The world’s largest event dedicated to the educational, technical, and scientific advancement of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technologies.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM :: Tuesday, May 21

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
7:00 – 7:45 AM

Introduction to the Basics of UV/EB Curing*

Dr. Mike J. Idacavage, Radical Curing, LLC

*Open to all attendees

8:00 – 10:00 AM
10:00 – 11:00 PM – BREAK
11:00 – 12:00 PM
11:00 – 12:00 PM

Hot Melt Adhesives are Hot, Hot, Hot

This panel will explore the rapidly growing interest in UV hot melt adhesives, emphasizing innovation, sustainability, and efficiency as the main forces propelling this trend. It will showcase the impact of UV hot melt adhesives on manufacturing, product quality, and environmental practices. Attendees will receive expert insights into the market’s dynamics, future prospects, and the challenges and opportunities present. This session is crucial for anyone looking to stay ahead in the adhesive technology field.

Panelists:

  • Jennifer Heathcote, GEW
  • Michael T. Waterman-High, Ph.D., Avery Dennison
  • Clay Kellam, Henkel
  • Dan Gardner, Valco Melton
12:00 – 1:00 PM
12:00 – 1:00 PM

UV/EB for Coil Coatings

This panel discussion will spotlight the groundbreaking advancements in UV and EB coil coatings, highlighting their ability to redefine industry benchmarks through fast crosslinking, compatibility with heat-sensitive materials, and a marked decrease in energy use versus traditional methods. Attendees will learn how UV/EB coil coatings surpass industry expectations by championing innovation, sustainability, and efficiency. This session is crucial for industry professionals looking to lead in the evolution of coating technologies.

Panelists:

  • Pauline Maillot, Beckers Group
  • Karl Swanson, PCT Ebeam
  • Sebastien Villeneuve, AkzoNobel
  • Diego Pedemonte, GLOBUS Srl
1:00 – 3:00 PM – LUNCHEON
2:00 – 3:00 PM

New Product Debut 4

Nippon Shokubai’s Unique Functional Monomers
Atsushi Tachibana, Nippon Shokubai

Utilizing the Versatility of Urethane Acrylates: Elevating Coating Performance Across Diverse Applications
Jonathan Wattras, BASF

LED coatings for Industrial Applications
Michael Kelly, Allied UV

Albert Invent R&D Platform
Gavin Chan, Albert Invent

3:00 – 3:45 PM

New Product Debut 5

Meet The ESP-Dlux® Automated Infection Control System
Ann Alexander DuPuis, Elevated Health Systems, LLC

Advancements in UV-C LED technology at ams OSRAM – Next generation of UV-C LED and outlook into the future
Alexander Wilm, ams OSRAM

Unifying Light Convergence: The Future of UV
Mike Higgins, Excelitas Technologies

3:00 – 5:00 PM
4:00 – 5:00 PM

UV Curing Technologies with Print Embellishment Processes

(Presented by the Foil & Specialty Effects Association)

Learn about the latest UV and UV LED curing opportunities for all print embellishment technologies, from specialty UV coatings and cold foil transfer to digital inkjet embellishment processes with digital foils and spot coatings

Panelists:

  • Dianna Brodine, UV+EB Technology Magazine (Moderator)
  • Kevin Abergel, Taktiful
  • Rick Stokes, Sun Chemical
  • Corey Lewis, The Pokémon Company International
5:00 – 6:00 PM – RECEPTION