CHEVY CHASE, Md. - Ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) usage posted a 35th consecutive annual gain in North American sales in 2005, reaching 95,000 metric tons of formulated chemical products, according to results of the biennial market survey by RadTech, Chevy Chase, Md. Demand for UV/EB is now growing at just over seven percent annually, marking the fastest growth rates since 1999. Survey results indicate cautious optimism of continued high single-digit overall growth over the next three years, with certain applications reaching double-digit gains.

Survey results indicate continued significant growth opportunities in certain segments of wood and graphic arts, as well as increased penetration into various industrial-coating applications. A copy of the RadTech UV/EB Market Report is available at no charge at