16–17 April at adphos Group in Bruckmühl, Germany · Drying technologies and new electrothermal drying solutions · Free for ERA members

Drying Technologies Workshop

For over 30 years, adphos group, member of ERA, has specialized in developing and optimizing thermal processes across various industries. Its innovative aNIR®-concept is renowned for applications such as drying, heating, and curing, particularly in digital printing where adphos offers efficient drying systems. The aNIR® technology and its aLITE® and BearLITE® derivatives enable rapid evaporation of inks without damaging substrates, offering compact, high-performance drying solutions. adphos not only caters to standard needs but also provides customized solutions to enhance the efficiency of automated production systems. adphos’ technology is cost-effective and environmentally friendly, significantly reducing CO² emissions and ensuring a quick return on investment.

This workshop offers a comprehensive overview of drying technologies in the printing and coating sectors, focusing on the principles of physical drying, thermal curing, UV/ebeam curing, and powder melting. It delves into the interaction between substrates, inks, and coatings, emphasizing their influence on the drying process across various applications in analog and digital printing, and coating surfaces.

Participants will explore advanced drying technologies, including vacuum and freeze drying, convection, conduction, induction, high frequency/microwave-based, and infrared solutions, with a spotlight on adphos’s aNIR and aLITE innovations. The seminar highlights the unique advantages of aNIR technology, offering insights into its efficiency and effectiveness in comparison to traditional drying methods.

The agenda includes a practical demonstration and a tour of the assembly center, allowing attendees to observe aNIR dryers in action. Designed for professionals from gravure printing, cylinder engraving, reproduction studios, and related fields such as paper, substrate, and ink manufacturing, this seminar provides a valuable learning experience for both newcomers and experienced individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge.

This workshop is complimentary for ERA members, while non-members are welcome to join for a fee. It presents an ideal opportunity for industry professionals to expand their understanding of drying technologies without the need for advanced operator training.

General Information

adphos Digital Printing GmbH
Bruckmühler Str. 27
83052 Bruckmühl
Tel: +49-8061-395-0

16 April, starting at 12:30 (CET)
17 April, ending at 12:30 (CET)


Participation Fees

ERA Non-Members: 300 EUR (+VAT)
ERA Members: free

The participation fees are per person. Fees include welcome snack, coffee breaks, dinner and transportation from hotel to dinner location and back.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the “Schmelmer Hof” hotel until March 28th. Please book your room directly with the hotel. Use the following code for your booking: adph24

Single occupancy: 102 EUR incl. breakfast
Double occupancy: 137 EUR incl. breakfast

Schmelmer Hof Hotel & Resort
Schwimmbadstr. 15
83043 Bad Aibling

08061 492-0


Participants arriving by train will get picked up from the train station (Heufeld/Bruckmühl).
Closest airports are Munich International airport and Salzburg International airport.


Tuesday, 16 April 2024

12:00 › Welcome

12:30 › Principal introduction in drying

  • Definition
  • Specialities/influences of the substrate material
  • Specialities/influences of inks/coatings
  • Typical processes, which require drying (Printing/Analog/Digital)
  • Coating at surfaces
  • Bulk/penetration

13:30 › Drying technologies/systems

  • Separation to vacuum and freeze drying
  • Introduction/main principles/Hot air convection drying
  • Conduction based dryers
  • Induction based dryers
  • High frequency/microwave-based driers
  • Infrared based driers
  • adphos-based aNIR and aLITE drying technologies

14:30 › What makes aNIR so special?

  • Detailed outline of aNIR with comparison to conventional drying technologies
  • Discussion of color dependency at drying process
  • Special influence of moisture suction and exhaust

Coffee break

16:00 › Introduction/inspection of aNIR-dryer for gravure press of décor/packaging printing

17:30 › End of workshop

18:15 › Bus transfer from hotel to Maxlrain Brewery

19:00 › Dinner

22:00 › Bus transfer to hotel

Wednesday, 17 April 2024

Arrival at adphos

09:00 › aNIR/aLITE realized application examples

  • Decor
  • Melamine
  • Lacquer
  • Solvent based flexo on film
  • Textile coating
  • Heatset/offset

Coffee break

11:00 › Demos in adphos application center

12:00 › Conclusions and closing sessions

Special one-on-one meetings on request in advance


Closing date for registrations is 28 March 2024.


Cancellations must be submitted in writing by 28 March 2024. In case of absence or late cancellation, the complete participation fee is to be paid. After this date, the registration fee is transferable but not refundable. ERA reserves the right to cancel, defer or modify the event proceedings without prior notice.

Online Registration