EFSEN speaks at RadTech Orlando 2020 Conference & Exhibition
RadTech announces its 17th biennial conference and exhibition dedicated to UV/EB technology.
With more than 100 presentations, the latest innovations in UV LEDs, 3D printing materials, printing and packaging, coatings, formulations and more will be featured. The expo and conference, the world’s largest UV/EB industry event, also will include more than 80 exhibitors demonstrating the application of this exciting technology.
EFSEN UV & EB TECHNOLOGY will be a part of RadTech Orlando 2020. The Conference & Exhibition will take place March 8-11, 2020 in Disney Coronado Springs, Orlando, Florida.
Where to meet us
Monday, March 9, 2020 // 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM // Micropatterning & Low Gloss
Curing Matte Finishes into UV Curable Wood Coatings by Direct Contactless Microfabrication
Matt finish for wood coatings are traditionally achieved by the use of matting agents that impose constraints on the application and resistance properties of the coating. This paper reports on a new process to cure matt finishes into UV curable wood coatings without the need for matting agents, by curing a micro-rough structure into the coating. This is a new application of the MicroTau Direct Contactless Microfabrication (DCM) technology originally developed for printing drag-reducing microstructures for aerospace applications. MicroTau and EFSEN UV & EB TECHNOLOGY are working together to integrate this technology into existing furniture manufacturing lines that utilize UV curing.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 // 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM // Industry 4.0
The impact of different intensities on the performance of LED cured coatings, highlighting the importance of homogeneous cure
The UV-LED technology provides a number of great advantages, such as energy savings, long life time, low heat and no ozone / mercury. With LED technology, we rely on thousands of small LEDs to sufficiently cure our coating. What if there is a deviation along the width of the lamp? If a segment goes out, if some of the optics gets damaged or dirty, how does this impact the curing, and the final properties? This study aims to determine what level of deviation causes problems with insufficient cure. To prevent problems with insufficient cure, we have developed a proprietary technology, to continuously monitor the output of an UV lamp during production. Not only does this show us the complete picture of the UV output along the width of the lamp, it is also able to use the extracted information to adjust the power level of any segments that does not conform to the specification. This will provide an assurance, in real time, that all segments perform according to the specifications, and also lets you know directly when there is damage, dirt or other issues preventing a segment to perform to standard.
Safer UV products and increased yield with the ICAD® Technology
ICAD® Technology is a new inline process control of UV light sources, enabling safer UV-cured products. Food Safe product and UV/UV-LED curing is enabled with ICAD® Technology. Manufactures will have 100% control of their UV/UV-LED process. This control not just ascertains correct curing parameters all the time, but also enables new features and benefits for end users of UV/UV-LED. This paper will show the current quality of UV/UV-LED in the field, and what is possible to do when manufactures constantly know the UV/UV-LED dose applied.
If you are unable to attend or want to hear more about our presentations, please contact Thomas Efsen or David Ivarsson.