Durst revamps textile printing under new segment manager Dr Stefan Kappaun


Durst has restructured its segment for industrial textile printing. The new segment manager, Dr Stefan Kappaun, has responsibility for the strategic direction in home textiles, clothing and accessories. He also will be the connecting link to the large-format printing segment, which takes over soft signage and fabrics in the portfolio. Dr Stephan is a member of Durst Group’s executive team and heads the ink business for all segments as Executive Vice President Inks & Fluids. A technical chemist with a focus on polymer science and a trained business economist, he is an expert in materials science and the development and marketing of ink systems for digital inkjet printing. Dr Stefan succeeds Martin Winkler in his expanded role as Segment Manager Textile Printing, who will take on the role of Global Sales Manager Textile Printing in the future.

Digital textile printing is one of the largest growth markets for inkjet technologies. It is a sector being targeted by advertising media and large-format providers in addition to traditional textile producers. All have different textile experiences, but are always looking for new applications and business opportunities. With the Alpha Series, Durst offers industrial printing systems with water-based reactive, pigment and disperse inks as well as with the pixel-to-output strategy end-to-end software solutions for efficient and cost-transparent digital textile printing.