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California Senate Resolution recognizes UV+EB Technology and RadTech

Chevy Chase, MD (September 9, 2019) The California State Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing the many benefits of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technologies and the contributions of RadTech–The UV+EB Technology Non Profit Trade Association. Senator Mike Morrell (R) representing the 23rd CA Senate District, covering portions of Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles Counties, spearheaded the effort. “This California State Senate resolution will encourage adoption of pollution prevention technologies while retaining manufacturing jobs in California,” says Rita Loof, RadTech Director of Environmental Affairs. “UV+EB technology has already been recognized on various occasions by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and the City of Los Angeles, and we welcome the statewide recognition.” The SCAQMD and City of Los Angeles presented RadTech Clean Air Awards for Advancement in Air Pollution Control Technology. The SCAQMD has also recently deemed UV+EB technology as a “control strategy” in its Air Quality Management Plan; and the technology is also listed as a Best Available Control Technology and is exempt from many SCAQMD regulations.

The Senate resolution recognizes UV+EB technology as pollution prevention processes which, unlike conventional technologies, emit little to no harmful emissions. The nature of the process is such that virtually no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) or Hazardous Air Pollutants are generated. Additionally, UV+EB processes do not produce combustion contaminants such as NOx, SOx or Greenhouse Gases, which are heavily regulated in the State of California.

The proclamation acknowledges the “invaluable” contributions made by RadTech to the State of California and beyond, and cites the Association’s ideals of community service. It commends RadTech for its “outstanding commitment to improving the environment and economy through its programs.”

RadTech strives to offer the benefits of UV+EB technology as a way to keep manufacturing operations in the United States thereby creating jobs and helping the economy. UV+EB are used across a wide spectrum of manufacturing technologies including printing and packaging, additive manufacturing, industrial finishing, electronics, and medical applications. Recent advancements in UV LEDs (Light emitting diodes) and 3d printing/additive manufacturing have helped propel the technology to new innovations and product development.

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Copy of the Resolution

Photo of Senator Mike Morrell (R), CA 23rd Senate District with Rita Loof, RadTech

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RadTech Tech Accelerator Announces New Competition—Expands Outreach

Chevy Chase, MD (August 19, 2019) Start-ups, academics, students, and innovators are invited to apply for the RadlLaunch Tech Accelerator—now in its 3rd year. Cash awards, travel grants and outreach opportunities will be made available for novel work with ultraviolet and electron beam processes (UV+EB). New innovations in materials, optics, design and data, are propelling UV+EB in additive manufacturing/3D printing, inkjet, food packaging, automotive, medical and electronics applications. RadTech, the nonprofit for UV+EB Technology, created RadLaunch in recognition of the growing importance of the technology with the digitization of manufacturing and requirements for safe, clean, rapid processes.

RadTech has expanded the competition to include the use of UV for disinfection, partnering with the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) Americas Conference. IUVA focuses on public health and the environment, with a special focus on water, food and beverage and health care. K-12 Rising Scientists are encouraged to apply for special recognition of their work with UV or EB.

RadLaunch 2020 finalists will win cash and trips to speak and present at RadTech 2020 www.radtech2020.com and IUVA Americas 2020 www.iuva.org, March 8-11 in Orlando, FL. For more information and to apply, visit https://radlaunch.org


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NIST and RadTech Announce Additive Manufacturing Roadmapping Workshop for October in Boulder, CO

Chevy Chase, MD (August 6, 2019) The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and RadTech, the non-profit industry association for UV+EB photopolymer chemistry are partnering to organize, Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing Workshop: Roadmapping a Future for Stereolithography, Inkjet, and Beyond, October 29-30, 2019 at NIST in Boulder, Colorado.

This workshop is the first of it’s kind for photopolymer additive manufacturing and draws on the experience and future plans of end-users, OEMs, resin suppliers, and researchers, to provide critical insights and perspectives on current capabilities, challenges, priority R&D needs, and future opportunities, especially as additive manufacturing innovation accelerates.

NIST has been instrumental in the growth and development of U.S. technologies and this new push into photopolymer additive manufacturing, led by Dr. Jason Killgore and Dr. Callie Higgins, materials research engineers at NIST. This workshop will build on their ground-breaking additive manufacturing and 3D printing work to bring technology leaders together. The meeting agenda targets the definition of state-of-the-art characterization techniques for resins and printers; determining where additive manufacturing technology is heading; and identifying measurement and standards barriers (opportunities) to achieving technology goals. A NIST facility tour to experience their research and resources is also planned. Please mark your calendars to ensure your organization has a "seat at the table," as NIST, in partnership with RadTech--The Association for UV+EB Technology, will post the meeting agenda and registration details later in August. For more information, please contact Mickey Fortune at mickey@radtech.org.

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RadTech Joins the National Academy of Inventors
Creates First Ever Trade Association Chapter


Chevy Chase, MD (July 12, 2019) RadTech--the non profit trade Association for ultraviolet and electron beam (UV+EB) Technology has joined the National Academy of Inventors as a Member Institution. The National Academy of Inventors is a US non-profit dedicated to encouraging inventors, to recognize achievements that have made a "tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society." While traditionally focused on academia, NAI has accepted RadTech as the first nonprofit trade association chapter. "In recognition of the many inventors in our technology space, and to build on RadTech's fast developing 'RadLaunch' effort to support start-ups, we look forward to the opportunity to engage with the NAI community, and we are excited to start our own, unique UV+EB focused chapter," says Eileen Weber, RadTech President, Global Marketing Manager, Allnex. “With the rapid advancement of new materials and processes such as the development of UV LEDs, inkjet, and 3D/additive printing--UV & EB research is accelerating across disciplines such as medicine, electronics, aerospace, and automotive applications.” As a Member Institution of the NAI, RadTech now has the opportunity to curate an active technology chapter, including developing mentors and mentees, and submitting nominations for the NAI Senior Members program.

"NAI is excited to partner with RadTech and connect with innovators in the UV+EB technology space," says Jayde Stewart NAI Director. "The NAI was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with U.S. issued patents, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, as well as educate and mentor innovative students who help shape the future, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society. The collaboration with RadTech will facilitate bridging the gap between industry and academia, while providing much deserved recognition to members of the RadTech community."

RadTech is allocated a limited number of individual memberships to NAI for its membership, if you are interested, please contact RadTech. RadTech will be holding a NAI chapter meeting and event during the 2020 RadTech UV+EB Technology Expo & Conference, taking place March 9-11, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Details available at https://radtech2020.com.

The National Academy of Inventors is a US non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging inventors in academia, following the model of the National Academies of the United States. It was founded at the University of South Florida in 2010. Starting in 2012, the NAI has inducted 757 Fellows into the organization. The program has 1,060 Fellows worldwide representing more than 250 prestigious universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes. Collectively, the Fellows hold more than 38,000 issued U.S. patents, which have generated over 11,000 licensed technologies and companies, and created more than 36 million jobs. In addition, over $1.6 trillion in revenue has been generated based on NAI Fellow discoveries.

RadTech the non profit trade Association for UV & EB Technology, promotes the safe use and development of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) curing technologies. UV & EB technology serves as an alternative to traditional methods, offering energy savings, elimination of pollution, greater productivity, higher yields and the opportunity for improved, new products. It is RadTech’s mission to serve as an international forum and reliable source of education and information for individuals and organization involved in the use of UV & EB processing or who supply equipment, chemicals or other materials to such users.

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RadTech and TAGA Announce UV+EB Technology Student Poster Design Competition

Chevy Chase, MD (June 24, 2019) The Technical Association for the Graphic Arts (TAGA) and RadTech, the non-profit trade association for ultraviolet and electron beam (UV+EB) processes are partnering again on the UV+EB Technology Student Poster Design Competition, which offers students cash prizes for creative poster designs. Interested graphic arts and design students do not need experience in UV+EB technology, and are encouraged to learn more and sign-up at https://www.taga.org/radtech/.

Entries must be submitted to RadTech by December 31, 2019. RadTech will display and celebrate winning entries at the 2020 RadTech Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida, March 9-12, 2020.

UV+EB technology is widely used in graphic arts and food packaging, as well as in 3D printing/additive manufacturing, electronics and a number of metal, wood and plastics applications. UV+EB is a super fast, clean, safe, enviro-friendly and energy efficient process, that allows graphic differentiation and helps enable new printing and packaging techniques.

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RadTech Announces the 2019 RadLaunch Class

We are proud to announce the 2019 RadLaunch Class and excited to let you know that they will all speak in a special session at the BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology Conference, taking place March 19-20, 2019 in Redondo Beach, California.

RadLaunch is a unique idea accelerator for UV+EB start-ups, students, and innovators where we connect selected companies to UV+EB industry leaders through funding, guidance, and speaking/exhibiting opportunities.

Here are the 2019 RadLaunch Companies:

SUNY Albany, SUNY Polytechnic Institute              
UV+EB curable Sulfluor, a fluorinated hypervalent sulfur containing polymer cured thin film; extremely hard, thermally robust, and patterns well—may find utility protecting sensor windows, displays, optical fibers, composite material surfaces, electronic devices and other surfaces where scratch resistance, chemical stability and hydrophobicity is important.

Laval University (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) within the Forestry Geomatic and Geography Faculty in the Wood and Forest Science Department
Enhances hardness of Canadian hardwood through impregnation of acrylate monomers and electron beam polymerization.

Origin
Building an open material partner network to power innovation in materials for end use and made through additive mass production. Origin's production system uses programmable photopolymerization (P3) to turn materials into isotropic parts and products ready for end-use.

MicroMaker3D
A new 3D printer for making the unimaginably small, enabling microfabrication level rapid prototyping for microsensors, wearable technology, IoT devices, micro-robotics, aerospace applications and more.

Ares Materials            
Pylux Polysulfide thermosets, a class of transparent, optically-clear polymeric materials that allow for tuning physical properties to produce materials which tackle multiple applications, specifically engineered for the fast-growing flexible display markets—smartphone makers, displays, and display-related fabrication equipment.

Daetec, LLC              
Protective encapsulant and sealing on-substrate, rapid cure for automotive assembly.  Polymer compositing with reactive diluents makes it possible to use CAD fed delivery tools that offer cure on-contact, with robotic operated equipment on vertical, overhead, or irregular surface contours.

All of these companies will present at the BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology conference. You can learn more about their presentations as well as all of our other, excellent speakers at http://www.bigideasconference.com.

The BIG IDEAS conference program will feature conference sessions on 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing, UV LED, Horticulture, Food & Beverage Safety, Data-Driven Materials, and Emerging Technologies. There will also be a general "Big Ideas" session focusing on new applications and enabling technologies in areas like material development, composites, energy storage, low-migration packaging, and PVC chrome replacement.

Contact: Mickey Fortune, 240-643-0517, mickey@radtech.org

Chevy Chase, MD (January 3, 2019) RadTech, the non profit trade association for ultraviolet and electron beam technologies is pleased to welcome Eileen Weber, Red Spot Paint & Varnish Co., Inc. as its new President, serving a two year term. Ms. Weber assumes the position from Lisa Fine, who is now the group’s immediate past president. JoAnn Arceneaux from Allnex USA Inc, has been elected as incoming President. Newly elected Board members include Jeffrey Klang, Sartomer; Jim Raymont, EIT LLC.; and P.K. Swain, Heraeus Noblelight America. Board members elected for a second term include: Susan Bailey, Michelman; Michael Gould, RAHN USA; David Biro, Sun Chemical; and Chris Seubert, Ford Motor Company. Returning Board members include: Jennifer Heathcote; Paul Elias, Miwon North America; Mike Bonner, Saint Clair Systems; Todd Fayne, Pepsico; Mark Gordon, INX International Ink; George McGill, Precision Ink; Hui Yang, Procter and Gamble; and Sunny Ye, 3M.

Please help us welcome our new RadTech Board of Directors at our upcoming BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology Conference, March 19-20 in Redondo Beach, CA.

RadTech Board of Directors

Contact: Mickey Fortune, 240-643-0517, mickey@radtech.org

Chevy Chase, MD (December 18, 2019) A unique, high-level cross section of supply and customer chain innovators are gathering March 19-20, 2019, in Redondo Beach, CA for BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology, a conference dedicated to the advancement and implementation of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technologies (UV+EB). Leading solution providers such as Fast Radius; top system suppliers including Formlabs and Carbon; diverse end users like Ford Motor Company. and fashion designer Julia Daviy; academia; government agencies from NIST and UCLA, and start-ups such as Origin, will present on the latest developments and applications in additive manufacturing. “BIG IDEAS is the first event of its kind focused exclusively on the wide range of disciplines, developers, and users that are creating the future for UV additive manufacturing,” says Mickey Fortune, RadTech and BIG IDEAS VP of Business Development.

The two-day event includes an exhibition and a slate of prominent presenters on the newest developments in UV curable materials, processes (including SLA, DLP, and Inkjet) and end uses. Already widely considered the high-end additive manufacturing solution, this photopolymer-focused event will define opportunities for novel formulations, improved attributes, and unique properties, demonstrating UV additive manufacturing as a compelling alternative to traditional manufacturing techniques—with the potential to significantly speed product cycles and reduce costs for a wide range of consumer goods.

BIG IEAS for UV+EB Technology includes a full day of Additive Manufacturing presentations; sessions on UV LEDs, Horticulture, Food and Beverage, Electronics and Display Technology, BIG IDEAS for UV+EB applications and presentations by the RadLaunch class of 2019 start-ups. Complete details are available at https://bigideasconference.com.

BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology Conference
March 19-20, 2019
Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach & Marina Hotel
Los Angeles (Redondo Beach), California
https://bigideasconference.com/

Contact: Mickey Fortune, 240-643-0517, mickey@radtech.org

Chevy Chase, MD (October 25, 2018) RadTech, the Association for UV+EB Technology, is launching the second course in a series of free, email-based courses that will deliver educational lessons on various aspects of UV+EB technology. Each course will feature several lessons sent in a weekly email that should take roughly ten minutes to read.

The next course in the series is Introduction to UV LED Technology and features the following six lessons:

Lesson #1: Ultraviolet Light
Lesson #2: How does an LED work?
Lesson #3: UV LEDs and Mercury Lamps
Lesson #4: Special Properties of UV LEDs
Lesson #5: Building a UV LED System
Lesson #6: New Developments in UV System Design

To learn more, visit: https://www.radtech.org/introduction-to-uv-led-technology-a-10-minute-course.

Introduction to UV LED Technology was curated by Dr. Robert Karlicek, Director of the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications, and a professor of Electrical Computer and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in conjunction with the RadTech UV LED Technical Committee.

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