Ferro and Dip-Tech to Launch Groundbreaking Technologies and Inks at glasstec 2018

Ferro, a leading global provider of functional coatings and color solutions for glass, and its Dip-Tech business, a world-leading provider of digital ceramic glass printing solutions, showcased their comprehensive joint offering for glass printing, presenting dedicated solutions for architectural, automotive, appliance and container glass – including new technologies that expand business opportunities for their customers at glasstec 2018 in Dusseldorf, Germany.




Returning from glasstec, we would like to express our deepest thanks for all of you who have visited the Ferro – Dip-Tech booth, being part of the grand launch of the VEra printer and ULTRA-FIX technology, alongside Nera-D Plus and Nera-V Plus. It was an awesome experience, now it's up to us to print the world with colorful vivid colors!



Glasstec was THE place to launch our new technology for the Home-Appliances industry. Click here to Mr. Alon Lumbroso, Managing Director, Dip-Tech, introduces the VEra printer and ULTRA-FIX technology in glasstec magazine. 


A glimpse view on the endless opportunities now possible with Dip-Tech new ULTRA-FIX technology: control panels of more conservative designs, only with 4 colors printed in one run, alongside oven doors with an innovative photo-realistic marble-like design.


Ferro's legacy solution for appliances market was presented with a cook-top and an oven door. The back-splash and table-top are printed digitally with amazing designs to compliment this kitchen display.


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At glasstec, Dip-Tech presented its comprehensive, dedicated solution for the automotive market. The launch ceremony of Nera-V Plus printer was honored by Mr. Eduardo Tarrida, R&D Manager at Vidurglass Spain, Dip-Tech customer since 2005. Vidurglass just recently purchased its 2nd machine -  Nera-V Plus presented at the booth. Joining him at the cutting ribbon ceremony was Mr. Oliver Heitman, European Business Manager, PCG – ATO & ELE, Ferro.


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We had the honor to host Mr. Paul Barber, Head of Design at Washington Art Glass (WAG), a Dip-Tech customer of mainly interior-design in the UK. Paul shared his enthusiasm for the great design and business opportunities opened to WAG following their choice of Dip-Tech technology, purchasing Nera-D. Since then, WAG has expanded its digital printing team, printed some beautiful projects, and look ahead to grow further and expand to facades. Thank you, Paul and great success to all friends at WAG!




Glass display of Ferro & Dip-Tech booth was printed by Balink Glas & AluminiumErkelenz Glas Masetti Glass


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At glasstec, Dip-Tech presented its new Virtual Reality tool for experiencing the digitally printed interior-design applications. Visitors were amazed by the beautiful designs, taken from the Function & Style Catalog, and special glasstec booth designs. This VR tool is the ancestor of a new Visualizer tool, planned to be launched on 2019, this is Dip-Tech way to create innovative sales tools for the usage of our customers – stay tuned for more to come!





One of the most amazing and colorful displays was Ferro – Dip-Tech futuristic building, decorating the Innovative part of Glass Technology Live



Click here to find more about Ferro – Dip-Tech futuristic building 


The Function Meets Glass conference was held during the first day of Glasstec. Architect Eyal Porat was there to present "Dip-Tech - Serial production goes digital", a 30 minutes lecture covering Dip-Tech's background and evolution in the glass industry, and of course, introducing its new inline, automated printers dedicated for the architecture, automotive and appliances markets. An audience consisting of glass processors and façade engineers was eager to hear more about the new technology and kept visiting our striking booth throughout the show.




Looking forward to seeing you at glasstec 2020







Digital home appliances glass printing redefined


Ferro and Dip-Tech will use the glasstec platform to unveil a dedicated digital glass printing solution for the appliances market. Demonstrations of this market-changing technology will take place in a closed area within the booth. Show attendees interested in viewing the machine in action should book an appointment in advance.


Building the architectural glass market


Throughout each day of the show, Dip-Tech will run live demonstrations of the new version of its Nera D glass printer for architecture and design applications, now enhanced with an inline process for industrial batches and a smart dryer.


Booth visitors will also get to try the new Visualizer – a powerful visual sales tool, easily implemented on any website, that allows glass processors’ customers (architects, interior-designers and end-users) to see in advance how printed glass will look in the specific target environment.


Ferro and Dip-Tech will also showcase printed glass applications that leverage the best of screen and digital print combined, for inspiration and providing a definitive, real-world demonstration of what their comprehensive solution can achieve.


Ferro and Dip-Tech will be proud to present their scaled model concept of a commercial building at Glass Technology Live, Hall 11, glasstec’ central hub and most important source of inspiration and innovation (October 23-26, 2018).

Find more information about Ferro and Dip-Tech's futuristic printed glass building


In addition, during select hours, Architect Eyal Porat, author of the Dip-Tech Projects book – a stunning collection of printed glass applications for architects and interior designers – will be on-hand, giving away signed copies to lucky visitors.


“With hundreds of printers in more than 60 countries and tens of thousands of printed projects worldwide, Dip-Tech continues to be the driving force in moving digital glass printing from a niche market to a must-have, and from short-run to serial production,” commented Alon Lumbroso, Manager Digital Glass at Ferro and Managing Director of Dip-Tech.


“glasstec marks many firsts for Dip-Tech, including revolutionary technology for the Appliances market, a new, fully automated, dedicated printer for Automotive, and a new-version printer with the highest throughput for Architecture. Those looking for ideas or practical advice are welcome to stop by our booth and explore how we can help them compete and thrive with digital glass printing.”


Speeding-up the automotive glass industry


As a recognized leader in automotive glass inks, Ferro is continuously innovating, bringing new opportunities and value to the global automotive glass industry. At glasstec, it will show multiple applications of Ferro’s market-proven automotive inks as well as new technologies addressing the latest automotive trends, including special black and conductive inks for the fast-growing coated windshield market.


Oliver Heitmann, Ferro’s European Business Manager for Performance Colors & Glass, will be at the booth through much of the show, providing a perfect opportunity for glass processors and automotive glass designers to consult with one of the world-leading experts in the automotive glass printing field.


Also at the booth, Dip-Tech will be conducting live demonstrations of the new-generation, inline, automated Nera-V glass printer, along with new dedicated Ferro digital automotive inks. A fully dedicated printer designed exclusively for the unique demands of the automotive industry, the new Nera-V features a fast, inline automatic indexing motion system to index and register unique shaped glasses seamlessly, short cycle time, and high production versatility. With this machine, digital now offers a competitive option for automotive glass printing in large batches.


Holding leadership in the container glass field


Rounding out its complete glass market reach, the Ferro container glass decoration division will showcase a colorful, highly alluring area packed with stunning glass printed bottles, cups and vases, demonstrating the extraordinary versatility and aesthetic properties of Ferro’s enamels and sprays. With the widest portfolio of color solutions for containers and tableware, Ferro opens an exceptionally wide range of opportunities for its customers. This wide range will be further complemented by the acquisition of Diegel. Diegel is one of the world’s largest producers of waterborne industrial coatings that specializes amongst others in the niche sector of organic coatings for application on the glass.


Non-stop action and events at the Ferro/Dip-Tech booth – Hall 12, Stand B49


Booth visitors will have the unique opportunity to meet more than 60 Ferro/Dip-Tech team members from around the world, to learn and share with the experts, and to experience the power of Ferro’s and Dip-Tech’s glass leadership.


In addition to demos of the new printers, there will be a series of special events at 11:00 and at 15:00 each day, complete with refreshments.

You are welcome to download a detailed event program here


“glasstec presents a unique opportunity for the united Ferro and Dip-Tech forces to reach customers and potential markets with our dedicated inks and technology for the architectural, automotive, container and now appliances sectors,” commented Dieter Binder, Vice President, Europe, Performance Colors & Glass at Ferro.


“Coming just one year after Ferro’s acquisition of Dip-Tech, our joint presentation at glasstec clearly showcases how we are actively shaping change in the glass industry.”



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