As a result, Renzi said that EB curing
is drawing more attention.
At present, EB curing
is not proven viable commercially, but remains interesting as a concept, particularly for the generation of primers and single coatings in coil applications, according to Lewis.
It's also true that nitrogen blanketing is expensive, but critical to the success of EB curing
," said Rusterholz.
He is also an adjunct associate professor at SUNY-ESF in Syracuse, NY teaching courses in UV and EB curing
The price range of UV and EB curing
system begins from $100,000 and $800,000 respectively and the price of radcure coating per gallon is much higher than that of conventional coatings.
Idacavage, an adjunct associate professor at SUNY-ESF in Syracuse, NY where he teaches courses in UV and EB curing
The RadTech Food Contact Notification Alliance called the ruling "a breakthrough food contact approval for radiation curable formulations, because it is the first FDA clearance of a range of UV/EB curing
materials in any combination for direct food contact; formulations that combine the FCN materials with already FDA sanctioned components may be commercialized for food packaging without having to obtain additional FDA clearance; and the FCN is expected to open new applications for UV and EB curing
that previously might have been limited by lack of explicit food contact clearance.
The use of UV or EB curing
inks significantly increases productivity by eliminating the need to wait for the conventional ink to dry; the printed substrate can be immediately finished as it comes off the press.
However, EB curing
is generally considered to be more practical for web presses over 20" wide.
RadTech 2014--The Global Conference and Expo for UV and EB Curing
Technology will be held May 12-14 in Rosemont, Illinois.
That growth in UV and EB curing
continued durnig the past year, particularly in the packaging and narrow web segments.
Collins noted that EB curing
appears to be picking up interest among food packagers.
RadTech officials reported that attendance was up more than 50% from its last event, demonstrating the increased interest in UV and EB curing
It is noted that all the statistical data were from UV curing industries, because EB curing
is still limited.
systems are large and powerful and expensive, so far.