To advance energy curing training, education and professional practice, RadTech International, North America (RadTech) and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) have partnered to create programs that bridge academic and professional development.
The Future of UV/EB Advanced Manufacturing: Trends, Strategies, and Application is a free national webinar series that addresses timely and relevant trends, issues and applications for individuals and organizations committed to expanding or exploring Ultraviolet/Electron Beam (UV/EB) curing technologies.
Webinars typically entail sixty minutes of real-time presentation and interactive facilitated discussion with the 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.
See below for a schedule of upcoming webinars and register today!
What's next? In addition to the Future of UV/EB Webinar Series, the Radiation Curing Program (RCP) offers opportunities for students and industry professionals to prepare for new careers, advance in current roles, or simply better understand these technologies.
Professional Development Short-Courses:
Graduate-Level Short Courses:
RCP offers three graduate-level online courses that provide foundational and advanced treatment of current and emerging UV/EB curing principles and applications. These 500-level courses may be taken for graduate credit or for non-credit professional development. Participants taking all three core courses for credit can earn a Graduate Certificate in Radiation Curing from the State University of New York.
How to Participate in Webinars:
Dr. Dene Taylor, President, SPF-Inc
October 28, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT
Digital technologies have transformed and greatly extended the reach of printing. UV-cure inkjet is now at the forefront of this revolution, with its combination of durability, flexibility and color, high system reliability, commercial productivity and tolerance for substrates. There is an impressive range of established applications, and new uses are being developed frequently. Yet there are major applications for which it would appear to be the ideal digital printing methods but where progress is slow. One of these is flexible packaging. This webinar will include a description of the technologies behind UV Cure Inkjet Printing and how they have been integrated into high productivity systems. Additionally the barriers to entry in other markets, particularly flexible packaging, will be described so that viewers will understand them and perhaps identify additional solutions.
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|UV & EB Compliance with Federal Consumer Product Safety Standards - Neal S. Cohen, Mary Toro, John Boja, & Doreen M. Monteleone|
UV 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing - Lance Pickens
Light Curable Adhesives for Automotive and Electronic Applications and the Benefits of Surface Treatments - Brian Betty, Jeff Leighty, & Paul Mills
UV Curing Technology: A Route to Solvent-Free Adhesives and Coatings -
Recent progress in UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C LED technology, and emerging applications - Dr. Paul Rudy
|Introduction to Design of Experiments for UV/EB Scientists and Engineers -
Dr. Allan Guymon
|Demystifying UV & EB Technology - Dr. Doreen M. Monteleone, Lisa Fine, & Dr. Stephen C. Lapin|
|Hyphenated Thermal, Thermomechanical, and Dielectric Analysis Techniques for Optimizing and Monitoring Photo-curing Processes - Dr. Pamela Shapiro|
|UV LED Review & Preview for UV LED Summit 2013 - Jennifer Heathcote, Chad Taggard, & JoAnn Arceneaux|
|UV/EB Technology Center at SUNY-ESF - Dr. Mark Driscoll|
|Radiation Curable Additives Enabling Excellent Paint Surfaces - Dr. Paulo Roberto Vieira Jr.|
|Enabling Clean Air Manufacturing with UV & EB Technology - Rules & Planning Panel Discussion - Special Broadcast from uv.eb West 2013|
|Staying in Compliance and in Business with UV/EB - Rita Loof|
|New Press Technologies for UV/EB - Tony Bean|
|The ABC's of UV Measurement & Process Control - Jim Raymont|
|Introduction to the Selection of UV and EB Curing Equipment -
Dr. Stephen C. Lapin
|Introduction to UV/EB Materials - Dr. Mike Idacavage|
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 EDT
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 Doreen@RadTech.org and received no later than Sept. 30, 2014.
Lance Pickens, CEO and Founder, MadeSolid
August 27, 2014, 2:00 PM EST
“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.
April 24, 2014
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.
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
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.
Paul Rudy, PhD, MBA, TLM Advisors
March 5, 2014
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.
Dr. Allan Guymon, University of Iowa
February 25, 2014
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.
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
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.
Dr. Pamela Shapiro, Thermal Applications Scientist, NETZSCH Instruments North America
December 4, 2013
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.
Jennifer Heathcote, Integration Technology
Chad Taggard, Phoseon Technology
JoAnn Arceneaux, Allnex
September 13, 2013
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 http://www.uvebeast.com.
September 11, 2013
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.
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