March 30, 2022 By PrintAction Staff
Fujifilm will invest $28 million to add a new facility in New Castle, Del., for the production of aqueous inkjet dispersions. The investment will double Fujifilm’s production capacity of pigment dispersions in the U.S. to meet the fast-growing demand for inkjet printing globally.
Construction of the new facility, which adds 11,000 sf of new operational space to the Delaware site, began this month and is expected to be operational by summer 2023.
Last year, Fujifilm announced the construction of its first dispersion manufacturing facility in the U.S., which is on schedule to be commissioned by spring 2022. This will expand the company’s existing Europe-based production to the U.S. Today’s announcement brings Fujifilm’s total investment to over $47 million in new production capacity of pigment dispersions at the Delaware site.
“We believe that developments in aqueous ink technology will contribute to the transformation of new markets for inkjet,” said Ian Wilkinson, president and chief operating officer, Fujifilm Imaging Colorants. “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, to accelerate their success in inkjet.”
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