Inkjet Ink Manufacturing Seminar

Technical Aspects of Ink Manufacturing and Inkjet Technology

Thursday 19 September 2019

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

Thursday 19 September

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.