Gravure industry met in Baveno, Italy

ERA Annual & Packaging/Decorative Conference 2022

Gravure – the Sustainable Process

The European gravure industry met at ERA´s Annual & Packaging/Decorative Conference in Baveno, Italy from 21-23 September. The event was held in conjunction with the ERA General Assembly on 21 September which elected Davide Garavaglia from Bobst Italia as new ERA President. Some 100 delegates joined the conference on 22 September to discuss the current challenges of the industry. One of the major topics was the sustainability of the gravure process: the results of a study by Leipzig University were presented showing that the reusability of gravure cylinders gives gravure an ecological edge and enhances its sustainability compared with other processes. The event included a visit to Bobst Italia in San Giorgio Monferrato on 23 September where Bobst demonstrated their advanced press technology in the impressive competence center.


Prof Lutz Engisch
University of Applied Sciences Leipzig, Germany
“Ecological impact/sustainability of the gravure process – study by the Universities of Leipzig and Stuttgart”

Mr Lutz Rafflenbeul
Rafflenbeul Anlagenbau, Germany
“Sustainability/energy balance of water based inks vs. solvent based inks”

Mr Kaku Kohli
Kohli Industries, India
“Gravure in India”

Mr Simon Sonn
4Packaging, South Africa
“Gravure in Africa/South Africa – an overview”

Prof Antonio Villafranca
ISPI – italian institute for international political studies, Italy
“Economic development in Europe against the background of Covid and the war in Ukraine“

Mr Christoph von Marschall
Der Tagesspiegel, Germany
“Russia’s war against Ukraine: its geopolitical consequences and the impact on Europe’s cohesion”

Mr Fabrizio Imarisio
“DECarbonization and Sustainability – Reducing of VOC emissions by Solvent Recovery”

Mr Allan Bendall
Saueressig, Germany
“cLynxcylinder: the digital transformation of print tool inspection”

Mr Juergen Seitz
GMG, Germany
“…far more than getting colors right – ColorManagement technologies for cost savings and increased efficiency”

Mr Christoph Gschossmann
Kaspar Walter, Germany
“Future use of chromium trioxide – status of ChromeXtend authorization and status of HelioChrome Neo alternative”

Jörgen Karlsson
MWM, Switzerland
“MIS Print System for the future”

Mr Robert Bierfreund & Mr Herbert Kindermann
Interprint, Germany / Herbert Kindermann Consulting, Germany
“Introduction Digital Printing Association / DIPA Academy”

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