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 tabletop exhibition
11:00   Introduction and welcome   Chameleon / ESMA
11:15   KEYNOTE: Flat and hollow glass screen printing market: Key industry trends, technologies and geographic markets   Dr Sean Smyth, Smithers Pira
11:45   Digital printing opens a new way of marketing glass bottles   Eelco Venema, Rosario C2C & Curvink
12:15   Screen printing: The importance of a perfect screen   Andreas Ferndriger, Sign-Tronic / Grünig-Interscreen
12:45   Lunch and tabletop exhibition
14:00   KEYNOTE: European glass packaging industry: Competitiveness, challenges and opportunities   Marcello Montisci, FEVE / Vetropack Group
14:30   Decoration of architectural glass using inkjet printing   Dr Dieter Holzinger, Tiger Coatings
15:00   How to benefit from cloud computing and Industry 4.0 as a glass printer   Dr Christian Maas, KBA Kammann
15:30   Coffee break and tabletop exhibition
16:00   Screen printing of hollow and flat glass: Latest developments, advantages of organic inks, effects for the beverage industry   David Turner, Marabu
16:30   Digital glass gilding technology for decoration   Bilge Kaya, Heraeus
17:00   KEYNOTE: German glass industry: Situation and trendss   Dr Johann Overath, Bundesverband Glasindustrie
    KEYNOTE: glasstec 2018: Current status and future outlook   Birgit Horn, glasstec and Prof. Ulrich Knaack, Technical University of Darmstadt
18:00   Tabletop exhibition
19:00   Networking buffet and and tabletop exhibition
21:00   Close    

08:00   Tabletop exhibition
08:55   Welcome to day two   Chameleon / ESMA
09:00   KEYNOTE: True3DGlass: A revolution in glass processing   Dr Bastian E. Rapp, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
09:30   Stencil technology for close tolerance printing   Pietro Giuliani, Saati
10:00   Novel transparent inks for highly efficient light diffuser glass devices   Annalisa Colombo, EPTA and Rino Messere, Saint Gobain
10:30   Coffee break and tabletop exhibition
11:00   KEYNOTE: How to verify the compliance to food contact and REACH Regulations   Simone Tiozzo, Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro
11:30   The value of glass decoration   Alexandra Cordes, FERRO
12:00   GlassPrint LIVE!   Expert panel discussion with industry experts
12:45   Lunch and tabletop exhibition
13:45   KEYNOTE: Healthy buildings and what it means for flat glass   Bertrand Cazes, Glass for Europe
14:15   Direct to bottle printing with a scalable easy to use system for screen printing   Dr Bernhard Fritsche, Gallus
14:45   Atmospheric pressure plasma for patterned inkjet printing and coating on glass   Prof. Silvia Schintke, HEIG-VD / HES-SO University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
15:15   Ceramic digital printing without glass frit   Prof. Ferdinand Trier, Ormo Print
15:45   Tabletop exhibition
16:30   Close    

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