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UV Printing User Fair to start in Munich

Monday, 20 October 2014

The UV Printing User Fair will take place on 29 to 30 October 2014 in Munich, Germany.

How are costs for the UV lamps likely to change in future? Knowledgeable speakers will help to provide answers to questions such as these. Source: billyhoiler/Fotolia
How are costs for the UV lamps likely to change in future? Knowledgeable speakers will help to provide answers to questions such as these. Source:...

Visitorrs can expect a versatile program. UV printing is gaining market share. Pira, a British market research organisation, has carried out detailed research into where specific developments are heading and which niches offer particularly good opportunities for future growth. The results will be presented by Dr Sean Smyth.

High growth rates expected - maybe to meet

If it becomes possible to make greater use of UV printing for foodstuff packaging in future and in this way to provide a solution to the current debate about mineral oils, then very high growth rates could well be achieved. One of the developments that has made this a possibility is the fact that, provided
all the risks are identified and dealt with, the problem of photoinitiator migration, which was a hot topic in the past, has now been resolved. FOGRA Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e. V. has been able to assemble a group of speakers in order to spread an understanding of this. The comparison with dentistry should be particularly interesting, since, if UV cured material can be used without any danger in the mouth then there should be no insuperable problems if foodstuffs come into contact with comparable coatings prior to consumption.

Provide information to rely on

Anyone who is able to identify future market requirements can then go on to configure presses and consumables so as to be able to deliver optimum quality for a minimum cost. Consequently, press manufacturers and their suppliers are being invited in order to provide information you can rely on and, once you have selected the most efficient UV lamp configuration, there should no longer be much to go wrong. However, there are still some risks that need to be borne in mind:

  • Is it possible that at some point in the future conventional medium pressure mercury lamps will cease to be available?
  • Is the output of the currently available UV LEDs sufficient and how high will it be in the near future?
  • How are costs for the UV lamps likely to change in future?

Knowledgeable speakers will help to provide answers to questions such as these. Finally, the user show’s lecture programme will also cover 3D printing,

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