Agfa to expand inkjet ink production capacity with new plant
July 27, 2020 By PrintAction Staff
In order to handle growing volume demands, Agfa has announced plans to significantly invest in the expansion of its inkjet ink production capacity with a new manufacturing plant, which will focus on the production of water-based inkjet inks.
The new plant – to be located at Agfa’s headquarters in Mortsel, Belgium – will allow Agfa to serve its current customers, as well as be a key supplier of aqueous inkjet inks for a variety of novel applications.
Agfa’s first target is the growing market of printing on décor paper for the production of laminate flooring and furniture panels, where inkjet printing with water-based inks provides a cost-effective solution. Its second target is the market of inkjet printing on packaging, particularly corrugated board, delivering the most sustainable solution in terms of material, as well as the printing process and ink.
Along with Agfa’s existing facilities, the new plant will form a flexible and efficient production centre where R&D and quality control teams will be co-located. Its manufacturing capacity should cover the expected growth rates of ink volumes for the next five to 10 years.
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