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Future of UV/EB Advanced Manufacturing: Trends, Strategies, and Applications

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 free 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.

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Upcoming Webinars

UV & EB Compliance with Federal Consumer Product Safety Standards

Doreen M. Monteleone, Ph.D., Director Sustainability & EHS Initiatives, RadTech
Mary Toro, Director of Regulatory Enforcement, Consumer Products Safety Commission
Neal S. Cohen, Small Business Ombudsman, Consumer Products Safety Commission

October 7, 2014, 2:00 PM EST
Webinar Description:

Do your customers ask questions about the safety and compliance of your UV/EB coatings? Are you curious about which federal government consumer product safety regulations possibly address UV/EB? Have you ever been asked by your customers to certify the lead or phthalate content of your coatings?

In the webinar, you will hear directly from product safety professionals from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). They will provide a detailed presentation followed by a question and answer session about the applicability of federal safety laws (mandatory and voluntary) including the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) to the UV/EB industry. CPSC staff will discuss requirements for lead in surface coatings, the use of phthalates, and the options around third-party testing for children’s products. There is also a voluntary testing option that may be interest to members whose customers have requested safety information. Please feel free to send questions (and examples) ahead of time in order to make the presentation as relevant and helpful as possible. All questions and examples should be sent to Doreen Monteleone at and received no later than Sept. 30, 2014.

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Archive of Past Webinars

UV 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

Lance PickensCEO and Founder, MadeSolid

August 27, 2014, 2:00 PM EST
Webinar Description:

“3-D printing is set to skyrocket,” according to a recent market research report, with UV materials poised to play a major role in the development of the technology.  Lance Pickens is fast emerging as a visionary in 3-D printing and is the Founder and CEO of  MadeSolid, Inc., based in Emeryville, California, and has agreed to Keynote our 2014-2015 webinar series.

MadeSolid develops advanced materials for 3-D printers with a reported meticulous focus on superior mechanical properties while promoting ease of use.  With the help of early beta users and a crowdsourcing campaign, MadeSolid has released several products that give 3D printer users access to advanced materials.  Lance holds degrees from USC and the Illinois Institute of Technology.

The webinar will recount developments in advanced materials for 3-D printing and Lance will share his experiences and outlook for the role of UV as the technology continues to accelerate.  


Light Curable Adhesives for Automotive and Electronic Applications and the Benefits of Surface Treatments

Brian Betty, Delo Industrial Adhesives
Jeff Leighty, Plasmatreat
Paul Mills, UV Industry Consultant

April 24, 2014
Webinar Description:

As pointed out in a 2012 Radtech Report article (UV Light-Curing Adhesives for Increased Productivity) by DELO Industrial Adhesives, UV curing improves the quality, safety and reliability of sealing and bonding applications. For automotive component manufacturers, and for the assembly of delicate electronics such as graphic displays, fast, low temperature polymerization has enabled many applications that may have been impossible with thermal cure technology.

However, like all adhesives, UV chemistries can also present challenges when it comes to achieving adhesion to some particularly difficult plastic substrates. Recently, engineers have found that these bonding problems can be overcome using atmospheric plasma treatment to clean and activate the part surface.

This webinar will explore the most recent advances in UV curing adhesives technology and the use of atmospheric plasma surface treatment to ensure adequate adhesion when necessary. Examples from automotive and electronics applications will be presented with guidance on proper adhesive selection, process development and testing.

This webinar is particularly well suited for end-users of adhesives and sealants for a wide range of demanding applications, as well as suppliers of related technology.
DELO Industrial Adhesives was singled out for a Radtech Europe innovation award in 2007, 2009 and again in 2011 for their leadership in engineering UV light curable adhesives, and in particular for use in flexible electronics. Plasmatreat is a global supplier of surface treatment products for a wide range of industrial, medical, automotive and electronic applications.

UV Curing Technology: A Route to Solvent-Free Adhesives and Coatings

Dr. Stephen Cantor, Dymax

*Presented by the CNY Section of the American Chemical Society, in conjunction with SUNY-ESF and RadTech International North America

April 9, 2014 6:30 PM EST

Webinar Description:

Have you ever had a chip in your windshield repaired? Have you ever noticed the coating on a computer board or on a book jacket? How does the metal needle used in a syringe bond to the plastic hub or how do you attach a glass base to a goblet to form a wine glass? The answer is the use of ultraviolet/visible technology which requires no solvents and is the “greenest” way to produce adhesive bonds and coatings. Stephen Cantor’s presentation of this technology is useful to engineers, chemists, and artists. His lecture will describe the chemistry and processes involved.

Stephen Cantor holds a B.S. from Queens College and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1964. He received numerous patents during his career in researching and developing high temperature fibers and coatings. Cantor has worked for the Research Center of U.S. Rubber, the Medical Products Division of American Cyanamid; Pfaltz & Bauer; Dymax Corp. Cantor is a renowned lecturer who has served as an adjunct professor at several universities. He retired in 2011 and remains a consultant for Dymax.

This presentation will be available to attend live at SUNY-ESF’s Gateway Center in Syracuse, NY and simulcast as a live webinar.

  • View Archived Presentation (Requires Adobe Flash)- Rerecording of the presentation. We apoligize for the sound issues during the original live version of the webinar.
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Recent progress in UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C LED technology, and emerging applications

Paul Rudy, PhD, MBA, TLM Advisors

March 5, 2014
Webinar Description:

UV LED technology is advancing rapidly, with extraordinary progress reported annually in power, efficiency, and cost. Here, we report on these recent innovations in UV LEDs in the UV-A , UV-B, and UV-C wavelength range, along with several emerging applications enabled by these new sources.

Introduction to Design of Experiments for UV/EB Scientists and Engineers

Dr. Allan Guymon, University of Iowa

February 25, 2014
Webinar Description:

Design of Experiments (DOE) is a powerful technique that allows the maximum amount of information to be obtained by performing the minimum number of experiments. For those in production, product design, or quality control, knowledge of DOE can dramatically enhance effectiveness in solving problems and optimizing systems. Most experiments not based on DOE concepts, are two-dimensional, i.e. one variable is changed while a response is measured. DOE, on the other hand, varies all of the important variables simultaneously and systematically, thereby examining the response(s) in many dimensions. The webinar will introduce the topic of DOE with particular focus on its value for those in the radiation curing industry.

Demystifying UV & EB Technology
Focus: Printing Industry
A Webinar for Government Regulators, Technical Assistance Providers & New Users

Doreen M. Monteleone, Ph.D., Director of Sustainability & EHS Initiatives, RadTech

Lisa Fine, Technical Director, Joules Angstrom UV Printing Inks

Stephen C. Lapin, Ph.D., Applications Specialist, PCT Engineered Systems

January 29, 2014
Webinar Description:

Ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB)  inks and coatings are being used throughout the printing industry.  These radiation curable technologies provide numerous environmental, health and safety benefits over traditional systems.  Equipment, specifications, requirements and benefits will be covered to help you better understand the practical uses of these technologies.

Hyphenated Thermal, Thermomechanical, and Dielectric Analysis Techniques for Optimizing and Monitoring Photo-curing Processes

Dr. Pamela Shapiro, Thermal Applications Scientist, NETZSCH Instruments North America

December 4, 2013
Webinar Description:

The coupling of a Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC), a Dielectric Analyzer (DEA), or a Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA) with an ultraviolet light source (e.g., Mercury Arc Lamp, Diode Laser, Light Emitting Diode) allows the kinetics and degree of cure of photocuring processes to be monitored in real time. These hyphenated techniques are valuable in both R&D and manufacturing settings because they facilitate the optimization of photocurable formulations and photocuring conditions and they enable photocuring processes to be monitored for quality control.

This webinar will introduce attendees to the basic theory behind DSC, DEA, and DMA measurements. Photo-curing application examples that employed NETZSCH photo-DSC, photo-DEA, and photo-DMA instrument configurations will also be described.

UV LED Review & Preview for UV LED Summit 2013

Jennifer Heathcote, Integration Technology

Chad Taggard, Phoseon Technology

JoAnn Arceneaux, Allnex

September 13, 2013
Webinar Description:

This webinar will review how UV LEDs work, and discuss current capabilities and benefits in the industry  The implementation of UV LED cure will be briefly discussed, and topics on the agenda for the UV LED Summit taking place during uv.eb EAST 2013 will be previewed.

All participants of this webinar will receive a $50 discount on registration for uv.eb EAST 2013 taking place October 1-2, 2013 in Syracuse, NY. Details can be found at

UV/EB Technology Center at SUNY-ESF

Mark Driscoll, PhD, SUNY-ESF

September 11, 2013
Webinar Description:

Located at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in Syracuse, New York, the Ultraviolet Light/Electron Beam (UV/EB) Technology Center is a state-of-the-art testing facility and clearinghouse for the latest information on UV/EB curing technologies.  The Center, developed with support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and RadTech International North America, provides UV/EB resources to a wide range of users including businesses, federal and state agencies, and national and international universities, with an ultimate goal of making manufacturing processes more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and economical. This webinar will focus on the mission and goals of the Center and how they are being met, as well as highlight how the work relates to major topics at the upcoming UV/EB East Conference in Syracuse October 1-2. 

Radiation Curable Additives Enabling Excellent Paint Surfaces

Paulo Roberto Vieira Jr, PhD, Cytec

April 29, 2013
Webinar Description:

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.

Enabling Clean Air Manufacturing with UV & EB Technology - Rules & Planning Panel Discussion

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

Staying in Compliance and in Business with UV/EB

Rita Loof, Director of Environmental Affairs, RadTech International North America.

January 14, 2013

Webinar Description:
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.

New Press Technologies for UV/EB

Tony Bean, National Energy Curing Technical Manager, Sun Chemical and Dr. Don Duncan, Director of Research, Wikoff Color Corp.

December 17, 2012

Webinar Description:
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!

The ABC's of UV Measurement & Process Control

Jim Raymont, Director of Sales, EIT LLC

November 29, 2012

Webinar Description:
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.

Introduction to the Selection of UV and EB Curing Equipment

Stephen C. Lapin, Ph.D., Applications Specialist, BroadBeam PCT Engineered Systems, LLC

October 24, 2012

Webinar Description:
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.

Introduction to UV/EB Materials

Dr. Mike Idacavage, Director, Business Development, Esstech Inc.

September 27, 2012

Webinar Description:
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.

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