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RadTech International North America

RadTech Offers Free UV/EB E-Course

In an effort to continue the mission to develop educational opportunities for UV+EB, RadTech has launched the first course in a series of free, email-based courses that will deliver educational lessons on various aspects of UV/EB technology. Each course will feature several lessons sent in a weekly email that should take roughly 10 minutes to read. After the final lesson, RadTech will email a course-completion certification that users can post on their LinkedIn profiles.

The first course in the offering is UV/EB Chemistry Fundamentals and features the following eight lessons:
Lesson 1: What Is UV/EB Curing?
Lesson 2: Basic Chemistry of UV Curing
Lesson 3: Basic Materials Used in UV/EB Curing
Lesson 4: How Do Photoinitiators Work?
Lesson 5: Equipment Used in UV/EB Curing
Lesson 6: Environmental Handling & Safety
Lesson 7: Graphic Arts Applications
Lesson 8: Industrial Applications

RadTech Partners with Future Events

RadTech continues to partner with other groups and events to extend the reach of UV/EB. Upcoming activities include the following UV/EB technology conference sessions:

  • The Eastern Coatings Show in Atlantic City, New Jersey, May 15 through 27, 2017.
  • AWFS Fair, July 19 through 22, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring presentations from Ikea, Superfici, EIT, Van Technologies, Phoseon and more.
  • Photopolymerization Fundamentals 2017, September 17-20, in Boulder, Colorado.

New Board Members Announced

RadTech is pleased to announce that Lisa Fine of Joules Angstrom UV Printing Inks is assuming the presidency of RadTech International, the nonprofit for Ultraviolet and Electron Beam (UV/EB) Technologies, for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1. Peter Weissman, Quaker Chemical Corp., will move to immediate past president. Eileen Weber of Red Spot Paint and Varnish has been nominated to serve as president elect and will assume office in 2019. New RadTech board members also have been elected, including Susan Bailey, IGM Resins; David Biro, Sun Chemical; and Michael Gould, RAHN USA. Also, Christopher M. Seubert, Ford Motor Co., has been elected to serve as an at-large board member.

Returning RadTech board members include Alexander Polykarpov, AkzoNobel; Jo Ann Arceneaux, Allnex USA Inc.; George McGill, Coatings and Adhesives Corp.; Xiaosong Wu, DSM Functional Materials; Mark Gordon, Inx International Ink Co.; Beth Rundlett, Katecho Inc.; Paul Elias, Miwon North America; Jennifer Heathcote, Phoseon Technology; and Alrick Warner, Procter and Gamble.

RadTech Sponsors Design Contest for Safety Poster

The design work of Josh Brdicko, a graphic design and art education major at the University of Iowa, was chosen for RadTech International North America’s UV 3D Printing Safe Handling Guide (see article on page 53). Brdicko currently works as a graphic designer at the University of Iowa for the Iowa Memorial Union marketing and design team and, upon graduation, hopes to teach art and design. “After the work of Mike Idacavage and the RadTech 3D Printing Committee to develop our safety poster, it was decided that proper design would be important to ensure its use and help us make an impact,” said Gary Cohen, executive director of RadTech International North America. “Julie Jessop of the University of Iowa connected with the design department at her school, and the idea of a student design competition was hatched.” RadTech was pleased to receive creative entries from five students, each providing their own interpretation of the poster. Brdicko’s design was chosen by an internal committee.