Fujifilm: New inkjet pigment dispersion manufacturing plant

Fujifilm Imaging Colorants, a U.S. subsidiary of Fujifilm Corporation, will construct a new production plant for pigment dispersions, which is a colorant for water-based pigment inkjet inks.

Applications for inkjet are expanding into industrial fields. Image source:  juanjo6560  - Pixabay (symbol image).

The construction of the new plant will start in April 2021 and is scheduled for completion by 2022. The investment for this construction is approximately 19 million USD (16 million EUR).

Applications for inkjet are expanding into industrial fields such as packaging printing in addition to commercial and publishing printing. In particular, there is a growing need to use water-based pigment inkjet inks, which have low environmental impact and potential to meet requirements for food packaging safety compliance.

Water-based pigment inkjet inks

Currently, Fujufilm Imaging Colorants in the U.S. is a water-based inkjet ink manufacturing facility. By adding the new production plant for pigment dispersions (the main colourant in water-based pigment inkjet inks), it wants to be able to produce consistent, fully-featured water-based pigment inkjet inks built with Fujifilm’s own core dispersion technology.

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