Topic of your interest

Safety first – for man and machine

We deal with all aspects of consumables and auxiliaries required for the printing process as well as printing inks, taking into account environmental compatibility and sustainability.

Research

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.

Research

Communication of metrological parameters to describe the metallic appearance of prints

Offset printing   11/01/2018

Objective parameters are to be established which correlate with the visual impression of printed metal surfaces.

Development of a printable primer system for direct glass printing

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.

Laboratory method for the practical and reproducible determination of the residual strength of papers for heatset web offset printing

Offset printing   04/01/2018

The research project will further develop an existing laboratory method for testing residual strength.

Modelling the printing behaviour in sheet-fed offset printing on the basis of measurable paper properties

Offset printing   04/01/2018

The aim is to determine the factors influencing solid tone colouring and tone value increases in sheet-fed offset on the paper side.

Reduction of "Picture Framing" in sheet-fed offset printing through targeted selection of material and application parameters

Offset printing   01/31/2018

The research project aims to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms by which “Picture Framing” occurs.

Test system for the evaluation of wettability and surface purity

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?

Testing

Our customers come from various sectors, from the supply industry (e.g. printing inks, paper, fountain concentrates and washing agents) to printers and printing press manufacturers.

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.

Testing

Certification

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.

Certification

Dr Philipp Stolper

Head of Materials & Environment

+49 89 431 82 - 354

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Your contact

You are welcome to contact us for all questions concerning material testing and approval. And if you have problems with one of your products, we are the right contact for you. We work hand in hand for you and with you.