SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s (SUNY-ESF) in collaboration with RadTech International North America presents The Future of UV/EB Advanced Manufacturing: Trends, Strategies, and Applications - a monthly webinar series.
This national webinar series will address timely and relevant trends, issues and applications for individuals and organizations committed to expanding or exploring Ultraviolet/Electron beam (UV/EB) curing technologies. Selected topics will include an introduction to UV/EB materials, equipment, measurements, state and federal regulations and applications to food packaging and metals substrates. Webinars will entail sixty minutes of real-time presentation and interactive facilitated discussion with participants. This webinar series will also feature training and education opportunities available through the SUNY-ESF/RadTech collaboration. All webinars are offered free to interested individuals.
RadTech International North America is the nonprofit organization dedicated to the technical, educational and market advancement of Ultraviolet (UV) and Electron Beam (EB) Technology. RadTech has over 600 members that supply and use UV/EB equipment, raw materials and formulated products.
How to Attend Webinars:
Paulo Roberto Vieira Jr, PhD, Cytec
April 29, 2013
Sometimes deviations from the evenness and uniform smoothness of UV/EB cured surfaces may be an indication of an imperfect coating process. Examples of such deviations include orange peel, peaks, craters, fish eyes and pinholes--most are related to variations in surface tension. To prevent or reduce such defects, flow and leveling additives are used. In this webinar we will discuss how appropriate radiation cure formulations with surface tension modifying additives can result in excellent paint surfaces meeting the most demanding customer specifications.
Panel Discussion, Special Broadcast from uv.eb West 2013.
February 26, 2013
Webinar Description: This webinar will be a live broadcast of the Rules & Planning Panel Discussion taking place during the Enabling Clean Air Manufacturing with UV & EB Technology. The panel discussion will cover rules, policies, issues, and more with participation from local and national regulatory and environmental leaders. Confirmed panelists currently include:
•Joe Lyou, Coalition for Clean Air (Moderator)
•Jack Broadbent, Executive Officer, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
•Laki Tisopulos, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Deputy Executive Officer, South Coast Air Quality Management District
•Lonnie Murphy, Director of Sales, Fusion UV Systems, Inc.
•Rita Loof, Director of Environmental Affairs, RadTech International, North America
Rita Loof, Director of Environmental Affairs, RadTech International North America.
January 14, 2013
Regulations play a prominent role in shaping business decisions and spark end user interest in UV/EB technology. An end user is not only subject to Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) regulations but also toxics and greenhouse gas requirements. Find out regulatory trends that can give UV/EB technology an advantage. California usually leads the nation in setting emission standards. This presentation will highlight key California policies as well as upcoming national issues such as energy efficiency, which can be used as tools to make the case for conversion to UV/EB processes.
December 17, 2012
Join us for an unbiased, non-competitive review of new press advancements for UV/EB printing. Two renowned “inkies,” Tony Bean from SunChemical and Don Duncan from Wikoff Color, will join forces to review the latest advances from at least half a dozen of the world’s top press manufacturers. Each of the press manufacturers has supplied material which will be described in a non-partisan but fun way. You will learn about key advances to help you make good decisions for the future. Come and watch competitors discuss other peoples’ technology in a spirit of advancing the industry and spreading useful information. We’ll wait until the Q&A period for the sparks to fly!
Jim Raymont, Director of Sales, EIT LLC
November 29, 2012
This webinar will focus on the building blocks (ABC’s) of UV to help you better understand, maintain and live in harmony with your UV system. Terms, concepts and illustrations related to UV Measurement and Process Control will be presented for each letter of the alphabet. The presentation will cover key process parameters to monitor; types, expectations and the proper use of Radiometers; establishing, maintaining and monitoring a UV Process Window and communication between suppliers.
Stephen C. Lapin, Ph.D., Applications Specialist, BroadBeam PCT Engineered Systems, LLC
October 24, 2012
Ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) curing are complementary technologies. This webinar explores the fundamental differences between UV and EB technology. It also describes the different types of UV and EB energy sources along with the strengths and weaknesses of each type. This information should provide a good starting point for the selection of curing equipment best suited for a given end-use application.
Dr. Mike Idacavage, Director, Business Development, Esstech Inc.
September 27, 2012
The Energy Curable industry has grown tremendously since its beginnings in the early 1970s. The use of light or low energy electrons as the energy source for curing coatings is very attractive from a sustainability point of view. However, the main driving force for this technology has been the ability to lower process time and costs along with the ability to prepare coatings with unique properties. This webinar will present an introduction to UV and EB (Electron Beam) curing. In addition to the basic chemistry, an overview of various aspects of formulating for UV or EB coatings will be covered.
For more information about SUNY-ESF and its Institute for Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing's UV/EB Technology Center and other related education and training opportunities please visit: www.esf.edu/outreach/projects/sustainus