The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), in collaboration with the CNY Section of the American Chemical Society and RadTech International North America, hosted renowned chemist and lecturer Dr. Stephen Cantor on April 9, 2014. The presentation, titled “UV Curing Technology: A Route to Solvent-Free Adhesives and Coatings,” was presented to a live audience in Syracuse, NY at SUNY-ESF’s Gateway Center, and was simulcast as a live webinar for participants nationally and internationally.
The webinar was presented as part of the SUNY-ESF/RadTech International Future of UV/EB Advanced Manufacturing: Trends, Strategies and Applications webinar series. The series is a component of the Radiation Curing Program (RCP), an online three-course suite and new short course to be launched in summer 2014.
The new short-course, “Principles of Energy Curing Technologies,” builds on the existing RCP participant base to engage sales and customer service representatives, marketing and business managers, and regulatory agencies in the rapidly growing energy curing field in a cost-effective and convenient way.
This online course is typically completed in 10-15 total hours, although to accommodate workplace and other demands, participants will have four weeks to fulfill the course requirements. Taught by several industry experts, active engagement will provide participants with a broad overview of the science, materials, equipment, and processes used in energy curing.
The RCP and RadTech will offer another opportunity to learn about this technology at the RadTech 2014 conference in Chicago, IL May 12-14, 2014. UV/EB Professional Short Course, open to conference participants, will introduce chemists and technical professionals to the fundamentals of polymer chemistry at a more basic level. For more information about RadTech 2014 and the conference short course, visit www.RadTech2014.com.
RCP is made available, in part, by a U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration H-1B Technical Skills Training Grant. The inaugural offering of Principles of Energy Curing Technologies will run from May 19, 2014 through June 13, 2014. A second summer offering will run from July 7, 2014 through Aug. 1, 2014.
For more information and to register for one or more of the Radiation Curing Program courses, visit www.esf.edu/outreach/radcuring.