RadTech Europe organizes various webinars throughout the year. Our technical and regulatory webinars are for RTE members only. The educational webinars are free to anyone who is interested to learn more about our exciting industry.
In 2023, RadTech Europe will host a UV-LED webinar series. Please find below the full planning. The UV-LED webinars are open for everyone and all start at 3 PM CET (duration 30 minutes).
UV-LED webinar series 2023 (free access):
Tuesday 4 April 2023 - An introduction
Introduction to the UV-LED series and UV-LED technology, presented by Angelique Runacre of Fujifilm and Paul Kelly of LuxsitUV.
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Thursday 20 April 2023 - Basics of LED
Rob Karsten from Phoseon Technology and Holly Steedman from IST INTECH will introduce the fundamentals of LED Curing technology. You can expect to learn about the components of the system and how these are combined to form curing systems. The introduction will also dive deeper into technical subjects such as thermal management, optics and focusing, and finally, discuss LED terminology and the implementation in the application.
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Thursday 4 May 2023 - The chemistry and materials behind LED
Presented by guest speaker Jacques Lalevee of the University of Haute Alsace.
Photopolymerization technology has been developing steadily benefiting from the characteristics of spatial and temporal controllability, environmental protection, and efficient processes. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have been used as irradiation sources in photopolymerization increasingly due to their higher safety, lower energy consumption and longer emission wavelength than the conventional mercury lamps. Nowadays, LEDs are almost the primary choice to carry out photopolymerization experiments. In this work, new photoinitiating systems for radical, cationic or hybrid polymerization will be presented for different spectral ranges: near UV, visible, Near Infrared. This work will be extended to photopolyaddition processes. Some applications for coatings, 3D printing and photocomposites will be provided. The mechanical properties of the generated polymers/composites will be also discussed.
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Wednesday 10 May 2023 - Energy Advantage
Presented by Jennifer Heathcote of GEW UV
Corporate net zero pledges, shifts to renewable power generation, growing electricity demand, and geopolitical events are stressing an already strained electrical grid. The direct impact on manufacturing is steadily rising electricity costs and threats of frequent rolling blackouts. Learn how UV LED curing systems can:
- reduce total energy demand
- reduce total energy consumption
- lower carbon footprint
- mitigate rising energy costs
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Thursday 25 May 2023 - Regulatory landscape of UV curing equipment
Presented by Jennifer Heathcote of GEW UV
A clear understanding of mercury vapor lamp and electronic device regulation is necessary for users of UV curing equipment to confidently plan future operations. Learn the drivers behind mercury and electronic device regulation, the status of leading global policy, and the impact on UV curing equipment and the environment.
regulatory policy creates awareness and pressure to expedite change. once change is technically, economically, and practically viable, regulatory policy holds markets accountable
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Tuesday 13 June 2023 - How to tackle the challenges of using LED
Presented by Holly Steedman of Integrated Technology and Jochen Christiaens of Zeller+Gmelin. Are you still an LED sceptic? During this webinar, we will hear from LED converts who can tell their story of successful LED implementation. We will also discuss key challenges with using LED, like standardised measurement, current formulation capabilities, and the desire to have an LED replacement for Arc lamps.
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Thursday 22 June 2023 - The future of LED
Panelists discussing the opportunities and challenges of LED
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Educational webinar series (free access):
Tuesday 21 June 2022 - Basics of Applications & Formulations
What end products can be cured with UV/EB technology and why is this technology used? What are basic formulation compositions?
Wednesday 22 June 2022 - Basics of Equipment
Basics on what materials are needed and what methods are used for radiation curing.
Thursday 23 June 2022 - Basics of Chemistry
What is energy curing and what are the advantages? Learn more about the fundamental chemistry.
Friday 24 June 2022 - Basics of Market
An overview of the market value chain and how it relates to the UV/EB radiation curing industry.
RTE Technical Updates (members only):
Tuesday 14 July - An update and forecast on how COVID-19 is affecting the UV/EB industry | Recording available upon request for members only
Thursday 24 November 3 PM - How important is a full cure to your process or application? | Recording available upon request for members only
This presentation introduces the basics of UV LED curing and how the technology is being used in the industry. We will highlight the advantages of integrating the technology into your process and discuss the importance of collaboration and transparency to avoid some of the pitfalls.
Tuesday 17 January 2023 3 PM - RTE Regulatory Update
More information on webinars in the regulatory and technology series in 2023 will follow in due course.