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UV/EB Coatings & Inks: Optimizing Curing in Practice

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Wednesday Sep 18, 2019

Troubleshoot faster UV|EB curing issues (incomplete / too slow / too fast…) & tailor the curing speed of your UV coatings & Inks.

Mike Clingerman (Senior Research Scientist) will share in detail how the combination of coatings raw materials, UV equipment and ambient conditions affect UV/EB curing and thus your final coating performance. Topics like UV/LED cure, photo-initiators, step-by-step creation of new UV coating formulation will also be addressed.

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Mike Clingerman Presented By:
Mike Clingerman

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Intermediate

Next Session: Sep 18, 2019
10:00 a.m. (New York City)
4:00 p.m. (Paris)

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Why should you attend?

Upgrading your UV/EB coatings & inks curing process is significant to ensure better performance and to stand out from the competition. But often you may end up focusing only on a few formulation parameters such as initiator, polymer type, viscosity... Whereas there are more factors to be considered to optimize performance! Join this course and:


  1. Tailor the curing speed of your coatings & inks by reviewing all the factors affecting curing performance & cost.

  2. Avoid unwanted interference with UV stabilizers, scratch / mar resistance… by understanding the impact of formulation components on curing process.

  3. Solve your UV curing issues (incomplete, too slow, too fast) by better analysing the root cause and knowing the right parameters to adjust (chemistry, curing temperature, humidity….).

  4. Get the key to step-by-step creation of new UV coating formulation.

  5. Understand how the combination of coatings raw materials, UV equipment and ambient conditions affect UV curing and thus your final coating function.

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Who should attend?

This course is ideally suited for UV/EB coatings & inks formulators with at least 1 or more years of experience. In addition, it is also beneficial for people considering switching to rad-cure technology .

Course Outline

This course will take an all-encompassing approach to the development and commercialization of a radiation cured coating

The following points will be discussed:

  1. Formulation components & their effect on curing performance & cost
         • Binders
         • Photoinitiators
         • Catalysts
         • Successful combinations to best suit UV equipment

  2. Radiation cure methods / sources & factors that impact cost
         • EB Vs. UV irradiation methods
         • Traditional UV Arc Lamps vs. LEDs
         • Key factors impacting curing process (wavelength, peak intensity, exposure time…)

  3. Impact of ambient conditions on curing performance
         • Temperature
         • Humidity
         • Line speed
  4. Creating step-by-step a new UV Coating Formulation

  5. Troubleshooting poor curing performance
         • Identifying the origin of the problem
         • Solving strategies depending on the problem root cause
           (chemistry, equipment or ambient conditions)

  6. 30 mins Q&A- Interact live/ ask questions directly from the expert !.

  7. After the components have been discussed, they will be wrapped together using a recently completed project as an example. The example case was the development of a flexible UV cured coating/sealant development for food packaging*.
    *3 patents: US20110210163 | US20110211778 | EP2361761A1

About the Expert

Mike Clingerman (Senior Research Scientist) has over 30 years’ experience in a range of polymer, coatings, adhesives and sealants arenas. He worked on a projection that involved the invention of a polymer, largely bio-based, for low temperature powder coatings (a 2008 R&D 100 award winner); security coatings; and a recently patented* “smart” UV cured adhesive/sealant for packaging. It was this last radiation-cure project and observations from years of commercializing a wide range of products that lead to development of this course.

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Members Reviews

VERY GOOD ! Helped us in our problem solving endeavors. Learned about what PIs and monomers are out there.

George B. , from ACTEGA Kelstar

A very good introduction into UV-curing for a new collaborator. And also some new points of view for experienced personnel.

Dieter Nees , from Joanneum Research

EXCELLENT ! Good job from the speaker; technically capable and good at articulating key points.

Evan L. , from Voxel8

Very good course on both principle and practice

Jiang W. , from cabot

Excellent Online Course! It was technical enough and Mike Clingerman was highly knowledgable

Rodolfo R. , from Delphi

The course was excellent! It generally improves my comprehension of UV curing and formulating requirements.

Andrew S. , from Flint Group

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