RadTech said it is launching RadTech 2020 2.0, a series of weekly presentations by speakers from the RadTech 2020 conference.
The speakers will give these presentations live and online using the Zoom platform.
Registration is free, but space is limited so make sure to register as soon as possible.
Here are the first four courses. Registration for each is open now.
Introduction to the Basics of UV/EB Curing
Dr. Mike J. Idacavage, Radical Curing, LLC
Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at noon EDT
The Energy Curable industry has grown tremendously since its beginnings in the early 1970s. The use of light or low energy electrons as the energy source for curing coatings is very attractive from a sustainability point of view. However, the main driving force for this technology has been the ability to lower process time and costs along with the ability to prepare coatings with unique properties. This seminar will present an introduction to UV and EB curing. In addition to the basic chemistry, an overview of various aspects of formulating for UV coatings along with the equipment that is used will be covered.
Attainable Sustainable: Using Electron Beam Technology in Compostable Flexible Packaging
Karl Swanson and Sage Schissel, PCT Ebeam and Integration, LLC
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020, at noon EDT
Sustainable practices, including material reduction and the use of bio-based, recyclable, or compostable materials, are forefront in the minds of both consumers and the packaging industry. This is especially true for flexible packaging, which has traditionally consisted of multi-layer, non-recyclable structures. In this study, the use of ebeam technology in the life cycle of a compostable, flexible package was investigated. This was the Best Paper Award Winner from the RadTech 2020 Technical Conference.
Photoinitiator selection to advance the UV curing industry in an uncertain world
Stephen Postle, IGM Resins
Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. EDT
The UV curing industry stands at the brink of a number of compliance and performance challenges. Photoinitiators including acyl phosphine oxides and alpha-amino ketones are under activist regulatory threat. In this presentation, we will present alternates to workhorse photoinitiators like TPO, novel photoinitiator blends offering dual-cure options, acrylate photoinitiators for ultra-low migration, and patented acyl phosphine photoinitiators offering superior performance for sensitive packaging, inkjet, wood coatings and other sectors.
North American Market Overview
Eileen Weber, allnex and President, RadTech North America
Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. EDT
This presentation will serve as an overview of the North American market for UV+EB curable materials, equipment, and end-uses.