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The UV-MARKING consortium is formed principally by industrial partners. It covers the whole value chain of UV-laser marking with high level experienced entities. The consortium gather the principal industrial actors involved in marking: final user (BSH), laser developer (ROFIN), material and additives developers (ILVA, TORRECID, WIRTHWEIN, DATALASE), a research centre expert on both material and laser giving scientific knowledge of the laser-marking process (ICMA), and a software developer expert on industrial integration software (U-Marq). The consortium has been built searching expert enterprises on each field, and it was needed a European approach to join all of them.



BSH Electrodomésticos España, S.A.
BSH Electrodomésticos España, S.A. (Spain)
BSH-E is a Spanish company part of the group BSH, one of the leading global manufacturers of household appliances. BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH., with 42 factories distributed around the worls and with aproximatelly 45.000 employees.
BSH-E has 7 different factories in Spain developing and manufacturing: Electric ovens, Gas cooktops, Induction hobs, Compact and not compact dishwasher, Medium value automatic washer machines, Heat pumps for high efficiency dryers, Static and No-FROST fridges, Irons and steam stations, through its brands Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau, Neff, Ufesa y Balay.
Five R&D competence centres of BSH are located in Spain, including heat pumps for dryers, gas cooking, Induction cooking and washing and ironing. All its activities are governed by the principles of innovation, business excellence and respect for the environment.
Rofin Sinar Laser GmbH
Rofin Sinar Laser GmbH (Germany)
With more than 35 years of experience in laser technology, ROFIN-SINAR Technologies Inc. has successfully focused its strategy on being an innovative leader in the industrial laser market and has consistently demonstrated its determination to deliver the most powerful and innovative manufacturing tools to a wide range of industries.
ROFIN’s operational headquarters are located in Plymouth, Michigan, and Hamburg, Germany. The Company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of laser beam sources and laser-based system solutions for industrial materials processing. These business areas are complemented by the Group’s activities in the component sector. With production facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Singapore and China, the Company also offers support from its various sales and service offices located at strategic centres around the globe. It has an installed base of over 38,000 lasers operated by more than 4,000 customers.
Wirthwein AG
Wirthwein AG (Germany)
For decades, Wirthwein AG has been the leading manufacturer of high quality plastic components of all kinds, with production sites in Europe, Asia and the USA.
The high quality production of complex plastic parts is its core competence. From plastics product design, mould engineering and mould making to the injection moulding production, final assembly, marking, packaging and delivery of the product, Wirthwein AG is active in the entire design, production and after-sales process. They can exchange know-how and provide innovative solutions due to their wealth of experience in the business fields of automotive, railway, energy, home appliances, and medical engineering.
Our standards include uncompromising quality and innovative solutions at all locations and in all business fields.
Ilva Glass SPA
Ilva Glass SPA (Italy)
ILVA Glass is a producer of glass materials with specific chemical and mechanical characteristics. In particular its range of glass material start from solar pattern glass to glass ceramic and borosilicate material. The company have been founded in Italy in 1950 and it is present in Italy, Austria, China with production plants. The total workforce is 600 employees in three plants of 74.000 sqm totally. The glass raw material is processed by glass machines in order to obtain customize final products. The production cycle start from cutting process and continue to several processes as edge grinding, water jet cutting, engraving, cnc profiling, serigraphy, tempering. The ILVA team is able to give to the customer all the information and suggests in order to define the best combination between the correct raw material and production process to be used to meet the final customer product specification.
Torrecid S.A.
Torrecid S.A. (Spain)
Torrecid is a multinational business group, founded in 1963 and dedicated to supply products, services, solutions and future trends to the ceramic and glass sectors. Torrecid Group offers its customers a complete range of products including: Frits and glazes, ceramic and glass colours, high density alumina grind media, third firing, precious metals, additives and mediums, raw materials, technical service of digital printing, engineering ceramic applications, advanced ceramics.
The Torrecid’s Mission is to achieve and consolidate the worldwide leadership by innovation of product, process and service to generate solutions and future trends, providing our customers with the best competitive advantages and the maximum added value. Torrecid Group bases de accomplishment of this mission by four factors: innovation, quality, service and marketing. Thanks to those factors, TORRECID GROUP is present around the worldthrough 27 companies located in 20 countries. .
Universidad de Zaragoza
Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain)
Material Science Institute of Aragon (ICMA) is a Joint Center of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Zaragoza (UZ). Founded in 1985, the objective of ICMA is to contribute to the development of the scientific and technical knowledge in the Materials Science Area by means of high quality scientific research and technical works. This activity is reflected in publications in high quality journals, the participation in local, national and international projects and active know-how transfer to the industry.
ICMA is divided into different research groups. Three of them are working in the project: Laser Applications Lab (LAL) group; Laser Processing of Materials group; Liquid Crystals and Polymers group.
U-MARQ Limited
U-MARQ Limited (United Kingdom)
U-MARQ Ltd., is a privately held company which was formed by the bringing together of a number a companies under one umbrella in 2004. The aim was to bring the engraving and marking industries together in a cost efficient way. The U-MARQ team has many years of expertise in the mechanics, electronics and software in the engraving and marking industry. This gives it a unique possibility to construct engraving and marking systems with the necessary user friendliness to cover these markets. U-MARQ spends 10% of its gross income on research and development, allowing U-MARQ to develop world class, leading edge products.
U-MARQ Ltds. offices, showroom, applications and development facilities are located in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, with manufacturing facilities in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. At U-MARQ we pride ourselves in our leading edge and innovative products for all industries that require marking systems. U-MARQ have a network of handpicked reliable dealers to sell and service our products in over 45 countries throughout the world.
DATALASE (United Kingdom)
Datalase Ltd is a materials company with portfolio of products and IP in the field of Colour Change Technology. Datalase Ltd are the market leaders in colour-change materials for laser coding. The company’s proprietary products are supported by an established global supply-chain and partner network, with over 2.5 billion consumer products coded with Datalase® in 2012. This number will continue to grow rapidly with launch of Datalase’s next generation materials and integrated digital print solutions.
Founded in 2002, but with origins going back to 1987, the company is VC backed and is located in Widnes, UK.

UV-MARKING - Development of new UV laser for customization at industrial level through high quality marking on different materials

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 314630.