RadTech’s 2020 UV & EB Technology Conference
IGM Resins was at the Radtech UV/EB event two weeks ago. The 17th biennial conference and exhibition dedicated to UV/EB technology, took place March 8-11, 2020, at Disney Coronado Springs in Orlando, Florida.
IGM Resins held 3 conferences to present it latest product development and innovation. First day, Camila Baroni introduced our next aromatic amine synergist for Graphic Arts and industrial coating: Omnipol 894. Chakrapani Srinivasan spoke about "UV-Curable Acrylate Resins for Difficult Substrates" and how IGM resins product range can overcome such technical challenges.
Last day, Dr Steve R Postle talked about the future of photoinitiator: "Photoinitiator selection to advance the UV curing industry in an uncertain world". Photoinitiators including acyl phosphine oxides and alpha amino ketones are under activist regulatory threat. In this paper, Dr Steve R Postle presented alternates to workhorse photoinitiators like TPO, novel photoinitiator blends offering dual cure options , acrylated photoinitiators for ultra-low migration, and patented acyl phosphine photoinitiators offering superior performance for sensitive packaging, ink jet, wood coatings and other sectors.
Dr Steve Postle also was part of the Panel Discussion on Future of Photoinitiators, where the consensus was that the future for photoinitiators is bright with many innovative solutions being launched or under development, and the Photoinitiator Platform, a global consortium aimed at preserving the future of photoinitiators, and of which IGM is a founding member, can make a difference with the various regulatory bodies currently investigating certain photoinitiators.
Despite the issues with COVID-19, the show was well-attended by North American customers, and some European customers. Maarten Schuwer, North American Sales Director, said:” I am very pleased to see that, despite challenges in travelling, we had a lot of visitors at our booth. With two new technical service representatives added to our team we had the chance to talk with our customers and other stakeholders in the industry about challenges and solutions. The industry is confronted with changed market needs, following on the adoption of LED lamps and changes in regulatory affairs. Our new application lab in Charlotte, North Carolina will further support our customers with tailored product recommendations. Next to that I am proud to see again new Photoinitiator and Energy Curing Resins developments being presented and launched to the market. Many thanks to all our visitors and the people behind the scenes for the organization of Radtech 2020”.
Our presentations on both photoinitiators, acrylates and innovative integrated solutions contributed to the wealth of customers that visited our booth, many of which requested samples for evaluation. All in all a very good show for IGM!