Ferro, a leading global provider of functional coatings and color solutions for glass, and its Dip-Tech business, a world-leading provider of digital ceramic glass printing solutions, are pleased to announce their joint participation in glasstec 2018 in Dusseldorf, Germany October 23-26, at the Dusseldorf Messe Hall 12, Stand B49.
Digital home appliances glass printing redefined
Ferro and Dip-Tech will use the glasstec platform to unveil a dedicated digital glass printing solution for the appliances market. Demonstrations of this market-changing technology will take place in a closed area within the booth. Show attendees interested in viewing the machine in action should book an appointment in advance.
Building the architectural glass market
Throughout each day of the show, Dip-Tech will run live demonstrations of the new version of its Nera D glass printer for architecture and design applications, now enhanced with an inline process for industrial batches and a smart dryer.
Booth visitors will also get to try the new Visualizer – a powerful visual sales tool, easily implemented on any website, that allows glass processors’ customers (architects, interior-designers and end-users) to see in advance how printed glass will look in the specific target environment.
Ferro and Dip-Tech will also showcase printed glass applications that leverage the best of screen and digital print combined, for inspiration and providing a definitive, real-world demonstration of what their comprehensive solution can achieve.
In addition, during selected hours, Architect Eyal Porat, author of the Dip-Tech Projects book – a stunning collection of printed glass applications for architects and interior designers – will be on-hand, giving away signed copies to lucky visitors.
“With hundreds of printers in more than 60 countries and tens of thousands of printed projects worldwide, Dip-Tech continues to be the driving force in moving digital glass printing from a niche market to a must-have, and from short-run to serial production,” commented Alon Lumbroso, Manager Digital Glass at Ferro and Managing Director of Dip-Tech. “glasstec marks many firsts for Dip-Tech, including revolutionary technology for the Appliances market, a new, fully automated, dedicated printer for Automotive, and a new-version printer with the highest throughput for Architecture. Those looking for ideas or practical advice are welcome to stop by our booth and explore how we can help them compete and thrive with digital glass printing.”
Speeding-up the automotive glass industry
As a recognized leader in automotive glass inks, Ferro is continuously innovating, bringing new opportunities and value to the global automotive glass industry. At glasstec, it will show multiple applications of Ferro’s market-proven automotive inks as well as new technologies addressing the latest automotive trends, including special black and conductive inks for the fast-growing coated windshield market.
Oliver Heitmann, Ferro’s European Business Manager for Performance Colors & Glass, will be at the booth through much of the show, providing a perfect opportunity for glass processors and automotive glass designers to consult with one of the world-leading experts in the automotive glass printing field.
Also at the booth, Dip-Tech will be conducting live demonstrations of the new-generation, inline, automated Nera V glass printer, along with new dedicated Ferro digital automotive inks. A fully dedicated printer designed exclusively for the unique demands of the automotive industry, the new Nera V features a fast, inline automatic indexing motion system to index and register unique shaped glasses seamlessly, short cycle time, and high production versatility. With this machine, digital now offers a competitive option for automotive glass printing in large batches.
Holding leadership in the container glass field
Rounding out its complete glass market reach, the Ferro container glass decoration division will showcase a colorful, highly alluring area packed with stunning glass printed bottles, cups and vases, demonstrating the extraordinary versatility and aesthetic properties of Ferro’s enamels and sprays. With the widest portfolio of color solutions for containers and tableware, Ferro opens an exceptionally wide range of opportunities for its customers. This wide range will be further complemented by the acquisition of Diegel. Diegel is one of the world’s largest producers of waterborne industrial coatings that specializes amongst others in the niche sector of organic coatings for application on glass.
Non-stop action and events at the Ferro/Dip-Tech booth – Hall 12, Stand B49
Booth visitors will have the unique opportunity to meet more than 60 Ferro/Dip-Tech team members from around the world, to learn and share with the experts, and to experience the power of Ferro’s and Dip-Tech’s glass leadership.
In addition to demos of the new printers, there will be a series of special events at 11:00 and at 15:00 each day, complete with refreshments. A detailed event program will be published closer to the show. With non-stop activities, visitors are encouraged to stop by more than once.
“glasstec presents a unique opportunity for the united Ferro and Dip-Tech forces to reach customers and potential markets with our dedicated inks and technology for the architectural, automotive, container and now appliances sectors,” commented Dieter Binder, Vice President, Europe, Performance Colors & Glass at Ferro. “Coming just one year after Ferro’s acquisition of Dip-Tech, our joint presentation at glasstec clearly showcases how we are actively shaping change in the glass industry.”