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RadTech Europe Announces Food Seminar

RadTech Europe Announces Food Seminar

Association news – June 27 2014

RadTech Europe Announces Food Seminar Covering UV-Printing for Food Packaging

RadTech Europe (RTE) announces they are hosting an international food seminar on ‘UV-Printing for Food Packaging.’ This seminar will be held on 24 September 2014 at the Wöllhaf Conference and Banquet Centre in Stuttgart Airport. The seminar will be held in English, and RadTech Europe members and non-members are both welcome to attend.

This seminar will focus on all aspects of UV/EB and UV-LED for food packaging: the technological developments in UV, EB and UV inkjet, the regulatory requirements, the vision of brand-owners and real-life examples of converters applying the technology for their food packaging products.
RadTech Europe has gathered a group of industry experts in materials, inks, printing, equipment and packaging, and regulatory affairs to present on these topics.

Review the agenda below to find out how your company can safely benefit from the fast-curing, high-quality and low-VOC food packaging printing offered by UV/EB and UV-LED:

09.15 – 09.30 Welcome & short introduction to the program.
by Mr. Jeroen Diepgrond, RadTech Europe / BASF

Session A: Introduction to the technology

09.30 – 10.00 Chemistry by Allnex
A comprehensive overview of applied chemistries in printing and packaging materials. Focus will be on state of the art radiation curing systems. Trends for new development will also be highlighted.

10.00 – 10.30 Radiation curing for food packaging market overview
Insights into the market of UV/EB and UV LED products for food packaging

11.00 – 11.30 Brand owner perspective – Dr. Stephen Klump, Nestlé
A view of a major brand owner on the position of Radcure in printing and packaging. Dr. Klump will also cover the future outlook in the packaging industry in respect to safety and sustainability. This will also include an explanation of the legal regulations in relation to the brand owner specifications.

Session B: Legislation & testing: status, opportunities and threats

11.30 – 12.00 Developments in European legislation – Peter Kugel – VVGB-Law
This presentation will detail EU food contact legislation relevant to the use of radiation curing technology.

13.30 – 14.00 Migration and testing – Eurofins – Dr. Andreas Grabitz
This presentation will include the latest information on analytical methods and modelling for migration in food packaging.

14.00 – 14.30 German and Swiss Ordinance – Dr. Anna Gergely, Steptoe & Johnson
A short overview of the Swiss and German Ordinance will be given, including the practical data requirements and developments in the legislation.

Session C: Application technology

15.00 – 15:30 Safe use of radiation cured inks and varnishes – EuPIA
Viewpoint from the printing ink industry on the usage of radiation cured products in the various applications.

15.30 – 16.00 View from the packaging industry on safe use of radiation curing

16.00 – 16.30 New developments in EB technology for food packaging – RTE EB working group
A review of the technology and its advantages in its use for food packaging applications

16.30 – 17.00 Case study on safe usage of UV cured varnishes on food packaging
A real life example on safe usages of UV cured varnishes in food packaging, including its benefits and limitations. The case study will include the perspective of a leading converter on radcure versus other technologies.

17.00 Conclusion and opening the opportunity for networking and discussion

RadTech members are welcome at the RadTech Annual General Assembly that is scheduled on September 23 from 14.00 – 16.00.


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About RadTech
RadTech Europe (RTE), founded in 1988 in Switzerland and headquartered in The Hague (The Netherlands), is the European industry association that promotes the development, use and benefits of UV/EB curing technology for the markets of Graphic arts, Adhesives, Electronics, Industrial Coatings, Automotive, Medical, Dental, Cosmetics and an array of new emerging applications. RTE membership provides access to a collaborative platform, for knowledge transfer at educational, and networking events and achieves effective representation as a body in public affairs initiatives.

For more information contact:
Lut Verschueren
Tel. + 32 474 04 49 40 –

RadTech Europe
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