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Fujifilm Announces Investment in Inkjet Plant

The pigment-dispersion manufacturing facility expands the company’s inkjet-ink production to meet global demand.

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FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants Inc. (FFIC; New Castle, DE) announced construction of a new production plant for pigment dispersions in order to accelerate their growth of the global inkjet business. Construction will start in April 2021 and is scheduled for completion by 2022. The investment for this construction is approximately $19 million.

According to a statement made by FFIC, who are currently a water-based inkjet ink manufacturing facility, by adding the new production plant for pigment dispersions, it will be able to produce consistent, fully-featured water-based pigment inkjet inks built with Fujifilm’s own core dispersion technology. The statement continues that Fujifilm’s pigment dispersions are based on its unique “RxD (Reactive Dispersant)” technology, which cross-links polymer dispersants adsorbed on the pigment particles. The dispersant prevents desorption from the pigment, creating a stable dispersion. This technology makes RxD dispersions suitable for multiple applications as they enable the design of stable ink formulations that meet demanding performance requirements.

“RxD is a key technology for current and next-generation water-based inkjet inks,” said Ian Wilkinson, president & chief operating officer of FFIC Inc. “Expansion of our manufacturing capacity is part of a commitment to ensure we can meet increasing demand to support our global customer base. This, alongside expert knowledge, technology and processes will ensure that we manufacture RxD dispersions to the same exceptional standard across both sites.”

For more information, visit fujifilmprecisionink.com.

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