Qualicer Zoom: Digital Printing II

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 PANEL DEBATE ON TECHNOLOGY

PANEL DEBATE ON STRATEGY

 

After the success of the QUALICER ZOOM session, attended by leading experts in ceramic inkjet digital printing in two panel debates in 2012, QUALICER 2014 will again be devoting a single-theme session to this subject, where the global leaders in ceramic inkjet digital printing will be providing their experience.

 

 PANEL DEBATE  ON STRATEGY- DIGITAL PRINTING  II

Chaired by :

CABEDO QUALICER 12

José Cabedo

General Manager of ENDEKA CERAMICS

 

The subjects to be dealt will include:

  • Digital printing, present and future.
  •  Is Spain still the world leader in inkjet technology (machinery and inks)?
  • According to machinery, ink, and ceramic tile manufacturers: How is the implementation of inkjet technology evolving worldwide?
  • Influence of the Crisis on the implementation of new technologies.
  • Does the demand for the technology still exceed the production capacity for both machinery and inks?
  • What inkjet characteristic could we highlight: cost reduction, greater added value, or product logistics?
  • Is this technology matching the decorating capacity of all ceramic tile manufacturers?
  • Will it be harder in the future to create a differentiated product?
  • Will Management in tile manufacturing companies commit to digital technology in glaze application

Members:

  • Julio García. European Business Director Performance Coatings.Ferro Spain S.A.
  • Antonio Blasco. General Manager Esmalglass, S.A. and Itaca S.A.
  • Fernando Roig. President of  Pamesa Group
  • José Cifre. Manager of Argenta Cerámica.
  • Sergio Cepriá. Director of operations, Efi- Cretaprint.
  • José Vicente Tomás Claramonte. Manager of  Kerajet.

PANEL DEBATE  ON TECHNOLOGY- DIGITAL PRINTING  II

Chaired by :

VICENTE SANZ_Director ITC1

Vicente Sanz Solana

Director of the Instituto Universitario de Tecnología Cerámica
Head of the Area for Nanotechnology and Printing Technologies

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

 

The subjects to be dealt will include:

  • Are the computer tools for image treatment appropriate?
  • Is the training of the technicians appropriate?
  • Is ink manufacture efficient?
  • Would it be possible to use new pigments that provide a greater colour space?
  • Will new materials be developed to obtain ceramic effects?
  • What are the advantages of ecological vehicles for the user?
  • Will the use of water in pigmented inks spread?
  • Can the price of the printers be reduced?
  • What is the driving force for upgrading a digital printer?
  • To what extent can the changes in the digitisation of the glazing and decoration modify the manufacturing concept?
  • Important challenges, such as inkjet glazing and effects, have been successfully addressed. What will be the next ones?

Members:

  • Rafael Porcar (Sales Manager and head of the technical services Ink jet Division. Ferro Spain
  • Jesús Fernández Valenzuela. Ink jet project manager. Group Esmalglass-Itaca
  • Eduardo Casañ. Technical Director of Argenta Cerámica
  • Juan Luis López. Technical Director of Pamesa Cerámica.
  • José Vicente Tomas Claramonte. Gerente de Kerajet.
  • Efi- Cretaprint