Fujifilm Expands Pigment Dispersions Production in U.S.

Fujifilm Expands Pigment Dispersions Production in the U.S.

Fujifilm Expands Pigment Dispersions Production in U.S.

Fujifilm Expands Pigment Dispersions Production in U.S.According to townsquaredelaware.com, Fujifilm opened the first of its two new manufacturing plants that will produce printer inks.

The New Castle site is said to be Fujifilm Imaging Colorants Inc.’s first dispersion manufacturing facility in the U.S. The $19 million investment is expected to create more than 21 new professional, managerial, engineering and skilled labor jobs.

Covering a space of 8,100-square-foot, the facility includes manufacturing and process control equipment. It is an addition to the current 40,000 square feet of occupied manufacturing space at the site, which employs 90 people.

“It’s an exciting day for Fujifilm,” said Ian Wilkinson, president and chief operating officer of Fujifilm’s Imaging Colorants Inc. “I am proud that we have been able to deliver this brand-new production facility according to our original plan, despite the challenges that the pandemic presented us with, and we’re here to celebrate that today. ”

It is said that Fujifilm’s high purity reactive dispersant pigment dispersion products are important to the development of aqueous inkjet inks for a variety of fast-growing inkjet markets, including packaging, textile, and commercial printing.

They use a proprietary cross-linking technology to lock each pigment particle in a secure polymer cage, resulting in a highly stable dispersion that enables the design of ink formulations that can meet demanding performance requirements.

Fujifilm supplies aqueous inks to digital printers Original Equipment Manufacturers and RxD pigment dispersions to ink formulators.

A second facility, which will add 11,000 square feet of operational space to the overall site is being built and is expected to be operational by summer 2023.

When both facilities are running, the two plants will double Fujifilm’s production capacity of pigment dispersions in the U.S. to meet the fast-growing demand for inkjet printing globally.



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