Fujifilm Unveils New Inkjet Dispersion Production Facility
Inkjet ink technology company Fujifilm Imaging Colorants Inc. this month unveiled its first U.S. manufacturing facility for aqueous inkjet ink dispersions at its existing New York facility. Castle, DE. The company held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the opening of the $19 million plant on June 16.
The 8,100 square foot facility includes manufacturing and process control equipment and will be staffed with 21 employees. Fujifilm already has a 40,000 square foot structure on site.
“It’s an exciting day for Fujifilm,” Ian Wilkinson, president and chief operating officer of Fujifilm Imaging Colorants Inc., said in a statement. “I am proud that we were able to deliver this brand new production facility according to our original plan, despite the challenges the pandemic presented to us, and we are here to celebrate that today. We extend our sincere thanks to everyone involved in this project, from our own teams to our suppliers and local and national dignitaries. I am confident that this expansion will continue to create significant growth opportunities for Fujifilm and the customers we serve. »
Fujifilm’s high-purity reactive dispersant pigment (RxD) dispersion products are used to develop inkjet inks used in packaging, textiles, commercial printing and other inkjet markets. Proprietary technology is used to bind each pigment particle in a secure polymer cage, creating a stable dispersion in ink formulations.
The company also plans to build a second 11,000 square foot plant for aqueous inkjet dispersions at the New Castle site. The asset should be operational by next summer.