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Announcing RadLaunch, a Unique New Accelerator for Ultraviolet and Electron Beam Technologies
Non-Profit Supports Start-up Companies and Innovation
Chevy Chase, MD (December 4, 2017) RadTech, the non-profit for ultraviolet and electron beam (UV+EB) processes announces the formation of “RadLaunch,” a unique, technology accelerator that will support early-stage start-ups and small businesses as they drive advancements in clean, sustainable, efficient, and energy-saving, next-generation technologies. The mission of RadLaunch is to connect technology start-ups to UV+EB industry leaders.
The fast emergence of innovative materials, additive manufacturing/ 3D printing and the use of new tools such as UV LEDs and inkjet, are accelerating the use of UV+EB as replacements for harsh industrial processes and chemicals, and as a way to eliminate waste. Several start-ups are already seeing the benefits of using UV+EB technology, and RadTech is working to support their efforts to lead the future of manufacturing.
RadLaunch applicants will be vetted and judged by Accelerator sponsors including Chris Seubert, Ford Motor Company; Hui Yang, Procter and Gamble; and Mike Idacavage, Colorado Photopolymer Solutions. “Innovative start-up companies may face challenges in making the best use UV+EB,” says Mike Idacavage, Colorado Photopolymer Solutions and Board member of RadTech. “RadTech has identified these potential hurdles and is working to help remove barriers. As part of this effort, in addition to supporting funds, RadTech will offer something potentially more valuable to a start-up -- mentoring and networking to help foster start-up success, especially in the early stages of growth.”
To learn more and sign-up your startup company and ideas, visit http://www.radlaunch18.org. Selected RadLaunch technologies will be featured at the RadTech 2018 Conference and Exhibition, May 7-9, Chicago, IL http://www.radtech2018.com.
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BETHESDA, MD (November 28, 2017) Ultraviolet and electron beam processes (UV+EB) are becoming vital solutions in the growth of next-gen fabrication, finishing, protection and adhesion technologies for a wide range of applications. RadTech, the nonprofit for the advancement of UV+EB training and education, announces its 16th biennial Conference and Exhibition dedicated to this rapidly emerging field.
With over 100 presentations, the latest innovations in UV LEDs, 3D Printing Materials, Printing and Packaging, Coatings, Formulations, and more will be featured. The event also offers academic educational opportunities in "undergrad" and "graduate" level polymer chemistry and a course on Design of Experiments.
RadTech UV+EB Technology Expo and Conference 2018, the world’s largest industry event, will also include more than 80 exhibitors demonstrating the application of this exciting technology.
Registration is open now and phase one of the technical conference program is available online at http://www.radtech2018.com.
RadTech UV+EB Technology Expo & Conference
May 7-9, 2018
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
Rosemont, IL USA
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Chevy Chase, MD (September 25, 2017) Fast emerging processes including inkjet, UV LEDs, and electron beams, offer consumer goods companies a wider palette than ever to create impactful, safe, compliant packaging. Amaury Patin, with the Nestlé Research Center, and Todd Fayne of PepsiCo will share their experiences with the technology at the UV+EB Packaging Conference, on October 24, 2017, in Philadelphia, http://www.radtech.org/uveb2017/.
This one-day event features a full day of talks, including knowledge panels on migration and regulation, a table top exhibition, and a special session by the Foil and Special Effects Association (FSEA). In addition, RadTech, the non profit trade association for UV+EB Technology will hold a member meeting, open to all, the following day on October 25. This compact, economical, one-day event offers the state-of-the-art of UV+EB and access to leading industry experts. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.radtech.org/uveb2017/
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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.
Interested in Presenting at the RadTech Session at SAE WCX18?
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Material Innovation at Major Consumer Products Manufacturers
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.
BETHESDA, MD (March 9, 2016) RadTech, the trade association for UV+EB Curing technology is hosting a full day conference dedicated to 3D printing at RadTech 2016, May 16, in Chicago, IL. The program will feature discussions on new materials, additives, and techniques.
A panel discussion at the RadTech 2016 features diverse perspectives on the latest advancements, including speakers from Autodesk, Made Solid, Colorado Photopolymer Solutions, Spectra Group, and Hollywood animation studio, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. Vic Latour from Stoopid Buddy will discuss their use of UV curable 3D Printing materials and technology to create stop-motion animation characters for its television shows like “Super Mansion” and “Robot Chicken”.
“This conference happens only once every two years and a number of papers and presentations, as well as an exhibition throughout, offers an indispensable one stop resource for anyone interested in UV 3D printing,” says Dr. Mike Idacavage, Colorado Photopolymer Solutions, and Chair of the RadTech 3D Committee. “There is significant interest in UV 3-D Printing from industries including automotive, footwear, sporting goods and aerospace; this event promises to help propel technical and market advancements in this space.”
Learn more at http://www.radtech2016.com.
Peter Weissman, RadTech International North America’s board president, has been named global aerospace business director of Quaker Chemical Corporation.