Change of Management at ISIMAT GmbH Screen Printing Machines

Torsten Hirschnitz becomes the new CEO of ISIMAT GmbH Screen Printing Machines in Ellwangen.

In November 2016 Torsten Hirschnitz becomes the new CEO of ISIMAT GmbH Screen Printing Machines in Ellwangen. He succeeds Sylvia Detzner who hands up the Management.


Participation of ISIMAT at the "Glasstec" and "K 2016"

In 2016 the worlds No 1 exhibitions for the Glass industry – Glasstec 2016 – and for the plastic industry – K 2016 - took place in Düsseldorf/Germany in the same year and it was a great challenge for ISIMAT team to present its products within 60 days on both exhibitions.

The fantastic appearance of our booths, the highest number of visitors ever we had the pleasure to welcome on our booth and the fantastic feedback during and after the shows made us very proud and showed that we fully met all expectations. Our technical solutions and innovations, especially the inline foiling for the stunning metallic decoration of plastic and glass hollowware, attracted an immense attention in the glass and plastic industries.

ISIMAT thanks all visitors for coming over and for sharing and discussing our latest developments with us.


K 2016


New Website!

Our new web site invites you to take a closer look at ISIMAT and at our range of printing machines for direct container printing. If something is of interest to you please send us an information request.
We hope you will enjoy your visit.


inLINE FOILING® smoothes the way for UV inks in glass decoration

ISIMAT and KURZ developed inLINE FOILING®: direct foil printing of metallised images onto glass bottles, glass drinkware and plastic containers. Bernd Egetemeir, Product Manager, answers our questions.

How does inLINE FOILING® smoothe the way?

BE: The use of UV inks in glass decoration has increased over the past few years, but printing metallic images with UV inks is not possible. Up to now, glass decorators had to use thermoplastic inks and precious metal inks for glass decoration that required a metallic sheen. inLINE FOILING® uses UV-curable adhesives and a cold foil. inLINE FOILING® complements glass decoration with UV inks: metallic images can be added to UV glass decoration in one machine pass.

But does hot stamping not do what you claim inLINE FOILING® can do?

BE: Only to a certain extent. Hot stamping uses a UV-curable primer; the process is not easy to control. A few glass decorators have developed their own expertise and can control the process. However, production speed is reduced, and over-printing of hot stamped images can be tricky.

How fast is inLINE FOILING®?

BE: Production speed with inLINE FOILING® is up to 50 glass bottles per minute.

Is over-printability a big issue?

BE: Excellent over-printability is a major advantage for inLINE FOILING® compared to hot stamping. We did not appreciate this in the beginning. KURZ emphasised the advantage: over-printability makes it possible to use only silver foil and then screen print differently tinted varnishes onto the silver to create differently coloured metallic sheens in one machine pass. Look at the decoration of the LIONOVKA bottle, metallic shines in three colours: silver, gold and magenta.

Metallised images can enhance the look of glass decoration – but not every decoration needs a metallic image.

BE: That is true, and therefore we made the inLINE FOILING®-unit interchangeable with a screen printing head: when inLINE FOILING® is not required then the station can be used as a screen printing station.  This way we give our customers maximum flexibility in production.


TH 9: Flexo, Screen and inLINE FOILING®

Dafo, a Polish tube manufacturer, thoroughly evaluated tube printing machines that offer screen printing, flexo printing and foil printing of metallised images in one machine pass. inLINE FOILING® swayed the decision to go with ISIMAT’s TH 9: inLINE FOILING® is a cold process that exerts minimum pressure on mandrels and minimum thermal stress on sleeves/tubes.

The TH 9 started production this summer.