ESMA Newsletter: TheIJC, DCP & GlassPrint 2015 – join ESMA’s biggest tec conferences

  SUMMER 2015, issue 29

The Inkjet Conference 2015 sets a new record of speakers & exhibitors

Direct Container Print 2015 announces dates and first programme details

Record levels of early-bird registrations for GlassPrint 2015

With ESMA to drupa 2016 – still available in halls 3 and 6

Dining and networking with ESMA

TEC and M&P Committee Meetings

European Coating Congress, 3-4th September 2015, Ghent, Belgium

RadTech Europe with discount for ESMA-members



The Inkjet Conference 2015 sets a new record of speakers & exhibitors

picWith less than three months to go TheIJC 2015 sets a new record of speakers and exhibitors. Almost 50 table-tops and technical presentations on inkjet engineering and inkjet chemistry, and new submissions still coming in! It is the very last call for those who still want to book a table-top and a presentation slot. You may check the conference programme updates here and contact us at for exhibiting options.

Delegate registration, incl. group discounts is open here and with several dozen delegates already registered, we encourage you to proceed with the hotel booking now, when ESMA rates are still available.

Each delegate at TheIJC enjoys:

  • Over 20 hours of technical lectures on inkjet developments
  • Over 50 table-tops
  • The greatest networking opportunity within the R&D community
  • Meeting with C-level industry executives and brand owners
  • Full set of animated presentations incl. audio after the event
  • And free drupa 2016 entrance voucher offered by ESMA

The Inkjet Conference, 7-8th October 2015, Swissôtel Neuss/Düsseldorf, Germany,


Direct Container Print 2015 announces dates and first programme details

pic dcpDirect Container Print 2015 (DCP) marks is entrance onto the 2015 event calendar with presentations on low migration inks, UV LED curing and recent developments in screen and inkjet technology. Organised by ESMA in cooperation with Chameleon Business Media, DCP is supported by leading manufacturers such as KBA-Kammann, Marabu and Sun Chemical. This technical conference introduces printers, packaging manufacturers and brand owners to the potential of direct to shape container decoration on plastics. DCP takes place on 23-24 November 2015 at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Already a multi-billion business, the packaging market is experiencing its strongest growth in years. Plastic remains one of the most popular packaging materials by far in beauty and health care, pharmaceutical and food industries. With quality print being the key to success of an inviting and brand-enhancing packaging, new technologies are progressing and changing the costs and benefits of direct to shape printing. Both screen, pad and digital print unlock entirely new options in terms of no-label approach for round and special-shaped surfaces which improves product customisation, as well as the flexibility of the print process and logistics in general.

In that context, highlights of DCP 2015 presentations will include Global Inkjet Systems  (“Inkjet and Direct Container Print – Challenges and Successes”), Phoseon (“Benefits of UV LED Curing in Direct Container Printing”) and Isimat (“InLine Foiling – Adding a Competitive Edge to Direct Container Printing”). Marabu will provide an overview of product requirements in regards to new curing technologies, as well as of ink and substrate developments for various plastic materials. Industrial Inkjet will describe the demands on the printhead selection, ink technology, pre-treatment and system design and will illustrate it with case studies of real working examples.

Submissions from new speakers are still coming in and the programme updates can be followed on the conference website at Early-bird delegate registration is now available online with special rates valid until 31.07.2015.

Direct Container Print, 23-24th November 2015, Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Düsseldorf, Germany,


Record levels of early-bird registrations for GlassPrint 2015

pic glassprintEarly-bird registration for GlassPrint 2015 is set to reach record levels before the expiry of the discounted delegate rate offer on 31st July.

Powered by glasstec, GlassPrint 2015 is Europe’s only event dedicated to the decoration of all types of glass and will take place on 25-26th November in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Glassmakers and decorators wishing to still take advantage of early-bird registration can do so at, where the full conference programme can also be found. Registration includes access to all technical and keynote presentations that will present attendees with information on the latest advanced screen and digital technology available for glass decoration.

And if your company is a manufacturer of machinery, equipment, software or consumables to this important and expanding sector, limited space is still available in the accompanying table-top exhibition area that offers excellent networking opportunities to meet existing and potential customers. Contact Dave Fordham for more details:

GlassPrint 2015 is the sixth event in this successful series and follows on from the 2013 conference that was deemed an outstanding success by the record audience of approximately 200 international glassmakers, glass decorators and suppliers. GlassPrint is organised jointly by ESMA and Chameleon Business Media (publishers of ESMA-sponsored magazines “Glass Worldwide” and “Specialist Printing Worldwide”).

GlassPrint, 25-26th November 2015, Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Düsseldorf, Germany,


With ESMA to drupa 2016 – still available in halls 3 and 6

pic drupaIt’s less than 10 months to the start of drupa 2016 – world’s no. 1 show for print and cross media solutions. As a result of lasting cooperation we have been allocated two pavilions to be distributed among ESMA members. In the global pavilion for functional and industrial printing (hall 3) there are four islands of over 100 sqm each. The available area in hall 6, part of the “Innovation Path” theme at drupa 2016 , is 80 sqm in total – to be divided among interested parties.

Our offer includes the following package deals:

  • Lounge Member is the most affordable solution to mark your presence at drupa. You may receive and meet customers in the ESMA lounge which includes tables and catering. Your company name will be listed on the lounge walls and there is an option to be mentioned in drupa catalogue.
  • Advanced Lounge Member will have a stand of 6 sqm at their disposal, separated from the lounge. With your own location, table and chairs, you may also use the catering provided by ESMA. This package includes presence in drupa catalogue with specific stand number.

Next to the above options, we offer the traditional exhibition space from 12 sqm upwards. You may specify your own requirements and you have the freedom in the design of the stand. ESMA catering is an option here.

ESMA intends to work with one stand builder for the whole pavilion. We welcome requests and design requirements from all pavilion members and will implement them in consultation with the construction team.

In Hall 6, showcasing the innovation in printing (speciality print, printed electronics and others) and PEPSO (Printed Electronics Products and Solutions), ESMA offers either stands from 12 sqm upwards following shell scheme and PEPSO concept or customised design developed in consultation with the construction team.

Additional details and prices are available on request at!


Dining and networking with ESMA

pic esmaA unique opportunity to get to know our association and network with ESMA members in an enjoyable atmosphere presents itself on 3rd September 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. Starting at 18:30 two exclusive presentations will take place to be followed by a networking dinner. We will invite top speakers from both industrial screen and digital printing milieus.

The attendance of ESMA members is free of charge for one person per company. The cost for every additional person, as well as for non-members is € 65 pp. We welcome you to join us for this meeting of industrial print partners and are looking forward to explaining you more about ESMA activities and membership benefits.

Please state your interest for ESMA networking dinner before 21st August 2015 by using this form. Contact for additional questions.


TEC and M&P Committee Meetings

pic comWe are happy to invite you to our next TEC (Technical Exchange) and M&P (Marketing & Promotion) committee meetings which will take place in Frankfurt  on 3rd (TEC) and 4th (M&P) September 2015. Please browse to the TEC Committee page or the M&P Committee page and register your attendance.

3.09.2015, TEC Committee
12:30                 Lunch
13:30 – 18:00    Committee Meeting
18:30                 Networking dinner (see the newsletter item above)

4.09.2015, M&P Committee
9:00-14:00         Committee Meeting
14:00                  Lunch

Leonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt
Mailänder Strasse 1
60598 Frankfurt/Main
+49 069 68020
Single room : € 99/night incl. breakfast
Please contact Bori Csala at to book your room with the necessary information (payment details, days etc.)


European Coating Congress, 3-4th September 2015, Ghent, Belgium

“The Coating Industry in Transition” is the main theme of the 8th European Coating Congress which will take place on 3-4th September in the Belgian city of Ghent. The conference brings forward the latest research and developments in coating and laminating technologies, coating materials and their related applications.

Almost thirty high-level technical lectures will focus on innovative developments and scientific studies dedicated to coating and laminating products and processes. The keynote speakers are Loek de Vries, the CEO of Royal Ten Cate and Joost Wille, the R&D Director of Sioen Industries. Full programme details are available here.

8th European Coating Congress, 3-4th September 2015, University College Ghent, Belgium


RadTech Europe with discount for ESMA-members

The RadTech Europe Conference and Exhibition is Europe's premier meeting place for the major users of radiation curing materials, equipment and products and gives an updated view on current developments and innovations in the field of radiation curing. This year’s conference will be held in Prague, from October 13-15, 2015 under the theme ”UV/EB NOW: New place, new format, new applications”.

The latest information, programme updates and online registration can be accessed event’s website.
All ESMA members enjoy a € 50-discount on the standard delegate fee of €250. When registering please indicate “Member of ESMA – 50 Euro discount” in the remarks box at the end of the form. For additional questions, please contact

RadTech Europe Conference, 13-15th November 2015, Clarion Congress Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic


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