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uv.eb East 2013 Heads to Syracuse, NY Oct. 1-2

By David Savastano | 09.26.13

The field of energy curable inks and coatings continues to be a growth area, both in terms of sales as well as the development of new technologies.
RadTech North America continues to bring the latest technical advances to its members with a series of conferences; on Oct. 1-2, uv.ebEast 2013 will be held in Syracuse, NY.

The conference covers a wide spectrum of topics, including UV LED Curing Technology, Industrial Finishing and BioBased Solutions. There will also be tabletop exhibits showcasing new technologies.

The Oct. 1 Educational Sessions include:

• The Evolution of UV LEDs: A Review of the Technology, Device Trends and Future Possibilities (Robert F. Karlicek Jr., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
• UV-C Light Emitting Diodes for Water Purification and Instrumentation (Craig Moe, Crystal IS)
• Formulating for UV LED (Beth Rundlett, DSM)
• Measurement of UV LEDs: Establishing, Monitoring, Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Process Window (Jim Raymont, EIT)

Industrial Finishing
• UV Curable Direct to Metal Coatings (Larry Van Iseghem, Van Technologies, Inc.)
• Performance and Design Solutions with UV + PVD (Jason Eich, Red Spot)
• UV Curing of 3D Parts - Methodology & Examples (Kevin Joesel, Heraeus Noblelight Fusion UV Inc.)

BioBased Solutions
• Biobased Materials for UV Coatings (Joshua Lensbouer, Armstrong Floor Products)
• Use of Innate Biological Processes for Responsible Material Production (Greg Tudryn, Ecovative)
• Developing Markets for Biobased Materials (Ron Buckhalt, U.S Department of Agriculture)

• Economics of UV LED Curing in Production – General Comments & Case Study (Jennifer Heathcote, Integration Technology)
• Emerging Applications for UV LED Technology (Chad Taggard, Phoseon Technology)
• The Basics of UV LED Photoinitiators (Mike Idacavage, PL Industries)
• UV LED – Real Life Label and Packaging Experiences (Greg Palm, Mark Andy)

Oct. 2 will begin with a morning General Session titled UV/EB Enabling Innovation & Advanced Applications. Speakers for the General Session include:
• Beyond The Spectrum: The Future of Additive (Shanon Marks, MADE Boards)
• Three Things EB Can Accomplish That You Didn’t Think Were Possible (Karl Swanson, PCT Engineered Systems)
• Improving Properties of Materials Patterned on the Micron Scale (Michael B. Sponsler, Syracuse University)
• 3D Printing With Photonically Cured Electronics (Denis Cormier, RIT)
• The Use of Reversible Inhibition in the Dual Photo- and Thermal Cure of Epoxy Resins (Jim Crivello, RPI & Mike Wyrostek, Hampford Research)

UV LED Summit: Roadmapping Session, organized by Bob Karlicek, Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center, RPI, will follow the General Session. The session will look at the evolution of UV LED curing systems, which have been strongly influenced by three key factors:
• The availability of efficient LED die.
• The development of efficient optical delivery systems.
• New system integration platforms that can reduce overall UV curing system cost.

The session will discuss the current state-of-the-art in UV LED curing technology and work to define goals and estimate development timelines for the design of advanced, efficient and cost effective UV LED curing systems.

The Chemistry of UV/EB, a short course, will be held from noon-2 p.m., led by Susan Bailey, adjunct professor, SUNY-ESF Outreach. This is an introductory course to the basic chemistry of UV/EB curable formulations.

Topics covered by the short course will include radiation sources, classes of photoinitiators, reactive and non-reactive formulation components, and typical challenges to successful curing systems. Methods for analysis of the cured film and monitoring of the curing progression will be presented.

There will also be an informal meeting to discuss UV LED measurement and how NIST may be able to assist in the field, scheduled Oct. 2 from 8-10 p.m.

For more information, contact RadTech at or through email at

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