CHICAGO - A group of industry experts and leading suppliers have organized a symposium on UV LED curing. The one-day conference will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at the Riverway Auditorium in Rosemont, IL.

The event is a response to interest in UV LEDs as an alternative for curing coatings, inks and adhesives. Just as LEDs have been replacing older-style lighting, UV LEDs are replacing mercury-based curing systems.

“The high interest level along with a growing list of commercial successes for UV LEDs prompted the timing of this conference,” said Paul Mills, one of the conference organizers and co-author of The UV LED Handbook

The conference features technical presentations on a range of topics from trends in LED chip technology to economics, safety, integration, measurement and chemistry for UV LED curing.  Expert panels will also allow attendees to ask questions about their own applications and get candid feedback from leaders in the field. The day concludes with a tabletop cocktail reception, where attendees can view live curing demonstrations and talk to equipment and chemistry suppliers.

“This is the first event of its kind,” said Jennifer Heathcote of Integration Technology Ltd., a leading supplier of UV LED light sources and sponsor of the event. “It brings together all of the information you need to put together a UV-curing process.” The symposium costs $95, which includes admission to the sessions, proceedings, a luncheon and the networking cocktail reception.  For details and to reserve a seat, visit