Conference Programme

During GlassPrint conference sessions, technical experts deliver an extensive series of presentations covering digital and screen technologies for decorating flat and hollow glass. The programme also attracts industry figureheads as keynote speakers and a specially selected panel of glass decoration experts join together for the GlassPrint LIVE open forum to answer topical questions from the audience. Subject to change, the current programme is:

10:00   Arrival, registration and table top exhibition
11:00   Introduction and welcome   Chameleon / ESMA
11:15   KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Flat and hollow glass screen printing market: key industry trends, technologies and geographic markets etc.   Sean Smyth, Principal Print Consultant, Smithers Pira
11:45   Digital printing opens a new way of marketing glass bottles   Curvink / TILL
12:15   Screen printing – the importance of a perfect screen   Sign-Tronic AG / Grünig-Interscreen
12:45   Lunch and table top exhibition
14:00   KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: European Glass Packaging Industry - Competitiveness, challenges and opportunities (provisional title)   Marcello Montisci, Chairman of the FEVE Market Place Committee and VP Sales Marketing and Production Planning for the Vetropack Group
14:30   Decoration of architectural glass using inkjet printing   Tiger Coatings
15:00   How to benefit from Cloud Computing and Industry 4.0 as a glass printer   KBA Kammann
15:30   Coffee break and table top exhibition
16:00   Screen printing of hollow and flat glass: Latest developments, advantages of organic inks, effects for the beverage industry   Marabu
16:30   Digital glass gilding technology for decoration   Heraeus
17:00   KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: German Glass Industry – Situation and Trends   Dr. Johann Overath, Managing Director, BV Glas (Bundesverband Glasindustrie)
    KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: glasstec 2018 – current status and future outlook   Birgit Horn, glasstec Director and Prof. Ulrich Knaack, Technical University of Darmstadt
18:00   Table top exhibition
19:00   Networking buffet and and table top exhibition
21:00   Close    

08:00   Table top exhibition
08:55   Welcome to day two   Chameleon / ESMA
09:00   KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: 3D-Printing of glass now possible   Bastian E. Rapp, Head of Lab, KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
09:30   Is the glass world still a "glass decorated  world”… or is it more? Glass is a high-tech functional part of the process   SAATI
10:00   Novel transparent inks for highly efficient light diffuser glass devices   EPTAINKS in cooperation with Saint Gobain
10:30   Coffee break and table top exhibition
11:00   KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: How to verify the compliance to food contact and REACH Regulations   Nicola Favaro, Lab Director, Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro / SSV
11:30   The value of glass decoration   FERRO
12:00   GlassPrint LIVE!   Expert panel Discussion (panelists TBC)
12:45   Lunch and table top exhibition
13:45   KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: European flat glass status (exact title TBC)   Glass for Europe (speaker TBC)
14:15   Achieving perfect results printing directly on bottles with a scalable and easy to use industrial system for screen printing   Gallus
14:45   Atmospheric pressure plasma for patterned inkjet printing and coating on glass   University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
15:15   Ink development which can be tempered up to 1000°C…. compared with other ceramic inks can be printed with a resolution of 1440 dpi   Ormo Print
15:45   Table top exhibition
16:30   Close    

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