Conference Program

Day 1: September 1, 2022

09:00

Opening remarks

Kurt Fischer, Technical Conference Management



09:05

Market overview

Michael Riffel, AFRY



10:00

Colour Road trend report 2022

Clarissa Blüm, Renolit



10:30

Networking coffee break

11:00

The illusion of colour in the decor world, a technical challenge

Royce Dodds, Egger



11:30

Can digital decor printing be profitable? Can it change the game? Or is it just something that will go away?

Mike Horsten, Agfa



12:00

Technological advances driving industrial inkjet print quality improvement

Charles Sharpe, Meteor Inkjet

12:30

Lunch Break

13:30

Decorative surfaces with character: Current solutions for direct-to-board digital printing and texturing

Jasmine Geerinckx, Unilin

14:00

Bridging the gap between inkjet R&D and production

Kyle Pucci, ImageXpert

14:30

Recent advances in large format scanning for decor applications

Patrick Degener, Cruse

15:00

Networking coffee break

15:30

Monitoring performance, reliability and quality parameter 

Case study: How software helps to optimize the SATURN Digital Printing Line

Carsten Brinkmeyer, Hymmen

16:00

Latest advancement in material scanning technology

Massimo Colombo and Massimo Colagrande, Metis

16:30

Closing the loop: Efficient rotogravure printing with AVA-IPAC co-solution

Duncan Ross, Ava Cad/Cam, and Bernd Bergmann, IPAC

17:00

End of day 1

19:30

Conference dinner at Auerbachs Keller

Day 2: September 2, 2022

09:00

Connecting the dots: integrating technologies for super-efficient decor workflows

Duncan Ross, Ava Cad/Cam



09:30

How your software strategy impacts your business potential

Jan Seguda, ColorGate



10:00

Image quality challenges and workflow software solutions for digital decor printing

Simon Edwards, Global Inkjet Systems



10:30

Networking coffee break

11:00

Challenging dispersions – A process additive package for 2nd stage Melamine Formaldehyde alternatives

Julia Mörk and Partic Jakima, Münzing



11:30

Pigments in decor gravure and inkjet printing - An inkmaker's view

Eberhard Waldhör, Arcolor



12:00

Lunch Break

13:00

The seven year itch

Robert Bierfreund, Interprint 

13:30

Rapid Growth of Turkish furniture industry triggered by strong local suppliers of wood based panel and edge band

Naci Güngör, Alim Group

14:00

Towards sustainable electron beam - Curable acrylate coatings for decorative surface

Xavier Drujon, Arkema

14:30

Sustainable surface preparation and treatment in the decorative surfaces industry with open-air plasma

Frank Petrolli, Plasmatreat

15:00

Experience meets innovation: New solutions for consistent colors

David Palmieri, CGS-ORIS

15:30

Farewell coffee

16:00

End of conference