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MacDermid breaks ground on new photopolymer plate production line


August 9, 2021
By PrintAction Staff

MacDermid Graphics Solutions starts a new photopolymer plate production line at its manufacturing facility in Wigan, U.K. The new line will double MacDermid’s current production capacity, and will be the primary supply source for customers throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

The new 100-ft, fully enclosed photopolymer plate production line will be a parallel operation to the company’s current production line in Morristown, Tenn. The line will feature state-of-the-art technology all integrated within a single control system. Additionally, energy-efficient features within the line will help to reduce MacDermid’s per unit greenhouse gas emissions.

“We are experiencing substantial growth in demand in the European region along with our global business. The new manufacturing line in Wigan is a logical investment to expand our production capacity and bring manufacturing closer to a significant portion of our growing customer base,” stated Matt Bennett, vice-president of EMEA.

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The new production line in Wigan is expected to come online in the second half of 2022.