Topic of your interest
The research area covers the properties of individual materials (e.g. printing inks, substrates) and their behaviour in the printing process (e.g. curing, change of properties due to the printing process) as well as the interaction of individual components (e.g. adhesion, emulsion formation). Furthermore, environmental compatibility and energy optimisation are important topics.
Visual and metrological characterization of metallic effects to increase process reliability in packaging printing
Prepress technology 06/01/2022
The aim is to clarify which properties in human perception are responsible for the expression of the metallic effect.
Offset printing 09/01/2021
The aim is to characterise OGV printing inks, folding boxboard and label papers on the market using laboratory techniques.
Offset printing 03/01/2021
The aim is to improve the deinkability of mineral oil-free newspaper inks and to establish a new reference set for the swelling behavior.
Materials & Environment 02/01/2021
An antimicrobial hydrogel is to be developed.
Offset printing 10/31/2020
Objective parameters are to be established that correlate with the visual impression of printed metal surfaces.
Offset printing 09/01/2020
The aim is to establish a new paper characteristic value that allows to predict the expected solid tone densities and tone value increases.
Laboratory method for the practical and reproducible determination of the residual strength of papers for heatset web offset printing
Offset printing 03/31/2020
Within the scope of the research project, an already existing laboratory method for testing the residual strength is to be further developed.
Materials & Environment 11/01/2018
The adhesion of UV-curable inkjet prints on glass bottles has not yet been satisfactorily solved. This is the point research starts.
Modelling the printing behaviour in sheet-fed offset printing on the basis of measurable paper properties
Offset printing 04/30/2018
The paper-side factors influencing solid tone colouring and tone value increases in sheet-fed offset are to be determined.
Reduction of "Picture Framing" in sheet-fed offset printing through targeted selection of material and application parameters
Offset printing 03/31/2018
Within the framework of the research project, a better understanding of the development mechanisms of "Picture Framing" is to be achieved.
Materials & Environment 01/01/2018
Test inks to deterimine the wetability of surfaces (polar / dispers) as well as application and evaluation units habe been developed.
Revision of the test standard for assessing the corrosiveness of damping solutions for offset printing
Materials & Environment 05/01/2017
Is it possible to perform the current corrosion test on fountain concentrates less time consuming and cheaper?
Regardless of whether you want to have a material tested by us or have a damage case assessed by Fogra, we will be happy to help you. The easiest way is to contact us by telephone with your request and we will discuss the procedure together.
It can also be advantageous, particularly in the case of damage investigations, if you first send us some samples for a non-binding and rough examination.
You can have a wide range of tests carried out on your consumables and printed products as well as investigations into the curing of UV prints. We find causes and solutions for problems that have occurred. In addition to quality assurance tests, Fogra offers assistance at any time in the event of damage.
An important aspect is the approval testing of fountain concentrates and washing agents for sheet-fed and web offset printing presses. Fogra also certifies many other consumables and additives required for the printing process as well as printing inks.
Dr Philipp Stolper
Head of Materials & Environment
+49 89 431 82 - 354