The California State Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing the many benefits of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technologies, and the contributions of RadTech–The UV+EB Technology Non Profit Trade Association. Senator Mike Morrell (R) representing the 23rd CA Senate District, covering portions of Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties, spearheaded the effort. “This California State Senate resolution will encourage adoption of pollution prevention technologies while retaining manufacturing jobs in California,” says Rita Loof, RadTech Director of Environmental Affairs. “UV+EB technology has already been recognized on various occasions by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the City of Los Angeles, and we welcome the statewide recognition.”
The SCAQMD and City of Los Angeles presented RadTech Clean Air Awards for Advancement in Air Pollution Control Technology. The SCAQMD has also recently deemed UV+EB technology as a “control strategy” in its Air Quality Management Plan; and the technology is also listed as a Best Available Control Technology and is exempt from many SCAQMD regulations.
The Senate resolution recognizes UV+EB technology as pollution prevention processes which, unlike conventional technologies, emit little to no harmful emissions. The nature of the process is such that virtually no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or hazardous air pollutants are generated. Additionally, UV+EB processes do not produce combustion contaminants such as NOx, SOx or Greenhouse Gases, which are heavily regulated in the State of California.
The proclamation acknowledges the “invaluable” contributions made by RadTech to the State of California and beyond, and cites the association’s ideals of community service. It commends RadTech for its “outstanding commitment to improving the environment and economy through its programs.”
RadTech strives to offer the benefits of UV+EB technology as a way to keep manufacturing operations in the United States, thereby creating jobs and helping the economy. UV+EB are used across a wide spectrum of manufacturing technologies including printing and packaging, additive manufacturing, industrial finishing, electronics, and medical applications. Recent advancements in UV LEDs (Light emitting diodes) and 3d printing/additive manufacturing have helped propel the technology to new innovations and product development.