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Online Course

UV/ EB Curing: Troubleshooting Tips for your Coatings

Recorded Course

Recorded on Jul 10, 2024

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

With the help of leading expert Patricia Geleen, you will be able to:
  • review the factors (ingredients, UV lamps, ambient conditions...) affecting UV/EB curing performance.
  • avoid unwanted interference with UV stabilizers, scratch/ mar resistance agents.
  • learn in-detail about photo-initiators, step-by-step creation of new UV coating formulation.
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Patricia Geelen Presented By:
Patricia Geelen
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

Upgrading your UV/EB coatings curing process is significant to ensure better performance and to stand out from the competition. Often, you may end up focusing only on a few formulation parameters such as initiator, polymer type, viscosity, etc. You also need to consider other factors and impact of components (light spectrum, oxygen inhibition, cationic initiators...) within the entire process otherwise you will have poor final performance in UV Curing!

Join this course and:

  1. Tailor the curing speed of your coatings 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 view this course?

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

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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!

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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

Very good course on both principle and practice

Jiang W. , from cabot

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

Andrew S. , from Flint Group

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