Inkjet Ink Manufacturing Seminar

Technical Aspects of Ink Manufacturing and Inkjet Technology

Friday 5 October 2018

Courtyard Marriot International Airport Hotel, Mumbai, India


This course is designed for those wishing to develop or source inkjet inks, or interested in commissioning their development and manufacture. It will help you understand the issues of development and testing, scale-up for manufacture and the manufacturing processes themselves, as well as covering the potential business models for an ink formulation or manufacturing company. As well as being of interest to inkjet technologists, managers will benefit from an understanding of the inkjet ink manufacturing process to set realistic project and revenue plans and decide whether to develop and manufacture in-house or source externally.



13:30 Session begins

    Ink manufacturing

    • Quality control processes
    • Scale up for manufacture
    • Ink requirements
    • Image quality analysis

    Ink plant requirements

    • Layout
    • Equipment selection
    • Manufacturing practices
    • Quality standards

    Manufacturing processes

    • Mixing regimes
    • Milling processes
    • Filtration systems
    • Degassing
    • Purification
    • Bottling
    • Packaging

    Commercial considerations

    • Markets
    • Strategies
    • Value chain

    17:00 Course ends

    Friday 5 October

    08:00 - 09:00 Registration

    09:00 Course begins

    Critical aspects of inkjet systems

    • Printheads
    • Ink
    • Ink systems
    • Motion control

    Ink formulation considerations for manufacturing

    • Inkjet ink ingredients
    • Inkjet ink design & requirements

    Creating robust material specifications

    • Dyes & pigments
    • Functional materials
    • Binders and UV cure materials
    • Solvents
    • Additives

    Testing & validation for manufacturing

    • Optimisation & testing
    • Test schedules
    • Testing for reliability & robustness

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch


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    Dr Tim Phillips
    Founder & Director, Catenary Solutions, UK
    Managing Director, IMI Europe, UK

    Tim Phillips has extensive experience in challenging inkjet integration projects, spending eight years working at Xennia Technology Ltd, the leading inkjet solutions company that was acquired by Sensient in 2015. This involved working with a wide range of companies developing technology for new applications including textiles, ceramics, packaging, décor and functional material deposition for printed electronics and biomedical uses. Tim founded Catenary Solutions in 2015 to bring this knowledge of digital solution development and marketing to a wider audience. Tim has also presented IMI Europe courses in the past including the Inkjet Academy and Inkjet Ink Manufacturing & Digital Textile Printing courses.

    Tim graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MA Honours degree in Natural Sciences, and completed his PhD in liquid crystal physics and chemistry at the University of Bristol. More recently he studied for an Executive MBA at the University of Warwick.