The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) invites proposals for projects that develop, demonstrate or commercialize innovative UV/EB technologies, that provide an energy benefit to a manufacturing process in New York State.
The University of Iowa has been awarded a grant to work jointly with PCT Engineered Systems, LLC to study electron beam (EB) induced polymerization. The grant is part of the GOALI program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The GOALI (Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with
Industry) program is aimed to synergize industry-university partnerships by making project funds available to industry/university linkages. The 3-year, $339,900 grant will support research at the University under the direction of Julie Jessop, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and member of the I/UCRC Photopolymerization Center. The I/UCRC is well known for leading edge research on UV initiated polymerization. This program will expand research to EB technology.
PCT Engineered Systems is a leading supplier of low energy EB Systems. PCT BroadBeam systems range from laboratory systems to high speed industrial systems up to 130 inches wide. The GOALI program at PCT will be led by Stephen Lapin, Ph.D., who is the Applications Specialist for the Company.
EB induced polymerization has been used on industrial scale for more than 25 years for the curing of inks, coatings, and adhesives. The program entitled “EB Polymerization: Advanced Characterization of Curing Processes and Polymer Materials” will take a fundamental look at the technology. The goal is to expand the understanding of the process and the resulting polymer materials. This improved understanding will facilitate the use of EB technology to produce improved materials for new applications.
The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, and PCT Engineered Systems is located in Davenport, Iowa. The close proximity of these facilities will allow EB processing of materials at PCT followed by characterization at the University.
On November 15, 2013, in a black tie event held at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL, Wikoff Color Corporation’s Don P. Duncan, Ph.D., was inducted into the prestigious Ben Franklin Honor Society of Printing Industries of America. Dr. Duncan was one of 11 industry leaders inducted that evening.
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RadTech, the nonprofit for the advancement of UV technologies is sponsoring a unique Additive Manufacturing/3d Printing conference.
RadTech, the Association for UV and EB Technologies to Recognize Advancements
"How did we go from the clunky first touchscreen devices to the sleek designs of today's smartphones?" The answer in part, is due to the development of ultraviolet (UV) technology, according to a recent blog posting by Jabil-Green Point, one of the winners of this year's upcoming UV and EB (electron beam) emerging technology awards, presented by RadTech at their upcoming conference in Chicago, May 12-14 (www.radtech2014.com).