LGP2 - Using the flexographic process for the printing on flexible materials for decorations of laminated glazing
Published on November 6, 2013
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September 16, 2013
Elsa Corroyer defended her PhD thesis from the University of Grenoble entitled "Using the flexographic process for the printing on flexible materials for decorations of laminated glazing".
This thesis was prepared at the Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Science and Graphic Arts (LGP2), under the supervision of Didier Chaussy and Naceur Belgacem, Professors at Grenoble INP-Pagora.
The objective of this project is to offer laminated glass incorporating decorations. To do this, the printing of a polymeric insert by flexographic process is studied.
Initially, commercial inserts are thoroughly analyzed (composition, mass and surface properties), as well as consumables inherent in flexographic process (inks and print form). Then, the printing of different types of patterns shows that flexography provides prints with most optical specifications. In addition, adhesion and mechanical strength properties of different types of laminated glass, and durability of these, are studied. Finally, the results of industrial tests are used to define a concept of printing press allowing the integration of flexographic process in production lines of laminated glass.