The first edition of the Industrial Print Integration conference marks the long-awaited return of physical industry meetings. Organised by the European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association (ESMA), the event takes place on 18-19 May 2022 at Crowne Plaza Düsseldorf-Neuss. Representatives of all industry sectors are welcome to learn and discuss what screen, inkjet and other printing technologies can mean for the production processes of today and tomorrow.
IPI 2022 features a total of 50 presentations during two days on parallel tracks. Each morning the conference opens with inspiring keynote speeches which show the potential of printing in modern market applications. Stijn Gillissen of Henkel will present the latest smart solutions enabled by printed electronics. Dr Yinghuan Kuang from the research centre Imec will talk about the perovskite coating design for solar cells and its upscaling in the industry. Two keynotes, delivered by Kuka and FPT Robotik, will highlight the integration between robotics, printing and additive manufacturing.
Special conference track is dedicated to the Paperonics project. Between 2019 and 2021, 40 European research centres and companies investigated the future of efficient, affordable and sustainable printing of electronic components directly on paper and plastics. During IPI, they will present the project’s results and demonstrate the first samples including RFID tags for e-logistics, sensors for tamper-proof packaging and temperature threshold indicators.
Next to the high-level technical talks, IPI houses a networking arena of 50 tabletop stands, including 3M, Adphos, Agfa, Arcolor, BASF, Cadis, ChemStream, Covestro, CST, Dataphysics, DICO Electronic, Encres Dubuit, Dr. Hönle, Epta, Fraunhofer IFAM, Fraunhofer IPA, Fujifilm Ink Solutions, Fujifilm Integrated Inkjet Solutions, Global Graphics, Global Inkjet Systems, Grünig, Hasselt University, Heraeus, i4inkjet, ImageXpert, Industrial Print Solutions, Integration Technology, Kao Chimigraf, KNF, Kronos, Lambda, Marabu, Meteor Inkjet, Momentive, Notion Systems, Nur Ink, Pall, Phoseon, Quantica, RISE, Saati, Sefar, Seiko, Siegwerk, SignTronic, SPS Technoscreen, Stuttgart Media University, Sun Chemical, Thieme and Trijet.
“Industrial Print Integration features a combination of industrial and functional printing which enables more sustainable and more flexible production processes”, says Peter Buttiens, CEO of ESMA, “New sustainable developments rely e.g. on perovskite photovoltaics or new solid state batteries. OLED technology begins to dominate the world of displays, while the global pandemic extended the need for monitoring sensors and fast diagnostic kits. IPI discusses the technology behind all these developments and shows print beyond its conventional purpose.”
One of the supporters, the company CST GmbH from the nearby Krefeld invites all conference participants for a factory tour on the 17th of May 2022.
The two-day multi-track conference will offer knowledge transfer of different technical level and will become the centre point between research and business, innovators, suppliers, integrators, brands and end-users who want to look at future steps in industrial printing. The conference will be complemented with a tabletop exhibition – a proven setting for education, interaction, networking and partnership opportunities.
IPI 2022 is supported by drupa and “Specialist Printing Worldwide”.
Industrial Print Integration (IPI) conference
Date: 18-19 May 2022
Place: Crowne Plaza Düsseldorf-Neuss
Programme and registration: ipi-conference.com
Early bird delegate fees are valid until 31 March 2022.