Nanotechnology, the fast emerging science of manipulating individual atoms and molecules to build structures to complex, atomic specifications, will command a full session at the upcoming RadTech 2002 Conference. “RadTech is a cutting edge biennial event,” according to Mike Idacavage of UCB Chemicals and chair of the RadTech technical sessions, “and this new thrust into nanotechnology gives the event, and our industry, a potential quantum step further ahead on the technology curve. Considerable research in the area of nanotechnology known as nanoparticles is being done to explore the benefits of taking advantage of the properties achieved on such a small scale.”
RadTech 2002 is the largest planned event ever on the fast growing uses of ultraviolet light (UV) and electron beams (EB) for the rapid curing of coatings, inks, adhesives, plastics and composites. “The implications of nanotechnology for the UV and EB industries are enormous, as they provide the potential to achieve dramatic developments in the final performance properties for a wide range of end use applications,” Mr. Idacavage said.
In addition to the nanotechnology session, 80 papers, 20 posters and more than 50 application presentations will be given at the event, scheduled for April 28-May 1, 2002 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN.