorial board. Davis received a degree in writing and materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she completed advanced courses in polymer science, including work in macromolecular chemistry, mechanical behavior of materials, biomaterials and industrial ecology of materials. She was previously employed as a researcher at the University of Berlin and as a materials scientist and operations training specialist at Formlabs. Her current responsibilities include overseeing the development of a research laboratory for photopolymer resins, investigating new UV-curable thermoset polymers and determining test methodology for a variety of applications.