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CONFERENCE ON LIQUID LAMINATION

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   Photographs from the conference
   Abstracts
   Speakers
   Conference program

 

1 October 2008 in Warsaw, EXPO XXI Center, str. Prądzyńskiego 12/14, Poland, took place conference on liquid lamination. The aim of the conference was to analyze the following question: How to protect inkjet ink printouts (using liquid lamination) in order to minimize costs and simultaneously meet the printout quality requirements of customer ?.

 

 

Photographs from the conference

 

 

 

Mr Dariusz Świercz from Leadcom is opening the conference. Behind him are sitting staff from Prim Jet Color, co-organizers of the conference.
Participants of the conference. Dr Leszek Kułak gave lecture about inkjet printouts stability.
Participants of the conference. Dr Leszek Kułak explained why printouts are loosing quality with time.
Next lecture, gave by Mrs Jolanta Airaut concerned problem how to correctly protect printouts. During lecture was explained polymerization process of the main component of liquid laminate.
Mrs Jolanta Airaut showed special effects appearing using pearl pigments in liquid laminate. Quite different effects appear using gold metallic pigments.

Participants of the conference are testing the quality of printouts on paper protected by liquid laminates.

Participants of the conference are testing the quality of printouts on canvas protected by liquid laminates.
Original panels showing color change after UV exposure. Dye and pigmented printouts. Tests  were performed in Antaria's laboratories, Australia.

Participants of the conference are testing the quality of pigmented printouts protected by liquid laminates.

Mrs Jolanta Airaut is showing printouts on various media protected by liquid laminate from Prim Jet Color. Dr John Robinson from Antaria discussed benefits coming from using nano-particles of zinc oxide as UV filter.
Dr John Robinson presented results of UV tests of printouts protected by liquid laminates from Prim Jet Color. The Dr John Robinson's lecture with supplementary comments was translated on-line by Mr Dariusz Świercz.
Mr Piotr Wasilewski from Cornelius discussed properties of special additives in the liquid laminates from Prim Jet Color. Using modern technologies the liquid laminates can have outstanding properties like pearl sheen or electric conduction.
Mr Bartłomiej Sztoler from Arnaud presented special waxes enriching liquid laminates from Prim Jet Color. Special waxes are applied to obtain anti-abrasive properties.
Mrs Monika Makowiecka  from Hesperus gave lecture about practical aspects of liquid lamination. The main question was how to protect printouts on cars.
Mr Michał Duda from Prim Jet Color showed in detail how to laminate various kind of printouts. He presented various lamination techniques: by roller for dense lacquers, by air-gun or laminator.

 

 

 

Abstracts

 

Dr John Robinson's lecture in pdf format is available here.

 

 

Conference on liquid lamination 1.10.2008 Warsaw
Abstracts

 Dr Leszek Kułak gave lecture:  Why printouts are loosing quality with time ?

  The main points of the lecture were as follows:

  • Inkjet ink printouts market

  • Ink design

  • Chemical structure of colorants

  • Classification of colorants

  • Dye and pigment unique properties

  • Inkjet image stability

  • Media's influence on inkjet image fading

  • The results of UV tests

  MBA M. Sc. Eng. Jolanta Airaut gave lecture:  How to protect properly inkjet printouts against
 
loosing quality ? (short and long-term exposure)

  The main points of the lecture were as follows:

  • Polymerization process of a main component of liquid laminate

  • UV-blockers, waxes and other additives in liquid laminates

  • Applications of liquid lamination and obtained results

  M. Sc. Eng. Dariusz Świercz continued lecture on the following subject:

  • How to laminate printouts according to used ink

  • Liquid laminates Top Coat – technical data

  • Ecological benefits using water-based liquid laminates

  Dr John Robinson gave lecture: NanoZ - Transparent Zinc Oxide for UV absorption in
 
Ink Jet Top Coats.

  The main points of the lecture were as follows:

  • Description of Antaria

    • Company History

    • Processing Technology

    • Products
       

  • Description of NanoZTM: Transparent UV Absorber

    • UV Exposure Test Results

    • Prim Jet Color top coats including NanoZTM applied to:

      • Dye inks

      • Pigmented inks

  M. Sc. Piotr Wasilewski gave lecture: Why some liquid laminates become muddy with time, while
  other remain clear ?
  The main points of the lecture were as follows:
  • UV-blockers and other additives in the Cornelius' offer
  • Modern pigments inside liquid laminates giving attractive visual effects
  • Modern extraordinary additives in liquid laminates - electric conduction.
  M. Sc. Eng. Bartłomiej Steler gave lecture: Advantages and refining properties of some
  additives applied in liquid laminates
.
  The main points of the lecture were as follows:
  • Chemical and physical properties of waxes
  • Special waxes applied in liquid laminates from Prim Jet Color
  Monika Makowiecka gave lecture: Practical aspects of liquid lamination: challenges
  and problems
.
  The main points of the lecture were as follows:
  • Practical aspects of liquid lamination of car's graphic
  • Challenges appearing during liquid lamination
  • Problems and their solutions connected with liquid laminators.
  M. Sc. Michał Duda gave lecture: How to laminate printouts on film, banner and other media?.

  The main points of the lecture were as follows:

  • Proper selection of liquid laminates according to used media

  • Careful preparation of printout before lamination

  • Lamination technique

 

 

 

Speakers

 

 

 

Conference on liquid lamination 1.10.2008 Warsaw

Speakers

dr John Robinson
Antaria

  • Business Manager - Industrial Products
    Antaria: the world format producer of advanced materials: one of the best on the market UV blockers.
    Australian firm Antaria is a nano-technology leader.

M. Sc. Piotr Wasilewski
Cornelius

  • Area Sales Manager Health & Personal Care: long-standing experience in chemical branch, expert in modern additives to liquid laminates.

M. Sc. Eng.
Bartłomiej Sztoler
Arnaud Polska

  • Product Manager, outstanding expert in modern chemistry, e.g. special waxes to reinforce scratch resistance of Prim Jet Color's liquid laminates.

M. Sc. Eng.
Dariusz Świercz
Leadcom Wide Format Solutions

  • Co-owner of Leadcom
    Graduated at Warsaw Technical University, Poland
    and Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium
    Deep expertise in wide format market from the theoretical and practical point of view.

Monika Makowiecka
Hesperus

  • Managing Director: very deep expertise in wide format printing market.

    Expertise in lamination: rich experience and knowledge on lamination car's graphic art. She is testing in real condition various kind of liquid laminates to offer the highest quality service to customers.

MBA M. Sc. Eng. Jolanta Airaut
Prim Jet Color

  • Graduated at Gdańsk University of Technology, Gdańsk, Poland. She has a Master of Science degree of Technical Physics.
    Graduated at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland and Gdańsk University awarded with Distinction a Degree of Master of Business and Administration (MBA).
    Work: scientific laboratories, Fundacja Gospodarcza Solidarności, Prim Jet Color.
    European Union: set of lectures in e-Minder project "Dostosowanie sektora MSP ( Małych i średnich Przedsiębiorstw) do standardów i konkurencyjności panujących w Unii Europejskiej"

    Expertise in lamination:  long-standing design of liquid laminates and
    adjusting their properties to all possible customer requirements.

dr Leszek Kułak
Gdańsk University
of Technology
Prim Jet Color

  • Assistant Professor at Department of Technical Physics and Applied Mathematics, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
    Director of Research and Development Prim Jet Color.
    Research: photo-physical processes in dyes and uniaxially stretched polymer films.
    Patents: water-based liquid laminates.

    Expertise in lamination:  long-standing design of liquid laminates and
    adjusting their properties to all possible customer requirements.

M. Sc. Michał Duda
Prim Jet Color

  • Graduated at Gdańsk University, Poland.
    Expertise in lamination: in Prim Jet Color for 6 years  involved in improving components of liquid laminate Top Coat.
    Direct contact with clients, technology supervising and experience enable him to adjust liquid laminates properties to individual customer needs.

 

 

 

Prim Jet Color: owing to thorough theoretical knowledge supported by experience,  cooperating with the world technological leaders the firm Prim Jet Color is applying in its products XXI-century technologies, e.g. nano UV blockers.

 

 

Conference: Correct planning of printouts protection using liquid lamination. From nanotechnology to durable printouts.

 

 

  10.00 - 10.30:  Guests registration
  10.30 - 10.45:  Opening of the conference: Dariusz Świercz, Leadcom
  10.45 - 11.45:  Why printouts are loosing quality with time ?
   Lecture:  Dr Leszek Kułak, assistant professor at Department of Technical Physics
and Applied Mathematics, Gdańsk University of Technology,
Prim Jet Color
  11.45 - 12.45:  How to protect properly inkjet printouts against loosing quality ?
 (short and long-term exposure)
   
   Lecture: MBA M. Sc. Eng. Jolanta Airaut, Marketing Director Prim Jet Color,
Dariusz Świercz, Director Leadcom
  12.45 - 13.25:  Lunch break
  13.25 - 14.00:

 How to protect printouts against fading ?

   Lecture: Dr John Robinson, Business Manager – Industrial Products ANTARIA, (Australia)
  14.00 - 14.30:  Why some liquid laminates become muddy with time, while
 other remain clear ?
   
 Lecture:  M. Sc. Piotr Wasilewski, Area Sales Manager Health & Personal Care CORNELIUS
  14.30 - 15.00:  Advantages and refining properties of some additives applied
 in liquid laminates
 Lecture: M. Sc. Eng. Bartłomiej Sztoler, Product Manager, Arnaud Polska sp. z o.o.
  15.00 - 15.30:  How to laminate printouts on film, banner and other media
 Lecture: M. Sc. Michał Duda, Product Manager, Prim Jet Color
  15.30 - 16.00:  Practical aspects of liquid lamination: challenges and problems
 Lecture: Monika Makowiecka, Hesperus Managing Director
  16.00 - 16.15:  Summary and closing of the conference, Dariusz Świercz, Leadcom

 

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