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Kodak Expands Chinese Plate Manufacturing


February 4, 2010
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In response to the growing plate demand in China and the Asia
Pacific region, Kodak is opening a second production line for its
Xiamen printing plate manufacturing facility. The expanded facility in China’s southeastern city will grow
Kodak’s manufacturing capacity for offset products in
the fast-growing market.

“China and the Asia Pacific region are key markets, and the expanded
Xiamen plant gives us closer proximity and enhanced capability in
serving our customers in this part of the world,” said Douglas Edwards,
General Manager and Vice President, Prepress Solutions, and Vice
President, Eastman Kodak Company. “The second manufacturing line in
Xiamen will bring our offset production capability to the next level,
as this operation will support the manufacturing of Kodak’s leading
edge portfolio.”

The manufacturing line will produce CTP plates for the Greater Asia
Region and will supply other regions with certain plates. The plant
will support the development of current and new products.

“The expanded manufacturing line in Xiamen will introduce Kodak’s
cutting edge production technologies, which will make the plant the
most advanced plate manufacturing facility on our global map ,” said
Diane McCue, General Manager, Printing Plates, Graphic Communications
Group, and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company.


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