UV Days 2021


The programme will be held in German on Tuesday, 18/05 and in English on Wednesday, 19/05.


  • 09.20 - 09.30: Welcome
  • ​09.30 - 11.10: Packaging Printing
  • 11.10 - 13.00: LED Technology
  • 13.00 - 13.55: Commercial Printing
  • 14.00 - 14.40: Excimer Technology
  • 14.45 - 15.45: IST Innovations
  • 15.45 - 16.00: Wrap up


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Information on the programme items

09.20 - 09.30: Welcome

​09.30 - 11.10: PACKAGING PRINTING

Sabine Geldermann, Messe Düsseldorf


Sabine Geldermann is Project Director Print Technologies and joined Messe Düsseldorf in 2013. In addition to her responsibility for drupa, she is also in charge of the further development and expansion of Asean trade shows within the global portfolio Print Technologies


After graduating from Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz (Master of Arts, with focus on Business Administration) and the Université libre de Bruxelles, she started her professional career at leading international trade fair organizers in management positions such as Blenheim International, Miller Freeman and Reed Exhibitions.


Martin Zibold, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG & Holger Kühn, IST Metz


Eileen Weber, Allnex


Market Trends in Printing and Energy Curable Solutions


The printing and packaging markets are rapidly evolving and as such the materials used in formulating inks and coatings for these markets must also evolve. This presentation will briefly touch on some of the key trends within this market space and how specifically energy curable can support these trends with innovative solutions.


Eileen Weber – Speaker Bio


Eileen Weber is Global Marketing Manager at allnex, a leading global producer of resins, additives and crosslinkers. With specific focus on the packaging coatings and inks market within Radcure Business Unit, Eileen has been at allnex since 2019. She has more than 20 years in the UV/EB industry starting her career at Red Spot Paint & Varnish, Co., Inc. in Evansville, Indiana, USA in 1998. Eileen serves on the board of directors for RadTech North America, where she is the immediate past president.


Thomas Glaser, Siegwerk


11.10 - 13.00: LED Technology

Philip Hölzl, Elantas


The challenge of printed electronics and UV-curable inks


Abstract: What exactly does "printed electronics" mean and where can such applications already be found on the market today? How advanced is the technology and why is the screen printing process so often used instead of offset, flexo or gravure printing? What possibilities do the UV-curing systems from ELANTAS Europe offer for efficient print production?


Romain Guillaume, IST France


Roger Starke, VDMA


Holly Steedman, Integration Technology Ltd.


Tilo Kirsten, IST Metz


Gallus Niedermann, Niedermann Druck/ Dr. Volker Linzer, Sun Chemical/ Holly Steedman, Integration Technolgy, Joachim Kranz, IST Metz / Moderation Tim Sterbak, IST Metz


13.00 - 13.55: Commercial Printing

Volker Selg, IST Metz /Thomas Stumpf, Huber Group/ Jens Untermaier, Nürnberger Nachrichten/ tbd, Stuttgarter Zeitung


Thomas Stumpf, Huber Group


14.00 - 14.40: Excimer Technology

Volker Selg, IST Metz GmbH


Michael Hesse, Hymmen


Outstanding Surfaces through Digital Lacquer Embossing by Hymmen


Digital printing will play a crucial role in the future of furniture and flooring as it enables unlimited design flexibility and can be applied to a wide range of materials. This facilitates faster response times to market demands and trends while reducing material waste. The combination of reduced process costs and market differentiation is driving the significance of digital printing technology within furniture and flooring  production.


As no high-end surface sells without positive haptic experience, the digitally printed décor must go along with a matching structure. All advantages of digital printing are secured by the Digital Lacquer Embossing (DLE and DLEplus) technology by Hymmen. It delivers unprecedented levels of highly realistic optics and haptics and won the Interzum award in 2019.


Michael Hesse from Hymmen will give an insight into how this patented, innovative technology achieves these convincing results. He will also explain the advantages of the technology. Some pictures of product samples will underline the attractivity of DLE and DLE plus for the furniture and flooring industry as it opens completely new design options for surfaces.


Michael Hesse, Head of Sales


After economic studies start of the career in HR recruitment within the IT industry. For 20 years different sales and marketing positions with plant engineering companies, thereof 14 years in the field of surface finishing equipment with Hymmen. Mr. Hesse is leading the worldwide sales activities of the Hymmen Sales Team for the entire product portfolio incl. digital printing, finishing lines and Double Belt Presses / Multi Opening – Pressing plants.


Volker Selg & Pana Vrettos, both IST Metz GmbH


14.45 - 15.45: IST Innovations

Christian Metz, IST Metz GmbH


Oliver Starzmann, IST Metz


Axel Becker, BASF


Dr. Jutta Richter, Weilburger


UV-C curing – suitable for overprint application?


UV lacquer systems are very popular in the world of printing because, compared to dispersion coatings, UV lacquers “dry” extremely quickly, enable very high gloss levels and have a very good mechanical and chemical resistance. However, the chemicals legislation leads to stricter classification of the raw materials, especially the photoinitiators, which then have to be substituted. This inevitably leads to bottlenecks in raw material selection for formulation.


Therefore, it makes sense to test new curing technologies such as UV-C curing. The emission spectrum of theses new lamps contains a higher proportion of UV-C which is so rich in energy that theoretically a UV lacquer can also cure without a photoinitiator.


WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH carried out a feasibility study in cooperation with IST to check if this technology can also be used for overprint varnishes. This will be reported in the following lecture.


Faress Ramadan & Hidajete Tidona, both IST Metz


Manfred Przybilla, Ambibox & Dirk Heers, eta plus GmbH


15.45 - 16.00: WRAP UP