Toyo Ink India expands gravure ink capacity

Toyo Ink India, a member of the Tokyo-based global specialty chemicals conglomerate Toyo Ink Group, recently installed a brand new gravure ink factory at its Gujarat site along the western coast of India.

The new site is toluene-free. Image source: Toyo Ink India.

With a production capacity of more than 5,000 metric tons per annum, the new Gujarat factory is expected to boost the company’s competitive potential in India’s rapidly growing flexible packaging market, while further strengthening the company’s regional and global supply infrastructure.

New site is toluene-free

In response to rising global demand for safer printing inks, in particular for food and beverage, pharma, personal care and other sensitive applications, Toyo Ink India decided to adopt toluene-free operations. Accordingly the new site is toluene-free and – according to the company – uses dedicated controls to ensure regulatory compliance and increased safety.

K.S. Murthy, deputy managing director of Toyo Ink India states, “Our initial gravure factory was built in 2012 in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh state. As our operations grew over the years, we knew it was time to further boost our capacity to help meet high levels of gravure demand and reduce supply lead times to our customers in India and around the globe. Now, with a combined capacity of 20,000 tons per annum, we will work to expand our share and product offerings in the strategic flexible packaging market where we are focusing our efforts to grow.”

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