The conference will take place on 21-23 September in Thessaloniki, Greece

ERA Annual & Packaging/Decorative Conference 2021

Gravure – the Sustainable Print Process

This year’s ERA Annual Conference and the Packaging & Decorative Conference will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece on 21-23 September in the “Porto Palace Hotel”.  The event will be held in conjunction with the Management Meeting & General Assembly on 21 September late afternoon, followed by an informal Get-Together. The conference will take place on 22 September all day. On 23 September participants have the opportunity to visit the plant of packaging printer Hatzopoulos. The conference will put a special focus on the sustainability of the gravure process and includes the following presentations:

Mr Thomas Reiner
Berndt+Partner, Germany
“Sustainability tsunami is heading towards the packaging industry”

Mr Yannis Katis
Bel Information Systems, Greece
“Overprint MIS – software automation for rotogravure”

Mr Stefan Glimm
Global Alufoil, Germany
“Functionality first – a plead for recyclable flexible packaging material”

Dr Kai Baer
Adphos Digital Printing, Germany
“Energy and CO2 reduction potential with electrothermal drying technology – benchmark study with gas convection driers”

Dr Julian Rotter
Kaspar Walter, Germany
“ChromeExtend – update on the chromium trioxide authorization”

Mr Flavio Losa
Rossini, Italy
“Ecogravsystem revolutionizes gravure printing”

Mr Dominik Michalek
ContiTech Elastomer-Beschichtungen, Germany
“The Dynasurf Project – The (R-)Evolution in the Rotogravure Industry”

Mr Michael Fürholzer & Ronny Siegel
Kaspar Walter, Germany
“New surfaces for rotogravure: HelioChrome NEO and HelioPearl – development update”

Mr Jonathan Giubilato
Bobst, Italy
“Combining sustainable printing and increased productivity for short and medium runs”

Mr Achim Kurreck
Moog, Germany
“Sheetfed rotogravure – sustainable process to print carton packaging for special application”

Mr Alessandro Baldo
Uteco, Italy
“Rotogravure machines: From additional units to water-based inks for sustainable printing”

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