Fujfilm is adding a new facility to its USA operation for the production of aqueous ink dispersions.
The company says this initiative comes in rexponse to the fast-growing demand for inkjet printing globally. Ian Wilkinson, president and chief operating officer, Fujifilm Imaging Colorants, says, “We believe that developments in aqueous ink technology will contribute to the transformation of new markets for inkjet.”
Fujifilm says its high purity reactive dispersant pigment dispersion products are important to the development of aqueous inkjet inks. These inks have application 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 printer original equipment manufacturers and reactive dispersant pigment dispersions to ink formulators.
Wilkinson adds, “With this investment for the production of aqeous ink dispersions, we are further strengthening our position as a major manufacturer of both aqueous ink and core pigment dispersion technologies. Our mission is to ensure that we can support our growing global customer base to accelerate their success in inkjet.”
Fujifilm Imaging Colorants is one of several manufacturing companies operating under common management, marketed as Fujifilm Ink Solutions, an inkjet ink technology partner to equipment manufacturers, integrators and ink formulators. The United States plant specialises in aqueous inkjet ink manufacturing and aqueous inkjet ink toll manufacturing and contract manufacturing. It is one of the world’s largest aqueous inkjet manufacturing facilities.