RadTech Europe concluded its 2nd metal coatings seminar successfully at OCAS in Belgium
RadTech Europe organized a highly successful two-day curing event titled “2nd RTE Metal Coatings Seminar” in collaboration with OCAS N.V., field experts of coating suppliers, manufactures and end-users on 26 – 27 January 2011. The 85 attendees, 20 of which were end-users, learned about the state of the art of chemicals, formulations and equipment for metal, can and coil coating. A number of interesting case studies underlined the present possibilities.
The first day dealt with various aspects in general of raw materials, formulations and equipment for implementing UV and EB in a joint presentation by BASF, Sartomer and Cytec. This was followed up with a presentation about OCAS and a guided laboratory tour around the OCAS facilities. In the evening, a networking dinner took place in the beautiful city of Ghent.
The second day was dedicated to the industrial applications for metal coatings with an emphasis on economic use, environmental caring, processing and energy savings. The day started with an overview of current and upcoming relevant legislation, together with the impact of these on metal coating applications by Adrie Winkelaar. Presentations by IST METZ GmbH, AkzoNobel, Fusion UV and PCT gave attendees further insight into the drivers and challenges for the technology, the available equipment and the specific possibilities and applications for EB technology.
RadTech Europe and its metal coatings working group in particular were proud to present a number of case studies from Crown Cork, Thyssen Krupp, Daimler, Venjakob and OCAS. These demonstrated that UV and EB metal coating not only sounds good in theory, but companies are already developing various successful applications using the technology.
All in all, the seminar was highly rated by attendees for both the well-balanced programme and the networking possibilities. Companies interested in purchasing the proceedings of the seminar should contact the Secretariat of RadTech Europe (firstname.lastname@example.org).