On May 22nd and 24th, Fusion UV Systems GmbH hosted two one-day ultraviolet (UV) curing seminars in Brno, Czech Republic and Budapest, Hungary. More than 100 attendees from Hungary, and the Czech and Slovak Republics participated in these first-time seminars. The seminar objective was to provide basic UV knowledge, as well as fundamental process information about various UV curing applications.

Following a short introduction by the local Fusion UV sales representative, Attila Nagy, Fusion UV presented two papers about the basics, chemistry and physical aspects of UV curing. Dr. Eckert from Arcotec discussed surface pre-treatment, followed by talks about various coating methods. Dr. Lobert, Lechler Coatings, presented information about the latest developments in UV clearcoats for industrial uses, followed by a paper from Henkel Loctite about industrial adhesives and application methods. Papers from George Koch and Ruco Druckfarben covered UV screen printing with a focus on glass applications. Aurelie Godan, Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings, discussed recent developments in UV powders. Two papers from Fusion UV Systems about UV lamp techniques, existing installations and recent projects in 3D curing closed the conference.

Fusion UV plans to hold its next Eastern Europe seminar in Poland in 2008. For more information, visitwww.fusionuv.com.