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Latest inkjet innovations at The Inkjet Conference 2019

Over 60 speakers from the world’s leading industry players and academic centres will present their research on core inkjet technologies during the 6th European edition of the TheIJC (The Inkjet Conference) on 29-30th October 2019 at Crowne Plaza Düsseldorf. 

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Several hundreds of developers, innovators and decision makers are expected to join the event to look into the future of digital printing and assess its impact on various manufacturing processes.

“TheIJC has established itself as the focal point for learning and discussion between all those who want to make global connections and share thoughts on inkjet innovation,” says Peter Buttiens, CEO of ESMA (European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association), organiser of the event. “Each year hundreds of participants leave the conference with a head full of ideas, new partnerships and a complete technology update.”

Steve Knight, director of Digital Direct Technologies, co-organiser of TheIJC, says: “Within the community that meets at TheIJC we look at a chain of events: the core technology, the integration, the equipment and the market application. Each development or evolution in the core technology is assessed against the application and the market requirements. Some core technology developments will revolutionise the application, whilst the same core technology development will be irrelevant in another market. With over 60 presentations, the conference covers all areas and explores the links between them.

The conference programme opens with state-of-the-art insights from all major printhead manufacturers. Other topics include hardware, software, vision systems, ink and curing, innovation and research. 

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Sessions include:

“Make printhead jettability wider” by Guillaume Guinot, SeikoInstruments

“Making the most of Konica Minolta’s compact inkjet printhead technology” by Paddy O’Hara, Industrial Inkjet

 “A system’s approach to creating high quality output: The importance of an Image Quality System” by Joshua Howard, Kodak

“Powerdrop: Taking pressure off the ink by jetting materials that add function” by Dr Dan Mace, Archipelago

“Tips, tools and techniques for printhead waveform optimisation” by Matthew Pullen, Meteor Inkjet

“Understanding and optimising screeners” by Phil Collins, Global Inkjet Systems

 “Formulating UV inkjet inks for a variety of industrial applications” by Rita Torfs, Agfa

“Inks for MEMS printheads: Challenges and opportunities” by Sarah Canning, Fujifilm Ink Solutions

“Innovative formulation additives to improve your inkjet inks” by Peter Bene, BASF

“LED curable inkjet ink design: The balancing act” by Dr Pradeep Koyadan, AT Inks

“New developments in print quality characterisation” by Dr Christian Schöttle, Dataphysics

“Optimum drying for inkjet processes” by Dr Kai K.O. Bär, Adphos

 “Printhead coating for use of chemical aggressive inks and binders, dissolved oxygen and total gas measurement in printing inks” by Dr Alexander Wannewetsch, UMS

“Promoting curing speed: Ideal surfactants for LED curing inkjet inks” by Dr Vedran Durasevic, Evonik

 “What's new in UV LED” by Alan Mills, Phoseon

“Aerodynamics of direct-to-shape printing” by Dr Maria Cristina Rodriguez Rivero from University of Cambridge

“Effects of ink, substrate and target line width on the line quality printed using a materials inkjet printer” by Mihir Choudhari from Rochester Institute of Technology

 “Fully inkjet-printed, air stable OLEDs for signage and packaging applications” by Patrick Barkowski, Inuru

“Inkjet 3D printing: High resolution and multi-material digital manufacturing” by Marin Steenackers from ChemStream

“Robot guided functional inkjet printing on non-planar surfaces for electronic applications” by Robert Thalheim from Fraunhofer ENAS

The current list of presenting and exhibiting companies includes: 3M, Adphos, Agfa, Allnex, Amazon Filters, Archipelago Technology, Arcolor, BYK, BASF Colors & Effects, BASF Personal Care & Nutrition, ChemStream, Clariant, ColorGATE, DataPhysics, Digital Direct, Dr. Hoenle, DSM, DuPont Advanced Printing, Evonik, Formulaction, Fraunhofer ENAS, Fujifilm Dimatix, Fujifilm Imaging Colorants, Global Graphics, Global Inkjet Systems, Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft, Hamamatsu, Hapa, Heraeus, ImageXpert, Industrial Inkjet, Integration Technology Limited, Inuru, iPrint, Kao Collins, KNF, Kodak, Krüss, Lambda Technology, Lubrizol, Marabu, Megnajet, Memjet, Meteor Inkjet, Nazdar, Notion Systems, NTS Group, Pall, Phoseon, Rex-Tone, Ricoh, Rochester Institute of Technology, Seiko Instruments, Soliton, Sun Chemical, Toshiba Tec, Trijet, UMS, University of Cambridge, Ushio, VKT and Xaar.

TheIJC 2019 features 60 presentations, an exhibition of 80 tabletops and an expected total of over 500 attendees. Tabletop and presentation slots are still available – for more information, visit info@theijc.com

For further programme updates: http://theijc.com