Presentations and demonstrations by leading industry suppliers and users will target the environmental, economic and performance benefits UV and EB, and how the technology enables manufacturers to meet and exceed regulatory requirements.
uv.eb West 2005 includes a tabletop exhibit and conference program covering the basics of UV and EB technology, plus application workshops on aerospace and defense, UV ink jet, wood finishing/building materials, composites, adhesives, electronics, commercial printing/converting and plastics finishing.
In addition, a UV and EB “undergraduate short course” is offered for those interested in the chemistry and science of the technology.
UV (ultraviolet) and EB (electron beam) are high value, rapid throughput processes used to cure (or dry) coatings, inks, adhesives and composites, offering the virtual elimination of emissions and lower energy consumption compared with traditional methods. As a result, manufacturers are increasingly using this safe, fast and efficient pollution prevention technology, as the industry continues to grow at more than twice the rate of traditional processes.
Many West Coast manufacturers using UV or EB already benefit from a number of regulatory advantages, including:
• Permit exemptions from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).
• Regulatory exemptions for many UV/EB adhesive operations.
• Recordkeeping exemptions.
• Exemptions from Title V requirements.
In addition, UV/EB technology is included in many BACT (Best Available Control Technology) listings and is identified as more cost effective than add-on controls by San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
For a list of all session descriptions and to register on-line, visit http://www.radtech.org/UVEBWEST.html.
To request a complete uv.eb WEST 2005 registration brochure by mail or to obtain information on exhibiting, call RadTech International, NA at (240) 497-1243.