Sustainability of Energy-Curable Inks and Coatings

By Dianna Brodine, managing editor, UV+EB Technology Brand owners and consumers care about packaging. Whether it’s plastic pop rings or understuffed cardboard boxes from online...

UV LED Curing for Surface Hardcoats

By Jennifer Heathcote, business development manager, GEW, Inc. Optically transparent UV-cured hardcoats, topcoats, overcoats and clearcoats are utilized in numerous plastics decorating processes. As the...

Photoinitiated Addition Cure Silicone Release Coatings

By Richard P. Eckberg, Momentive Performance Materials Silicone (polydimethylsiloxane) polymers are unique materials that are chemically inert and of low polarity that remain fluid at...

FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Celebrate UV Curing

UV+EB Technology The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) recognized UV-curing decorative applications in print and packaging over nine categories during its 28th Annual FSEA...

Energy Density Matters…and This is Why

By Mike Higgins, director of sales – Americas, Phoseon Technology Now that UV LED has been established as a viable alternative to traditional curing methods,...

Novel Approaches to Improve Scratch and Abrasion Resistance in UV Coatings

By Bob Lin, Marco Heuer, Roger Reinartz, Aline Skotarczak and Maria Nargiello, Evonik Corporation As UV coatings are applied to a broader range of substrates,...

UT Austin Team Charts New Visible Light Curing Territory

By Liz Stevens, writer, UV+EB Technology The research team headed by Prof. Zachariah Page, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at The University of...

The Problem of High Viscosity Oligomers – Part 2

In the last edition of “Professor’s Corner,”1 a novel method for reducing the viscosity of a common acrylate-functional epoxy-based oligomer was introduced. This method...

Radiation Safety for Electron Beams

Radiation is one of those words that, as it passes from the scientific to the general lexicon, loses all nuance. For those who can...
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Association News: 2021 Quarter 3

RadTech International North America RadTech Call for Papers Open RadTech International North America is accepting abstracts for next year’s RadTech UV+EB Technology Conference & Exposition, scheduled...
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