David Savastano, Ink World Editor06.02.09
Energy curing has been one of the bright spots for the graphic arts industry, as ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) curing continue to enjoy solid growth. The key drivers – faster production, better performance properties and environmental friendliness – are even more attractive to end-users now.
With this in mind, RadTech International NA hosted uv.eb West 2009, a two-day conference held at Sheraton Gateway Hotel at LAX in Los Angeles, CA. This biennial show focused on new applications, including the growing possibilities for printed electronics and photovoltaics.
In a sign that there is strong interest in energy curing, uv.eb West 2009 was a solid mix of suppliers and end-users, with concurrent sessions on the second day that covered the gamut from photovoltaics and inkjet to wood, metal and plastic and defense and aerospace coatings.
The conference began on Feb. 17 with a full-day look at UV and EB. The morning session
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