THE HAGUE, the Netherlands - RadTech Europe (RTE), the European Association for UV/EB technology, will host the 4th RTE Awards for Innovation Competition at its biennial RTE Conference & Exhibition to be held Oct. 14-15, 2009, in Nice, France. The event is designed to recognize and celebrate innovative utilization of UV/EB technology in diverse markets.
The RTE Awards for Innovation Competition attracts a wide range of entrants from the European and global radiation-curing community. Open to all companies utilizing UV/EB technology, the competition recognizes and encourages innovative companies that manufacture products using radiation-curing technology. It promotes the future development of UV/EB technology by highlighting its many benefits, including improved product quality, faster processing and extremely low VOC emissions.
Entries eligible for the competition must have been manufactured between Jan. 1, 2008, and July 31, 2009, using UV- or EB-curable inks, coatings or adhesives, or produced in any printing, manufacturing or construction application that used radiation curing technology. Entrants from all sectors of the radiation curing industry are welcome. RTE membership is not required.
Entries will be judged according to three categories: printing and packaging, automotive and specialty, and industrial coatings and adhesives. Judges will issue the RTE Innovation Award to three companies, one from each category.
The deadline for submission of entries is Aug. 20, 2009. Nomination forms and additional information regarding the award can be found at