Calendar of Events (7)

Thursday, 22 March 2018 15:34

RadTech Fall Meeting 2018


October 22-23, 2018
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel - Cleveland, Ohio

Sponsored by:

keyland polymer

Please join us in Cleveland for the 2018 Fall Meeting. We are planning exciting meetings and continuing new initiatives in our UV LED, 3D Printing, Industrial Coatings, Application Support, Transportation, and Printing & Packaging focus groups.


Travel & Hotel Details:

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
24 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44113


Room Rate is $139 per night. Please book online by October 7, 2018 to receive our discounted rate.)

Meeting Schedule (Subject to Change)

October 22, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Tour of DVUV, LLC
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch & Special Presentation by Larry Brott
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - 3D Printing
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM - Special Presentation & Discussion with Martha Marrapese
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM - Break
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM - Special Presentation by Mark Soucek
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM - Break
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Printing & Packaging
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Automotive/Transportation
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Reception

October 23, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM LED Committee
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EHS Committee

Special Presentations

brott larryReinventing the Crayon

Larry Brott, AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate

Lawrence Brott is a materials engineer in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio where his job responsibilities include creating functional materials. Dr. Brott received his bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While earning his doctorate degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Brott performed his research at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Polymer Branch on nonlinear optical polymers. After working in industry for several years, he returned to AFRL and joined the Soft Matter Materials Branch where his research duties include device fabrication, optical materials development, and microencapsulation.

Marrapese picBest Management Practices and Corporate Liability Considerations When Sudden Changes in Human or Environmental Hazard Classifications Occur for Ingredients in UV+EB Products

Martha Marrapese, Wiley Rein LLP

Martha has earned a global reputation for her work with companies with industrial biotechnology and nanotechnology platforms. She is a recognized authority on chemical regulation and premanufacture approval under the evolving Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Her involvement in the federal policy process regularly brings her before Congress and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on behalf of companies, consortia, and trade associations.

Mark SoucekUV-Curable Alkyds

Mark D. Soucek, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron

UV curable alkyds were synthesized by functionalizing hydroxyl terminated medium and long linseed oil alkyds with methacryloyl chloride or acryloyl chloride. Two glycerol based reactive diluents were prepared by reacting glycerol with methacryloyl chloride or acryloyl chloride. Structures of UV curable alkyds and reactive diluents were confirmed by 1H NMR, FT-IR and ESI-MS. Real time FTIR, photo-DSC and UV-Rheometer were used to study the curing kinetics of UV curable alkyd with 0-30 wt% of reactive diluent. The conversion of methacrylic and acrylic double bonds are above 80% within 10s of UV radiation at wavelength ranging from 320nm to 500nm. The polymerization rate increases with the addition of reactive diluent, however the final conversion slightly decreases with increasing percentage of reactive diluent due to the formation of crosslinking between UV curable alkyd and reactive diluent limiting the mobility of the reactive double bonds. DMA was utilized to determine the Tg and crosslink density of each system. With the increase of reactive diluent percentage, initial elastic modulus and crosslink density will also increase.

Tour of DVUV, LLC

dvuvJoin us before the kickoff of the Radtech Fall Meeting in Cleveland, OH on October 22 with a tour of DVUV, LLC; applicator of UV-cured powder coating for Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) wood components. DVUV is one of the few MDF powder coaters in the country and supplies components for the retail, healthcare, hospitality, education & office furniture industries.

Coffee, doughnuts, and pastries will be provided along with a tour of the DVUV facility. Transportation will be provided from the Renaissance to DVUV and back. We look forward to welcoming you to Cleveland!

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 16:38

RadTech Europe Food Packaging Seminar

October 25, 2018
Stuttgart, Germany

Find out how you can benefit from the fast-curing, high-quality and low-VOC food packaging printing offered by UV/EB and UV-LED in a convenient one-day seminar on the 25th of October at Mövenpick airport hotel, Stuttgart.

Confirmed organizations to speak include Nestlé, OPM, Bobst, EuPIA, BASF, Allnex and many more!

This event is your chance to learn about all aspects of UV/EB and UV-LED for food packaging:

  • The latest technological developments
  • The current and expected regulatory requirements
  • The vision of customers and brand-owners
  • Real-life examples of the application of the technology for food packaging products

Registration is now open at

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 16:01

NPIRI Fall Technical Conference

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Program Announced for NPIRI Fall Tech Conference

October 9-11, 2018 at Pheasant Run Resort, (St. Charles) Chicago, IL

The Keynote Speaker Ron Osborne from Mars Wrigley Confectionery and include sessions focusing on Technical, Regulatory, and New Technology topics with presentations from leading industry companies.

Program includes sessions on:
  • Update on California's Proposition 65
  • Critical Supply Chain Issues for Ink Manufacturing
  • The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act (LCSA)
  • Importing and Exporting Considerations for the Ink Manufacturing Industry
  • Compostability and Printed Substrates 
  • Identifying Contaminants in Food Contact Materials
  • International Life Sciences Institute
  • State of the Industry
  • Health Hazard Classification
  • Food Safety Alliance for Packaging (FSAP)
  • Top Ten Trends in the Graphic Communications

See the Full Program

Don't miss this chance to gain a better working knowledge through information exchange, professional networking and a wide variety of educational opportunities in an informal, relaxed environment.

Make the most of your time and also attend:


Intro to Ink Formulation and Manufacturing: A Short Course*

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:00pm


Electronic and Conductive Ink Conference*

Thursday and Friday, October 11-12

Post-Conference event is sponsored by NAPIM, Ink World and Printed Electronics Now

*separate registration and fee required

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 13:48

SGP Community Day

November 14, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio

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