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Ferro Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation at China Glass 2019

Ferro and Dip-Tech, its digital glass printing subsidiary, will showcase exceptional advances in automotive, appliances, container, and architectural industrial glass printing

Ferro, a leading global provider of functional coatings and colour solutions for glass will be celebrating its centennial at China Glass 2019, from May 22 to 25, in Hall E1, Booth #455. Together with its subsidiary Dip-Tech, the world-leading provider of digital ceramic glass printing solutions, Ferro will showcase its commitment to quality and innovation in digital industrial glass printing and present its comprehensive offering for the glass industry.

Demonstrating experience and inventiveness that promote each glass sector

Architecture: the new Dip-Tech NEra D Plus digital glass printer will be printing architectural glass and design applications live in the booth throughout the show, showcasing high resolution, excellent throughput, and exceptional results.

Dip-Tech will also unveil its digital printing solution for precious metals inks, ideal for creating finely detailed metallized highlights, as demonstrated on glass samples printed with gold-based inks. The solution is based on a new dedicated ink system, tailored for use with luxurious high-end inks, that reduces waste to a minimum.

In addition to digital printing inks, Ferro will exhibit its high-performance conventional enamels for screen printing and roller coating, including: highly chemical and weather-resistant enamels for S1de 1; lead-free, water-friendly, highly impact-resistant glass enamels for 2mm glass; and lead -free, water-friendly, metallic, Interference, LustReflex, and KontrastPrint glass enamels for Side 2.

Booth visitors are invited to experience Ferro’s advanced products and Dip-Tech’s latest tools for architecture and design being previewed at the show. These include the exclusive Dip-Tech Digital Design e-shop with more than 500 ready-to-print files designed specifically for glass applications. Visitors can also experience the new Pixel Blaster 4.0 RIP (Raster Image Processor), which allows users to convert any given image into a wide collection of new and colourful design variations, all within seconds.

Automotive: Samples from the Ferro/Dip-Tech automotive solution will also be on display at China Glass 2019. On the printer end, visitors can see works by the Dip-Tech NEra V Plus digital glass printer, the fastest and most versatile printer designed for a wide variety of automotive glass formats. Visitors can also view a broad range of Ferro industry standards-compliant glass enamels, organic inks, and digital inks, including automotive black Toyota 72, Anti-stick, and Conductive.

Visitors will also be able to examine the Raster Master, a unique plug-in that automatically creates gradient raster dots on automotive frame patterns, enabling significant labor savings.

Appliances: Dip-Tech’s professional team will be happy to provide an introduction to the first-ever digital glass printing solution for appliances, the Dip-Tech VEra digital glass printer. Powered by ULTRA-FIX technology and supported by the newly-developed Ferro ULTRA-FIX inks, the Dip-Tech VEra redefines the possibilities for appliance glass decoration, by uniquely enabling multi-color appliances glass printing in a single run.

In addition to the digital breakthrough, Ferro will also present its market-leading high-opacity, highly impact-resistant glass enamels and solution for the appliances industry.

Containers: Reflecting Ferro’s market-leading portfolio of colour solutions for containers and tableware, the Ferro booth will serve as a colourful showcase packed with stunning cups, bottles, vases, and other printed glass vessels. The display will include varied coatings for decorating plastic and glass tableware, bottles, perfume and cosmetics packages, and more from the portfolio of Ernst Diegel, a recently-acquired Ferro company. Visitors can handle samples and see for themselves the extraordinary versatility and aesthetic properties of Ferro enamels and sprays.

“As Ferro embarks on its centennial celebrations, we are proud of the glass challenges we’ve solved and the reputation we’ve built through a hundred years of innovation and expertise,” commented Luca Pecorara, VP Asia Pacific at Ferro. “While China Glass will be an excellent opportunity to display our latest inks and Dip-Tech digital glass printing technologies, it will also serve as a catalyst for the continued progress we anticipate for ourselves, for our customers and for the glass industry as a whole.”

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