The Future of Anti-Microbial Coatings for Printed Products: One-Hit Wonder or Mainstream Commodity?
Steve Burleson & Matt Barlow, Coatings & Adhesives Corp.
COVID-19 has created heightened awareness to virus and bacteria transmission, and has served as a catalyst to bring new, innovative products and technologies, designed to eliminate or reduce the spread on printed products.
This presentation will discuss energy-curable, anti-microbial coating technologies for printed products, application types, current market receptivity and future demand.
Spreading of viruses via surfaces has become a big issue in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There is renewed and urgent interest for anti-viral surface coatings to reduce spread of viruses via surfaces in public access space. This talk will introduce new “Safe Surface Technology" for resins with antiviral activity against enveloped viruses such as the SARS-COVID and Influenza virus. This new technology is metal free and polymer bound, which has some major benefits for the users and a differentiator from other antiviral solutions.
“It is in there” Antimicrobial additive in UV cured powder coatings
Michael F. Knoblauch, Keyland Polymer Material Sciences, LLC.
Antimicrobial additives are increasingly being used in products we touch or handle, and demand for their use is growing. Antimicrobial additive materials carry an important caveat, they only inhibit the reproduction of potentially harmful bacteria and microorganisms. They do not kill bacteria and microorganisms and are not a replacement for regular cleaning and environmental hygiene. Antimicrobial coatings used along with standard and regular cleaning practices of a product or in an environment can help stop the growth and spread of these harmful microorganisms on surfaces. This presentation will discuss the addition of a silver ion antimicrobial additive into the formulation of UV cured powder coatings and the product applications and benefits.
UV Cure ’Shark Skin bio-mimicking’ Antimicrobial surfaces for Autonomous Vehicles?
Michael Dvorchak, Dvorchak Enterprises LLC
Over the last year we have all become acutely aware of the transmission of organisms on every surface that we contact on a daily basis. As coatings formulators and suppliers how can we make our next coatings development meet the performance criteria of an antimicrobial surface? Most coating formulations utilize toxic species incorporated into the coating to terminate organisms on the coating surface. Unfortunately, many toxic materials are hazardous for human contact and have potential regulatory concerns.
This presentation will review use of ‘UV Cure Shark Skin bio-mimicking’ Antimicrobial surfaces for Autonomous Vehicles (AV). These surfaces are naturally antimicrobial without the use of added toxic substances. Future ride-hailing AVs are expected to have rapid ‘turn around’ after every use that should result in a microbial-free ‘touch surface’. AVs are expected to grow dramatically in the next 5 years as ride-hailing options replace traditional taxi and Uber style of conveyance. In addition, this presentation will discuss how coatings with anti-biofouling properties find use in hospitals and medical implants.
An Automotive Approach to New Developments in Vat Photopolymerization
In this webinar, we will review different areas where AM polymer parts are being looked at in the near and far terms at Ford. General features, concerns, and qualification tests will be reviewed for how we evaluate materials as candidates at the early research phases for these applications. The second portion of the webinar will focus on how existing part validation and quality control at Ford will likely apply to AM in the future, including a high level overview of product development component testing and PPAP (production part approval process) activities.
3D Microfabrication for the Application of Drag Reducing Riblets (‘Shark Skin bio-mimicking’) onto Aerospace Vehicles Utilizing UV Curable Coatings
Speaker: Michael J Dvorchak, Dvorchak Enterprises LLC
This webinar reports on the successful proof of concept demonstration of the MicroTau Direct Contactless Microfabrication (DCM) technology for the application of drag reducing riblet microstructures. The DCM technology is designed to be a fast, low-cost, scalable and durable method of directly applying riblets onto an external aircraft surface. Panels produced using the DCM method reliably exhibited a 6-7% viscous drag reduction in wind tunnel testing. We also successfully fabricated novel 3D riblet microstructure designs, confirming the ‘single exposure 3D printing’ capability of the DCM technology. Ongoing is the development of the coating system from which the riblets are fabricated to meet U.S. Air Force (USAF) operational and durability requirements as well as optimization of the optical system for compatibility with a hangar environment. This will be followed by an investigation into automatic applicators to translate the system across the aircraft’s surface.
Challenges and Opportunities in UV Curing
Speaker: Dr. Gana Ganapathi, Director, Applied Materials Inc. Moderator: Dr. Aniruddh Khanna, Applied Materials, Inc.
UV curing is growing in several applications as it can be easily adopted. The properties of the final products can be modified relatively easily since a wide range of materials are available commercially. Even though this technology has numerous advantages and adoption rate is high for various applications it still has some challenges. Few select applications will be focused to bring out the challenges faced. Some of them are monomer/oligomer availability, presence of residual monomer, photoinitiator and its fragments, achieving engineering thermoplastics like mechanical properties with UV cured products, applications in medical industries and in Bioprinting. In this presentation such challenges will be discussed and how it can be used as an opportunity for future products.
How Additive Manufacturing Materials are Enabling Breakthroughs in a Quickly Evolving BioMedical Environment
The global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing vulnerabilities related to supply chains and what can happen when supply chains are not adaptable. Countries and companies are now increasingly focused on modernizing supply chains to promote versatility and adaptability, and to enable distributed manufacturing so that they can pivot to local-for-local production as and when it's needed.
Additive manufacturing technologies, like Carbon DLS, are becoming central to this transformation. Carbon SVP of Materials, Jason Rolland, will share insights into how Carbon is enabling medical device companies to quickly pivot in this time of crisis and deliver new/better products to market faster than ever before. Please join us for this webinar as a part of our UV+EB Thought Leaders series.