Ink manufacturer hubergroup is this year’s host.
In the last year, hubergroup has reoriented its focus to the field of web offset printing.
After revising formulation principles and undertaking comprehensive measures to optimize the consistent quality of manufacturing through targeted, procedural adjustments, the ink manufacturer is once again enjoying market success with competitive inks for waterless newspaper printing.
Around 90 participants from more than 10 countries will be able to update themselves on the latest industry developments through numerous technical presentations. The speakers include Bernd Groh and Henry Winkler from hubergroup.
Winkler, technical product manager Web Offset Europe at hubergroup Deutschland GmbH, and Michael Kirmeier from Prüfbau will outline a new approach to the influencing factors and interactions in waterless offset printing.
“There are still a number of unresolved phenomena in waterless offset printing; but thanks to our research results, we now have a much clearer understanding of the interactions that occur when printing and can effectively reproduce certain properties in the laboratory,” Winkler said. “We are able to apply our findings to selectively target the formulations of our newspaper inks for waterless KBA Cortina presses.”
In the presentation “Sustainable ideas, concepts and products,” Groh, global product & portfolio manager at hubergroup Deutschland GmbH, explains the advantages for printing houses of manufacturing in accordance with the criteria of common environmental labels such as Blue Angel or Cradle to Cradle.
He also discusses the challenges users should expect in this regard: “In order to secure future business, dealing with the topic of sustainable production with regard to waterless newspaper printing is highly recommended,” he said. “The hubergroup is an experienced partner of Cortina users with a wide portfolio of inks that are compliant to environment labels.”
Finally, a tour of the hubergroup production facilities will give participants interesting insight into the modern world of ink manufacturing.