Healthy Printing Symposium 2018 - Recap

Connecting customers and suppliers to scale up innovation and demand

With excitement we are looking back to a successful Healthy Printing Symposium 2018 in Lüneburg on September 14, 2018. Thanks to many frontrunners from different sectors, we were able to set up an ambitious programme that generated the participation of more than 100 stakeholders from the whole supply chain and beyond. Having so many interested stakeholders with a shared goal and willingness to support a positively defined goal creates optimism for the initiative’s future development.


For the first time the Healthy Printing Symposium in Lüneburg on September 14th, brought together members of the initiative and many other participants. The event, which showcased the first global rollout of healthy printing inks among other achievements, saw more than one hundred participants open a new chapter in healthy printing products. Among the participants were well-known printers, ink manufacturers, representatives of large retail chains and publishers as well as recyclers.

The event headliner was the announcement by brewing group Carlsberg that they are rolling out healthy printing inks for the labels of their core brand Carlsberg globally. This ambitious goal was started through intensive cooperation and development work with the ink manufacturer hubergroup and the Töpfer printing company under the scientific supervision of EPEA.

Further pilot projects on healthy printing were presented and panel discussions as well as interactive formats lead to lively discussions, for example on possibilities of improved recovery and high-quality recycling of paper products. Participants in the panel discussion spoke in favor of a separate optimized paper flow while using current paper collection infrastructure as the most feasible option.

“High-quality reuse of paper products requires the development and use of the right printing products. With this goal, our network unites manufacturers and buyers. We aim to increase the general demand for optimized printing products and to develop and offer suitable solutions. The Symposium was the starting signal, now it is important to continue the positive development,” explains Katja Hansen, Director of the Healthy Printing Initiative, the context of the Symposium.

Click here for a recap of the programme and the speakers.


The Symposium gave non-members an excellent opportunity to get to know the initiative. If you are sharing the same goals and you are ready to become actively involved, please fill out the short Membership Form.


We completed the final version of the Healthy Printing Charter by late August and have received twelve signatories within a month. Read the Charter here and sign if you’re already a member and support what this initiative stands for. Non-members are asked to submit a membership form through the registration form first.

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