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Thursday, March 13, 2014

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UV and EB curing—technologies that are igniting advances in materials and coating science—will be focus of RadTech 2014, the world's largest UV and EB event, coming in May.

The three-day Global Conference & Expo for UV and EB Curing Technology will take place May 12-14 in Chicago, IL. The event is dedicated to fostering educational, technical, and scientific advancement in the manufacture and use of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) curable products.

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The Johnson County School District #1, in Buffalo, WY, uses a UV-curable finish on its gymnasium floors that drastically speeds up the annual maintenance project. The district was honored last year at RadTech.

Nearly 100 presentations will spotlight advanced materials, super-fast processing and clean production in adhesives; aerospace and defense; automotive OEM, repair and refinish; composite applications, decorative applications, industrial finishing, the wood industry, and other markets.

The event is hosted by RadTech International North America, which has more than 600 members worldwide.

Nearly 70 exhibitors will be at the expo, representing a wide range of vendors to the coatings, materials, energy and chemical industries. The exhibit hall will be open for several hours all three days of the show. The current exhibitor list may be viewed here

Short Course, Technical Sessions

Organizers are also planning several short courses for May 11, before the conference begins. That lineup includes an undergraduate-level course for UV/EB professionals who are employed in the polymer or coatings industry but who have not had a college-level course in polymer chemistry or photopolymerization.

ReflecTech Mirror Film

SkyFuel Inc.'s ReflecTech Mirror Film, honored last year with an Emerging Technology Award, uses a UV-curable hardcoat to improve the abrasion resistance of reflective films used in concentrated solar energy systems.

The course is led by Dr. Mike Idacavage, Esstech Inc.; Dr. Susan Bailey, Brewer Science; and Dr. Molly Hladik, Brewer Science. 

Following is a selected list of technical sessions, organized by day and track, of interest to those in coatings and relevant industries.  

Monday, May 12

  • Adhesives from 8 to 10 a.m. includes "UV-triggered Thermosetting Film Adhesives," by Don Herr, Adhesives Research Inc. 
  • LED Formulation from 10 a.m. to noon includes "A 100% Solids UV LED Curable Coating," by Elena Komarova, Kegel LLC; and "UV-LED Photoinitiators - The Right Tool for the Job," by Dr. Mike Idacavage, PL Industries, a division of Esstech Inc.
  • Metal from 1 to 3 p.m. includes "UV Technology for Protection of Surfaces," by Ben Curatolo, Light Curable Coatings; "Achieving Adhesion to Difficult Metal and Plastic Substrates," by Dr. Mike Idacavage, PL Industries, a division of Esstech Inc.; and "New Amine Modified Polyether Acrylates with High Reactivity," by Paul Share, BASF Corporation.
  • Formulation from 3 to 5 p.m. includes "A Study for Enhancing Through Cure," by Kenton Renkema, Red Spot; "Formulation and Performance Advances in (Meth)acrylate Based Sealants: A Dual Cure Feasibility Study," by Michael Bailey, Sartomer USA LLC; and "Shrinkage of UV Oligomers and Monomers," by Andreas Moeck, RadLab AG.
  • Special Session, Design Enabled by UV + EB Technology from 2 to 4 p.m. includes "The Decorative and Functional Finishing Possibilities with UV-Cured Powder Coating," by Michael Knoblauch, Keyland Polymer; "Opportunities for Functional Design Using Physical Vapor Deposition and UV Curable Coatings," by Jason Eich Red Spot; and "Empowering Design & Product Development with Additive Manufacturing," by Zehavit Reisin, Stratasys.

Tuesday, May 13

  • Bio-engineering from 8 to 10 a.m. includes "Bio-Based Succinic Acid as a Building Block for UV Curable Coatings," by Michael Mang, Myriant Corporation.
  • Bio-based Materials from 10 a.m. to noon includes "Next Generation of UV-curable Cellulose Esters," by Ahmet Nebioglu, Dymax Corporation; "Bio-based Building Blocks for Advanced Photo-cure Coating Systems," by Vijay Mannari, Eastern Michigan University; "High Performance UV-Curable PUDs with High Renewable Carbon Content," by Jeffrey Klang, Sartomer USA; and "Cardanol-based Branched UV-Cured Acrylic Oligomers," by Ren Liu, Jiangnan University.
  • Waterborne from 1 to 3 p.m. includes "Waterborne UV Curable Coatings for Industrial Market Segments," by Raymond Stewart, Bayer MaterialScience LLC; and "Novel Robust Energy-Curable Polyurethane Dispersion with High Formulation Versatility," by Jason Ghaderi, Allnex.
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RadTech 2014 includes several technical sessions with topics relevant to the coatings industry, such as "Field-Applied Coatings" and "High-Performance Coatings." 

  • Advanced Materials from 1 to 3 p.m. includes: "Nanostructured Polymer Networks Obtained by Photopolymerization in a LLC Template," by Celine Baguenard, the University of Iowa; "Self-Wrinkling Patterned Surface of Photo-Curing Coating," by Yanchang Gan, School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering; "Fluoro-Silicones in UV Cured Coatings Films," by Tom Seung-Tong Cheung, Siltech Corporation; and "1K UV-A Automotive Refinish; Clear Coats and Primers," by Michael Dvorchak, Allnex USA Inc. 
  • Advanced Applications from 3 to 5 p.m. includes "Self-Wrinkling to Bioinspired Patterned Surface of Photo-Curing Coating," by Xuesong Jiang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; and "Surface Modifying Additive for UV Curable Hardcoat," by Akpojotor Shemi, Daikin American Inc.
  • Special Session, Field Applied Coatings, from 2 to 4 p.m. includes "Advances in Raw Materials for UV Field Applied Applications," by Jo Ann Arceneaux, Allnex USA; "Field Applied Coatings in the Facility Management Industry," by Pete Rowan, Pro-Guard Coatings; "Equipment Advances," by Daniel Dayon, HID Systems; and "Curing UVA Field Applied Coatings," by Bob Bonham, H&S Autoshot.

Wednesday, May 14

  • Chemistry from 8 to 10 a.m. includes "Study on 'Core-shell Particles' as New Resin Technology for UV Curable Formulations," by Mike Miyamoto, Kaneka Corporation.
  • Measurement & Analysis from 10 a.m. to noon includes "The Importance of Controlling Coating Temperature in UV Application Processes," by Michael R. Bonner, Saint Clair Systems Inc.; and "Synthesis and Properties of UV-Curable Polyurethane Acrylates Based on Pcdl Diols," by Jingcheng Liu, Jiangnan University.
  • Oxygen Inhibition from 10 a.m. to noon includes "Mitigation of Oxygen Inhibition in UV LED, UVA, and Low Intensity UV Cure," by Jo Ann Arceneaux, Allnex USA, and "Experimental Comparison of Various Anti-oxygen Inhibition Strategies in LED Curing," by Branislav Husar, Vienna University of Technology.
  • High-Performance Coatings from 1 to 3 p.m. includes "Heat-Resistant UV-Curable Clearcoat for Aircraft Carriers," by Richard W. Baird, The Boeing Company; "Radiation Curable Components and Their Use in Hard, Scratch Resistant Coating Applications," by William Schaeffer, Sartomer USA LLC; "Effect of Polymer Particles on the Light Scattering Properties of UV Cured Antigaire Hard Coating," by Zhu Yang, Hubei Institute of Aerospace Chemotechnology; and "Smart UV Bionic Coatings on Architecture Application," by Flora Yuan, Sunnyvale Technology LLC. 

Registration

Early-bird, discounted registration is available before April 28. After April 28, registration costs $1,395 for nonmembers and $1,095 for members.

One-day registration for technical sessions and exhibit-hall only registration are also discounted before April 28.

   

Tagged categories: Associations; Conferences; Curing; RadTech; UV coatings; UV curing

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