A study conducted at Hochschule de Medien (HdM) in Stuttgart has shown that propyls can provide a more sustainable and economical printing process. The study included industrial scale test runs under laboratory conditions with 17,000 m run length in flexographic printing, and 10,000 m run length in gravure printing.
During this special breakout session, Professor Armin Weichmann, who was part of the working group involved in the study, will explain the findings from the study, the advantages propyls offer over conventional Ethyls that his group found, and other research his team is conducting in gravure printing.
Professor Armin Weichman is the head of the Institute of Applied Science in the department of Gravure Printing at Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart. His main areas of research include gravure printing and gravure forms.
Before joining the University, he worked in R&D at MAN Roland Druckmachinen where he specialized in conducting research on computer to press systems, developing direct imaging for lithographic offset and gravure, and product management for inline measurement systems. He has a Diploma in Physics from Ludwig- Maximilians-Universität Munich.
About HDM Stuttgart
The HdM Media University Stuttgart has a long tradition in gravure printing that dates back to its beginnings. The publicly founded university aims to make the complete gravure workflow -- from the forms making to the printing -- available to students by teaching them the essentials of gravure, not just in theory but also the practical side hands on. As a university, it keeps in close contact with the industry for the benefit of its students and the industry. While it does cooperate with the industry, it is neutral and not bound to any company or association.