RadTech’s Technology Expo and Conference will be held May 12-14 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. This biennial event is dedicated to the educational, technical and scientific advancement of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technologies.
RadTech 2014 will feature a number technical sessions. The conference will commence with “Introduction to the Basics of UV/EB Curing,” which will be presented by Mike J. Idacavage of PL Industries, a division of Esstech Inc.
The energy curing industry has grown tremendously since its beginnings in the early 1970s. The technology used has some similarities but also quite a few differences from other well known curing technologies such as thermal curing. The use of light or low energy electrons as the energy source for curing coatings does require different chemistry and equipment. His presentation will give an introduction to the basics of UV and EB (electronbeam) curing. In addition to the basic chemistry, an overview of the equipment used for UV or EB coatings will be covered. For more information go to www.radtech2014.com.