Sold-out conference examines growth, opportunities and challenges ahead for UV LED.
David Savastano, Editor10.29.15
UV curing has been a growth area for years, and the technology has evolved over time. Now, for a variety of performance and environmental reasons, UV LED has become a major opportunity in the graphic arts market.
With that in mind, RadTech North America held UV LED 2015 in Troy NY. In keeping with the interest in the area, the conference was sold out, with the talks drawing standing-room-only audiences. Attendees heard a wide range of talks, and attended a tour of RPI’s Smart Labs.
After a tribute to the late Dr. James K. Ciravello of RPI, the conference opened with Jennifer Heathcote of Phoseon Technology, who discussed “Technology Trends Driving the Adoption of UV LED Curing.” Heathcote gave a general presentation on UV LED curing equipment.
“LEDs are going to increase in output,” Heathcote noted. “Laboratory LED work is being done at much higher levels.” She added that higher outputs currently come with a tradeoff
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