Fujifilm invests USD 28-mn for inkjet dispersions in the US

Fujifilm Imaging Colorants, the manufacturing centre of excellence in the Fujifilm Ink Solutions Group, based in Delaware, USA, has announced that its parent company, Fujifilm, will invest USD 28-million to add a new facility in New Castle, Delaware, for the production of aqueous inkjet dispersions. The investment will double Fujifilm’s production capacity of pigment dispersions in the US to cater to the fast-growing demand for inkjet printing globally.

01 Apr 2022 | By Rahul Kumar

Fujifilm has invested over USD 47-million at the Delaware site

Construction of the new facility, which adds 11,000-sqft of plant to the Delaware site, began in March 2022 and is expected to be operational by summer 2023. 

Last year, Fujifilm announced the construction of its first dispersion manufacturing facility in the US, which is on schedule to be commissioned by spring 2022. This will expand the company’s existing Europe-based production to the US. 

The new announcement brings Fujifilm’s total investment to over USD 47-million in new production capacity of pigment dispersions at the Delaware site. 

Fujifilm’s high purity RxD 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 printer OEMs and RxD pigment dispersions to ink formulators.

“We believe that developments in aqueous ink technology will contribute to the transformation of new markets for inkjet.” Ian Wilkinson, president and chief operating officer, Fujifilm Imaging Colorants, said. “With this investment, 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 North America and global customer base, and contribute to their success in inkjet.”

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