The California State Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing the many benefits of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technologies and the contributions of RadTech, a non-profit trade association. “This resolution will encourage adoption of pollution prevention technologies while retaining manufacturing jobs in California,” says Rita Loof, RadTech director of environmental affairs.
The Senate resolution recognizes UV+EB technology as pollution prevention processes that emit little to no harmful emissions. The nature of the process is such that virtually no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) or Hazardous Air Pollutants are generated. Additionally, UV+EB processes do not produce combustion contaminants, which are heavily regulated in the State of California.
The proclamation acknowledges the “invaluable” contributions made by RadTech to the State of California. RadTech strives to offer the benefits of UV+EB technology as a way to keep manufacturing operations in the United States. UV+EB are used across a wide spectrum of manufacturing technologies including printing and packaging, additive manufacturing, industrial finishing, electronics, and medical applications. Recent advances in UV LEDs (Light emitting diodes) and 3D printing/additive manufacturing have helped propel new innovations and product development.