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RadTech Announces Call for Papers for 2018 Conference & Exposition
Bethesda, MD (May 3, 2017) RadTech International North America is accepting abstracts for RadTech UV+EB Technology Conference & Exposition 2018, scheduled for May 7-9, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL.

We are looking for high quality technical papers that discuss advances in LED Technology, Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing, Electron Beam, Coatings, Materials, Formulation, Chemistry, Equipment, Testing, and more. Please see a complete list of suggested topics here: http://www.radtech2018.com/call-for-papers.

Technical papers should be no longer than 25 min in length, with five minutes for Q&A. The online Abstract Submission Form should be completed prior to September 8, 2017. Descriptions should be sufficiently comprehensive to allow assessment of the scope and content of papers by the Conference Committee. The committee will select papers, and speakers will be notified whether or not they have been selected by October 13.

For more information, visit http://www.radtech2018.com/call-for-papers.

Bethesda, MD (April 7, 2017) With a full room for every presentation, RadTech members presented the latest on ultraviolet and electron beam technologies (UV+EB) at SAE WCX17, the Society of Automotive Engineers’ World Congress, in Detroit.
 
The event, planned by the SAE Polymers and Coatings Committee / Materials Engineering Activity, and chaired by Christopher Seubert, Ford Motor Company, and Mary Ellen Rosenberger, BaySpring Solutions LLC, focused on the development of novel materials, processes and facilities that are significantly advancing the efforts of energy reduction and vehicle lightweighting. The use of UV+EB curing technology results in improvements in reduced GHG emissions, manufacturing Cycle Time, small-footprint manufacturing, speedy prototype development and additive manufacturing, all creating a revolution in manufacturing.
 
Session presentations included the application of UV+EB in 3D Printing, Automotive Displays, Hardcoats, PVD, and enhanced corrosion performance.

As ultraviolet and electron beam technologies (UV+EB) continue to expand into new applications, RadTech is participating in several upcoming events offering educational opportunities on the technology, including:
 
Adhesives & Sealants Council Spring Convention & Expo
April 3-5, Atlanta, GA
RadTech member technical session

ICE and the InPrint USA
April 25-27 in Orlando, FL
RadTech’s UV+EB Technology magazine will be on display as we sponsor a booth and meet with exhibitors.

The Detroit Society for Coatings Technology: FOCUS
May 4 in Troy, MI
RadTech is sponsoring a tabletop at the event.

The Eastern Coatings Show
May 15-17 in Atlantic City, NJ
Features a RadTech session on UV technology, the morning of May 16 and a exhibit booth.

Sink or Swim, the Cleveland Coatings Society Conference
June 6-7 in Cleveland, OH
RadTech is sponsoring a tabletop for this event.

AWFS Fair
July 19-22 in Las Vegas, NV
Showcases a special RadTech Session on UV+EB for wood, featuring a special presentation by IKEA, and a RadTech Booth.

Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:03

UV+EB Technical Papers Archive Now Open To All

Bethesda, MD (February 15, 2017) RadTech the Association for UV+EB Technology is now offering open access to its technical papers and proceedings archive at no charge. These papers offer a wealth of knowledge to enable future advancements in UV+EB curing technology. RadTech will continue to add proceedings on a regular basis as rapid growth continues in emerging technologies including inkjet, 3D printing, UV LEDs, medical devices, and electronic displays.
 
The RadTech UV+EB Technical Conference Papers and Proceedings Archive is now available to access at no charge on the RadTech website. Visit http://www.radtech.org and click on TECH PAPERS at the top of the page. After a quick registration, users will have full access to all past proceedings and technical papers.

Bethesda, MD (January 24, 2017) RadTech, The Association for UV&EB Technology, has opened a new area on its website www.RadTech.org devoted to educating printers about the use of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technologies. The Radtech UV+EB Resource Guide for Printers is a compilation of more than 50 articles, archived webinars and fact sheets developed by industry experts and specific to the use of UV/EB technology in printing. The guide was developed to better inform new and existing users in the printing industry who would like to learn more about the technology and how it can benefit their operations.

The guide, located at http://www.radtech.org/uv-eb-resource-guide-for-printers, has nearly 20 categories of information. It includes an overview and introduction; sections for all print processes (flexography, lithography, grauvre, digital and screen); and areas that focus on applications, curing, equipment, LED, food packaging, radiometry, regulatory benefits, RFID and sustainability.

RadTech will continually update the guide with new information. To keep the site as relevant as possible, RadTech encourages visitors to provide feedback. This can be done on the main page or by emailing uveb@radtech.org.

Bethesda, MD (January 5, 2017) RadTech is pleased to announce that Lisa Fine of Joules Angstrom UV Printing Inks, is assuming the presidency of RadTech International--the nonprofit for Ultraviolet and Electron Beam (UV+EB) Technologies, for a two year term beginning January 1, 2017. Peter Weissman, Quaker Chemical Corp. will move to immediate past president.  Eileen Weber of Red Spot Paint and Varnish has been nominated to serve as President Elect, and will assume office in 2019. New RadTech Board members have also been elected including:  Susan Bailey, IGM Resins; David Biro, Sun Chemical, and Michael Gould, RAHN USA. Also, Christopher M. Seubert, Ford Motor Co., has been elected to serve as an at-large board member.

Returning RadTech Board members include: Alexander Polykarpov, AkzoNobel; Jo Ann Arceneaux, Allnex USA Inc.; George McGill, Coatings and Adhesives Corp.; Xiaosong Wu, DSM Functional Materials; Mark Gordon, Inx International Ink Co.; Beth Runlet, Katecho Inc.; Paul Elias, Miwon North America; Jennifer Heathcote, Phoseon Technology; and Alrick Warner, Procter and Gamble.

RadTech represents nearly 700 members worldwide, at the forefront of new material and process developments, including 3D printing, UV LEDs, food packaging, electronic materials and displays, and inkjet applications. The next major industry event is the uv.eb WEST 2017 Materials + Manufacturing Summit, Conference and Exhibition, February 27-March 1, in San Francisco, CA http://www.uvebwest.com.

Thursday, 14 April 2016 23:13

SGP to Exhibit at RadTech 2016

SAYVILLE, NY - The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading comprehensive sustainability certifier of print facilities, announced today that it will be exhibiting at RadTech 2016 on May 16-18, 2016 in Rosemont, IL.
 
"RadTech is a SGP Resource Partner and strong supporter of sustainability in the printing industry," comments Gary Cohen, RadTech Executive Director. "The use of UV/EB has been growing steadily throughout the printing industry due to its many operational and sustainability benefits."

RadTech 2016 attendees are invited to visit Booth #818 to learn how to get more involved in the sustainable printing movement and become part of the SGP Community.

About RadTech
RadTech promotes the use and development of UV & EB processing as an industrial technique offering energy savings, elimination of pollution, greater productivity, higher yields and the opportunity for improved, new or unique products. It serves as an international forum and reliable source of education and information for individuals and organizations involved in the use of UV & EB processing or who supply equipment, chemicals or other materials to such users. RadTech develops and disseminates procedures and data on safe equipment operation and materials handling, testing and quality control. Learn more about RadTech at www.RadTech.org.

About SGP
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is a non-profit organization that certifies printing facilities' sustainability best practices, including and beyond regulatory compliance. SGP strives to assure a sustainability-driven supply chain to the print buying community through strategic partnerships with SGP Certified Printers, SGP Patrons and SGP Brand Leaders. To learn more about SGP visit www.sgppartnership.org or email info@sgppartnership.org.

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3M, Pepsi, Ford Motor, Procter & Gamble, Steelcase on Panel at RadTech 2016

A unique cross industry discussion on material innovation is taking place at RadTech 2016, May 16, in Chicago, IL www.radtech2016.com. Inventive manufacturers around the world are taking the responsibility to develop low-impact, clean, competitive processes that are safer and more sustainable--and at the same time creating sensible, resourceful and more impactful product designs.

RadTech, the non profit trade association for next generation ultraviolet and electron beam processes has assembled a panel including 3M, Pepsi, Ford, Procter & Gamble, and Steelcase to discuss their company innovation efforts. The panel will consider "material and process innovation" and how their companies prioritize, explore, vet and adopt new manufacturing methods and products. Representing a wide cross section of U.S. manufacturing, the goal of the gathering is to exchange ideas and discover areas of shared experiences. RadTech 2016 showcases fast emerging ultraviolet and electron beam processes in manufacturing technology, with over 100 presentations and 80 exhibitors presenting the latest applications in printing and packaging, UV LEDs, 3D printing, inkjet, wood and building products, automotive, aerospace, electronics, hydrogels, and plastics. For more information visit www.radtech2016.com.

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