HP announced it has opened a new 32,000-square-foot plant in Israel to produce ink for its HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial Press. The plant is located next to an existing HP facility in Kiryat Gat and replaces a plant in Ashkelon.
“To win business with big brands, HP Scitex customers require reliable products and inks that offer consistent results at top quality,” said Boaz Perets, General Manager, HP Scitex. “The new HP Scitex ink plant allows us to address these needs and meet the growing demand for HP Scitex UV-curable inks while protecting the environment.”
The plant is built using Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and is also ISO 14001 certified. Both the new plant, and the existing neighbouring facility, are the first LEED certified ink plants for HP in the world. The new facility includes an ink lab to support manufacturing development and quality assurance.
The inks used in the FB10000, known as HP HDR240 Scitex inks, are based on a new formulation that is so far exclusive to that machine. HP says that it has completed early installations of the press at customer sites in the United States and Europe with general commercial availability expected beginning this November.