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October 22-23, 2018
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel - Cleveland, Ohio

Sponsored by:

keyland polymer

Please join us in Cleveland for the 2018 Fall Meeting. We are planning exciting meetings and continuing new initiatives in our UV LED, 3D Printing, Industrial Coatings, Application Support, Transportation, and Printing & Packaging focus groups.


Travel & Hotel Details:

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
24 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44113


Room Rate is $139 per night. Please book online by October 7, 2018 to receive our discounted rate.)

Meeting Schedule (Subject to Change)

October 22, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Tour of DVUV, LLC
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch & Special Presentation by Larry Brott
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - 3D Printing
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM - Special Presentation & Discussion with Martha Marrapese
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM - Break
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM - Special Presentation by Mark Soucek
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM - Break
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Printing & Packaging
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Automotive/Transportation
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Reception

October 23, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM LED Committee
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EHS Committee

Special Presentations

brott larryReinventing the Crayon

Larry Brott, AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate

Lawrence Brott is a materials engineer in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio where his job responsibilities include creating functional materials. Dr. Brott received his bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While earning his doctorate degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Brott performed his research at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Polymer Branch on nonlinear optical polymers. After working in industry for several years, he returned to AFRL and joined the Soft Matter Materials Branch where his research duties include device fabrication, optical materials development, and microencapsulation.

Marrapese picBest Management Practices and Corporate Liability Considerations When Sudden Changes in Human or Environmental Hazard Classifications Occur for Ingredients in UV+EB Products

Martha Marrapese, Wiley Rein LLP

Martha has earned a global reputation for her work with companies with industrial biotechnology and nanotechnology platforms. She is a recognized authority on chemical regulation and premanufacture approval under the evolving Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Her involvement in the federal policy process regularly brings her before Congress and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on behalf of companies, consortia, and trade associations.

Mark SoucekUV-Curable Alkyds

Mark D. Soucek, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron

UV curable alkyds were synthesized by functionalizing hydroxyl terminated medium and long linseed oil alkyds with methacryloyl chloride or acryloyl chloride. Two glycerol based reactive diluents were prepared by reacting glycerol with methacryloyl chloride or acryloyl chloride. Structures of UV curable alkyds and reactive diluents were confirmed by 1H NMR, FT-IR and ESI-MS. Real time FTIR, photo-DSC and UV-Rheometer were used to study the curing kinetics of UV curable alkyd with 0-30 wt% of reactive diluent. The conversion of methacrylic and acrylic double bonds are above 80% within 10s of UV radiation at wavelength ranging from 320nm to 500nm. The polymerization rate increases with the addition of reactive diluent, however the final conversion slightly decreases with increasing percentage of reactive diluent due to the formation of crosslinking between UV curable alkyd and reactive diluent limiting the mobility of the reactive double bonds. DMA was utilized to determine the Tg and crosslink density of each system. With the increase of reactive diluent percentage, initial elastic modulus and crosslink density will also increase.

Tour of DVUV, LLC

dvuvJoin us before the kickoff of the Radtech Fall Meeting in Cleveland, OH on October 22 with a tour of DVUV, LLC; applicator of UV-cured powder coating for Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) wood components. DVUV is one of the few MDF powder coaters in the country and supplies components for the retail, healthcare, hospitality, education & office furniture industries.

Coffee, doughnuts, and pastries will be provided along with a tour of the DVUV facility. Transportation will be provided from the Renaissance to DVUV and back. We look forward to welcoming you to Cleveland!

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Chevy Chase, MD (March 19, 2018) RadTech, the trade association for UV+EB technology, will feature 3D printing innovations, breakthroughs, and technology previews from new start-ups to established equipment and resin suppliers at RadTech 2018, the UV+EB Technology Conference and Expo, May 7-9, 2018 in Chicago, IL.

RadTech 2018 will feature presentations on 3D Printing including material innovations, new tech, formulation, the use of UV LEDs, and hybrid processing. In addition to multiple conference sessions, RadTech 2018 will also feature a panel discussion including Formlabs and Trio-Labs that will address the benefits and needs for the continued development of resin 3D printing, including new materials such as ceramics and metal.

The RadTech RadLaunch initiative to support innovators and start-ups will also offer presentations on exciting, unique, next-gen 3D printing, including composites, metals, and a foam printing project developed for light-weighting applications in aerospace and automotive.

RadTech 2018 begins with optional short courses offering the basics in resin chemistry for new 3D material developers. Also, the Conference includes over 100 adjacent presentations and 80 exhibitors. Learn more about all the 3D printing topics at RadTech 2018 at

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Chevy Chase, MD (March 12, 2018) RadLaunch, the new, unique idea accelerator for ultraviolet and electron beam (UV+EB) technology start-ups, students and innovators is pleased to announce our candidates for 2018. If selected as a RadLaunch participant, each company will receive financial support, a travel grant to attend RadTech 2018, and technical, marketing and funding mentorship opportunities.

RadLaunch 2018 Candidates:

Reboot Medical, Inc.
PhotoCast Casting Tape, light-cured composite tape that hardens on-demand, producing a rigid splint or cast.

Team from Eastern Michigan University
“Green” UV-LED curable nail gel polishes from Bio-Renewable Materials.

UltraV Coatings
New, protective floor coatings for instant return-to-service and lasting durability for floor finishes and also directional and safety line striping.

Team from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Nanocrystal photocatalysts which fill an unmet need for efficient water-soluble photoinitiators for coatings and 2&3D printing.
Extend the life of exterior siding coatings, and reduce maintenance costs by pre-treating floors and siding with polymers using UV technology to cure and protect wood from extreme exposure.

Continuous Composites
Continuous Fiber 3D printing creates a moldless, “out of autoclave” composite manufacturing process, embed functional fibers to create a part that can sense and react to stimuli.

LiTeProducts LLC
Flash sanitizer for disinfecting cutting boards, knives, and utensils using environmentally friendly ultraviolet and visible LEDs to enhance Food Safety at the point of preparation.

Mica Corporation
Electron beam water-based primers for flexible packaging systems to create the first "water-based" system used in retort packages with a focus on users of EB digital inks and varnishes.

Trio Labs
Rapid UV 3D printing to create metal and ceramic parts with the same characteristics achieved through standard powder injection molding (PIM) processes.

The Foam Printing Project
Lightweight parts from resin that is foamed using a patent-pending process and solidified using a UV DLP 3D printer, parts have up to 75% gas fractions, are lighter weight and less expensive to produce.

Eaton Chemical, Inc.
UVLED Anticorrosive ID coating for downhole oil/gas pipe, in contrast to baking systems, with significant batching, staging, and handling requirements, system may also be used in-field for repairs, fabrication, and couplings where traditional coatings cannot be cured.

Dynamic Matter LLC
UV curable thermosetting polymer that can be remolded, relax stress, or repurposed following polymerization for use in optical applications and composites to reduce shrinkage and environmental stresses.

Team from the University of Iowa
Transferrable Shadow Cure (TSC) decouples initiation and propagation mechanisms in cationic photopolymerization to address light penetration problems, thus providing full cure regardless of geometry, pigment and filler content, and sensitivity of material to light and heat.

moi composites
A new, patented process that merges the performances of thermosetting composite materials with the potentialities of Additive Manufacturing opening the world of advance composites to features today unimaginable.

The RadLaunch class of 2018 will be presented at RadTech 2018, May 7-9, 2018, Chicago, IL. For more information visit

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UV+EB for Food Safety Session Announced at RadTech 2018
Chevy Chase, MD (March 7, 2018) Industry, Government lab, and University experts will discuss the non-thermal disinfection of juice, milk, and tea, as well as the use of UV for process preparation and product packaging solutions at at special session on UV+EB for Food Safety, taking place Monday, May 7, 2018 at the RadTech UV+EB 2018 Conference in Chicago, IL. UV is a proven technology, offering an economically-sound, effective, and versatile dry-process technology, that improves plant and consumer safety and offers the further preservation of different foods as well as extended shelf life. This session, sponsored by the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA), presents the latest updates on the science based validation and commercialization of UV technology for food applications from seed to stomach.

This first of its kind session includes topics related to: Global regulations related to UV for food safety; validation of shelf life extension; and a user’s perspective of UV treatment of beverages. In addition, with the rapid emergence of LEDs, the symposium will address the use of UV LEDs for indoor crop growth simulation, pathogen inactivation, and spoilage reduction; and we will conclude the event with a UV treated cold pressed juice tasting. RadTech 2018 features over 100 presentations and 80 exhibitors, for more information and to register, visit

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RadTech Phone Number: (240) 497-1242

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