CHICAGO - Eight leading-edge organizations were recognized by RadTech at the group's recent biennial conference in Chicago.
The United States Air Force was recognized for a military and corporate partnership that developed a UV-curable coating for airplane markings that adheres to military specification topcoats and fully cures in minutes.
Armstrong World Industries received special recognition at the event for the pioneering use of UV/EB technology as a sustainable technology and for contributions to RadTech in helping to define and document the environmental benefits of the process.
Breit Technologies was recognized for its patent-pending process that creates cast-to-cure printed holograms and special-effect materials using UV/EB technology.
DVUV, LLC was recognized for LaserWood, a patent-pending technology that combines the high-speed processing of laser embossing on MDF substrate to create wood grains, patterns and logos with the finishing of UV-cured powder coatings and clear, tinted, opaque or special effects.
Ford Motor Co. was recognized for research on the use of UV-curable materials for in-line spot repairs at an automotive OEM facility.
General Motors was recognized as Best Available Technology for the use of UV-cured floor coatings for GM’s Mansfield Stamping Plant.
Objet Geometries was recognized for its UV ink-jet technology to build composite three-dimensional parts, and 3M and Mohawk Industries were recognized for an advanced class of prefinished solid and engineered wood floors that provides highly desirable easy-care properties.