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TheIJC 4-6 Oct 2016, D̈sseldorf

5 October 2016


Registration and tabletop networking

Opening of the conference by Sabine Geldermann, director drupa

Sean Smyth, Print Technologist

smithers pira
In the wake of a raft of announcements and introductions at drupa showing inkjet is as productive as litho and lexo the 
adoption of inkjet in commercial and publishing print is continuing to grow. In packaging and labels the potential for major 

disruption by inkjet is enormous. Smithers Pira will share our market data and forecasts on how inkjet is continuing to shape 
the future of print and printed packaging with better quality, productivity and economics, making inkjet – in all its various 
technical iterations – more competitive.


Florian F̈ssler, Head of Digital Applications

Mass customisation is often mentioned as an important driver for digital printing – but can emerging industrial inkjet printing 
applications easily adopt existing variable printing solutions which are already well established for transactional printing and 
labels? This presentation will highlight the important factors for variable data in industrial inkjet printing: What applications 

exist, and which ones are likely to create an added value? What technological requirements and current solutions exist?
How can variable data be deined and what lifecycle does it have? Wifag//Polytype as the market leader in direct-to-shape 
inkjet printing for metal and plastic packaging is often confronted with these very questions and is working together with its 

customers to meet the demanding innovation requirements of the market.

INkJET dEVElOpmENTs aNd sOluTIONs fOR fOOd aNd phaRma paCkagINg

Lawrence Gamblin, President
kao Collins
There is a huge demand for inkjet solutions for food and pharma packaging applications. This presentation discusses some 

of the alternative solutions including UV curable, EB curable and water based inks. The chemistries and curing technologies 
used for inkjet applications are developing rapidly, which opens up new opportunities. The objective of the presentation is to 
provide the audience with realistic expectations about what is and isn’t achievable and what is likely to be achievable in the 

near future.

Networking coffee break

ImpROVINg suRfaCE CuRE WITh uVC lEds
Dr Tanja Bizjak, Technical Sales Manager OmniCure Products

Excelitas Technologies
UV LED solutions have demonstrated the ability to successfully replace older mercury lamp solutions in a number of curing 
applications by providing reduced operational costs through longer lifespans, reduced electrical consumption, higher 

reliability and reduced heating of substrates. At the same time, formulation modiication has enabled the use of an increasing 
number of UV LED curable adhesives, inks, and coatings for commercial applications. In a number of applications such as UV 
curable coatings, there are still limitations for UV LED curing, preventing wide commercial adoption. Among the available 
formulations, the variation in curing performance is quite large and surface cure remains the biggest challenge to overcome 

with LED curing. When using LED based light sources, additional exposure to deep-UV irradiation or curing under inert-gas 
blanketing is most often required to achieve a tack-free surface. Post exposure to deep-UV LEDs is an attractive solution that 
is investigated in greater depth to explore irradiance, dose and wave length requirements for industrial curing solutions. In 

addition, the feasibility of adding deep-UVC LEDs into a commercial LED curing system is also discussed.


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