Industrial printing meets glass and plastic

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  SEPTEMBER 2016, issue 34  

Industrial printing meets glass and plastic

TheIJC unveils the extensive conference agenda

HSEP Bulletin: CLP labelling of transport packaging

New communication channel: ESMA online forums

ESMA pavilion at FESPA 2017

The Inkjet Training Programme announces new dates

European Textiles – Going Digital, Going High-Tech

CORNET project “PAPERONICS” – call for partners

Winter School Functional Coatings

ESMA among winners of Consumer Goods Hackathon

ESMA at drupa 2016 – the aftermovie

 

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Industrial printing meets glass and plastic

ESMA exhibits at glasstec 2016 together with ten and at the K show with three member companies. The member pavilions showcase the newest screen and digital decoration supplies and technologies for different application on glass and plastics.

 

With the increasing range of applications that integrate speciality and functional printing on glass, the composition of ESMA pavilion at glasstec (20-23 September 2016 in Düsseldorf) changes as well. In comparison to the last exhibition in 2014, three new companies are participating and two joined the pavilion specifically because of the stronger group image. “Glass is regaining its importance for printing and not only in terms of surface decoration for flat and hollow products. Today, glass becomes the perfect match for printed electronics unlocking new applications and new possibilities. The revolution sparked by ultrathin glass and non-contact printing techniques means that also digital inkjet has a lot to offer in the glass industry,” says Peter Buttiens, CEO of ESMA.

 

ESMA organises its pavilion for the fourth time and the three islands in hall 12 feature following member companies: Gallus-Heidelberg (booth C49-2), KIWO (D49-4), Machines Dubuit (C49), Pröll (C41-1), PVF (D49-2), RUCO (C41-2), Saati (C49-1), SPS Technoscreen (C24), Sun Chemical (D49-3) and Tiflex (D49). Although the majority of those companies specialise predominantly in screen technologies, everyone interested in the advancements of digital inkjet printing can step by the ESMA booth (D49-4) to talk to our experts from this domain and gain updates on The Inkjet Conference. One of the test printers from The Inkjet Training course is on display at the ESMA booth, as well.

 

At the world’s no. 1 fair for plastics and rubber, K (19-26 October 2016, Düsseldorf) our pavilion in hall 4, C63, hosts Gallus-Heidelberg, Marabu and Sun Chemical demonstrating their expertise in respectively equipment, inks and coatings for industrial printing.

 

Everyone who passes by the ESMA booths at both shows can count on specialist advice offered by the Expert Team and directed for specific market sectors, including topics such as colour management and profiling for industrial decoration, speciality chemistry, advanced materials or inkjet system design. Visitors will also receive updates on the upcoming Direct Container Print (27-28 November 2017 in Düsseldorf) and GlassPrint (29-30 November 2017 in Düsseldorf) conferences, the latter co-organised by ESMA and “Glass Worldwide” magazine.

 


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TheIJC unveils the extensive conference agenda

With three weeks to go, The Inkjet Conference (TheIJC) confirms the most involving agenda in the event’s history. Over 50 presentations, 6 workshop sessions and countless networking opportunities at almost 70 tabletops will fill the Swissotel in Düsseldorf/Neuss on 4-6 October 2016 and engage hundreds of developers, technologists, researchers, innovation managers and decision makers.

 

This year, significantly high numbers of new players decided to join TheIJC and gain a glimpse of the new era of digital printing. One-fourth of the tabletops has been booked by first-time exhibitors, including Barbieri Electronic, Baumer Inspection, Clariant, Crown Van Gelder, DPS Innovations, Inca Digital, KIWO, Megnajet, Nazdar, Netzsch, RJA Dispersions, Smithers Pira, STS Inks, Techkon and Velvet Jet. Simultaneously, almost 60% of the delegates registered so far have never attended the conference before – they will represent companies such as Bühler Group, Cadis, Comexi, DELO Industrial Adhesives, Jindal Films, Nilpeter, Sinocolors, TechNova, Todeschini and many others.

 

TheIJC 2016 starts already on the 4th of October with a series of inkjet workshops chaired by industry experts and renowned researchers. The conference part opens on 5th of October with altogether 52 highly technical talks held on two tracks, in sessions separated by networking breaks, among others – the exquisite networking dinner at the end of day one. Focusing on all aspects of inkjet engineering and inkjet chemistry, the programme offers presentations on printheads, inks and lab equipment, integration, inspection, software and electronics, curing and drying, as well as intellectual property. Core inkjet technology is adopted for different industries and therefore a number of experts on packaging, textiles, additive manufacturing and microelectronic components will present, as well.

 

For the detailed conference programme, incl. presentation abstracts please visit http://theijc.com/event-program

Delegate registration, incl. discounted group booking is available online at http://theijc.com/about-event/registration-2016

ESMA members enjoy a €90 discount – please write to info@esma.com to obtain your discount code.

 


HSEP Bulletin: CLP labelling of transport packaging – CLP article 33(2)

HSEP News Bulletin by Gabriele Heller, the Product Safety Manager of Marabu, chair of ESMA Health, Safety and Environmental Protection Committee.

 

CLP Article 33(2) requires that the outer packaging of a package not subject to labelling according to the rules on the transport of dangerous goods must be labelled in accordance with CLP regulation‘s requirements. This requirement particularly is problematic for suppliers using one transport package to send different products with different CLP classification, but not requiring TDG labelling to their customers, as they would have to label such a package with all labels of the products contained.

 

Many printing inks are not subject to transport of dangerous goods regulations, but nevertheless have to be classified as hazardous according to CLP and thus require an according label. Also, it is not unusual that customers order more than one or two different products, but only one or two containers of each of those products. Thus a transport packaging destined for a certain customer often contains a certain number of products with different CLP classification and labelling. In this case, the transport packaging, according to the current requirement of CLP article 33 (2), has to be labelled with all labels affixed to the containers inside the transport package. This requires the labels and the information on which labels have to be affixed to be available at the packing station, and also additional work for the related stuff to affix those labels, resulting in higher costs for packaging and transport.

 

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The next HSEP committee meeting takes place on 11 November 2016 in Barcelona. All ESMA members are welcome to participate in the committee meetings and benefit from sharing Information, knowledge and working together to manage complex regulatory issues. Please contact us at info@esma.com to register your attendance.

 


New communication channel: ESMA online forums

Following the request of ESMA committee members, we have opened internet forums for the HSEP, TEC and Marketing & Promotion topics. The forums are accessible for all ESMA members and moderated by the committee chairs. Navigate to the committee page on the ESMA website to access the forum, post questions and discuss answers in specific categories. Also the ESMA Expert Team, successfully inaugurated at drupa 2016, has got its own forum, available publicly for all questions from the printing industry. This forum is accessible via ESMA website, as well.

 

ESMA pavilion at FESPA 2017

Special exhibiting conditions are offered to ESMA members at FESPA 2017 (8-12 May in Hamburg). Our pavilion in hall 4A has still spaces available for smaller stands. Hall 4A will showcase the  expansion of printing for industrial applications with among others packaging, direct to shape and printed electronics. Contact us at info@esma.com to discuss all available options.

 

The Inkjet Training Programme (TheIJT) announces new dates

TheIJT at the University of Fribourg is now well established as the leading provider of practical inkjet training and has now announced its 5th course on 14-18 November 2016. Limited to 18 participants, this lab-based course covers all aspects of inkjet engineering and inkjet chemistry and gives participants the opportunity to experiment with many different printheads and print set-ups. To register for the next course please contact info@theijt.com or register one line at http://theijt.com

 


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European Textiles – Going Digital, Going High-Tech

Organised by the Textile European Technology Platform on 12-13 October 2016 in Brussels, the international conference will launch the new Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda and will showcase the high-tech materials, advanced production technologies, new business models and growth markets for the textile industry. Event sessions will be dedicated to key technology developments in fabric formation, textile surface processing and assembly and fashion production. Speakers will explore key technical textile application areas such as construction, health care, sports, protection, environment and agriculture. The event brings  together industry innovators, technology providers, researchers and clusters. Download here the conference programme, the conference registration form and the hotel booking form.

 

CORNET project “PAPERONICS” – call for partners

A new opportunity to add value to packaging is the combination of low cost technologies such as printed sensors, RFIDs and printed solar cells on paper. In this way, smart packaging with following properties can be achieved:

  • Printed sensors for temperature, humidity and touch monitor the environment of the packaging throughout the supply chain. They allow intelligent packaging functionality and consumer interaction.
  • Light emission after activation attracts customers and provides information.
  • RFID enables logging, tracking, tracing and data transfer.
  • A printed solar cell on paper provides energy and can load energy storage devices such as printed batteries and capacitors to increase the range of data transfer and store logged data for a longer time.

PAPERONICS will bring all these technologies together. The project will show the user committee the versatile possibilities that can be achieved with functional printing on fibre-based substrates that can give companies a step ahead in innovation of their products or creation of new products and entering of new markets. The companies will combine their knowledge, together with the research institutes, to create smart prototypes. In PAPERONICS four institutes (Fraunhofer IVV, TU Chemnitz, IMEC and Hasselt University) will cooperate and will bring in their partner companies. Companies and research institutes interested in partnership should contact Prof. Wim Deferme at wim.deferme@uhasselt.be

 

Winter School Functional Coatings

Organised by the University of Hasselt between 28 November and 2 December 2016, the winter school offers both an academic and industrial view on the complete value chain. On the first day, academic lectures from experts on materials, synthesis and deposition of applications will guide participants through the variety of materials to be used for diverse functional coatings. The second day will focus on the industrial applications that can be achieved from these materials. Experienced speakers will cover the field from self-healing coatings over superhydrophobicity towards bio-related coating applications. On the last day, PhD students and postdocs will present their research and a brokerage event will be organised with one-on-one meetings between coating experts. For more details, please contact wim.deferme@uhasselt.be

 

ESMA among the winners of Consumer Goods Hackathon

Peter Buttiens was part of the winning team at the Consumer Goods Hackathon organised by Deloitte in sponsorship with i.a. P&G and ABInBev. During the 48-hours event held in Brussels, the team consisting of representatives of ESMA, SuperStrong, Saueressig and coached by Damien Jourdan from Danone, developed a concept around innovative packaging. The idea of a premium beer bottle “Be(er) unique” included digitally printed labels combined with NFC technology. The label was unique on each bottle but the difference could only be told with the use of imaging software. Once scanned, a potential prize could be claimed. Furthermore, the label unlocked gamification options and information about allergens, ingredients, food pairing etc. An additional feature, enabled by hidden print with thermochromic inks, indicated the bottle’s temperature, respective taste experience and serving suggestions. More information at www.consumergoodshackathon.com

 

ESMA at drupa 2016 – the aftermovie

22 members and technology partners in two pavilions, 11 days of meeting new customers and partners, as well as catching up with old friends. That was drupa 2016, where, together with its member companies, ESMA proved that printing has become much more than just putting ink on paper. From industrial decoration to functional printing, from suppliers to equipment manufacturers, all celebrated a successful exhibition. Please have a look at some impressions from ESMA pavilions compiled in this short video>>

 


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