iarigai, the International Association of Research Institutes for the graphic arts industry worldwide, and ERA, the international operating European Rotogravure Association, have started their partnership to support the gravure technology and their members in connection with the next iarigaiIC conference located in Wuppertal, September this year (https://www.dmt.uni-wuppertal.de/en/iarigai-2023/).
They will work closely together in the sector of education and training and guarantee mutual support throughout their rotogravure activities.
Both organizations agree that in days in which the gravure industry faces numerous challenges, joint forces of an industry association such as ERA and an organization such as IARIGAI are of high importance for the industry and for research institutes in order to maximize the benefits that each part can render to the gravure community and the future generations.
Since its foundation in 1956, the European Rotogravure Association (ERA) has developed into a leading international organization in the gravure industry. Its membership includes companies from the packaging, publication and decorative printing sectors as well as associated industries such as paper and ink makers, printing and finishing equipment manufacturers, and leading cylinder engravers.
First established in 1965, iarigai was the outcome of a growing scientific and technological collaboration of graphic arts research institutes throughout the world. It exists for the exchange of knowledge for the benefit of the industry as a whole.