Printhead manufacturer Xaar has appointed John Mills as chief executive,”

The company says Mills has a proven track record in growing technology-based businesses. He has previously worked as chief executive with Inca Digital and DataLase as well as holding senior positions with Plastic Logic and Domino.

He says, “I am excited to join the company as chief executive and to be leading the company on its next phase of development. Xaar has almost 30 years’ experience ininkjet, a significant IP portfolio and a strong technology roadmap. We believe that focusing the business on the sizeable market opportunities available will ensure thatXaar is best positioned to deliver the service, quality and products our globalcustomers demand.”

Xaar has launched its 2001+ printhead and high lay down technology. It says that most printheads can only jet materials with viscosities of up to 10-25 centipoise (cP). The new technology enables fluids with significantly higher viscosities – up to 100 cP – can now be jetted.

The company says ultra high viscosity jetting opens up a range of new inkjet capabilities and applications for manufacturers using Xaar technology. The ability to lay down fluids with higher particle loading and particle sizes offers advantages such as an increased colour gamut, opacity and special effects. It also allows jetting higher molecular weight photopolymers for advanced manufacturing and 3D printing applications.

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