RadTech 2024 Exceeds Expectations with 40% Growth Over 2022 Event

Press release submitted on behalf of RadTech.

RadTech, Chevy Chase, MD, held its 2024 conference May 20-22 in Orlando, FL, and the conference grew by 40% from the 2022 event, with over 1,000 attendees from more than 30 countries, exceeding expectations and signaling significant interest in the use of UV+EB technology for sustainable and responsible manufacturing. Conference sessions on the latest advances in coil coatings, sustainability, 3D printing/additive manufacturing, hot melt adhesives, and metal packaging brought the industry together to advance UV+EB technologies and helped attract first-time attendees.

RadTech 2024 featured over 70 exhibitors and 120 presentations. The event’s biennial awards dinner was a highlight, recognizing the outstanding contributions of industry leaders. Samantha Leap, Chemence Inc., was honored with the Best Paper Award for her work on Low Extractable Biocompatible UV Adhesives for Wearable Devices, while Dr. Cristobal Garcia, Evonik, received the award for his research on optimizing defoaming and deaeration in UV coatings and inks.

One of the key highlights of RadTech 2024 was the presentation of the biennial UV+EB market survey. Michael Gould, Technical Key Account Manager at Rahn USA and the current President of RadTech, shared insightful forecasts, projecting a robust growth of over 5% per year in the use of UV+EB formulated products in North America over the next three years. Notably, a diverse range of applications, including 3D printing/additive manufacturing, UV inkjet, hot melt adhesives, wide web flexo, food packaging, metal decorating, coil coatings, and batteries/storage devices, showed above-average growth, indicating a promising future for the industry.

In addition, RadTech presented special service awards, including to Paul Elias of Miwon, a long-time RadTech and industry leader and Board member, and Todd Fayne of Pepsi for his leadership in driving RadTech sustainability efforts and spearheading a RadTech Degradable Materials challenge.

RadTech will announce plans for the next technical conference and exhibition in the coming months.

RadTech—The Association for UV+EB Technologies is a non-profit trade association with over 500 members worldwide that is dedicated to the advancement of ultraviolet and electron beam curing technologies, providing users with energy savings, lower emissions of harmful substances, enhanced process control, and fast efficient throughput. UV+EB is used in a wide range of applications, including printing, packaging, wood and building products, electronics, and 3D printing/additive manufacturing. RadTech serves as an international forum and source of information for individuals and organizations involved in the use of UV+EB or the supply of equipment, chemicals, or other materials.RadTech also manages, PAMA, the Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing Alliance. For mor information, visit RadTech.org.